Olympic coaching in Canaries for swimmers

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Banchory Beavers ASC have spent last week training at the world renowned T3 centre in Tenerife.

Coached by double Olympic medallist Nick Gillingham MBE, beavers completed a tough programme swimming almost 45 kilometres each over the week.

T3 is one of Europe’s top sports centres with many elite athletes using it for their training.

The seven day camp helped to develop each swimmers skills and endurance and included a detailed analysis of their strokes in Europe’s only flume pool.

Nick retired from competitive swimming in 1996 and now runs the Nick Gillingham Swim Academy. He was an inspirational coach providing a tough but fun week.

This was beavers first overseas training camp, Birgit Hutcheon, Head Coach said “all the swimmers have been fantastic with their commitment and enthusiasm throughout the entire trip.

Their focus and drive during every training session was a privilege to see, Nick was well impressed.

They should all be very proud of their efforts.”

Photo left to right: Zoe Hutcheon, Bronwyn Griffiths, Katie Tulloch, Kyle Sutherland, Cameron Reid, Jamie McGregor, Nick Gillingham, Louis Easton, Rachael Stevens, Taylor Smith, Aimee Geddes, Birgit Hutcheon.

Banchory Beavers Amateur Swimming Club caters for all abilities from non-swimmersthrough to swimmers competing at Scottish level competitions.

The club is a member of South Aberdeenshire Swimming (SAS) – a composite group made up of the Banchory Beavers, Westhill, Stonehaven, and Upper Deeside clubs.

SAS offers additional training opportunities for swimmers and a progression for the elite competitive swimmer.

For further information contact Laura Tulloch on 07973 759156.