THE British Disability Swimming team, powered by British Gas, have been working together for the past week at a national training camp in Majorca which has given them the opportunity to begin their preparations for the IPC Swimming World Championships.

New National Performance Director John Atkinson took charge of the sport on the 1st May and the camp has given him his first opportunity to lead the team.

He has spent the past week working alongside support staff and coaches to make sure swimmers achieved their personal goals for the camp.
The athletes enjoyed a week in their home programmes after the World Championships trial event before meeting together as a team to train at the The Blue Water Elite Swim Training Centre, the BEST Centre in Majorca. They have spent the past week training outdoors in excellent facilities as they prepare for their training cycle that will lead into the World Championships.

For Atkinson there couldn't have been a better opportunity to get to know the athletes, coaches and support staff and help them to begin to achieve their goals.