Olympian Swimmer visit to Louth Dolphins
Sunday 16th February saw another Olympic Swimmer visit Louth Dolphins in the second of a series of swim clinics designed to support swimmers in their quest for high level swimming times.
This time is was the turn of Amy Smith, the sprint freestyle swimmer currently based in Loughborough and training with GB Sprint coach James Gibson. Amy holds an impressive list of titles to her name - double Commonwealth Games Silver Medalist, 2012 Olympic Relay finalist, European and British Record holder - so a person who can pass on some great skills to the swimmers.
Amy worked with the top squad of the club, first giving presentations dealing with Nutrition, Land Training, Motivation and Sprint Freestyle Race tactics then it was into the pool for two hours of high level skills designed to help everyone swim faster at Freestyle. As a number of the swimmers present are close to Regional or in some cases National Qualifying times, these points can provide the added speed needed to reach their goals.
Although it was a tough couple of hours, everyone had an enjoyable and instructive afternoon. The most impressive thing which caught everyone's attention was when Amy took to the water to demonstrate how easy and effortless her swimming appeared to be with all the swimmers finidng out it really wasn't as easy as she made it look.
The afternoon finished with photos and autographs.