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Club attracts top coach

Thursday, 2nd April, 2015

Maighan Mashford demonstrating a backstroke start during the camp. Maighan Mashford demonstrating a backstroke start during the camp.

By Stinger

The Broken Hill Aquatic Swimming Club held a Coaching Camp over the weekend at the Regional Aquatic centre and was able to attract a top coach from the Norwood Swimming Club in Adelaide.

Broken Hill Aquatic’s head coach Steven Moore said that staying up to date with changes in sport is always difficult, especially when you are involved in such a technical sport like swimming.

This is amplified even more when you are from the country.

It is important that our coaches and swimmers stay up to date with rule changes and any other technique changes that have been developed.

The Norwood swimming club consistently has over 20 swimmers representing their club at national events and it was great to be able to secure Joel Ugarte for the coaching camp.

Joel is originally from South America and has 15 years coaching experience both in America and in Australia. He is a very talented coach and swimmer.

He is involved in the Norwood clubs development program and coaches the clubs national level squads.

Over the two days four sessions were held with each session having a different focus.

The early session focussed on head and body position while swimming and the later sessions focussed on stroke technique, turns and starts. 

The club’s coaches and swimmers enjoyed the whole weekend and found the weekend a valuable experience.

Joel also enjoyed his stay and would like to come back on a regular basis.

He has also invited any of the club’s swimmers to train with Norwood if they are in Adelaide for competitions or down on holidays.

Broken Hill Aquatic has seen some good growth in membership throughout the summer season, which is fantastic.

I would like to welcome these new members to our club and hope they enjoy their Broken Hill Aquatic experience.

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