BACK IN THE POOL: The Swim Squad was happy to have the Fast Track swimming lessons back after the holidays.
BACK IN THE POOL: The Swim Squad was happy to have the Fast Track swimming lessons back after the holidays. Jack Lawrie

Swimmers on Fast Track

SWIMMING: Fast Track swimming lessons are back at Monto Swimming Pool, giving junior swimmers the chance to brush up their skills.

While the pool remained open over the school holidays, for many kids it was their first time getting back in the pool.

"It's good to start doing proper training again,” Swim Squad member Riley Blue said.

Fast track is a mix of different activities, with skills, strength development and general technique all on the agenda.

It covers all age groups, with times allocated based off skill level.

In addition to squad swimmers, there were lessons aimed at beginners and kids still learning the different strokes.

Active Aquatics treasurer Toni-Anne Ward said she hoped this year, kids would be able to work their way up the higher levels.

"We don't usually do squads on the school holidays because people go away to take a bit of a break,” Ward said.

"After Fast Track, we get back to afternoon learn to swim and squad lessons.”

Attendance numbers are still relatively low for the season, but Ward said there would be enough to keep them going through until next year, and hopefully run a carnival in February.

The Grade B February Carnival at Caribeae Swimming Academy in Rockhampton will take place on February 24, with nominations closing on February 10.

"That's a little while to get everyone back into it,” Ward said.

Swimming lessons at Monto pool will close for the season at the end of March.

Before then, the plan is to keep junior swimming programs going while also focusing on fitness programs like Aqua Aerobics and morning fitness classes.


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