27 February, 2023

Swimmers benefit from free clinic

OVER 70 children from across the region attended the first inter-club clinic at the Mareeba Swimming Pool hosted by new lessees Marlin Coast Swimming and Fitness recently.

Swimmers benefit from free clinic - feature photo

This free clinic was supported by four Marlin Coast coaches who gave young local swimmers the chance to meet and bond with other swimmers in the region.

The coaches provided underwater camera stroke analysis to the more senior swimmers whilst the younger swimmers worked on their race skill techniques.

Local swim club, the Mareeba Wildcats, then hosted a breakfast for the swimmers and families after the event.

Marlin Coast head coach Troy Gazzola said using the cameras was a huge benefit to the swimmers.

“The underwater filming and stroke analysis was a huge benefit to all swimmers as they don’t often get access to such in-depth corrections,” he said.

“The coaches provided the feedback and the swimmers worked together to correct their technique.

“It was really rewarding as a coach to see the kids collaborating and problem solving.

“As for our juniors, it was good to see so many younger swimmers engaged with the sport and learning skills that will set them up for success as they progress through the sport.”

Atherton Acquatics head coach Adriano Schonenberger, who is also assisting the Mareeba Wildcats with coaching, said the morning was a great chance for the swimmers to create new friendships.

“The morning was a great opportunity for swimmers from across several clubs to meet and create new friendships,” she said.

“Although swimming is an individual sport, being a part of a team or club plays a huge factor.

“It was good to see this happening on a large scale and between clubs.”


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