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Rio de Janeiro

Amy had the incredible opportunity to travel to Rio de Janeiro with the Para-triathlon team for the Paralympic games in September. Her role was general team support and working alongside the Physiotherapist as the soft tissue therapist. There was an initial holding camp using the fantastic facilities in Belo Horizonte, where the athletes completed their final preparations leading into the Games. With this being the first time that triathlon has been part of the Paralympic Games, there was a huge buzz of excitement on the team when travelling into Rio. With the race site being along Copacabana beach, there couldn’t have been a more picturesque & bustling setting for the athletes to make their debut. The team came away with 4 very much deserved medals, and also some unfortunately close 4ths & 5ths. It was a hugely successful debut Paralympic performance for the team, they all did a fantastic job and should be very proud. The visit was topped off with a last minute visit to Sugar Loaf Mountain and possibly to most stunning views of Copacabana beach. It was a fantastic experience which brought back some fond memories of competing myself in London 4 years earlier.

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Abingdon Camp August

We always have a great time running our two day technical camps. The staff and facilities are amazing which is why we continue to use this brilliant venue at Abingdon School. We received some lovely feedback from parents and swimmers alike. All four strokes were covered over the four pool sessions as well as our thoughts and journeys through swimming. Sharing our skills and experiences with the swimmers and seeing it make a difference with their techniques and enthusiasm for the sport keeps our passion for these camps running high!

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INCroatia Swim Camp 28.08 – 03.09.2016

Swim Swift Elite have teamed up with Michael Jamieson (London 2012 Olympic Silver Medallist) and INCROATIA to invite you to seven unforgettable days at the five-star spa, Aqua-Vivae.

This camp is organized for competitive swimmers aged 13-17 years.

Participants will immerse themselves in a world of elite swimming techniques whilst staying at “Aqua-Viva”, the largest pool complex in Croatia complete with advanced medicinal thermo-mineral water, modern-glass architecture, and rejuvenating spa facilities. It sits in the charming Krapinske Toplice, a village etched with vibrant greenery and crystal clear water. Participants can spend their free time exploring the Aqua park under constant surveillance by the camp leaders and INCroatia’s professional staff. Campers can also take a trip to the interactive museum, Krapina Neanderthal.

Extremely affordable prices for this 7 days camp will include, 6 nights accommodation, 3 buffet meals a day, 2 training session/day led by Olympians Joe Roebuck & Michael Jamieson, excursion to the Neanderthal museum, & English-language classes and appropriate non-swimming programs outside of practices.

For more information and to sign up please check out the link below.

http://www.incroatia.co/croatia-swim-camp/

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Abingdon Swim Camp August 2016!

Swim Swift Elite are delighted to announce the next swim camp they are running this year. It is to be our third camp held at Abingdon School. The fantastic world class facilities provided make it an easy decision to host this year’s summer camp there again!

The camp will be held on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th August, 2016.

Its Just £75.00 per day for this amazing experience.

Technical work on all four strokes will be covered as you learn from two Olympians, whilst trying some exciting drills. Improve your performances both in and out of the pool!

You’ll even receive a free swim cap!

For more information, please look at our ‘Swim Camps’ page, or contact us with any questions. Limited spaces available, book yours now!

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Worcester County Development Camp

We spent our 3rd full day with Worcester County ASA last weekend, and had a blast! It was a fun filled day with lots of technical drills in the pool, exciting land training, & team building. There was also an interactive classroom session to help swimmers look at how to set their individual long & short term goals, and bite-size ways of achieving them.

This time we focused on Butterfly & Backstroke in the pool, & we are now looking forward to working with the same group on Breaststroke & Freestyle in the pool at Malvern College in September!

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Coalville Swimming Club

Last weekend saw us visit Coalville swimming club, a local club just down the road. This was the second visit to Coalville since Swim Swift Elite began in 2014, and this time we focused on Breaststroke & Freestyle in the pool, nutrition & pre-race warm up in the classroom session. We had a great time working with the swimmers both in and out of the pool, even though there was quite a bit of sweeping up to do after our interactive nutrition session! Thank you for having us back at Coalville!

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‘Big Splash’ – Leicester City.

Joe & Amy were asked to make an appearance at the re-launch of Leicester City’s Learnt To Swim Scheme. Unfortunately Amy was out of the country with the GB Para triathlon team, so Joe attended on behalf of Swim Swift Elite.

Swim Leicester know the benefits of being confident in and around water, and how their swimming lessons can help overcome fear and nervousness. The Big Splash event offered an appearance by Olympian Joe Roebuck, who spoke the crowd about his career and the physical and mental benefits of learning to swim. There was also an appearance by the new mascot ‘Snappy the Shark’! The free taster sessions, led by Joe, was finished off with a mini gala and splash disco!

Great time had by everyone! Good luck to Leister Swim with their re-launch!

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Para triathlon European Championship success.

This was Amy’s 4th trip with the British Para triathlon team as part of a PT1 athlete’s transition crew, a soft tissue therapist, and general team support. After a long period of training & fewer competitions, it was fantastic to get back into the swing of things again and be part of the team. It was a tough course for the athletes, but all had travelled there with high expectations, and the team delivered! More spots were secured for Rio, and we have a number of European champions! You can find out more about the event through this link…                 http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/disability-sport/36397594

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Para canoe World Championship success

After working with the British Paracanoe team as a soft tissue therapist since February, Amy was lucky enough to be part of the staff team that travelled to Duisburg in Germany for the athletes World Championships! It was great to be part of such an upbeat and driven team, and learn more about how the sport works. The team delivered what they had set out to, and are now full steam ahead toward Rio! You can find out more about the event through this link… http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/disability-sport/36336176

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Birmingham University Swim Team.

It is always great to be invited to work with new people and a new swim team. This was the first time we have worked with a University squad before and it was a really positive and interesting dynamic to work with more seasoned swimmers. Our Starts & Turns Master-Class was designed for the University squads and ran with two different groups. After two pool sessions we finished off with a group presentation delivering some key messages to the swimmers and the opportunity for them to quiz us about our international careers.

The new swimming pool will soon be built at Birmingham Uni, something that head coach Gary is extremely giddy about! So we will look forward to visiting the swim team in their new pool of dreams soon!