Coach vindicated as swimmers win medals
IN charge of the Western Suburbs Swimming Club for five years, Adam Eiseman's motivation level has never been higher heading into summer.
Entering his sixth season coaching the club, Eiseman cannot recall a time when he wanted to get out of bed early was so intense as it was now.
Having watched two of his young swimmers prove their talent and return from Melbourne's national school-level event with medals, the 'Westies' coach is bursting to get into training and begin the journey to even bigger success.
In fact, Eiseman's goals are as high as ever after Thomas Crossley and Jai Hansen won medals at the Australian Schools Swimming and Diving Championships held recently.
"This is my sixth season now, it feels like yesterday," Eiseman said. "It is by far my biggest result.
"It definitely gives you different goals, club and personal, you need to feel something new to motivate you and it makes the job more enjoyable."
Previously, a few medals here and there at state level were the highest accolades swimmers under Eiseman had earned.
For the coach, the result proves his teaching and training program is up to scratch.
While he is not working for results only, the positive feedback of people around the club is a confirmation for Eiseman that he is on the right track.
"I write my own sets on what we need to work on," he said. "I don't want kids to have results and not find it again.
"If they can get personal bests you can't ask for too much more."
About the ramp up from sporadic training sessions to nearly 10 every week in addition to competition, Eiseman and his team of swimmers are aiming at beginning with local successes to build on as the season progresses.
Already seeing some early form in the water, the coach sees no reason to stay in bed of a morning when there is training to do.
"We are working alright in the water so hopefully we can keep it going and get these goals," he said.