Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School host experts for a swimming skills session

National swimmers Heidi Gan and Ryan Evernden visited Bunbury on Saturday to help improve the skills of the Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School swimming students.

National swimmers Heidi Gan and Ryan Evernden visited Bunbury on Saturday to help improve the skills of the Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School swimming students.

A clinic aimed at improving swimming techniques saw 25 Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School students put under the microscope of two leading West Australian swimmers last Saturday. 

Heidi Gan and former Grammar student Ryan Evernden hosted the year four to 11 students at South West Sports Centre for the session. 

Secondary swimming coach Bob Marshall said it was an ideal chance for students to learn some great skills and enjoy the company of their schoolmates. 

“The swim clinic was an opportunity for students to learn from the best coaches in Western Australia,” Mr Marshall said. 

“Heidi and Ryan were great coaches and I think the student’s swimming will benefit greatly.”

Evernden has competed at various national swimming championships and made the final of the 200 metres breaststroke at the 2015 Australian World Championship trials. He is also  the co-founder and head coach of Formidable Strength and Conditioning. 

Heidi Gan is a dual Olympian and gold medalist of the 2017 Asian Games. She is considered one of Malaysia’s most successful swimmers of all-time after becoming the first Malaysian to represent her country in the open water marathon swim at the 2012 Olympic Games. 

Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School is the only Swimming WA gold accredited school, hosting a strong swimming program for primary and secondary students. 

For more information about the program, contact 9722 6000.