Swimming - Making a splash with the elite
WALPOLE St Andrew's Jody Cundy will be joining an elite squad of some of the country s top disability swimmers in a two-week training camp in Macau. The warm-weather camp will give Britain s swimmers the chance to prepare for Beijing 2008 and rigorously t
WALPOLE St Andrew's Jody Cundy will be joining an elite squad of some of the country's top disability swimmers in a two-week training camp in Macau.The warm-weather camp will give Britain's swimmers the chance to prepare for Beijing 2008 and rigorously test facilities to determine whether the new sports complex is suitable for the team's Paralympic camp. "The facility we're using has just been used to host the East Asia Games," explained disability swimming performance director, Tim Reddish. "The complex includes two indoor ten-lane pools - one 50m and the other 25m." He added: "This camp is about preparing for Beijing. We have taken a cross-section of athletes and a full medical support team that will enable us to confirm whether the venue is suitable for 2008. "The camp will allow us to test out our protocols and monitor how the athletes adjust to a number of aspects, including travel, climate, food and culture."Reddish said: "As well as testing out the facilities, our prime focus is training ahead of the World Championships in Durban at the end of the year."Cundy, who competes for Swim Swansea, will be joined by Natalie Jones (Colchester Phoenix), Nyree Lewis (Stretford), Liz Johnson (Swim Swansea), Rhiannon Henry (Bridgend), Matthew Walker (Marple), David Roberts (Swim Swansea), Rob Welbourn (Deepings / Lincoln Vulcans), Sascha Kindred (Stretford) and Andrew Lindsay (Incas).