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EASTER 2017 SWIM CAMP

Exciting news! We are holding another two day swim camp at Welbeck Defense College, Leicestershire, this Easter holidays, come and join us!

The camp will be held on the 8th & 9th of April and will cover all 4 strokes over the 2 day camp, including live demonstrations.

There will also be land based sessions focusing on pre-pool work and injury prevention, and classroom sessions where swimmers will be able to get involved and ask Amy and Joe any questions they may have.

The camp will cost £75 per day, and you will get a free Swim Swift Elite swim cap. You will be able to attend either one or both days.

If you would like to sign up for the camp or would like any more information, please get in touch either by email at info@swimswiftelite.co.uk or by phone on 07815 021591.

Not long to go to secure your place! We hope to see you there!

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NEW – 2017 – NEW

International Swim Camp With Swim Swift Elite

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After the success of the inaugural Swim Camp in September 2016, INCroatia is teaming up again with Swim Swift Elite and Jamieson Swimming (Michael Jamieson) to host the Easter Camp 2017.

Working with Olympian, World, European and Commonwealth medal winners, young swimmers (aged 13 to 19) will immerse themselves in a world of elite swimming techniques while improving already acquired ones.

Sign up, perfect your swimming technique during this memorable week in Croatia!

Price: 610 EUR per person (10% discount for returning swimmers).

Check out the video here!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5rQkjaPPfY

Swim Camps UK

LOOK OUT FOR MORE DATES LATER THIS YEAR

Two days of intensive technical coaching

Join us if you aspire to be the best!

Throughout the year, our various camps will allow you to perfect your stroke techniques, improve your starts & turns, work on your race tactics, and much more. Keep an eye out for camps covering specific skills & strokes you would like to improve!

Using modern land training techniques, core & flexibility training in an environment focused towards excellence at our fantastic facilities. As Olympians we know what it takes to reach the pinnacle of our sport and we are keen to pass on this knowledge to you.

Motivational speeches, nutritional advice, racing psychology plus other talks and Q&A will be delivered. All aimed to inspire and give you that Olympic experience.

Aimed at competitive club swimmers striving for county qualification and above, aged 10-16.

FAQ’s

What age did you start swimming?

Joe: I began swimming around 6 yrs old at learn to swim classes.

Amy: I was still scared of water aged 7 so it was after this my parents decided I should have swimming lessons to be safe.

Biggest sporting achievement?

Joe: Holding a Commonwealth record and qualifying for the Olympic Games.

Amy: Making it to the Olympics had always been something that I dreamed of, but when I was younger I never expected to get there. Competing at the Olympic Games was definitely one of my biggest sporting achievements. Alongside this, my international individual bronze medal in the 100m Freestyle at the European short course championships in 2011 was a massive achievement for me.

Biggest influences in your career?

Joe: My parents, would have been impossible to do without their support at a young age. As a senior my coach Ian Armiger at Loughborough Uni.

Amy: My parents were also a fantastic influence on my career. They wanted me to do something I loved and never pushed me more than I wanted to be pushed, but were supportive with whatever decisions I made in my career. I couldn’t have done it without them.

Who are your sporting role models?

Joe : Randy Couture (UFC Hall of Famer)

Amy: When I was young I enjoyed watching Alison Sheppard MBE swim. She was a British and Scottish swimmer that went to 5 Olympic Games and swam the events that I swam. More recently, I think Natalie Coughlin is a great role model. She is an American swimmer who had won 12 Olympic Medals, and at the age of 32 she obviously loves swimming. She does everything right and is very professional, and reaps the rewards for it.

What size are your feet?

Joe: Odd question always asked by young swimmers. I blame Ian Thorpe! UK size 11

Amy: Not usually one that female swimmers get asked so much, but I am a size 8.

What other sports are you interested in?

Joe: I enjoyed tennis and athletics when growing up. Now an avid MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) fan.

Amy: I don’t religiously follow any other sport, but I love watching most other sports. Especially athletics and gymnastics.

What was your first swimming club?

Joe: Rotherham Metro

Amy: Kidderminster Swimming Club, which later merged with Stourport Swimming Club to form what is still known as Wyre Forest Swimming Club.

What is your favorite event?

Joe: 200 IM

Amy: My favourite event tends to change, and it can depend on how well I am doing at it at the time! Most of the way through my career, my favourite events have been the 50m and 100m freestyle, although I always thought the 200m freestyle was a brilliant event to watch with all of the pacing and tactics involved, and I always wished I was better at it. Towards the end of my career I enjoyed having a change, and the 50m butterfly became my most enjoyable event.