TGO outdoor gyms are the perfect FREE training tool for local sports clubs to use within their community. This week it was great to see a local swimming club Pretts Wood ASC taking full advantage of a TGO outdoor gym as part of their training.
Petts Wood ASC are a local swimming club. They train for 14 hours per week. As part of their training programme they do land based training sessions. The Outdoor Farnborough gym in Orpington is perfect for this and at no cost this is of enormous benefit to the club as pool based training is so expensive.
Simon Coe - Head Coach says, "This is a fantastic Open air free facility, it helps swimmers improve their core strength by working on and isolating muscle groups - this is important for swimmers".
They train every evening either at Walnuts Leisure Centre, Bromley High School or Combe Bank School.
They have swimmers of all abilities - Oliver who attended the London 2012 Olympic trials, Saffron who is part of the medal winning GB junior Pentathlon team, Kate who is part of the GB Triathlon squad, Emily is a Biathlete who won a GB team gold medal in the world champs in 2011. They have Regional Champions, County champions and qualifiers and they recently opened a Masters section.
Jessica Frankland (County Champion) said "I particularly like the leg press, the one you can sit on and push a board with your legs making the seat slide backwards - it strengthens your legs which is good for diving and pushing off the wall from a turn"
Fiona Noakes (Masters swimmer) said "My favourite was the cross trainer"
To find out more information about Petts Wood ASC (Orcas) visit their website www.asc-orcas.com
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