Our Coaches

Michael Harvey

Head Coach Michael created Momentum Endurance Coaching to offer a comprehensive coaching service that promotes individual success within a supportive culture. Michael has built a career in coaching starting as a swim instructor and coach straight out of school. After working in the fitness industry for several years both as a coach and facility manager he moved into triathlon and endurance sports coaching which he continues to work in.

Whilst having spent his youth swimming competitively up to a national level in Australia and later years in triathlon, Michael found coaching to be his calling and continues to learn by studying the best athletes and coaches of years gone by. He has worked with and is currently being mentored by top National and International coaches to hone his craft.

He has coached athletes to regional, State and National titles as well as having athletes compete at an international level in triathlon. Michael is currently working with junior athletes in Switzerland.

Sam Janssen

Sam’s career in triathlon started in 2010, her first race came with plenty of challenges as she was hit with wild weather and a flat before she even left the first transition, but by the end she was hooked! As a mum with two young girls Sam embraced triathlon for the opportunities it gave her to push herself mentally and physically, keeping her fit and healthy, meeting new people and inspiring her girls.

Over the years Sam has tackled many different triathlon events including sprint and Olympic distance, off road triathlon, duathlon and half ironman with the highlight of her career so far, the 2018 ITU Sprint World Championships.

As a coach Sam enjoys working with and inspiring junior triathletes and loves the challenge of working with age group athletes to find the delicate balance between life and triathlon. Sam prides herself on being particularly creative when it comes to fitting in triathlon life with family life.

Sam is based in Melbourne and works with athletes face to face through MEC’s scheduled group trainings plus she’s available for one on one sessions where necessary. Sam also heads up the MEC junior squad currently based around the inner bayside area.

Mon Liston

Starting as a complete novice over 10 years ago, Mon has learnt the ins and outs of each distance from Sprint to Olympic, Half Ironman to Ironman. She recently raced for the first time in Kona which has always been a goal of hers since she started in the sport.

For Mon as a coach it’s important to find out what each of her athletes goals are both in and out of sport so she can tailor her coaching to meet their needs. There is not a goal that is more or less important than another, as long as it is important to you.

Mon is based in the Gold Coast and works with most of her athletes via correspondence, so good communication is important for her to help you achieve your sporting goals.


John Winterburn

As an experienced ultra-distance runner, open water swimmer, cyclist and triathlete, John has a passion for the challenge and hardship of endurance sport. With his intimate understanding of the physical and mental conditioning that is required, he can help you to achieve your sporting goals.

Using his experience and fitness training, John customises your training experience, training techniques and monitoring system to ensure your journey is supported and sustainable.