Off Shore Training Camp 2014

Off Shore Training Camp 2014

On a cold dark October morning the swimmers left the Royal School and set off on the long journey to the warmer climate in Calella, Spain on the clubs annual off shore training camp. Despite the ungodly hour and the prospect of some immense hard work and pain ahead of them the mood amongst the squad was incredibly buoyant.

Once the team had settled into the hotel, the training camp routine began to hit home on the walk from the hotel to the pool for the first of the 12 sessions. Over the following week the squad completed some exceptional training sets and covered up to 8000m in some sessions.

With this amount of training it was vital that the swimmers made good nutritional choices in order to refuel and recover ready for the next training session. Over the course of the week as each of the 12 sessions were ticked off and as the intensity became harder and harder all the RWS squad rose to the challenge and relished the opportunity to train outdoors in an excellent long course training facility and continued to put some great early season meters under their belt.

On the rare down time that the squad took in some of Calella's more unusual tourist attractions as well as spending time on team building dance routines.

The camp was entertaining and the training was of real benefit to every swimmer in attendance.

Head Coach Marc Spackman said

it was a real pleasure to take the swimmers away who were so hard working and well behaved, and I'm now thoroughly looking forward to the season ahead and competing.

First up is the Stafford Apex Open Meet.

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