Coach shares expertise at Karratha swim camp

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WAIS Head Swimming Coach Will Scott demonstrating a streamline.
Camera IconWAIS Head Swimming Coach Will Scott demonstrating a streamline. Credit: Pictures: Margaret Bertling

Keen Pilbara swimmers had the chance to learn from a top coach during a swim camp last weekend.

Western Australian Institute of Sport head swimming coach Will Scott, who coaches dual Olympian Blair Evans and former Dolphin Holly Barratt, travelled to Karratha last week for the camp, with 35 swimmers from Karratha, Wickham, Hedland, Onslow, and Tom Price taking part.

The camp was an opportunity for swimmers to participate in various health and fitness sessions including boxing, spin classes, pilates, nutrition, goal-setting, gymnastics, and injury prevention to help boost their overall swimming skills.

The weekend ended with a swim session with Scott.

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Karratha Amateur Swimming Club president Melanie Battilana said it was a chance for country swimmers to come together in a social environment to cross-train and receive targeted swim coaching sessions.

“This was a fantastic opportunity to provide our swimmers with the chance to develop friendships through cross-training experiences, with their former rivals,” she said.

“The different training opportunities allow swimmers to isolate the different muscle groups they use in competition. The fun session provided an opportunity for the swimmers to get to know each other in a non-competitive environment.”

Scott said the swimmers implemented things they had learnt in camp. “We mainly focused on some finer technical points of each of the strokes and then we did some race skills work for when they can go to their next competition,” he said.

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