Striving to improve swimmers

DIVE IN: Olympic gold medallists Maddison Wilson and Kyle Chalmers (right) hope to inspire the next generation of country swimmers at the their Strive Swim Clinic in Whyalla.
DIVE IN: Olympic gold medallists Maddison Wilson and Kyle Chalmers (right) hope to inspire the next generation of country swimmers at the their Strive Swim Clinic in Whyalla.

Two Olympic gold medalists will visit Whyalla next month to host a swim clinic aimed at inspiring the town’s next generation of swimmers.

Kyle Chalmers and Madison Wilson will visit the steel city on March 3 to host a Strive Swim Clinic at the Whyalla Leisure Centre.

The two-and-a-half-hour clinic will feature dryland activation, skills and drills sessions, nutrition, technique tips, a career highlights review and a Q&A.

Ms Wilson, who won a gold medal at the 2015 World Aquatics Championships, said she and Kyle were keen to inspire swimmers and pass on all their tips and tricks.

“While providing a fun learning environment we hope to get to know so many swimmers and assist in potentially igniting the flames in their dreams,” she said.

“The drills involved in the clinic are ones we have learnt from many coaches all over the world and picked up because they have been vital in our careers.

“As well as freestyle technique drills we aim to emphasise the importance of underwater skills. We will enable swimmers to learn new skills to take back to their coaches.”

Ms Wilson said the Olympic duo felt right at home in Whyalla having grown up in the country.

“We love to be able to provide the same sorts of learning opportunities for other country kids,” she said.

“We both have made it to the pinnacle of our sport previously representing smaller country towns as younger children so it’s important to us to encourage country swimmers,” she said.

To purchase tickets to the Strive Swim Clinic click here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/whyalla-strive-swim-clinic-tickets-55007096707.