Local swim coaches mix with Olympic winners

| 30/10/2012

(CNS): Two of Cayman’s local swimming coaches are honing their own skills in Russia this week at the FINA World Aquatics Convention in Moscow. CIASA Technical Director, Coach Ian Armiger and Coach Katie Lambert, from Camana Bay Aquatic Club are representing the Cayman Islands at the convention which opened with a two day World Coaches Clinic featuring presentations from coaches whose swimmers struck gold at the London 2012 Olympics. Armiger and Lambert are rubbing shoulders with world class coaches at the specialist international swimming event as noted below.

Roman Barnier from France who coached 50m freestyle champion Florent Manadou; Graham Hill from South Africa who guided Chad le Clos to victory over Michael Phelps in the 200m butterfly; Todd Schmitz from the USA who was coach to Missy Franklin and Xu Guoyi from China who prepared Shiwen yi for her onslaught of the 400m individual medley World Record, are among those at the convention.

"To interact with many of the worlds’ leading coaches in such an environment is a superb opportunity. Our attendance also helps promote Cayman Swimming and put us firmly on the aquatics map," said Armiger.

The Convention, which lasts for 4 days, culminates with presentations on aquatic developments and an exhibition of the latest equipment for swimming and swimming pools. As CIASA delegates the attendance of Coaches Ian and Katie is fully supported under FINA's Development Programme.

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