Please note the timetable can be subject to change and therefore it is always wise to check MindBody. Ideally, if you can book your squad session online ahead of time you would be helping out the coaches enormously.
AUGUST 29 ISSUE It has been a month of wins for Sydney Swimmers. A huge shout out to Kim Cook and Liz Crowhurst for their swims in the 10km event at the Pacific Open Water Challenge in Samoa, which apparently was more like a 12km swim given the tough conditions. They went on and swam in [...]
At the start of this month I attended the AUSTSWIM state conference with many swim instructors and business owners. These conferences provide a great way for us to keep our skills fresh, share knowledge and connect with others in the industry. Congratulations AUSTSWIM on your 40 years serving the aquatics industry! [...]
Do you feel like the time has arrived to learn how to dive and tumble turn? In this masterclass you will learn how to use the walls effectively, to start and finish an event to reduce your times. Starts & Turns Masterclass Date: Saturday, 31st August Time: 3.30pm - 5.00pm Location: Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre, Ultimo Coach: Mickaela Mate Prerequisite: You must be [...]
Would you, or do you have a friend or family member from a culturally and linguistically diverse background that would like to do the AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety for only $50.00? AUSTSWIM NSW will be providing 4 funded AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety Courses for members [...]
Want to learn how to swim breaststroke correctly? This technically challenging stroke is often seen as the easiest stroke to master, but in fact it is the hardest to swim proficiently. Breaststroke Masterclass Date: Saturday, 10th August Time: 3.30pm - 5.00pm Location: Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre, Ultimo Coach: Mickaela Mate Prerequisite: You must be able to swim 50m freestyle Fee: $50 with multi packs available. [...]
These pictures show you what determination can do. The photo on the left is Marcella after she'd just swum her first 100m. She wasn't confident when she started but she took it steady and easy, learning it's not all about speed, but rather commitment and belief. She surprised herself and made [...]
It's great to see so these swimmers persevering through winter to hit their 25m goal. A huge shout out and congratulations to Hemi, Rudolf, Zen and Niko. They've all moved up to Beginner 2. The first 25m is the hardest. The next step is 50m and the Intermediate level. Well done [...]
A loud, enormous congratulations to Maria, Stewart and Julien on joining the 50m Club. They all recently swam their first 50m proficiently in freestyle. A huge milestone! They've progressed to the Intermediate level and I'm sure we'll see some of them at SwimFit very soon! Such a fantastic effort everyone!!
What a cold winter we're having! You may recall in the last newsletter I encouraged everyone to keep swimming. Well I'm delighted to report, many have! I think we'd agree it has been one of the coldest winter seasons we've seen. Yet, we have been thrilled by the number of swimmers [...]
It was great to see so many at the Backstroke Masterclass last month. Coach Judy said everyone did very well, with many getting the hang of this stroke straight away, while others worked on improving their technique. It was marvellous to see so many improving so quickly.
A huge congratulations to Cosette and Michelle, who both swam their first 25m in freestyle recently. What a great milestone to reach! On to Beginners 2 for both of you. We hope to celebrate your first 50m with you soon!
We've opened up our Video and Stroke Correction Clinics to swimmers who are at the Intermediate to Advanced level. If you're preparing for a triathlon, an Iron Man event, or an ocean swim, you would benefit from a clinic with us. We will ensure your technique is up to scratch by filming you above and below [...]
Develop your confidence in deepwater, learn how to tread water and become more water safe in our Saturday afternoon class, Treading Water Intensive. Join Instructor Evtim and his 60 minute class, where he will teach you how to tread water with the correct technique. You'll get to hang out in the [...]
Butterfly is the ultimate stroke to learn. Not only does it look fabulous, it helps your freestyle no end. If you feel the time has arrived for you take on this stoke, here's the masterclass for you. Butterfly Masterclass Date: Saturday, 15th June Time: 3.30pm - 5.00pm Location: Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre, Ultimo Coach: Judy Cameron Prerequisite: You [...]
Congratulations to Jocelyn, Pauline, Oanh and Devendra on joining the 50m Club. They all swam their first 50m proficiently in freestyle. A huge milestone! They've all progressed to the Intermediate level and I'm sure we'll see some of them at SwimFit very soon! Such a fantastic effort, everyone!!
A huge shout out to Edmond, who recently passed his swim assessment as part of the recruitment process to join the NSW Police Force! There are many roles where swimming is a prerequisite to gain employment, the Defence Forces, flight crew for most commercial airlines, the Water Board and many more, [...]
Judy, Jenny, Mel and I participated in the MS 24 hour Mega Swim. Supporting the Swim Sisters team, we all donned our Sydney Swimmers (our sister business) swimming costumes, jumped in and swam and swam. The Swim Sisters and their supporters raised over $8,000 for MS and collectively we swam a [...]
This is an article written by Different Strokes Swimming Director, Kari Baynes which has just been published on LinkedIn. It talks about the wonderful experience Kari and her team have had assisting the growing number of Muslim women who are learning to swim. It highlights the need for regular women - [...]
A huge shout out to Vasi, who swam his first 100m on the last Saturday of the season at Cabarita Swimming Centre. As if that wasn't enough, he then went on and backed it up with 50m of breaststroke. He'd only learned the fundamentals of breaststroke in that class. What a [...]
Coach Judy and I went and joined three hundred others in the Lake Argyle Swim. We were part of a quad team swimming in the 10km event. Being part of a quad team requires each group to have a boat and paddler. We were fortunate with both and delighted our paddler, [...]
Have you ever wanted to learn backstroke or improve your technique to become more efficient and faster? If your answer is yes, then this is the Masterclass for you. Backstroke Masterclass Date: Saturday, 11th May Time: 3.30pm - 5.00pm Location: Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre, Ultimo Coach: Judy Cameron Prerequisite: You must be able to swim [...]
50m Club Wow, what a fantastic effort this past month. A huge shout out to Laura, Leanne, Jackie, Bikash, Barbara, Kerry, Vasi, Peta, Mellissa, Dion and Sylwia. They've all swum their first 50m with reasonable freestyle technique!! This is such a milestone, it's just fantastic. They have all been promoted to [...]
The second Navitas English for Swimming Program concluded last week with a swim at Bronte Beach. Swimmers swam across the rock pool, marvelled at the fish beneath them and then went on to brave the waves, with some becoming adept at catching the odd one in! This program has been a [...]
We are now running classes at Auburn Ruth Everuss Aquatic Centre, Lidcombe on Sunday mornings. Catering for each level of swimmer, we also have classes for women only. We're there from 10.00am every week. Take a look at our schedule on MindBody to book in. The photos show our coach, Judy, with [...]