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TO MAKE A SPLASH: Jade Edmistone swimming in the semi-final of the women's 100m breaststroke at the 2007 Australian Short Course Swimming Championships at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre. She will be at the Boyne Tannum Bullets Swimming Club on Saturday.
TO MAKE A SPLASH: Jade Edmistone swimming in the semi-final of the women's 100m breaststroke at the 2007 Australian Short Course Swimming Championships at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre. She will be at the Boyne Tannum Bullets Swimming Club on Saturday. Quinn Rooney

SWIMMING: Athletes from the Boyne Tannum Bullets Swimming Club have the chance to mingle with the best.

That's because five-time world record holder, entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker Jade Edmistone, will host an an ONCORE Coaching clinic on Saturday between 11am-1pm.

Edmistone, 35, who retired in 2009, was in the Australian Swim Team between 2004 and 2008 and is also a three-time world champion.

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"I've organised the clinic there with their head coach Kate (Bell) and work with her swimmers for a clinic and have a chat with them about my journey in the sport as a youngster and the things that I have achieved," she said.

"I actually specialise in fundamental aquatic swimming with The Oncore Academy where we focus on the basics of floating and balancing and learning how to move in the water."

Edmistone also said the use of core stabilising muscles for better body positioning, balance and stability, will also be explained.

The Encore Academy product was founded back in 2012 and Edmistone wanted to give back into a sport that has provided so much for her.

"The last couple of years have been about getting out and about running clinics and showing coaches and swimming clubs and swim schools on how to use the product and how they can integrate that into what they do on a daily basis," Edmistone said.

The world champion said that while results are not where they should be on the Australian elite swimming stage, the sport itself is in a good state from the grass-roots level and above.

"It is a good sport and it's always a favourite in Australia," she said.

"I don't think it's ever not going to be one of our favourite sports given where we live in the environment.

"Obviously Australia has a bit of a challenge at the moment in terms of our results on the big stage not being where the expectation is, but they've got a little bit of work there to build the high-performance end back up to where it was.

"There are certainly a lot of kids out there trying their best to make the Australian team and anything I can do to help in that regard is what I love."

Edmistone has worked with Olympic coach Stephan Widmer OAM, Rockhampton Swimming Club head coach Shane Kingston and University of Queensland mentor David Heyden.

"That' what I love about it because I get to work with everyone in between as well," Edmistone said of the various levels of coaches she has worked with.

She said it's a busy period for her during the summer season.

"I was on the road just last week in Roma and Chinchilla and those sorts of places and pretty much every week I will be somewhere doing something," Edmistone said.

When asked about her achievements, Edmistone's response was somewhat surprising.

"On reflection, I don't think I did reach my full potential, but in saying very happy with what I was able to achieve for sure and certainly can't be upset with those results," she said.

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