DSA Swim Clinic with Peter Bishop draws scores of young swimmers
The Chinese New Year at DSA started with some international visitors much to the delight of the young swimmers who has gathered for the one day Swim Clinic organized by DSA at Bukit Jalil on 9 Feb 2019. The Clinic was conducted by Peter Bishop, 2018 Australian Coach of the Year, together with Kyle Chalmers, 2016 Rio Olympics Gold Medalist (100m Freestyle).
Along with them, other international swimming stars from the South Australian Sports Institute (SASI) also joined in at the Lion Dance Celebration to mark the start of the Chinese New Year. The swimmers included Brittany Elmslie–Olympics Gold Medalist, 2012 & 2016, Madison Wilson–Commonwealth Games and World Championship medalist, Travis Mahoney and James McKechnie who both competed in Commonwealth Games and World Championships.
About 130 young swimmers from DSA Swimming Team participated in the Clinic which covered topics like the role of proper stroke and technique and the importance of having the right equipment for training. The elite swimmers shared their valuable experience and tips to an enthralled audience as they spoke about their journey to the Olympics, how they prepare themselves for the swim meets, how they manage their emotion and nervousness pre race, what kind of food they eat, what they do for recovery. The swimmers and coaches then moved to the pool for demonstrations and hands-on tips and drills for the DSA swimmers. After a much enjoyed and enlightening session, it was time for photo sessions and selfies as the swimmers gathered around.
DSA extends their immense gratitude to the elite team of coaches and swimmers from Australia who took time out of their schedules to be with the young DSA swimmers for whom they are a source of inspiration and motivation. A big thank you also to all the DSA swimmers, parents and team of DSA coaches who participated and made the event a great success.