Its been a very full season. On a personal level it has been challenging.
There have been so many.
• Watching you all train hard and improve your technique.
• Hearing the groans when asked to do a specific session and the smiles when you realise you
have completed it!
• Seeing some awesome PB’s.
• Working with new coaches – Thank you for volunteering your time!
• Close to 175 training sessions have been planned and delivered.
• These sessions have covered around 265km of swimming (for the kids and walking for me!)
• There have been over 200 hours of coaching time – not including preparation time and the
• We have also attended coaching clinics with Olympic and international coaches.
• Attended Technical Officials training and pool-side learning for accreditation.
• Been volunteer Team Manager/Coach for the 10&U Aussie team at an international event.
• Youngest competitive swimmer 7 and oldest 45.
• Fantastic results at the school and interschool carnivals.
• Boddington has been represented at 12 swim meets by a total of 26 competitive swimmers.
(I’ve only missed one of those).
• Our team of 22 athletes worked together to achieve runner-up in D Division at Country
Pennants. Our best result so far.
• We have had 2 swimmers represent Australia at the Indian Ocean All Stars meet in Perth.
• Although this is our windup, we have one more swim meet to go. This year we have 4
athletes who will represent Boddington at the 2016 Junior LC State Championships.
• We also have 8 swimmers taking advantage of a special clinic being held in April school
holidays to further improve their swimming with the help of top WA coaches.
Time now to re-group, study and plan for an even better delivery next season. If you have any
feedback, positive or negative, I would love to hear it.
Hard work? Yes
Worth it? Absolutely!
Will you plan to be part of it next summer?
Karen Vlastuin - Head Coach