Annabel McCaffery who swam as a young girl, had at least a 12 year period without any swimming, but now she has completed her degree and graduated with a first class degree, it has allowed her a little time to focus of other areas. Annabel works with vulnerable adults in the local area, and has decided to take on the Great North Swim raising money for Stockport without Abuse. Annabel has started swimming 3 times a week and is already into the swing of it. With encouragement and banter from her Dad we feel very proud to have Annabel back training with us. Annabel hasn’t done open water before and will be looking forward to the warmer weather to get practicing the open water. RFS will provide here with coaching both in the pool and open water. Annabel is a dedicated young lady that puts others before herself, show your support and sponsor her here.
Recently Gary McCaffery has just qualified in a specific lifting qualification at level 5, the power lifting and Advanced Strength & Conditioning course has increased his knowledge and experience. The lifting isn’t just for increasing muscle size It’s more relevant to recruiting muscle fibres and improving overall strength for explosive sports specific movements. Weight lifting has become more popular with both females and males as now people are finally realising the potential gains in training smartly with weights in a structured correct format, weights can be dangerous when performed incorrectly , but massively beneficial when structured appropriately for your sport, it is a difficult concept to get the balance right without the knowledge and experience, for tuition on techniques and structured programmes, which you can do either at home, in a gym or with us on a one to one or small group basis, do not hesitate to ask.
RFS offer competitive swimmers the opportunities to have intensity coaching and analysis on a one to one basic. We have several swimmers accessing this coaching from local clubs, to gain more bespoke technique work and individual time with a coach to allow more work on race specific’s such as dive, turns and underwater work. For more details contact 07939020805. We currently have Miles Kilen, Isobel Lester and Alex Shardlow who have just gained several midland qualifying times, supported by additional training with RFS.
Alongside competitive swimming, we offer lessons to swimmers who find things more difficult. The quiet one to one lessons allow swimmers to have focused, full contact time, making dealing with fears, coordination and concentration issues more manageable, we welcome children with learning difficulties as we have the perfect environment to cater for their specific needs. The main goal with RFS lessons is that swimmer enjoy the water.
Sam Knight takes on the Paris Roubaix Sportive, after finishing Ironman training last year, Sam was looking for something different, the classic cobbles were calling him. The Paris Roubaix is a one day classic cycling race, with enormous history and prestige. The sportive allows amateur riders to ride the route and experience the course the day before the professional event. It is also known as the Hell of the North, as it is one of the oldest and most difficult races there is, with long challenged cobbled sections that require power, technique and bollocks. Sam is doing the sportive with a group of friends and will enjoying finishing this challenging ride on the famous Roubaix velodrome. The next day he can enjoy the beer and the pro event. Sam will than come back ready for the triathlon season.