March 26th 2016
On Saturday 25th March, swimmers from clubs within Tyne and Wear attend another successful Tyne and Wear hub session, this time hosted by the City of Sunderland Swimming Club at the Sunderland Aquatics Centre.
City of Sunderland’s coach Paul Robinson led the session which focused on starts and turns. Swimmers split into four groups and worked on different ‘stations’ around the pool where they practiced a range of skills and techniques. City of Sunderland‘s elite swimmers, Adam Taylor, Jonathan Carlisle, Freya Reyna and Alex Clements were also on hand to provide expert demonstrations.
The feedback from the swimmers and the coaches about the session was really positive with many of them wishing the session had been longer! A lot of swimmers commented on how they didn’t realise how important starts and turns were and how they now know that their body position is vital in getting a good finish.
It’s great to see clubs, coaches and swimmers working together to share knowledge and develop their skills though the hub sessions and the Northumberland and Durham Beacon programme which was also running a session at the Sunderland Aquatics Centre.
The next Tyne and Wear hub session will be hosted by Tynemouth Swimming Club on the 7th May 2016.