Britain’s Wilby & Burnell Take On Colorado Springs OTC

In less than 55 days we’ll see some of the world’s most talented aquatic athletes descend upon Gold Coast, Australia for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Among them are 2 British swimmers, James Wilby and Jack Burnell, both of whom recently spent some time training at altitude at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center.

Watch their quick video to take in the sights and sounds as both men speak to how altitude training factors into their overall competition preparation, as well as what they think of the famed facilities’ perks.

Wilby is heading to his 2nd Commonwealth Games after earning gold as a member of England’s 4x100m medley relay. Burnell is also looking forward to making his mark in the open water swimming events to follow-up a 4th place finish at last year’s World Championships.

Team Leader Tim Jones said, “These camps are an integral part of getting the most out of our swimmers and physiologically preparing them for the rigours of senior international competition.

“Each of our athletes has been given individual challenges for the camp – some may come away seeing immediate benefits from training at altitude, whereas others will be able to use it as part of their longer-term progression.”

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About Loretta Race

Loretta Race

After 16 years at a Fortune 1000 financial company, long-time swimmer Retta Race decided to change lanes and pursue her sporting passion. She currently is Coach for the Northern KY Swordfish Masters, a team she started up in December 2013, while also offering private coaching. Retta is also an MBA …

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