Alicia Coutts Olympic Swimmer Alicia Coutts will run junior clinics to coach and inspire young swimmers of the future. Making her debut at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, Coutts would go on to compete at two more Olympic Games, two World Championships, two Commonwealth Games and two Pan Pacific Championships as part of the Australian Dolphins Swim team. With a total of ten national long course titles to her name across four different events, Coutts’ versatility in the pool became obvious, and her national success soon translated to the world stage with medals won in the 100m butterfly, 200m individual medley, 4x100 and 4x200m freestyle relays and the 4x100m medley relays. Dubbed the ‘Delhi-Golden Girl’ after winning five gold medals at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, Coutts created a reputation for herself as a gutsy swimmer, a master of many strokes and a must have for a number of relay teams. This success continued into 2011 where she won silver in the 100m butterfly and 200m individual medley and bronze in the 4x100m medley relay at the Shanghai World Championships. Then at her second Olympic Games In London 2012 Coutts wrote her name in the history books and joined an elite group as one of only three swimmers to win five medals at a single Olympics – joining Shane Gould and Ian Thorpe. Coutts’ five-medal haul from London came in the form of bronze in the 100m butterfly, silver in the 200m individual medley, 4x200m freestyle relay and the 4x100m medley relay and she capped it off with a gold medal in the women’s 4x100m freestyle relay. This outstanding achievement was credit to the hard work and dedication Coutts had applied to her training in the [...]
Australian swimmer Matthew Abood will chase his Olympics dream from Canberra after moving to the capital to train with high performance swim coach Shannon Rollason. Full Story on The Canberra Times here Written by: Brandon Palmer
TOMMASO D’Orsogna will start this week in togs and goggles before trading them for a gown and mortar board. The Brisbane-based West Australian has completed a bachelor of science at Australian National University, wrapped around a London Olympic campaign and multiple world championships. Full Story on the Courier Mail here
Matt Abood is a senior member of the Australian Swim Team and this year competed in his forth World Championships in Kazan, Russia. In 2011 Matt was a member of the GOLD winning 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay team at the World Championships. GOLD was achieved again with the 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay team at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014. Along with his achievements and knowledge of swimming, Matt has a leadership role on the Australian Team responsible for mentoring younger swimmers. During the Matt Abood Swim Clinic Matt will share some of his experiences as well as work with the participants to improve their starts, turns and stroke. The Clinic will target Stroke Correction, Starts, Turns, Strength and Day to Day Training Management. Timetable 12 & 13 December 2015 Session for 8-11 year olds 9am Registration for age group 8-11 9:30am Introduction and Briefing 9:45am Pool Session Commences 11:30am Session Concludes Session for 12-15 year olds 12:30pm Registration for age group 12-15 1pm Introduction and Briefing 1:45pm Pool Session Commences 3pm Session Concludes MATT ABOOD SWIM CLINIC - 12 & 13 December 2015 Oasis Regional Aquatic Centre - Morgan Street, Wagga Wagga NSW 2650 *Price $90.00 incl. GST *Payment arrangements will be made once registration has been received. To register please download the following link Web version: Click here Print version: Click here
Overview Sleep has important biological and psychological functions regarding physiological processes, learning, memory and cognition. An individual’s sleep history has a marked impact on their daytime functioning. Restricting sleep to less than 6 h per night for four or more consecutive nights has been shown to impair physical performance, cognitive performance, decision-making, judgement, emotional intelligence, mood, appetite regulation and immune function. This has led to the recommendation that adults should obtain 8 h of sleep per night for optimal health, well-being and performance. Recent evidence suggests that 96% of Australian’s (of a survey of 13,089 individuals) report waking up tired. Poor sleep can be caused by numerous factors including: stress, anxiety, shift-work, jet-jag, poor routines, computer/phone use, caffeine intake and a poor sleeping environment. Individuals with high degrees of cognitive rumination and worry experience longer sleep latencies and poorer sleep quality. The impact of poor sleep on both the individual and the workplace is significant. Sleep-deprived individuals demonstrate increased absenteeism, decreased productivity, increased errors and increased illness. This seminar will outline to participants the importance of sleep for physical and psychological well-being, what may disturb sleep and practical strategies to enhance sleep Seminar Content 1. All You Need to Know About Sleep This section provides a basic understanding of the importance of sleep. When an individual has awareness of the importance of sleep and the reasons why people may not sleep well, adherence to recommendations for improving sleep is greater. Importance of sleep- the reasons why sleep is critical to psychological and physical health. Consequences of sleep deprivation- description of what happens to performance, mood, cognition (etc) when an individual is sleep deprived. Benefits of additional sleep- outline the improvements individuals can expect with enhanced [...]
18 & 19 December 2014 Marion Swim Centre (Marion Outdoor Pool) Oaklands Road (Corner Hendrie Street)Park Holme SA 5043 Olympic Swimmer, Sally Hunter will be joined by teammates from the Australian Swim Team to coach and inspire. Olympic Swimmer, Sally Hunter will be joined by teammates from the Australian Swim Team to coach and inspire. A SILVER MEDALLIST in the 200m Breaststroke at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this year, Sally has once again proved that age is no barrier for this determined lady. To top the games off, Sally was part of the GOLD winning 4 x 100m Medley Relay team as a heat swimmer. Finishing 7th in the 200m breaststroke at the World Championships, Barcelona 2013 and 8th at the London 2012 Olympic Games, Sally continues to produce personal best times. Sally is working towards World Championships in Russia 2015. The Clinic will target Stroke Correction, Starts, Turns, Strength and Day to Day Training Management. Timetable 18 & 19 December 2014 Session for 8-11 year olds 9am Registration for age group 8-11 9:30am Introduction and Briefing 9:45am Pool Session Commences 11:30am Session Concludes Session for 11-15 year olds 12:30pm Registration for age group 11-15 1pm Introduction and Briefing 1:45pm Pool Session Commences 3pm Session Concludes To register please download the following link Web version: Click here Print version: Click here
Commonwealth Games breaststroker Sally Hunter reveals why she's swimming faster than ever before.
Goode People Management (GPM) athletes, Sally Hunter (nee Foster), Thomas Fraser-Holmes and Tommaso D'Orsogna will this week compete to secure a place on both the Commonwealth Games team and the Pan Pacs team. ALL LIVE ON ONE HD. 7:30pm day light saving time. 2 April (Day 2) Sally Hunter - 50m Breaststroke Thomas Fraser-Holmes - 200m Freestyle & 400m Individual Medley. Tom is defending champion in both these event and Australian and Commonwealth Record holder for the 400mIM. 3 April (Day 3) Thomas Fraser-Holmes - 200m Butterfly Sally Hunter - 200m Breaststroke. Sally's main event and defending champion. 4 April (Day 4) Tommaso D'Orsogna - 100m Freestyle. A relay member previously in this event Tommaso will be out to secure his place in the team. 5 April (Day 5) Sally Hunter - 100m Breaststroke. Sally is also defending champion in this event and will need to place in the top two to secure a relay spot. Tommaso D'Orsogna - 100m Butterfly. Tommaso has only recently focused on this event but is placed well to make it onto the team. 6 April (Day 6) Thomas Fraser-Holmes - 200m Individual Medley. A new event for Tom though ranked 4th, anything could happen! If you wish to follow any GPM swimmers on Twitter please see the link to our website. Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
Western Australian Tommaso D’Orsogna has been added to the Australian Swim Team for the BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series starting this Friday following the withdrawal of injured sprinter James Roberts. Full Story here
MORE than 110 competitiors took to the water at Cobargo Pool last Saturday. The Cobargo Amateur Swimming Club hosted a development carnival that attracted swimmers from around NSW and the ACT. The day included a visit by Australian Olympian Sally Foster. Full Story here