Last weekend saw 15 North West Para-Swimmers attend a Breaststroke clinic hosted at the East Manchester Leisure Centre by Chris Armstrong, Para-Swimming Pathway Officer and 4x Paralympian, multiple gold medallist, Matt Walker (CoMAST).
After an introduction to the day’s events, each swimmer got an opportunity to take part in a workshop designed to highlight the component parts of the stroke which would be later put into practice in the pool.
Next was off to the gym for a strength and conditioning essentials session to assist athletes understand the important of warming up and reducing the risk of injury. Different types of exercises were the theme of the session which can be adapted to different swimmers needs with a particular focus on balance.
This was followed by a two hour pool session which involved lots of drills and learning how to be more efficient in the water.
All swimmers were given an opportunity to find out about the upcoming events and competitions which they can aim for in training. Since the day British Swimming has announced the British Para-Swimming International Meet 2018 in Sheffield which is part of the world series.
Well done to all the swimmers who attended and look forward to seeing the improvements made in the forthcoming competitions.