Becky Addlington enjoys BEST facities
During her two week camp at the BEST Centre with the British team, double Olympic champion Becky Addlington said her preparations for European and Commonwealth Games were in full swing. Much of the team have used the superb facilities in Mallorca over the last 12 months but this was the first visit to Colonia Sant Jordi for Addlington.
“The camp in Mallorca has been great preparation for me and the squad,” she said. “I am training long course (50m) everyday where as at home I train short course (25m) and do one long course session.
“These opportunities help us to develop the vital team dynamic you need when facing a European or Commonwealth challenge and personally I am feeling really good in the pool because I’ve completed a big block of preparation. Two weeks of long course training makes a massive difference.
“The main focus this year is the Commonwealth Games so the Europeans is going to be tough especially as there are so many great swimmers in my events who will be fully rested. I won’t really taper down my training to prepare, I will probably cut back the week before and just do lighter work as my full taper will be ahead of the Commonwealth Games.”