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Britain’s next generation on road to Rio

8th October 2012

Great Britain’s future Olympic swimming hopefuls will hone their skills at a British Swimming Development Camp at Millfield School in Somerset from the 14th - 20th October.

The camp will see 24 talented young swimmers take part in an intensive skills camp, looking at fine tuning their skills and techniques under pressure in the pool.

We are going back to basics with this camp putting the main focus on skills.

Mark Perry, Head of Development for British Swimming said: “After consultation with coaches we are going back to basics with this camp putting the main focus on skills. It will be a very demanding week.”

The camp will be the first to pilot part of the curriculum for the nine-stage development pathway which is due to be introduced in April 2013. If successful, the camp will be replicated as swimmers start the Rio 2016 training cycle.

Perry will be assisted by City of Sheffield Head Coach Russ Barber working one-to-one with each athlete on identified areas, as well as five other coaches who will also use the week as part of their CPD (Continued Professional Development.)

“We will be looking at each individual and getting the swimmers to focus on the areas they need to work on under pressure in the pool.”

The camp will be hosted and supported by Millfield School.

The swimmers participating are:

  • Thomas Allen – British Gas ITC Swansea
  • Craig Benson – Warrender
  • Jack Burnell – British Gas ITC Loughborough
  • Lewis Coleman  – City of Sheffield
  • James Guy – Millfield
  • Calum Jarvis – British Gas ITC Bath          
  • Matthew Johnson (tbc) – City of Sheffield
  • Joel Knight – Millfield
  • Craig McNally – Warrender
  • Ross Murdoch – West Dunbartonshire
  • Joseph Patching – Plymouth Leander
  • Adam Peaty – City of Derby
  • Russell Smith – British Gas ITC Stockport
  • Thomas Sunter - City of Sheffield
  • Eleanor Faulkner – City of Sheffield
  • Jessica Fullalove – City of Manchester
  • Georgia Hohmann – Nova Centurion
  • Amelia Maughan – British Gas ITC Bath
  • Molly Renshaw – Derventio Excel
  • Lauren Quigley – City of Manchester
  • Elena Sheridan – Romford Town
  • Sophie Smith – British Gas ITC Loughborough
  • Lucy Spencer – City of Sheffield
  • Sophie Taylor – City of Leeds
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