We are delighted to announce that Freya Anderson MBE will be at Hoylake Swimming Club on Saturday 29th January! Following on from all the press after her success at the Olympics earlier last year, Christine Fisher, one of our Gold coaches, who initially taught Freya at the beginning of her swimming journey, has been in touch with Freya and her mum and they have kindly agreed to spend 3 hours at Calday pool (5-8pm) to allow time to be spent with all of our swimmers.
To best suit everyone we have split the time into the following 3 sessions:
Session 1: 5:00-5:50pm Bronze & Silvers
Session 2: 6:00-6:50pm Golds & Yellows
Session 3: 7:00-7:50pm Reds & Blues
Swimmers are to attend as per their groups only. Please come pool ready and entry will be through the deep end as usual. At the end of each session swimmers will be asked to vacate the pool and make use of the changing rooms to allow for maximum time per session.
Each session will consist of 40 mins pool time and approx 10 mins to allow for time to chat with Freya and allow for a Question & Answer session. We would ask swimmers to submit any questions via the Hoylake email address by Sat 22nd January.
We have asked Freya if she can show our swimmers some of the drills that she’s found most helpful and emphasise the importance of practicing starts/turns/transitions and the difference that they can make to a race. Freya will also be in the pool demonstrating some of these as well as swimming herself. It would be good for all swimmers to view some footage of Freya swimming: European Championships YouTube Budapest 2021 Mixed Relay (anchor leg) is one of the best races!
In the last session (Reds & Blues) Freya has agreed to a 200m freestyle race with our own team of mixed relay swimmers (8x25m). Any swimmers from this group that would like to participate please email the Hoylake address. We will try and accommodate as many as we can but will max at 24 swimmers (3 teams of 8).
There will be press attending and photos being taken, therefore if any parent does not wish their child to have their photo taken then this must be made clear to the Club in advance.
There will be items signed by Freya and other items that will be raffled at our upcoming AGM on 13th February. Unfortunately we feel that these are enough items for Freya to sign and time may not allow us to sign additional personal items.
ALL TRAINING AT WEST KIRBY CONCOURSE WILL BE CANCELLED ON THIS DAY.
We are sure you will agree that this is an amazing opportunity and hope that all swimmers will enjoy the session.
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Freya’s British Swimming profile: https://www.britishswimming.org/athlete-swimming-profiles/british-swimming-profiles/freya-anderson/