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Maccabi Victoria Swimming Junior Talent Squad

Posted: 02-Mar-2015 by Maccabi VIC

 

Maccabi Swimming Victoria held its first junior talent squad workshop at Collingwood Football Club’s high performance Westpac Centre on Sunday 1st of March.

Nineteen Victorian Jewish swimmers between the ages of 11 and 14 joined together from various swimming clubs to enjoy the two hour session run by two time Maccabiah swimmer Marni Burger.

The swimmers were presented with squad singlets by Maccabi Swimming Victoria President Geoff Sandler after which both swimmers and parents were given a tour of Collingwood Football Club's elite training facility.

Sitting in the middle of the multipurpose court the swimmers viewed on the big screen a motivational video from the 2013 Maccabiah Games Swimming Competition and got to know each other through several dry land games and activities.

Then it was time to hit the pool, where Marni Burger along with 2013 junior Maccabiah swimmers Isabella Smorgon, Paige Roseman and Gemma Ludski conducted a swim session to further facilitate a positive team environment.

Utilizing the “state of the art” 25meter pool the squad learnt about various warm up programs techniques and drills. Keeping the theme of “bringing Jewish Swimmers together through sport” they were split into four groups for some fun relays.

One of the highlights was finishing the session in the AFL Players recovery spa’s both hot and cold, needless to say that the squad spent more time in the Hot spa than the 12 degree Ice Baths.

With the 2017 Maccabiah Games just over two years away Maccabi Swimming Victoria is working to facilitate and encourage Jewish Junior swimmers to strive to represent their country at an International level, continuing the Maccabiah legacy of connecting Jewish people around the world through sport.

Junior Talent Squad Members who attended the workshop were:

Jesse Nissen

Zac Nissen

Kai Yaffe

Lochie Noonan

Jed Olcha

Taya Carp

Tommy Eylon

Mor Flenner

Jade Kausman

Eliza Klotz

Jordana Marks

Brooke Roseman

Ashley Weill

Sara Zayonz

Charlie Beaconsfield

Andrea De-Jong

Timnah Olcha

Tess Burger

Hannah Ungar

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