Minister Norton urges local coaches to grasp everything ….as GASA’s Intermediate coach’s clinic opens today!

The Guyana Amateur Swimming Association (GASA) will be embarking on three coach’s clinics for the year 2018.

The first of three will be declared open this evening at the National Aquatic Center at Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara.

(From left) Dr. George Norton, Minister of Social Cohesion with responsibility for Culture, Youth and Sport, Assistant Director of Sport, Ms. Melissa Dow-Richardson and Mr. Ivan Persaud, President of the Guyana Amateur Swimming Association.

The five-day coaching will be facilitated by the coach of Columbia’s National Swimming Team, Mr. Fabio Toro.

Minister of Social Cohesion with responsibility for Culture, Youth and Sport, Dr. George Norton, has expressed pleasure at the hosting of the exercise.

“I must commend the GASA for being dedicated to hosting these coaching clinics. I believe that Guyanese athletes have great potential, and with improved guidance and training from their coaches, we can achieve great things,” Dr. Norton said.

The Minister is urging local coaches to make full use of the opportunity to learn from a coach of Toro’s caliber.

“I want to see our coaches fully grasping all that comes out from these sessions, so that they can better themselves and all the athletes that depend on them for direction and leadership. Mr. Toro is an esteemed coach and we are very fortunate that he is here to assist us,” Dr. Norton added.

Minister Norton also thanked the International Swimming Federation, better known as FINA, for their support to Guyana, over the years.

Meanwhile, according to President of the GASA, Ivan Persaud, this coaching clinic is a roll over from a clinic that was supposed to have been held in November of last year.

“Every year, we have two clinics, but last year we only hosted one, so this year, we will be having three coaching clinics,” Persaud said.

Minister of Social Cohesion with responsibility for Culture, Youth and Sport, Dr. George Norton engages Mr. Ivan Persaud, President of the Guyana Amateur Swimming Association (GASA), as Assistant Director of Sport, Ms. Melissa Dow-Richardson looks on.

 

 

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