Never too old



SENIOR swimmers will have a chance to improve their skills in the water when Gippsland Flippers Masters Swimming Club hosts a Valley first freestyle coaching clinic for adults.

The clinic is aimed at swimmers who are looking to improve their stroke technique and personal best times, led by experienced masters coach Brenton Ford.

Flippers secretary Sue Graham said the club was throwing an open invitation out to anyone over the age of 18 years.

“Flippers are thrilled to have the creator of internet site, “Effortless Swimming” and head coach of Australia’s top performing masters swim club, Powerpoints, Brenton Ford, heading up the coaching clinic, ably assisted by Traralgon Swimming Club’s national coach, Ben Geard,” Graham said.

The clinic will be a one-hour land-based stretching and conditioning session with Geard, followed by a two hour session in the pool with Ford.

Graham said the clinic was open to swimmers of all abilities.

“If anyone thinks they aren’t up to this clinic, think again, as everyone, including the top Olympic swimmers, can keep improving with some technique coaching,” she said.

Spaces are limited to 12 participants at a cost of $80 per person, which includes pool entry.

To book a place email Carolyn at by

1 June, accompanied by a $20 deposit.

The clinic will be held at Latrobe Leisure Moe Newborough on Saturday, 19 July from 1pm.

Gippsland Flippers also runs a Masters Swimming coached session each Wednesday night at Churchill Leisure Centre.

Registration is at 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start.

Coaching is personally tailored to each swimmer, but participants must be able to swim 25 metres.

For more information phone Sue Graham on 5127 5743 or email