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Wimswim proves big hit at Roselands Aquatic Centre

Wimswim proves big hit at Roselands Aquatic Centre A women-only swim class in Roselands has become a huge success. No swim women only roselands aquatic centre swim women only roselands aquatic centre  

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One of the few women-only swim classes in NSW is now proving a big hit with women right across Sydney.
The Wimswim classes, held each Sunday at Roselands Aquatic Centre, have so far attracted more than 5,500 women over the past 10 years.
Wimswim instructor, Cathy Chen, said close to 600 women have already attended the classes this year, compared to around 550 for the entire year in 2016.
“These classes were started to encourage local women to attend but we now also help women from as far as Blacktown to have confidence in the water,” Ms Chen said.
Ms Chen, who swam competitively for the Beijing Institute of Technology, said when she came to Australia almost nine years ago, she wanted to stay involved in the sport.
“I gave up swimming competitively but I really enjoy swimming as a form of exercise and wanted to pass that onto other people,” Ms Chen said.​
“The women-only classes are so much fun to teach but also very fulfilling because some of these women have never learnt how to swim, and now I get to teach them a new life skill.
“They are tense in the first week but that changes very quickly.”
Ms Chen said while it was rewarding seeing the women learn the essential strokes, it was the change in their personality that she loved seeing the most.
“I like that these classes help make women feel more confident and less self-conscious with themselves,” Ms Chen said.
“These classes may seem like a little thing for many people but they make a huge difference to these women. No-one is here to judge or be judged.”
Wimswim is held from 9-11am on Sundays, with separate classes for 5-15 year olds and 16 years and over. Lessons cost $84.70 for 7 weeks for adults and $72 for 7 weeks for children 5-15 years of age. To enrol, or find out more, go to cb.city/wimswim​​

 15/08/2017 10:01 AM