Juniors Celebrate Success at Clinics

02 March 2021
Clinic Group Shot

More than 100 young swimmers took part in three Bio Island Australian Junior Excellence Clinics in Adelaide over the last two weeks, in celebration of their overall JX results for 2019-2020.


Held across three locations – the Unley Swimming Centre, Gwinnett Aquatic Centre at Prince Alfred College and the SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre – participants had the opportunity to receive tips from coaches and athletes across all form strokes through a variety of drills. 

Leiston Pickett and James McKechnie giving advice on pool deck.
Leiston Pickett and James McKechnie were on hand to give advice to the juniors.


Current and former members of the Australian Dolphins swim team provided insights into their journey in swimming and shared experiences both in and out of the pool.


These prominent swimming names included Olympic gold medallist Brittany Elmslie, triple Olympian Phil Rogers, Commonwealth Games gold medallist Leiston Pickett and local South Australian Dolphin James McKechnie.


With a focus Congratulate swimmers that had achieved an overall JX result in 2019/20 and/or achieving qualification that will be assessed for the 2020/21.  


Swimming SA’s Club Development Officer, Daniel Lawlor, said it was wonderful to see so many youngsters in the pool learning from some of the country’s best.


“It was great to once again provide the Bio Island JX Clinics to members across the state that had previously been JX recognised or are currently achieving times,” Lawlor said.


“The Clinics provide a great opportunity for junior swimmers to learn and hear from current and past members of the Australian Dolphins swim team to inspire them to achieve individual goals in the sport of swimming.”


Three clinics taking place around Adelaide


For more information on the Bio Island Australian JX Program, click here.


Photo Credits: Get Snapt and Daniel Lawlor.

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