Abingdon Vale Swimming Club has gone high-tech with 2 AquaCam Coach-Comm kits which allows their Swimming Coaches to communicate directly with swimmers wearing waterproof headsets. This direct radio connection means that real-time coaching can be provided on technique, as it happens in the pool, during training sessions.
Local Business Applications Provider, Cloud9Apps, based in Station Road, Henley on Thames, has stepped in to help Abingdon Vale by funding the kit, which was new on the market last year.
Cloud9Apps Managing Director, David Ross said "Swimming is a demanding sport requiring commitment and development of skills. As in business, we decided that anything that would help the coaches was a great investment in the club and the swimmers, and we look forward to seeing the results"
AVSC HeadCoach Amanda Ford took receipt of the training aids poolside and put them to use straight away. The waterproof headsets sit over the ears and at the back of the neck and don't interfere with any stroke, even Butterfly. "We'll be able to tweak stroke technique and provide encouragement directly 1:1 or to a group of headsets - its fun too and there will be no escape!"
The Swimming Club competes across Oxfordshire, the South East and Nationally and believes in maximising all swimmer potential through skills, nutrition, dry land training and fitness. CoChair Julia James said "AVSC is a non-profit making club with 150 members from all around the area - we rely on benefactors and sponsors like Cloud9Apps to make such purchases possible".
About Aquacam: Based in Austin, USA, the CoachCom solution was released last August http://aquacam.us/news
About Abingdon Vale Swimming Club
Abingdon Vale, a Swim 21 accredited club, has been a competitive swimming club since 1993. As one of the most successful clubs in the County, we were crowned Sports Club of the Year and Coach of the Year in 2011. The club continues to build on this and is growing in numbers, being based out of Abingdon and Radley Pools. We now have more swimmers than ever before who are winning County and Regional medals and qualifying for the British and National Championships
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