WODONGA Swimming Club coach Jenny Weldon has struck silver — an Australian Swimming Coaches and Teachers’ Association silver licence.
The Swimming Australia accredited licence allows Weldon to plan, conduct and evaluate advanced training programs suitable for swimmers competing at state and Australian age championship level.
The club’s director of coaching, Michael Ursu, said the licence was a huge benefit to the club.
“Jenny has worked hard to gain this accreditation and she deserves it after all the work she has done,” Ursu said. “She had to demonstrate an ability to coach state and national level swimmers.
“This involved stroke correction and performance evaluation as well as preparing specific training programs.
“She has played a major role in getting the club ranking to 11th in the state. We now have 16 state and five national swimmers in our high-performance squad.”
Club president Harald Stadelmann said Weldon’s licence could help the club’s swimmers gain medals at the Victorian Country Championships in Sale this weekend.
Weldon lives in Myrtleford and travels several times a week to run training at the Wodonga Sports and Leisure Centre.
Her day starts at 3.30am and she has clocked up many kilometres studying for her licence.