Interview Snippet: Val Kalmikovs

Val Kalmikovs is the president of the Keppel Islands Swimming Association and organiser of the Swim Around Keppel.

Details

Date: 22 August 2020
Interview number: 034
Interviewees: Val Kalmikovs, President of the Keppel Islands Swimming Association (KISA) and organiser of the Swim Around Keppel
Venue:
Great Keppel Island, Queensland

Description

We met up with Val on Great Keppel Island to learn more about the Keppel Islands Swimming Association he founded and the association’s main fundraising event, the Great Keppel Island Swim.

We also talked through his swimming career that took him to two Olympics (1996 & 2000) as a breaststroker, and subsequently his international career in coaching and swimming pool facilities management. Val also swam the English Channel in 2019 and has a passion for growing the long-distance side of the sport in Australia.

A little snippet

In this snippet from the full podcast interview, Val talks about how KISA and the Swim Around Keppel came about and the objectives of each.

 

 

The full interview with Val will feature on a new podcast episode coming soon…

 

Event Details

Name: Swim Around Keppel
Website: www.swimaroundkeppel.com.au

Share:

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on email
Email
mood_bad
  • No comments yet.
  • Add a comment

    RELATED ARTICLES

    ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #020 – Vlad Mravec

    Vlad Mravec is well known in Sydney for being the go-to coach for long-distance open water swimming, with many of his prodigies completing Ocean’s 7 swims around the globe.

    Season runs from 1 Oct to 30 April. Some contact out of season.

    Be informed

    Join 10k+ swimmers who hear about upcoming ocean swims & get tips from us

    Every swim, every state. 220+ swims!