Bio Island JX Swimmers in Queensland and New South Wales will round out 2020 with two exciting Bio Island Junior Excellence Clinics. Taking place in Brisbane and Penrith, with Dolphins Meagan Nay and Jarrod Poort and Bondi lifeguard and open water swimmer, Wally Eggleton on hand to share their knowledge with the young talent attending.
The clinics are open to swimmers aged 11-13 years old, who have achieved the JX Qualification standards since 1st October 2019 in either of the Bronze, Silver and Gold pool standards.
This week in Brisbane over 120 swimmers will take to the pool with Nay on Thursday during the Queensland State Championships, in a clinic that will focus on transferring body alignment into technique.
Olympian Nay said it was great to be able to share her knowledge with junior swimmers.
“I remember when I was this age and just how excited I was about swimming and learning techniques to help me improve,” she said.
“It is fantastic that I am able to give back through the Bio Island Junior Excellence clinics and pass on knowledge that helped me during my career.”
On Saturday 19 December, budding open water swimmers will attend a clinic at the Sydney International Regatta Centre in Penrith – home of the 2021 Australian Open Water Swimming Championships in January.
The 220 Bio Island JX Swimmers will be participating in a 2.5km race with Poort and Eggleton – also getting a captive audience with the open water specialists where they will gain valuable information on open water race preparation, training and nutrition.
Olympian Poort will team up with Bondi Lifeguard and Bondi to Bronte Hall of Famer, Eggleton to share their knowledge with potential open water swimmers.
“It is great to see so many kids wanting to learn more about open water swimming,” said Poort.
“It is obviously quite different to pool swimming so any knowledge we can impart on the next generation to help inspire and encourage them to continue competing and swimming is terrific.”
As Swimming Australia’s Nutrition Partner, Bio Island is commited to recognising performances and encouraging and inspiring the next generation of competitive swimmers via the Australian Bio Island Junior Excellence program.
Delivered in conjunction with all states and territories, junior swimmers have access to a host of elite role models, including the program’s national ambassador – Jack McLoughlin – and receive consistent merchandise and congratulatory messages of their achievements via Swim Central.