Cannons make squad
SWIMMING: Two Cannonvale Cannons swimmers have been selected for North Queensland Level 3 Squad.
Chloe Robertson and Eden Hedges were among the top 40 swimmers in North Queensland who were invited to a special coaching clinic held in Mackay on Saturday.
Swimmers selected had achieved national qualifying times or finals at state championships.
Chloe and Eden’s coaches, Ken Crittenden, Mark Erickson and Kara Herlihy attended the workshops and all were very inspired by the coaching sessions.
Top Australian coaches based in Queensland facilitated the clinic.
Jayden Hadler was an Olympic swimmer who is now coaching in Redcliffe.
And Raelene Ryan is now the head coach of Miami, taking over from Denis Cotterell.
She is a gold level licenced coach and specialist in age group training and techniques to prepare swimmers for open age group success.
Ryan has also acted as manager on numerous international teams, including the PANPAC team World Youth Games and the World Cup (Singapore).
Ryan was also appointed as a coach to the Commonwealth Youth Games Team (Pune, India) and coach of the Australia Trans Tasman Open Water Team 2012.
Chloe and Eden participated in a freestyle and backstroke session run by Ryan and an underwater and butterfly session run by Jayden.
Ryan spoke to swimmers about the transition from age group to open age group swimming and expectations of her squad swimmers.
Jayden spoke to swimmers about his journey to Olympic swimming and how he balanced swim training, competing, relationships, study and work.
All the swimmers and coaches agreed they learned a lot from the guest coaches.
Chloe and Eden are looking forward to competing next weekend at the NQ Short Course carnival in Cannonvale.
COACH CLINIC: Chloe Robertson and Eden Hedges (front) have been selected for the North Queensland Level 3 Squad Coaching Clinic. They are pictured with (back) Mark Erickson, Raelene Ryan and Jayden Hadler.