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OLYMPIAN IN TOWN

Gold medallist to attend swim camp

- JASON GIBBS

SWIMMING: Olympic gold medallist Zac StubbletyC­ook will make a splash at The Glennie School later this month.

The Aussie superstar will be among several elite swimmers and coaches attending an Australian Swim Camps event at the school.

SWIMMING: Covid cancelled meets have made life difficult for young swimmers over the past 18 months.

With nothing to train for, swimmers have very little to celebrate but there’s a light on the horizon for Darling Downs and south west Queensland swimmers.

Tokyo Olympics gold medallist Zac Stubblety-Cook will join other elite swimmers and coaches when The Glennie School hosts an Australian Swim Camps event.

“With all the cancelled meets of late it’s been pretty tough going for swimmers everywhere,” The Glennie Swim Club head coach Gary Shorter said.

“Having Zac here is going to be great for everyone involved, it’s a great achievemen­t for the club.

“As well as stroke analysis and dry-land exercises, swimmers will have the opportunit­y to listen to and speak with Zac.

“One of the biggest takeaways will be them seeing that it is possible.

“With the right attitude and work they can go from being a country club swimmer to the Olympics just like Zac did.”

Around 70 swimmers have already signed up for the camp and more are expected to attend.

“We’re very excited to be hosting the camp for the first time in Toowoomba,” Shorter said.

“There will also be profession­al developmen­t opportunit­ies for coaches as well.”

The camp will run from September 28 to October 1 with opportunit­ies for swimmers to board at The Glennie School.

 ?? Picture: Getty Images ?? ON THE BLOCKS: Olympic gold medallist Zac Stubblety-Cook will attend the Australian Swim Camps event at The Glennie School this month.
Picture: Getty Images ON THE BLOCKS: Olympic gold medallist Zac Stubblety-Cook will attend the Australian Swim Camps event at The Glennie School this month.
 ?? Picture: Getty Images ?? ON DECK: Gold medallist Zac Stubblety-Cook will attend the Australian Swim Camps event in Toowoomba later this month.
Picture: Getty Images ON DECK: Gold medallist Zac Stubblety-Cook will attend the Australian Swim Camps event in Toowoomba later this month.

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