Swimming News

Posted: 19th January 2021

Our swimmers have remained very busy over the last two weeks with a variety of activities and workshops alongside their weekly CV and gym training plans.

We welcomed Melissa Coyle, our associate psychologist from the University of St Mark and St John, to deliver two virtual workshops aimed at helping our swimmers process their feelings and emotions during the current lockdown, as well as providing strategies to improve mood and motivation. Over 80 of our swimming parents enjoyed a brilliant session led by Gordon MacLelland from Working with Parents in Sport.

In addition, Instagram Live with Josh, Cooking with Greg, Stretch and Core sessions and weekly Squad Meetings have also resumed, as well as the addition of Recipes with Rikki and tonight we look forward to our first family quiz of 2021.

This week, Swim England published the first Level X leader boards following the results of the 2020 virtual racing in which Mount Kelly swimmers competed during the last week of the Michaelmas Term. We are delighted to announce that across the programme 86 swimmers secured Top 10 positions in their respective age groups, with a total of 130 Top 3 positions and 51 Top positions. A huge well done to all the swimmers who took part.

We must also recognise the huge achievements of Hazal who raced at home in Turkey at both the long and short course Turkish Championships in December. Hazal produced some phenomenal swims in both the breaststroke and medley events, breaking the Open Mount Kelly Records in the following races:
• Short Course 100m Breaststroke – 1.07.94
• Long Course 50m Breaststroke – 32.54
• Long Course 100m Breaststroke – 1.10.53

Article by Greg King-Limb, Assistant Director of Swimming

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