Three of Australia’s top swimmers will share their expertise with young local athletes as part of the 2020 Swim with the Stars clinic.
The Saturday 11 January event at Speers Point Swim Centre will feature former 200m breaststroke world record holder Matthew Wilson, Commonwealth Games gold medallist Brad Woodward and local Tokyo Olympics hopeful Meg Bailey.
The day will also feature sessions with national swim team coach/physiotherapist Adam Kable and performance swimming coach/physiologist Jake Hodgetts.
Lake Macquarie City Council Manager Leisure Services Paul Stone said the collective experience and expertise of the training group was incredible.
“We’re excited to secure this world-class line-up of talent for the 2020 Swim with the Stars,” Mr Stone said.
“The athletes and coaches on the roster are some of the best in the business, and it’s a rare opportunity to hear and learn from them first-hand.”
The day is open to swimmers aged 15 and under at district level or above in their swimming ability.
A packed program will feature sessions covering each of the four major swimming strokes, tips for managing swim meets, a Q&A with the elite swimmers and an autograph and photo session to round out the day.
“The sessions will cover everything from diving technique to nutrition, and from managing race-day nerves to staying motivated during training,” Mr Stone said.
“We want participants to walk away swimming better and feeling better about their competitive swimming potential.”
Swim With The Stars costs $150 per child and places are strictly limited.
Anyone who registers before Monday 2 December receives a free Swim with the Stars 2020 t-shirt.
Go to lakemac.com.au/swim-with-the-stars for more information and to register for the event.