25 March 2019
Olympian Swimmer, Jo Jackson coaches at Bingham
Saturday saw Jo Jackson, 3 time Olympian, World, European and Commonwealth medallist, not to mention 400 freestyle world record holder in 2009, visiting Bingham to give swimmer Maddie Benton a one to one coaching session. Jo had graciously donated her time as an auction prize at our Celebration Evening back in January for which the Bentons were the successful bidders.
Jo and Maddie worked specifically on her backstroke and freestyle and perhaps, unsurprisingly, Maddie took one second off her 100 free PB at the gala later that night. Ten more sessions like this and the Olympics beckon!
Having spoken with Mark, Jo has also expressed her willingness to help on future occasions - in the meantime may we wish her all the best for her new arrival in the summer.
Special thanks to Emma and Kate for liaising and helping to
secure this wonderful prize and raising funds for the club.