Moment makes long awaited pool return
Updated: Oct 26, 2020
Press report via The Scarborough News
Sports Reporter Daniel Gregory:
Swimmers at Scarborough Swimming Club have been thrilled to be able to return to training in new Covid safe sessions. Even for the better athletes in the club, who are willing to commit to early morning training sessions starting at 5am, it has been a very welcome return to the water. The Coaches have been impressed with the how quickly all the swimmers have adapted to the new Covid safe routines, the swimmers enthusiasm and how hard they have been working.
For 14yr old Joseph Moment , he is especially relieved to be back training. After a hugely successful Spring Yorkshire Championships early in 2020, which saw Joseph starting the year in impressive style, earning pleasing personal best times in all 12 of his qualified events, 10 x Top Ten Finishes, 7 x Medals and crowned Yorkshire Champion for his 800m Freestyle event, he was on track to make his first Junior National qualification times!
The Covid lockdown that followed was very disappointing, so he was delighted to have his achievements recognised by Everyone Active, who manage the pool at Scarborough Sports Village. He has been invited onto their Sporting Champions Scheme for 2020/2021 and given free membership to all their Leisure Centres along with opportunities to attend mentoring sessions with Sporting Champion ambassadors. Joseph was further delighted to also be recognised by Swim England and selected for their National Development program.
With Covid safe restrictions in place , Club Chairman Sam Greetham of Scarborough Swimming Club has supported Joseph in his return to training, with a full coaching program, led by former international swimmer and Great Britain Coach, Dave Legge which is accessible by the whole club. He attended the first of his National level Camps during early October. The Camps covering the importance and impact of good nutrition and hydration , preparation for training and recovery, along with discussions on the importance of long term goal setting and developing as a whole athlete using the 5 Pillars of Coaching , Technical, Tactical, Physical, Psychological and Lifestyle. He is looking forward to putting his training into practice once competitive swimming can resume.
Joseph says “ The Zoom camp was really interesting, helping me to understand my goals and giving me confidence to take my swimming to the next level. I would like to thank all my SSC Coaches for their support and I am excited to continue my journey as an elite level junior swimmer.”