Masters Swimming Australia Thailand Training Camp 2017
Thailand Swim Camp 2017
As winter settles in Australia, join MSA’s swim training camp in tropical Phuket. Award winning coach Alan Gofrey will assist you to attain your swimming goals. Whether you want to improve your stroke and swimming efficiency or have a goal to swim the English Channel this camp is for you.
Your home for the week is the world class Thanyapura sports complex in Phuket. Alan will coach 2 training sessions daily in the state of the art 50m pool. During the day you will have time to explore the area, sit by the pool or head to the beach with Alan for Open Water skills and training. Or you might want to sign up for one of the cooking courses on offer.
Sunday 11 June
Arrival transfer to Thanyapura.
4pm – 5.30pm- Meet your coach and fellow swimmers on pool deck – 50m pool
After your shower head to DiVine the award winning organic restaurant for a sumptuous buffet dinner.
Monday 12 June – Saturday 17 June
7am – 8.30am
Training session followed by buffet breakfast
Optional Open Water swim training at the beach with Alan, or free time to explore the area and the resort.
4pm – 5.30pm
Buffet dinner in the restaurant. Alan will always be on hand to answer your swimming questions.
Sunday 18 June
7am – 8.30am
Training session and breakfast.
Sadly it is time to say goodbye to Alan and your new swim friends.
Transfer to Phuket airport.
Cost: $1750 pp twin share (land only)
$2200 pp single room
• 7 night’s accommodation
• Breakfast daily
• Dinner daily
• All coaching sessions
• Transfers to beach for Open Water training
• Free wi-fi
• Access to the resort’s sport and health facilities
• Lunch (sample the local eateries)
• Travel insurance
For more information about joining a masters club visit Masters Swimming Australia
To secure your place on this trip complete the online booking form - we will then send you an invoice for $500 deposit - balance due April 2017. Cousins Tours & Travel are a fully licensed travel agency and can assist with your airfares, travel insurance and any pre or post travel arrangements.
Meet Alan Godfrey
Alan has swum most of his life – mainly to keep himself centred, and to have a focus; as well as to be fit and keep his weight down! Part of the reason he does reasonably [relatively] well now is that the other swimmers Alan grew up competing against have all stopped swimming, [emulating Steven Bradbury really!] Some of Alan's early memories include training in the squad with Lee Morgan, Shane Gould, Karen and Narelle Moras, and others with Forbes Carlile in Sydney; he was in the slow lane! Alan has seen many changes in masters swimming, starting from beginning Aussi days with Coogee_Randwick in the early '80's, and then Powerpoints in the late 1980's.
Alan has been an active member of all the clubs that he has joined; and thinks it is important to give back in some way to your club. Alan has been a member of Powerpoints in the past, being Vice President back in 1988-89. Alan swam with the strong Powerpoints contingent at the 2nd World Masters Swimming Championships at the Gold Coast in 1988. In 2008 Alan competed in the World Masters Championships in Perth, swimming for North Sydney. He won a silver and a bronze in the 100 and 200 Backstroke; was 4th in the 200 Freestyle and 200 Medley; and was part of the gold medal winning team which set a National record in the 200+ 4x50m Freestyle relay.
Alan has been a registered Masters Swim coach since 2007, and he is currently coaching at several clubs. Alan still tries to train at least 3 times a week, and hopes to keep competing; though over shorter distances now. As a coach Alan tries to prepare swimmers and help them to accomplish their goals. He is very technique oriented; the idea being that improvements come with better technique, as well as improved fitness.