Former Olympian takes head spot at Otters Club

August 25, 2016   ·   0 Comments

The Orangeville Otters Swim Club has acquired former Olympian Rob Taylor as its new head coach.

Taylor represented Canada at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games and is a Commonwealth Games silver medalist.

Taylor runs a technique focused program but also seeks to help swimmers improve their aerobic capacity, kicking ability, body weight / core strength, racing skills, flexibility, nutrition and mental preparation.

His program focuses on training well rounded athletes who will be able to use these skills throughout their life both in and out of the pool.

While he addresses these aspects during training, Taylor still looks to make workouts fun for his swimmers.

“I am excited to be joining the Orangeville Otters and get this season started,” Taylor said of joining the local Club. “I love swimming and have loved it my whole life. I look forward to bringing my experience and enthusiasm, along with our other established coaches, to the Club and help the swimmers reach their swimming goals whatever they may be.”

The Orangeville Otters Swim Club commences its season in September.

Taylor will be holding a swim trial on Friday, August 19, from 6:30 p.m to 8:30 p.m. at the Alder Street arena pool.

Anyone with an interest in competitive swimming or improving their swimming technique between ages six to 16 are welcome to attend.

No pre-registration is required.

Interested swimmers can just show up for 6:30 p.m.

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