Seven members of the Spanish National Team are on a high altitude training trip in Font Romeu, France. Font Romeu is 1850 meters (6050 feet) above sea level, and is heavily used by European teams for altitude training. Prior to the London Olympics in 2012, 26 nations used the facilities for training. of that group, they were 11 athletes who went on to win medals in London.
The trip is taking place from January 29th-February 11th, and the participating swimmers are Catalina Corro, Aina Hierro, Laia Martí, Joan Ballester, Álex Castejón, Joan Ll. Pons, and Álex Ramos. Joan Lluís Pons is the national record holder in the LCM 400 IM (4:13.55). The swimmers will be accompanied by RFEN High Performance Director José Antonio del Castillo, RFEN Fitness Coach Óscar Domínguez, and Jordi Esparó, a physical therapist.
Notably missing from the training trip roster is Mireia Belmonte, who swam at the Catalonia Open on January 26-28th. Belmonte also sat out of the RFEN Tenerife Top Training (T3) camp back in September of 2017.