Search

Swimming champion Mark Foster teaches Islington children in crash course

17:18 09 March 2013

Mark Foster Swimming camp

Mark Foster Swimming camp

Dieter Perry

Swimming legend Mark Foster made a splash with Islington schoolchildren during a three-day crash course in the sport.

The former butterfly and freestyle champion and a team of coaches held a swimming camp with the Mark Foster Swimming Academy at Holloway School, Hilldrop Road, in partnership with the borough council’s leisure provider Aquaterra.

Some 60 young club level swimmers aged between 12 and 17 took part, with Aquaterra sponsoring four young athletes from the Anaconda Swimming Club, based at the Cally and Holloway pools, to also take part.

The five-time Olympian said: “The Mark Foster Swimming Academy had a very successful first swim camp in Islington. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with the bright stars of the future.

“We hope all the children who took part had as much fun as we did and took away key skills from the sport”.

Donna Donovan, whose son Tommy swims competitively with Anaconda Swimming Club, said: “He said he really enjoyed the experience and felt very inspired by the world champion and coaching team.”

Denise Davy, Aquaterra Manager for Holloway School out of hours sports facilities, said: “Sponsoring talented young Islington swimmers to attend the swim camp was an excellent way for us to help bring the benefits of health and fitness to the communities we work with.

“We’ve been delighted to have had the opportunity to work with a sportsman of Mark Foster’s calibre.”

0 comments

Latest News Stories

Yesterday, 17:15
Almost 500 fans participated in the fun run at the Emirates Stadium, alongside Bob Wilson and club mascot Gunnersaurus.

Hardy joggers from around the world join Bob Wilson and Gunnersaurus

Yesterday, 17:00
James and Bob

A former Big Issue seller and bestselling author of A Street Cat Named Bob has hit a milestone with his next charitable project, celebrating his extraordinary friendship with his feline friend.

Yesterday, 13:21
Joshua Ferrara, 10, makes a fowl friend  Pic: Carmen Valino

Families make four-legged friends at newly re-named Angel Centre

Yesterday, 09:51
Jojo, 8, was picked to be a mascot at Arsenal's semi final clash with Reading Pic: Arsenal / David Price.

Jojo picked from 34,000 to walk out with the Gunners at Wembley today

Most read news

Competitions

Glen Moray whiskey could be winging its way to you.

The Glen Moray Classic is a classic Speyside single malt and forms the starting point for the Classic Range.

Seasons 1-4 on Blu-ray, as well as a shiny new Sony Blu-ray player could be coming your way!

To celebrate the fifth series of George RR Martin and HBO’s epic fantasy Game of Thrones, Ladbrokes is giving away a series one to four Blu-ray box set along with a Sony Blu-ray player to one lucky winner!

Digital Edition

Image
Read the $m.global.archantvariables.NewspaperTitle e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder