Commonwealth Games medallist and Australian champion to coach swimming in Rockingham

Commonwealth Games medallist and Australian champion to coach swimming in Rockingham

Champion swimmer Tayliah Zimmer will coach squad training at the Rockingham Aquatic Centre.

THE Rockingham Aquatic Centre is offering swimmers a chance to learn from an Australian champion in its 2016/2017 Squad Training Program.

Former Australian Swim Team member Tayliah Zimmer will coach squad training at the centre this summer and brings with her an impressive track record in the pool.

A bronze medallist in backstroke at the 2006 Commonwealth Games and the 2007 World Swimming Championships, and a five-time Australian champion, Zimmer is looking forward to sharing her expertise with swimmers wanting to improve their stroke, fitness or swim in a social setting.

“I have been coaching for 15 years and enjoy sharing my training and racing experience with other swimmers,” said Zimmer, who also works as a lifeguard at the Rockingham Aquatic Centre.

“Whether you are training for an event, want to improve your endurance or correct your technique, I can help you to achieve your goals.”

Mayor Barry Sammels said it was a big coup for the City to have someone of Zimmer’s experience coaching at the centre.

“The squad training program has been running for several years and has had great success in faction and inter-school carnivals,” Cr Sammels said.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to gain a competitive edge and learn some tips from an expert.”

The Rockingham Aquatic Centre will run five series of its Squad Training Program over 2016-17.

Each series lasts five weeks. Series two runs from November 14 to December 15.

Junior squad meets from 4pm to 5pm and intermediate/senior squad meets from 5pm to 6pm.

Visit the City’s website at www.rockingham.wa.gov.au to enrol, or call the Rockingham Aquatic Centre on 9591 0830.