3 January 2017
A jam packed 3 day Junior Intensive program was run for State Development and Junior Squads in the week leading up to Christmas.
On a warm sunny Wednesday morning at 9am, 35 enthusiastic swimmers turned up for Day 1. First they took part in a 2 hour swim session. This was followed by 1 hour of Gym Circuit including Bike, Box, Skip then a 1.5 hour swim session in the afternoon. Swimmers were picked up at 5pm, and went home to eat and sleep before it all started over again the next day.
Each swim session was challenging, with swimmers setting goals and learning to be consistent with their efforts throughout the set. Those new to Junior Squad and lucky to have the opportunity to attend had the opportunity to experience longer distances and sets.
Team building exercises were plentiful to encourage and foster the Surrey Park team spirit and support within the group, as they will often see one another along their swimming journey at Surrey Park.
With the hot weather, sun cream was applied regularly and swimmers were encouraged to drink plenty of water to ensure they remained hydrated. However , there were still some pink and tanned bodies by the end of the 3 days.
Highlights from the three days were a visit from Hamish McDougall from the Club’s Open High Performance Squad (photographed with the swimmers) and the visit from the Chinese Junior National team who did Bike/ Box/Skip with Matt Brown.
Surrey Park looks forward to running more Intensives during 2017.
Sarah, Tom and Mun