Millfield School used the BEST Centre as the perfect preparation camp for Nationals.
Head coach Jol Fink brought 35 national qualifiers to the BEST Centre in July to fine tune his athletes ahead of the biggest meet of the year. “We had some fantastic results at nationals after our great prep camp,” said coach Fink. “The pool was just magnificent. The staff were genuinely excellent. And we were far and away the best looking team at the meet with our stylish Spanish sun tans!
Jol spent plenty of time each day explaining the workouts to the athletes and making sure he could bring the best out of each of them. He would lay down the law when necessary but kept the kids motivated and ethusiastic with challenge sets that added elements of fun, and relays across the pool going over and under the lane lines.
The camp paid off as the team returned from Sheffield with 11 medals: 6 gold, 1 silver and 3 bronze. The men finished 2nd, the women palced 15th and the team finished 5th overall.
Our congratulations to the team and as they say down there, Happiness is swimming FAST!