It was a whirl wind couple of days in the Kimberley for Olympic swimmers Geoff Huegill, Libby Trickett, Matt Welsh and Ashley Callus and the kings and queens of Australian water polo Alicia McCormack, Thomas Whalan, Paul Oberman and Mel Rippon, who were in the region as part of the BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series community activation from Sunday 21 April to Thursday 25 April.
A star studded team of Olympic swimmers and water polo players will make a splash in the Kimberleys from April 21 to April 25 as part of the BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series community program where they will teach children the fundamentals of swimming and water polo in a string of free clinics
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22 September 2012
Over a 150 budding swimmers and water polo players took over the Bunbury South West Aquatic Centre and Busselton Geographe Leisure Centre today, to partake in the first regional clinic of the BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series Community Program.
Olympians Travis Nederpelt and Danielle Woodhouse created quite the fan fair in the pool swimming laps, playing goaly and going head to head in a series of exciting pool games. These clinics offer kids in rural Western Australia the opportunity for Olympic Athletes like Travis and Danielle to share the sporting success they have achieved throughout their career, as well as promoting the message that living an active and healthy lifestyle can be achieved through the participation in sports like swimming and water polo.
With the expert assistance of Swimming WA’s Coach Education and Development Coach, Michael Shaw and Water Polo WA’s Competition and Development Manager Tibor Serees, the two hour clinic gave the kids aged between 6-12 a chance to learn the fundamentals of swimming and water polo plus an insight into what it takes to become and Olympic athlete.
The community program aims to reach thousands of young Western Australians, inspiring a new generation of kids to get involved with swimming and water polo.
The BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series Community Program, delivered by Swimming Australia in conjunction with Swimming WA and Water Polo WA, will see a number of past and present high profile athletes embark on a regional tour that will engage rural Western Australians through the BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series and its sports.