As the Budapest-bound U.S. World Championships squads makes their way to Croatia for final preparations, Great Britain’s squad of 27 is headed for Edinburgh. From July 15-18th, the British line-up, including reigning 200m freestyle world champion James Guy, Olympic silver medalist Siobhan-Marie O’Connor and world record holder Adam Peaty, will be based at the Royal Commonwealth Pool for a team-building taper camp.
Head Coach Bill Furniss says, “The guys are in a great place to finalise their preparations alongside the coaches and staff they’ll be working with throughout the World Championships.
“Each athlete has their own individualised plan designed to maximise performance on a specific day or days. It’s crucial that our swimmers are physically at their peak on the day of their race and the camp will help us to achieve this.”
As to the advantages of Edinburgh, a relatively close training location for most of the roster, Furniss explained, “We have fantastic access to a world-class pool and the historic city lends itself to a relaxed, low-key training camp at a very high-pressure time.
“We’re confident this camp will be conducive to finalising preparations and ensuring the nation’s swimmers are at their very peak as they prepare to represent Britain at the World Championships.”
Quotes courtesy of British Swimming.