Olympian guides young swim­mers

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

SWIMMING

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.

BIG LIFT: Whit­sun­day MP Ja­son Costi­gan with mem­bers of Whit­sun­day Weightlift­ing As­so­ci­a­tion Inc. Matthew War­ren and Chelsea Nicoll.

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