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Mat Tippett

Director Profile – Mat TippettTriathlon Coach Mat Tippet

Nick Name: Matty

D.O.B: 21 December 1972

Place of Birth: Sunshine, Melbourne

Academic Background:

  • Bachelor of Art, Sport Administration (VUT)
  • Master Practitioner Neuro Linguistic Programming
  • MBA (Swinburne University)
  • Level 2 Triathlon Coach
  • Level 1 Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Level 1 swim coach

Professional Background:

  • Lecturer (Victoria University – Sports Sponsorship)
  • Multi Sport Coaching for  15 years
  • Swim coaching for 25 years
  • Former Professional Triathlete
  • Commentary  at 2005 Tasmanian Half Ironman
  • Commentary at 2007 Ironman Western Australia
  • Commentary at 2008 Geelong 70.3
  • Commentary at Gatorade series 4 race at Portarlington
  • Published author


Personal Goals:

Deliver my knowledge to as many athletes as possible


Surfing, eating chocolate

Sporting Career Highlights:

  • 3rd male 30-34 Ironman Western Australia 2004
  • Age Group swim record holder Ironman Western Australia 2004 
  • 1st out of the water Australian Ironman 2005
  • 1st out of the water WA Ironman 2005
  • Unbeaten in the swim over half Ironman distance since 2005
  • Turning professional in 2004 and winning my first Ironman swim
  • 3rd overall Rydges Capricorn Half Ironman in 2005
  • Multi top 5 finisher over half Ironman distance
  • 1st Alpine Challenge 200k road race 2006  
  • Racing in Europe in 2006
  • 2 x top 20 finish over full Ironman distance 2005 and 2006
  • Being recognized as the fastest Swimmer in Ironman Triathlon in Australia
  • 4th overall in Rottnest Island channel swim 2009

Coaching Accomplishments:Mat with Daz and BT

Multi Sport Coaching, Junior Development and Athlete Management

  • 4 x transition from AG to pro licence holders (ITU and long course racing)
    2 x Asia pacific Ironman 70.3 AG Champions
    3 x Australian AG 70.3 Champions
    1 x top 5 overall ITU Olympic distance Asian Championships
    1 x Ironman Asia Pacific Ironman champion
    1 x Ironman Asia Pacific Ironman podium
    1 x Top 5 overall finisher 70.3
    2nd in Australian Elite Duathlon Championships
    2nd ITU Youth  Australian Championships
    2nd School Sport Australia Nationals
    Multiple Australian Long Course AG Champions
    Multiple Top 10 overall finisher 70.3
    Multiple Top 5 finisher in School Sport Australia Nationals
    Multiple Gatorade Triathlon series AG winners
    Gatorade Elite Series Podiums
    Coached 20+ to Ironman 70.3 AG world championships
    Coached 20+ athletes to Ironman World Championships (Hawaii)
    Coached Multiple athletes to World Long course Championships
    Coached multiple athletes to 5 x Ironman finishes
    Coaches Multiple athletes to 10 x Ironman finishes
    Coached over 700 Ironman finishes
    Coached over a 1000 70.3 finishes
    Coached athletes to World Championships qualification across all distances
    Have worked individually with multiple professional Ironman and Olympic distance athletes on swimming technique, biomechanics speed and strategy.
    Past and Current management of Professional Triathletes

Multi Sport – Sprint distance and club racing

  • Have coaching alliances with two Triathlon clubs in Victoria
  • Have a long history at club level racing with multiple event wins over all short course distances including Duathlon

Mountain Bike

  • Coached an athlete to Australian Women’s cross country mountain bike squad “dirt roads to London”
  • Coached the winner of the Castlemaine 6 hours Cross country mountain bike race 2006

Motor Cross

  • Coached the Australian Suzuki Motor Cross squad 2007

Super Bike

  • Coached the Australian Suzuki Super Bike squad 2007
  • Coached a rider to 2nd place overall in Australian Super bike titles 2007

Special Air Service

  • Coached an applicant to successful completion of the Australian grading requirements of the Special Air Service (SAS)  

Special Operations Group

  • Currently involved with applicants to the Victorian police Special Operations Group (SOG) grading

happy mat