The Young Amateur Swim Club would like to recognise the efforts of one of their team captains Emily Dillon on her selection to represent Young at the Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment.
Held last month, the weekend course saw Emily and around 50 other youth from across the region hear from leaders and attend workshops that focused upon team building, leadership skills and how to apply these in various settings and environments.
This compliments the Lane Ropes to Leadership project that Young Swimming Club paid for Emily and Josh Madden to attend last year and subsequently two more this year.
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Its highly successful formula includes educational sessions and activities during the camp which are planned, designed and presented by the youth advisory panel members themselves (aged 13-19).
Participants take part in sessions designed to expand their knowledge of the various aspects of swimming, outside of the pool.
The concept of the camps is to provide swimmers with skills they can take back to their clubs to improve the club environment for their peers and encourage retention of members by making club nights more fun, offering social club activities and helping create a team atmosphere that swimmers want to be part of.
It is also to open their eyes to the opportunities swimming can offer beyond personal bests and gold medals.
“Both these experiences that I’ve participated in have given great ideas that I can bring back to the Young Swim Club as we continue to help develop a happy club culture and team and encourage all our swimmers, whatever age they may be,” Emily said.
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