From Swimmer to Coach

Livvy

When I started synchro back in 1995 I will admit I wasn’t very good and thought how on earth am I going to keep this up, but with support from my friends I kept it up. I found it such a challenge but still enjoyed it! I kept it up and by May 1996, I had passed grade 2, so I was chuffed!

In 2000, I was put in the team (big step for me as we only had one team back then!) so I was excited but also very nervous. Then in 2001, I won my first ever gold medal in the duet section! A lot of my friends didn’t realise (and still don’t now) how hard synchro really is until they came to see me.

From there, I progressed fairly well swimming in duets and teams, we did solos back then too! I found I really had a passion for it and dedicated myself to the club. I have been voted team captain 5 times and I supported the team in every way I could.

Then, in 2014, I decided it was time to give up the swimming and stayed on to coach. After winning a silver medal in masters and the gold in group 3 club competition, I went out on a high!

Since then, I’ve found myself loving synchro even more, coaching the 12 and under duet in 2015, the 12 and under team and 13/14 duet in 2016 – both winning medals!

Passing on my experience to the girls while also making up the routines is brill. I can see it now from both a swimmer’s and a coach’s point of view which makes such a big difference. It’s such a great feeling when I see my girls swim their hearts out and put everything into the routines!

Keep up the hard work girls! You’re all fab, you all make us coaches very proud.

I can’t wait for next year and to create the new routines!

Club Competition

Well done ladies! Today was the club competition and you all performed brilliantly!

Congratulations especially go to the medal-winners of the day – don’t be disheartened if you missed out, keep working hard and next year could be your year!

A big well done to the girls who swam their fantastic routines today, a great chance to show off what you can do, as is the next event on the agenda, the final event of the year, the Christmas Display! Some of you will be working on new routines, so stay focused, it’s not the end of the year yet. The harder we work now on the new routines, the more fabulous they will be next year for the competition season!

Enjoy your half term! And we’ll see you all Tuesday 🙂

Becky xxx