“The camp was a great opportunity for swimmers and coaches to work together sharing knowledge and expertise,”
Nine New Zealand swimmers have taken part in a development camp at the AUT Millennium sports facility in Albany, New Zealand, to further develop their skills and technique.
The athletes, who are all on the top end of Paralympics New Zealand’s para-swimming development programme, worked closely with their coaches and National Development Coach Gary Francis during the camp.
Attendees included Tayla Clement and Chris Arbuthnott, who competed at the 2014 Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships in California, USA, as well as Hamish McLean, Taine Morrissey, Olivia Hay, Olivia Upston, Tupou Neifu, Kate McKelvie and Sarah Fuhrer.
“The camp was a great opportunity for swimmers and coaches to work together sharing knowledge and expertise,” said Francis to Paralympics New Zealand.
“For me, it allows me the chance to see the coaches working close up with their swimmers and develop a team environment that is crucial for the swimmers and coaches who aspire to move to the next level and perform on the international stage.”
The camp consisted of three pool sessions and dry land training, as well as information from Drug Free Sport New Zealand.
Supported by High Performance Sport New Zealand, it also saw sessions on strength and conditioning, led by expert Marissa Downes, and anthropometric measuring with Bio Mechanist Jodi Cosser.
For more information, visit the Paralympics New Zealand website.