Tuesday 2nd July 2013 saw Hemel Hempstead Swimming Club visited by Craig Gibbons GB International Swimmer, he spent time with a number of the swimming squads helping them to refine their swimming skills.
Craig Gibbons 27 currently trains in Dubai with the world renowned Hamilton Aquatics Swimming Club. In London 2012 he represented Team GB in the 4 x 100m Freestyle relay, he is currently in training to try to qualify for the Commonwealth Games 2014 which will be hosted in Glasgow.
Craig spent over two hours working with the Hemel Hempstead Swimmers ranging in age from 10 – 20 years old, he demonstrated a number of skills as well as providing some useful insights into how an international athlete prepares themselves mentally for competitions.
At the end of the session Craig spent time signing autographs and posing for pictures with the younger swimmers.
Head Coach Alan Doyle said “We were very lucky to have Craig spending time with us as he has a very busy international schedule being in the UK for only a few days before flying to Serbia for a two week swim camp and then back to Dubai. I know the swimmers thoroughly enjoyed the session and learnt many new tips to help them with their swimming technique. We thank Craig for spending time with us to us to help as part of our Club Centenary Celebrations”