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Coaching lessons with Robbie are a master stroke; Olympic star's swim tuition.

Byline: Chris Marzella

Keen swimmers got the chance to improve under the watchful eye of an Olympic medallist at Stirling University.

Dozens of swimmers were at the 50-metre swimming pool at the university on Saturday for a Scottish Swimming Skills and Drills class.

The classes are regular events for anyone who wants to become a better swimmer.

Olympic silver medallist Robbie Renwick was one of the coaches offering hints and tips on everything from better breathing to body position in the water.

Robbie said: "More and more people are seeing the benefits of swimming to their health and to their social life at local swimming clubs all over the country. Swimming is one of the most technical sports there is and these sessions allow everybody to improve their swimming technique."

Christine Rennie, who works at the Peak in Stirling, took part in the class. She said: "When you get into the water nobody cares about what age you are or what you look like or what shape you are. Getting back to basics can make the world of difference to your swimming technique and that makes swimming more fun."

Stirling-based swimming coach Morag Brown added: "You can pick up bad habits, so having a coach assess what you could improve on will make you a better swimmer and reduce the risk of injury." Take the plunge and get into swimming with Stirling's Masters Swimming Club. For information log onto www.stirlingswimming.co.uk/masters

When you get into the water nobody cares about what age you are Christine Rennie

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Having fun Christine Rennie, from The Peak, enjoys her session150118SWIM_10

All inclusive The classes are open to swimmers of all ages 150118SWIM_01

Full flow One swimmer puts the good techniques to use 150118SWIM_07

150118SWIM_02 Plunge This swimmer takes a dive into the university pool

Directions Coach Morag Brown gives pointers 150118SWIM_08

Leading the way Swimming coach Chris Grabham provides expert advice 150118SWIM_06

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Publication:Stirling Observer (Stirling, Scotland)
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Date:Jan 17, 2018
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