Olympian guides young swimmers
OLYMPIAN and seven-time Australian Ironman Champion Ky Hurst took to the Proserpine Swimming Pool last week to guide the region’s young swimmers.
The 33-year-old open water swimmer worked with swimmers and gave them tips on how he reached success at the highest level.
Hurst spoke to the swimmers about the importance of goal setting and to have several long-term goals.
He said in his career he has run into a series of challenges, but he never gave up because success outweighs all problems and difficulties before it.
Hurst also talked about diet, recovery, training and coach- ing with the strong crowd of young swimmers.
“It was a great morning and great to see swimmers and parents from four swimming clubs present,” Cannonvale Cannons’ Mark Erickson said.
The Whitsunday Swimming Club, Whitsunday Masters Swimming Club and the Bowen Swimming Club were also in attendance on the day.
After Hurst’s presentation he watched over a short swimming session, which included freestyle and a series of relays.
Hurst and Whitsunday Triathlon Club president Steve Jackson handed participants swimming caps before the ironman answered questions and posed for photographs.
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