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Swimmers set for 'positive' experience at upcoming National Event Camp

A cohort of young swimmers are set for a ‘positive and educational’ experience at an upcoming online National Event Camp – which forms a ‘key part’ of the Swim England Talent Pathway.

The camp, which takes place on 27 November, will welcome more than 150 athletes onto what is the first of two online engagement days to be held in 2021 and 2022.

The aim is to introduce an advanced understanding of specific events including race preparation, tactical execution, developing technical capabilities and nutrition advice.

The camp, which caters for 15-16-year-olds, will be split across three groups which are form/individual medley, freestyle and open water swimming.

Each group will be led by an experienced head coach as well as a group of skills coaches and leading industry experts.

Dan Pilbrow of West Suffolk Swimming Club will lead the form/individual medley camp while Emma Collings-Barnes (Mount Kelly) will take the freestyle camp and Marc Foster of Boldmere the open water group.

‘Expanding our connection’

Tom McManus, Swim England national talent officer, said: “The National Event Camps are a key part of the Swim England Talent Pathway and have always received positive feedback.

“This season we are expanding our selection and connection with talented athletes across the country by utilising online delivery to support their education and journey as an athlete.

“We have a group of talented and experienced coaches and sport science staff who will deliver and facilitate an educational programme.

“This will greatly assist the athletes understanding and learning and teach them how to enhance their club training to continue their development in their strongest events.”