Sunshine Swim Camp – Feb 2016

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Sunshine Swim Camp
Fuerteventura (Feb 2016)

In February fifteen youngster from the Club escaped the wintery weather and headed off to the warmth on a intensive training camp at Corralejo, Fuerteventura.

The youngsters departed from Glasgow airport early on Saturday morning accompanied by coaching staff, Colin Barton and Gilbert Kirkwood. Also travelling was team manager Helen Thomson with several parent helpers including Susan Wilson, who all jumped at the chance of accompanying the young swimmers for the week in the sun. The early start didn’t dampen their spirits and the youngsters all happily displayed their team sponsors, Arthur Mackay hoodies and tshirts.
The resort where they trained had a six lane  50 metre competiton pool, where the youngsters trained in twice each day. Along with land training sessions and gym work and training lectures, they might need another holiday to recover.
Message from Colin Barton (Head Coach).   During the week the swimmers  had 10 x 2 hour pool sessions where they experienced swimming in the open air, in salt water, in the rain and the in the dark which were all new to them. In addition they had 2 sessions on land which were also outside.
All swimmers worked really hard and will reap the benefits in the coming months.
The team spirit between the group was great and everyone had a great time which culminated in the fancy dress and presentation evening on the final day.
Many thanks to Gilbert and Helen for their huge input over the week.

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