Stroke Coaching with Gary Mason (May - June)

Garry Mason will be running another series of 6 classes of his popular stroke coaching for us. Good swimmers and those needing improvement will all benefit from Garry’s coaching. The classes will be based in the Brookfield Leisure Centre. The club is subsidising this event for current Cork Tri Club members. Members of Brookfield Leisure Centre can get a further discount by contacting Ivan (chairman@corktri.com).

Please note the Monday 7:30 session is now a swim training session, where it is hoped to cover 3000m approx. in the the hour, where Gary is going to pick out individual points as you go along.  You should be able to swim 100m intervals in under 1:45 to keep up the pace of this session.

Pricing is €50 pp

The classes will be as follows (Click on relevant session to register):

    1. Monday 7:30pm – Swim training session – 2 lanes, 10 swimmers
    2. Monday 8:40pm – intermediate swimmers –  2 lanes, 10 swimmers
    3. Wednesday 8:30pm – weak swimmers –  2 lanes, 8 swimmers

Monday

Wednesday

1

13-May-13

15-May-13

2

20-May-13

22-May-13

3

27-May-13

29-May-13

4

10-Jun-13

12-Jun-13

5

17-Jun-13

19-Jun-13

6

24-Jun-13

26-Jun-13

Please note these important requirements:

All swimmers need to be able to swim 100m nonstop
Fins and hand paddles needed for all classes (available from all good sports retailers!)

All attendees must enter a time for a 100m swim. Garry will go through the times over the weekend and place you in the appropriate class for your level.

A bit about Garry:

Garry Mason is a professional swimming coach and a qualified Swim Ireland level 2 instructor. He currently holds the position of stroke specialist training the “A” squad of Sundays Well swimming club and works as stroke coach with the recently formed Cork high performance squad.

Once ranked 15th in world in backstroke and originally from New Zealand but living and working in Ireland as a full time swimming coach for the past few years. He actively competes in the backstroke and butterfly strokes at swimming galas around Ireland.

His teaching focus is on balance and rotation using rotation to drive forward rather than PUSHING !!! (Hip-driven freestyle). Arms are used as balancing tools with body position and efficient use of energy the prime focus.