Sam Kan – our speaker.
Mini Theatre, Level 4 Tower Block
1 April 2017 – 9am to 5pm
DO YOU EVER FEEL STIFF OR SUFFER FROM MUSCLE ACHES AFTER SWIMMING? Is your training heavy, repetitive, one-sided, or is it light? Do you also work out in the gym regularly? Then this is the workshop for you! Learn how to identify the areas of discomfort in your body and prevent injuries that may disrupt your training regimen.
HOW CAN YOU DO THAT? You need to start by stretching your muscles in a safe manner. When you exercise intensively, your muscles develop tightness and become shortened. By stretching a shortened muscle, you can change the way you move. Your body can then work in a more efficient way and you feel less fatigue, which results in lesser risk of injury. By identifying the key muscles to stretch, your body can be optimally balanced for training and competition.
To register for this event, please go below to our Google Form – closing date for registration 15 March 2017 – limit to Swimming Section members, 30 persons. If you register, but fail to turn up your account will be charged RM30.
1. ACHES AND PAINS
• What are shortened muscles and lengthened muscles ?
• What is the physiology behind pain ?
2. ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
• What are the key muscle groups used in swimming ?
• How does stretching help to release tension ?
3. PRACTICAL DEMONSTRATION
• Useful stretching techniques for spine, shoulder, upper & lower extremities
• Understanding postural alignment and correction
4. QUESTION & ANSWER
Sam Kan has over 20 years of clinical experience in musculoskeletal physiotherapy in hospital and outpatient private practices in Singapore. He was previously the resident physiotherapist for Singapore’s National Water Polo team and also worked with the National Swimming team during international competitions. Sam has extensive experience treating and preventing chronic pain and has a deep interest in how the mental and emotional health of a person can affect their physical state.
He is currently the Clinical Director of Bodyworks Studio, a physiotherapy practice in Singapore. His practice emphasises the mind/body connection and how lifestyles and beliefs can have a profound impact on the body. Sam believes in an integrated approach to treating pain and has dedicated his years of clinical practice to empowering people to take charge of their own wellbeing. Sam is well known for presenting workshops in a simple, fun and practical manner.
Our crazy swim team did it again! We won the 53rd Penang State Age Group for the 6th year in the row – the Chief Minister Challenge Trophy for the most gold medals – 61 and the PASA President’s Challenge trophy for the most points – 1836.
This swim competition was held at Chinese Swimming Club over the weekend – 10, 11 and 12 February. It was an extremely exhausting weekend, but the swimmers did their best. They made every point count and every one contributed to the team’s overall success.
It was a close fight, but we did not give up in despair. On Sunday morning, after an exhausting two days, the team was confronted with the fact that Chinese Swimming Club (CSC) was ahead of us by almost 100 points and we tied for gold medals. Well, everyone took a deep breath and did not give up – we pushed ahead and made up for the lost points. We finished almost 100 points ahead overall – helped by some Meet Records, Penang State Group Records and a strong showing in the relays. Well done everyone!!
A big THANK YOU to our Coaches – Coach Heng, Lee Chek and Coach Liu; our swimmers; the Section Committee; the parents and supporters; and not least the Main Committee of our Club who have supported and helped us all the way. Without you, we would not have achieved this success.
Milo 1 will be held at the Pusat Akuatik Darul Ehsan, in Shah Alam Selangor from the 22nd to 23rd of April 2017. The team will travel down on the 21st and return on the 23rd. Parents are welcome to come and support the team.
Please register for the swim competition below. Closing date will be 22nd of February 2017, so that we can book accommodation and other administrative details.
Please use the following address to access the team calendar from other applications. You can copy and paste this into any calendar product that supports the iCal format.
The 53rd Penang Amateur Swimming Association State Age Group Swimming Championship 2017 will be held on the 10th to 12th of February 2017. All swimmers from our swim team are encouraged to participate. This is an entry level meet and a very good experience for all swimmers.
Closing date for electronic submission is 20th December 2016.
Please print out the Parent’s Permission and Indemnity to PASA – it is pages 8 and 9 of the invitation letter.
Please print out the PASA Swimmer’s Registration Form below. This must be manually filled in and signed. We must submit to PASA for their records. Please submit this to the Coaches, by the 20th of December 2016. A photo of the swimmer and copy of NRIC/birth cert/passport is required. This is stated at the bottom of the form.
Swimmers who meet the qualifying times at PASA 2017, will be eligible to represent the state of Penang at the National Age Group Swimming Competition.
Venue: Pusat Akuatik Shah Alam, Selangor
Date: 25th to 27th November 2016 – the team travels down on the 24th.
Closing Date for Entry: 15 October 2016
Date: 24th September 2016
Venue: Kompleks Permata, Paya Terubong
Closing Date for registration: 6 September 2016
We have had a busy summer. Over the course of two months, we have had swimmers attend:
(a) SUKMA 2016 in Sarawak
(b) the 12th SICC Swimming Championships in Singapore
(c) Milo/NSC/SportExcel Grand Final in Kuala Lumpur
Next week, we are off to the Selangor Short Course and that will be our last meet until the President’s Cup in November…. It will be back to intensive training for the next few months to up our game for November.
Well done to all our medalists and swimmers who have improved their personal best times. It goes to show that commitment during training every day will lead to improvements during the meets.
Training Schedule 2016
The Swimming Section Committee would like to stress that the Masters’ training and stroke correction facilities can only be enjoyed by Swimming Section members. If you are not a member of our Section, please sign up at the office.
Venue: Pusat Akuatik Shah Alam
Dates: 26 to 28 August 2016
Closing Date: 15th of July 2016