Coinciding with its state championships, Queensland hosted two Bio Island Australian Junior Excellence clinics this week.
Held at the Chandler pool on Tuesday and Thursday, more than 300 children between the ages of 9 and 13 took part in the lively and active sessions across the two days.
Rio Paralympic silver medallist Monique Murphy attended on Tuesday to give advice on skills and drills, while the program’s national ambassador, Jack McLoughlin took part in the second clinic to offer his words of wisdom and encouragement.
The feature clinics marked the sixth Bio Island Australia JX event of the season, with sessions already held in South Australia, New South Wales, Western Australia, Queensland and Victoria.
After helping launch the revitalised program back in April, McLoughlin said he was delighted to attend his second clinic of the season.
“As someone who took part in the program as a kid, I really love this role as national ambassador and also being able to give back to the sport which has given me so much,” he said.
“All the kids who took part in the clinics at Chandler were very enthusiastic and eager to learn which was great to see, so I hope they learnt some valuable lessons, skills and tips they can continue to use on their swimming journey.”
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