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Iron Swim Budapest Club
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This is the top of the club where it is an honor to belong to. However, with hard work the door is open for everyone, if they aiming to compete at national and international major events. Swimmers of this group train 8-10 gym and pool sessions per week lead by our professional staff.
Junior swimmers also prepare for age group competitions by doing 8-10 gym and pool workout per week with full body training compiled by physiotherapist. They work with the most modern equipment and methods trying to join the Elite group.
With 6-8 trainings per week and full body training compiled by physiotherapist we prepare our swimmers to be able to achieve the best possible result at their own age group nationals and sometimes at international youth competitions.
In case of the youngest swimmers we focus on intensive technical education and besides 5-6 pool trainings they start the age-specific full body training compiled by physiotherapist and we prepare them to step up the following level.
The goal is not only staying healthy. There are many swimmers who are motivated to prepare and compete at national and international masters competitions after they have finished their professional career or even without any previous professional swimming background. We provide them with the same quality professional support as the other groups of the club.
Árpád PetrovHead Coach
Árpád Petrov, Head Coach
He comes from a sport loving family and has more than fifteen years of foreign experience as a swim coach. He was an assistant coach for six years in Hungary, then he worked in Switzerland as a Head Coach of a club and as the Head Coach of the Junior Swiss National Team. He mostly had to achieve success with small groups and in modest environment, but he always did. In Hungary he assisted to swimmers competing in major international races, while in Switzerland he achieved milestones at national level.
’Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.’ (Seneca)
Lazar Zlatic, Coach
He is a swimmer and a coach. He missed the Rio Games by 1 second to qualify for the Serbian National Team, despite he feels, he still has time in the soprt to achive his goals as a swimmer. He loves to coach and he thinks he is a better coach than a swimmer. It is very important for him that kids enjoy the training sessions and have fun, but he takes his work very seriously. He tries to motivate his swimmers to fall in love with swimming as happened to him at the age of five.
“The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place and it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t how hard you hit; it’s about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done. Now, if you know what you’re worth, then go out and get what you’re worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hit, and not pointing fingers saying you ain’t where you are because of him, or her, or anybody. Cowards do that and that ain’t you. You’re better than that.” (Rocky)
Dániel Gogolák, Coach
He graduated as a PE-coach in Pécs. He was a competitive swimmer for nine years in Kőbánya. For him, swimming means an environment where he could escape from the rushing life, relax and if necessary, he can throw off the pressure via hard training. He worked with children for two years as swimming teacher.
“Good work needs time. It even needs a lot of time. Some needs less, but for the average ones, unfortunately, it can be much time, even years. However, during this period man can get to know himself and realize how strong he is.”
Bálint Sirkó, Coach
His parents run the swimming club in Tatabánya, his mother has been teaching swimming for 25 years and his father is a coach there. He grew up around the swimming pool, he was always there at the lessons, in the summer camps, then he became competitive swimmer. As he admitted he was more diligent than talented and before graduation he decided to choose studying instead of sporting career. He studied at Sports University and he was offered by his mentor to teach in the swim school of the university. He has been a swimming instructor for three years, and in Iron Swim Budapest he
has started to work as a swim coach, too.
‘I try to tell all of my swimmers to work hard even if nobody can see them. Motivation must come from inside. If they become successful and one day they step on the podium, everybody will watch them anyway.’
There is a moment every morning when you look in the mirror: Are you committed or are you not? (LeBron James)