Swimmers enjoy high-level clinic

The Blue Lake Y Swim Club held an intensive Swimming Development Clinic and Coach Mentoring Weekend from recently. The three-day program was run by Georgine and John Luscombe and received funding from the City of Mount Gambier Junior Sports Assistance Fund.

It provided an amazing opportunity for BLY swimmers and coaching staff to learn from two high level coaches with a wealth of knowledge and experience. Georgine is a gold license coach who has coached many athletes who medalled at National level and has been acknowledged as a SASI swimming coach.

She has also coached Olympic swimmer Josh Palmer and was selected on an Australian team. John is a silver license coach who has also mentored many National level medalists.

In the 1960’s he held many Victorian Age group records and won numerous Australian Age Swimming Championship medals.

The clinic ran over three days and the swimmers took part in information sessions, activation and stretching sessions, along with multiple pool sessions. The first pool session at Swimskool was a back-to-basics session, going through all four strokes.

Swimmers ventured to The Nourish Nook on Saturday to take part in a stretch and myo-fascial release session with physiotherapist Tarsh McCallum. Later that day swimmers and coaches headed back to Swimskool for a more intense session in the pool.

The clinic finished Sunday morning with another pool session at Penola Swimming Pool. Swimmers and coaches came away with a new understanding of many aspects of swimming and most importantly had lots of fun.

BLY has been fortunate to have Georgine and John Luscombe share their knowledge and expertise with the club during the intensive clinic. This clinic was made possible due to funding from the City of Mount Gambier Junior Sports Assistance Fund and the generous support of The Nourish Nook and MJ Dance.

Contact Helen Bignell on 0432 635 972 or email blysecretary@gmail.com for more information on joining the swim club.

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