The first Swim BC Regional Training Camp was held at Watermania in Richmond over the weekend. Forty-five 12&U swimmers and eight coaches from the Lower Mainland participated. Regional Coach Mike Flegel emphasized the importance of speed and streamlined body position in the underwater kick phase. He also showed video and stills to give swimmers a good idea of the anchor postion in the catch.
Olympians Brian Johns and Tanya Hunks were on hand to share their knowledge and stories, with perserverance being a common theme. Swimmers were given nutritional information by Christina Sutter. Mental Performance consultant Renee Hock gave an interesting presentation on the need for self assessment when creating goals, the power of imagery and relaxation technique.