Aquatic Academy Parents were invited to watch a DVD from world renowned swimming coach John Leonard. He sympathised with parents, and as a parent and grandparent himself, gave some insightful suggestions and opinions on how to tackle parenting problems that many parents face in our techno world. Swimming is a long term development sport as is life. The reality is that mediocre and changing channels destroys Greatness. Excellence is no longer encouraged. Role models on TV have
Congratulations and good luck to the nine Aquatic Academy/ ESP swimmers that have been selected to swim for the Eastern Gauteng Team to take part in the Small District Championship Gala. Winter events have been swum at the Boksburg Indoor pool. This gala is usually the first interprovincial/ district event of the season. Swimmers need to have competed in a winter gala to be selected, as the times they posted from the past season have been removed from the present data base. S
Swimmers from the Eastern Strategic Swim Squad and the Aquatic Academy were treated to swimming clinics instructed by Australian International Coach, Craig Jackson. He was on a short visit to South Africa with his family. Craig motivated young swimmers and wowed them with times and training schedules expected of his Australian squad. Swimmers then took to the water to practice training drills, and techniques, under his instruction. The morning session lasted 4 hours and the a
ISABEL HUMPHREY TROPHY Best Overall Girl Swimmer – Ashleigh Stock.
MICKY BRAND TROPHY - Best Overall Male Swimmer. Kyle Mckenzie.
NATALIE HINTON TROPHY – Swimmer/s that has/have shown the Spirit of a Champion. Jessica Burgess .
Best Senior Girl – Savannah Mitchell.
Best Senior Boy – Nicholas Smith.
Most Improved Senior – Travis Banks.
Best junior Boy – Murray Copeland.
Best Junior Girl. – Colette Fourie
Most Improved Junior – Kerrin Burgess and Kerri-lyn Claas
The Aquatic Academy High Performance squad has paid off., (Earlier this year the swimmers had signed a contract with themselves to persevere and train harder). All the hard work was realised this last weekend, with “chunks” of time falling off previous Personal Bests. Few finals were swum, without an Academy swimmer. Our final medal count was 9 gold, 15 silver and 23 bronze. Most swimmers have qualified now for a regional Championship at the end of the season. There was huge