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GSA Ends Five-Day Coaching Clinic In Accra

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SwimmingA five-day coaching clinic organized by the Ghana Swimming Association (GSA) ended on Thursday, July 4, with 43 participants passing out as qualified coaches.

The clinic, which was held at the Lincoln Community School and the Tesano Sports Club respectively, drew participation from Togo, the Central Region, Brong Ahafo Region, Ashanti Region, Greater Accra Region, University of Ghana Sports Directorate, the Navy, Ghana Armed Forces and hotels life guards across the country.

The clinic, conducted under the supervision of Rick Powers, Federation of International Swimming Association (FINA) lecturer saw the coaches undertake both practical and theory lessons, which includeed techniques and drills for the four basic swimming strokes; freestyle, backstroke, butterfly and breastroke.

Video analysis of the London Olympic Swimming events, Physiology of training, energy systems, mental training for swimmers, parents education, dry land training and mega, meso and micro-cycles workout were among the issues treated.

Speaking with the GNA Sports, Powers called on the National Sports Authority to develop measures that will see to the full utilization of the newly trained coaches.

He said the coaches will henceforth serve as agents of talent identification and grooming for the nation, adding that, Ghana is in a good position to make a bigger impact at the international level.

Each of the 43 successful participants was awarded a certificate duly signed by the FINA President, Dr. Julio Maglione.


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