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Aspiring Para-Swimming stars at Development Camp

Para-Swimmers at the top end of the Paralympics New Zealand (PNZ) Para-Swimming Development programme took to the water during the weekend at AUT Millennium, Albany.

The nine Para-Swimmers and their coaches worked closely with National Development Coach Gary Francis to further develop their skills and technique.

The camp included three pool sessions and dry land training, as well as information from Drug Free Sport NZ. The camp was supported by High Performance Sport New Zealand (HPSNZ) with sessions on strength and conditioning lead by expert Marissa Downes and anthropometric measuring with Lead Bio Mechanist Jodi Cosser.

Gary Francis (PNZ National Development Coach) said, “The camp was a great opportunity for swimmers and coaches to work together sharing knowledge and expertise.” He continues, “For me, it allows me the chance to see the coaches working close up with their swimmers and develop a team environment that is crucial for the swimmers and coaches who aspire to move to the next level and perform on the international stage.”

Attendees included:

  • Tayla Clement
  • Chris Arbuthnott
  • Hamish McLean
  • Taine Morrissey
  • Olivia Hay
  • Olivia Upston
  • Tupou Neiufi
  • Kate McKelvie
  • Sarah Fuhrer