08 October 2018 Read: 108
The renowned local swimming coach and owner of the Shamu Swimming club, Johan Grobbelaar, hosted a coaching clinic for school teachers on heritage day last month.
Teachers from Laerskool Phalaborwa, Unicorn and Laerskool Musina attended this clinic in Tzaneen which started at 10:00 that morning and concluded at 15:30 that same afternoon.
Johan explained the four basic strokes namely freestyle, backstroke, breast-stroke and butterfly. He concentrated on turns and starts and tips on why and when a swimmer can be disqualified in a race.
The course concentrated on sticking to the basics for primary school and beginner swimmers rather than the more complicated strokes/kicks/turns of the senior club swimmers. Four of the local Shamu swimmers attended and provided attendees with examples of “how to” and “how not to”. Feedback received from attending teachers was very positive and everyone found the clinic worth insightful.
More of these clinics are planned for the foreseeable future in a bid to up the ante and improve the quality of local swimming talent.