SHOWING THE WAY: Paralympian Michael Anderson provides tips for the Boyne Tannum Bullets.
SHOWING THE WAY: Paralympian Michael Anderson provides tips for the Boyne Tannum Bullets.

Bullets swim team inspired by Paralympian

THE Bullets got some back-up leading into the swimming season.

The Boyne Tannum Bullets Swimming Club had Paralympian Michael Anderson as their coach on Sunday.

Anderson took the squad through drills and skills. Nutrionist Casey Winsor and physiotherapist Klaas Banga educated them on the right practices out of the pool.

Bullets coach Heidi McMahon said it was unbelievable for Anderson to come to the region.

"They are in awe of Michael," she said. "If I had that attention, I'd be a happy coach."

Anderson said he understood what it was like to live in a regional town.

"I come from a rural town much smaller than this," he said.

"I'm just here to teach them the little things and ways to swim efficiently. It's not always a slog."

Squad member Troy Wright said it was good to learn about nutrition, condition and technique.

"Michael is very good for making sure everyone is having a go and improving our stroke," he said.

"What we've learnt today will help us perform at the next carnival."



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