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Free swimming masterclass with double Olympian

Whether you have a little one who is a keen swimmer or you just want to improve your own technique, why not come along to a free masterclass hosted by an Olympic swimmer?

On Sunday, 29 October, double Olympian Ekaterina Avramova will lead a series of free masterclasses at Gurnell Leisure Centre in Ealing. The event, which is being sponsored by leisure operator Better, will celebrate the huge success of Gurnell’s junior swim programme, which now has more than 4,000 members.

Ekaterina Avramova offers free swimming masterclasses
Ekaterina Avramova, Olympic swimmer

Ekaterina will run a series of 30-minute masterclasses, tailored to each group’s ability. Activities will include fun exercises, advice on technique and performance improving tips. She will also share some of her personal experiences competing at the Olympics, World and European championships. On completing the masterclass, participants will be able to enjoy a photo opportunity and further free leisure swim session. The free sessions are open to children from age seven, up to adults.

A member of Ealing Swim Club, Ekaterina competes at the very highest level in swimming. She is a European Championship finalist, World Championship semi-finalist and competed at both the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic games. She is also supported by the GLL Sport Foundation.

Ekaterina Avramova, said: “I train at Gurnell Leisure Centre and I’m delighted they now have so many swimmers on their junior swim programme. I’m thankful to the GLL Sports Foundation for the support it offers me. This is my chance to give a little back and hopefully share some of my experience with the local community.”

The masterclasses on Sunday, 29 October are:

  • 3-3.30pm – 7 to 9 year-olds
  • 3.30-4pm – 10 to 12 year-olds
  • 4-4.30pm – 13 to15 year-olds
  • 4.30-5pm – adults aged 16+

To book a place on one of the free masterclasses email Agnieszka.Bujakowska@GLL.org

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