Year 12 BTEC Sport students recently visited the McCaulays Health Club in Dinnaton to reinforce learning in their Unit 1 and 2 modules.
They were met by Manager Matt White, and Physiotherapist and Personal trainer, Nick Costiff. Matt gave them a tour of the recently refurbished facilities and Nick ran a strength and conditioning session, focused on swimming, which he uses to support the performance of the Dinnaton swimming club athletes. This enabled the students to see how their growing knowledge of anatomy, physiology and training is applied in real life situations.
The specificity of the training to achieve relevant performance gains was explained in detail and has provided the students with a more holistic understanding of links between theory and practice.
Students present: Tom S, James L, Jess Y, Oli L, Mason G, Luke V.