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July 25, 2019

Did you know our Learn To Swim program offers elite levels known as Shark & Crocodile?

In the Shark level, we focus on developing freestyle and backstroke while building on the swimmers’ breaststroke & butterfly skills. Our students are further introduced to lap swimming and lane etiquette.

Crocodile Level enhances the swimmers’ stroke technique, builds endurance and develops proficiency in all four strokes. Students at this level are doing drills to enhance their skills and develop a stronger technique within their strokes to increase endurance and speed.

Chat to us at reception, or give us a call to see if there’s room for your child on (07) 4972 6822.


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July 25, 2019

Even though you only see our busy workers in action around the pool, they actually get up to a lot more outside Gladstone Aquatic! We have Amber one of our Duty Managers, as well as Sam and Maddi are both trainee lifeguards at Gladstone and they are both aiming to be qualified in their studies in their spare time.

We have Casey who has completed her traineeship units, with Maddi & Sam close behind! Now all they have to do is finish their hours, get them signed off and they will have achieved a completed Certificate III in Sport and Recreation.

Amber began studying at CQ University to be a high school teacher this year and she has now completed her first term achieving Distinctions for all units!

We are so proud of our team, good luck for the rest of the year!

 


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July 25, 2019

Australia has ended on a high note at the FINA Swimming World Championships (Fri, 12 Jul 2019 – Sun, 28 Jul 2019), winning a mixed 4×100-metre medley relay team by 0.02 seconds against the United States. We also had Ariarne Titmus, Madi Wilson, Brianna Throssell and Emma McKeon achieve Australia’s new world record for the 4x200m women’s relay team which now stands at 7:41.50 — beating the previous time set by the Chinese team at the 2009 world championships!

The image features our Australian mixed 4x100m medley relay team, from left, Mitchell Larkin, Matthew Wilson, Emma Mckeon and Cate Campbell as they celebrate on the podium after their final win at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea. We also had Australian teen Ariarne Titmus, narrowly missed out a gold medal in 200m freestyle final. Titmus, originally from Tasmania, moved to Queensland for better swimming opportunities and look where it has taken her!

Did you know the winning 4×100 mixed medley relay team consisted of the youngest member being 20 years old and the oldest at 27? Proving that you can achieve a lot in competitive swimming from your early teens to your late twenties!


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July 23, 2019

Meet Our Team Member Of The Month:

Oriel has been a staff member at Gladstone for 3 years, we asked her a few questions to get to know her a bit more!
Name:
Oriel
Job Title: Duty Manager & Learn to Swim Instructor
Years of experience: 5
Hobbies: Sport, Reading and Cooking

Favourite colour: Blue
Favourite Quote: “I’ll feed you to the crocodile”

What do you enjoy most about the industry?
Being out in the sun
Pets: No pets
Star Sign: Leo
Favourite Movie: Mamma Mia

 


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July 22, 2019

We all know swimming is a great form of exercise but do we actually know how to turn it into a workout? Is there more to just laps of strokes when exercising in the water? Of course there is!

Try this workout below and see if it floats your boat:

WARM-UP:
  • Start by 2 laps of walking with high knees, as you get to the end of each lap do 10x squats
  • Shoulder rotations: 10 forward each arm, 10 back each arm
WORK-OUT:
  1. Swim easy, with any stroke for 200m
  2. Grab a kickboard with one hand and perform one-arm freestyle with the freehand for 100m (alternating arms every 25m)
  3. Move to your back, and do 2 laps of survival backstroke
  4. Grab a kick-board or hold torpedo on your back and kick for 100m
  5. Do 200m of backstroke aiming to do 50m under 40 seconds
COOL-DOWN:
  • Pick any easy swimming movement for 200m and end with stretching against the pool wall

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July 22, 2019

Wednesday 24th July 2019 is Stress Down Day, so this is a friendly reminder to take some time to yourself, partake in fun and easy activities designed to reduce stress.

Research shows that 90% of Australians need to stress less – with 74% of people reporting being stressed from work. In regards to this, we have some tips for you to reduce some stress at our facilities!

  1. Swim a few laps
  2. Walking laps around the pool
  3. Practice floating
  4. Stretching
  5. Swim with your family or friends

Don’t forget about looking after the most important person in your life, you!