Pre-County Development Camp

On Sunday 9th November, 5 swimmers from Early Competitive squad were invited to attend the annual Pre-County Development Camp alongside other swimmers in the Berks and South Bucks County who have recently achieved, or are close to achieving their county qualifying times in various events. The swimmers were selected to attend as a result of their efforts in training, and their high levels of attendance.

Hui-Qing Liew, Charlie Rycroft, Charlie Hazell, Merle Mowbray and Damir Bajohr had a busy day at the camp, partaking in 2 pool sessions where they worked alongside coaches from clubs across the County and focussed on their streamlining, starts and turns. They were also fortunate enough to watch demonstrations by London 2012 Olympian, Ekaterina Avramova who worked with the swimmers throughout the day, answered all their questions about swimming, and shared some of her experiences of the sport with them.

The day also included a talk on nutrition, for both the swimmers, and their parents, and an opportunity to take lots of photos with Ekaterina, and the group as a whole. The 5 swimmers did a brilliant job of representing WSC and have renewed enthusiasm for reaching this season’s County Championships!