Mireia Belmonte takes 4 gold

Congratulations to all the swimmers who won medals in Poland at the European short course last weekend, particularly those who have trained with us at the BEST Centre. Span’s Mireia Belmonte was the star of the show with 4 golds, following the 3 gold she won at the world short course last year. Belmonte took the titles in the the 200 and 400 IM, 20 fly and 400 free.

Mallorca’s own Melanie Costa brought home the hardware, striking silver in the 200 free and bronzes in the 400 adn 800 free. Germany’s Silke Lippok, another friend of the BEST Centre won the 200 free.

Behind Belmonte in the medleys was another who has spent multiple camps with us, Scotland’s Hannah Miley. Others who are on our wall of fame and who medalled at the meet include Markus Deibler, Erika Villaecija and Aschwin Wildeboer.

Congratulations to all in Poland and we look forward to watching the athletes perform at their Olympic trials early in the new year and then the European long course on the road to London 2012.