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Olympic gold medallist joins Noosa Aquatic Centre team

If you’re an adult looking to refine your stroke technique and improve your swimming, how about an Olympic gold medallist to help get you across the line?
The Noosa Aquatic Centre has introduced an evening squad for adults and the new coach is three-time Olympian John Konrads!
John astounded the sporting world when at the age of 15 he broke all world freestyle records from 200m to 1500m.  He represented Australia at the 1956, 1960 and 1964 Olympic Games, winning gold in the 1500m freestyle at the Rome Olympic Games and bringing home three gold medals from the 1958 Commonwealth Games.
His status as a swimming legend is recognised by the International Hall of Fame, the Australian Sports Hall of Fame and at the Sydney International Aquatic Centre.
John now resides in Sunrise Beach and is as passionate as ever about the sport he loves. When asked about the new evening adult squad he replied if our elite swimmers do stroke work once a week, then so will we.
Noosa Aquatic Centre Co-ordinator Stephen James said he is delighted to welcome John to the Noosa Aquatic Centre.
“We recognised a gap in the market for an evening squad and to have John Konrads, an Olympic gold medallist able to deliver this program is fantastic,” he said.
Adult squad with John Konrads is held on Thursday evenings at 5.30 – 7.00pm and you can join the squad at any time during the session.
For full details contact Noosa Aquatic Centre on 5448-0288.
Noosa Aquatic Centre, 6 Girraween Crt, Sunshine Beach