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Leaving A Legacy

Leaving A Legacy

The joy one gets from being a good teacher, in my case a swimming teacher and coach is that you get to work with generations of swimmers. If you’re good at what you do and make a difference in a positive way, they don’t forget you easily. I’m blessed with good friends and connections I’ve made in my life through the gift of teaching swimming. So what happens when one of your former swimmers starts having children of their own? You...

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Training With Coach Spence

Training With Coach Spence

So we all know coach Spence, each week offering us great technical advice and handy tips on swimming, swimming techniques, swim schools, swim safety and much more.  I have known Coach Spence for a while now and over this time, either herself or her staff have hounded me to come and try a squad swimming session with Coach Spence, so after months of harassment, all in a good way, I finally decided to stop talking about it and go. In all my...

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Attitude Is Everything!

Attitude Is Everything!

Hello Everybody, What’s that saying?…..”the better your attitude the higher the altitude!” Life throws us curve balls all the time and the beauty in playing sport and training is the strength and knowledge it can give us to handle different situations.  Take swimming for example, kids have to learn new skills and drills to improve their swimming, then the training get s a little tougher and training programs get more involved...

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FIRST LADIES TO ATTEND! OLYMPIC HISTORY!

FIRST LADIES TO ATTEND! OLYMPIC HISTORY!

After announcing that this will be the first time in history that women from Saudi Arabia will be competing at the London Olympics another issue has now risen regarding the tradition dress of the headscarf.   Saudi leaders only agreed to the women competing for the first time on the condition that the ladies wore appropriate clothing which ultimately includes the headscarf. The international Judo federation stated that according to...

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Stark, A Champion At Heart!

Stark, A Champion At Heart!

  The Time Is Now As the world gets ready for the London Olympics, one champion who keeps blitzing the junior competitions in and around Brisbane is Eatons Hill, Matthew Stark. A champion in the pool and through his parent’s eyes, Stark is one to watch for the 2016 Brazil Paralympics.     The Past Born prematurely and later diagnosed with a mild case of cerebral palsy, Matthews’s parents built a family pool...

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Around the Grounds with Swimwear Shack!

Around the Grounds with Swimwear Shack!

Check out our Detailed Map & Tour Photos London has gone above and beyond everyone’s expectations with the management and design of the Olympic Village.  Not only has it been built to withstand the worlds greatest sportspeople but to structurally withstand for the next 50-100 years. Technical Director Ken Durbin said, “Our premise was that we’re designing and building for legacy, and, oh yes, we happen to be...

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