Thursday 1st March 2012 will go down as a historic day for WITC. At around 8.30pm, 13 WITC members congregated at Inflancka swimming pool for the club’s first ever swim training session with renowned triathlon coach Tomek Kowalski.
The group comprised swimmers of varying standards from well-trained swimming machines to virtual beginners. Some had never tried front crawl before, others wanted to improve their technique so that they could compete in triathlons later this year, while the more advanced athletes were looking to further hone their style. But whatever the standard, we were all excited about the start of this 10 lesson training course. The first few drills soon separated the fish from the, err, non-fish and the group then split into two, which helped make the training more effective for everyone.
I personally was in the less advanced group and was more tired in 10 minutes than I normally am after half an hour in the pool. But despite the aching muscles the drills were very useful and a lot of fun! One particular drill had us swimming in pairs, one person using their arms and the other holding on to the person in front and just kicking (and trying not to drown in the process)!!
All in all it was a very hard, but fruitful lesson and we’re all looking forward to the rest of the program!
A total of 16 WITC members have signed up for the course, and due to its success the training is likely to be extended beyond the 10 lessons originally planned.
If anyone else is interested in joining the training, please e-mail us (firstname.lastname@example.org) or find us on facebook.
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