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British swimmers set for crunch altitude training

by ZwemZa on January 22nd, 2018

Cover blocksWith the Commonwealth Games, European Championships and British Championships all lined up for 2018, it is set to be a busy year full of medal chances for Britain’s swimmers.

And in preparation for the hectic months ahead, some of the country’s top swimming talent will be put through their paces in a three-week altitude camp in Colorado.

Sixteen British swimmers – a mix of seasoned professionals and promising juniors who are transitioning to senior level, will be based at the USA Olympic Training Complex as part of the World Class Programmes’ National Altitude Strategy.

The camp’s purpose is designed to prepare athletes to compete on the international stage and is four in a series of ten in the run up to Tokyo 2020.

Team Leader Tim Jones said: “These camps are an integral part of getting the most out of our swimmers and physiologically preparing them for the rigours of senior international competition.

“Each of our athletes has been given individual challenges for the camp – some may come away seeing immediate benefits from training at altitude, whereas others will be able to use it as part of their longer-term progression.”

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