Liam Du Feu | Director of Swimming
Week one saw a busy and exciting start to Term 3 at the swimming pool with many swimmers heading back to their studies at school or university… learning how to balance these two areas is key to getting the best out of both.
It helps when training is fun and there is so much more to training at TSS than just following the black line. If you are going to be a great athlete you need a variety of skills in your arsenal. We are lucky enough to train in one of the world’s best facilities where we can use the classroom, oval, weights room, basketball courts, spinning bikes as well as two beautiful pools.
The coaching staff have been busy recently with Liam du Feu coaching at a Gold Coast 200m Individual Medley camp and David Thomas running a Junior Development camp over the holidays. Meanwhile, High Performance Coach Chris Nesbit is working in Europe in preparation for the World Swimming Championships.
Four of our globetrotters arrived back to the land down under this week…in fact Josh Parrish (McKinley 2012-2015) was at TSS for a paddle at 6am after getting off the plane at 00.55am!!
Emma Robinson, Kiah Melverton, David Morgan and Chris Nesbit turn their attention to the World Championships and march on to Budapest…go TSS. The Open Water kicks off on Saturday 15th July and the pool swimming starts Sunday 23rd July.
DT’s tip for the week
This week’s we’re asking you to challenge yourself to improve one thing in your training. Pick one thing like your turns, your under-water kicking, your breaststroke or listening really carefully to your coach and focus hard on it in during your session. Set a new high standard for your training and then do it again tomorrow! One session at a time, one day at a time focus on perfecting that skill.
“You don’t have to be great to start but you have to start to be great” Zig Ziglar
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