The Spanish national swim team have just finished a week of intense training here. Munoz and Belmonte headlining a team of athletes and sports scientists measuring the stress effects of training on the nervous system, and the graphs of heart rate variability.

High variability means the nervous systems are coping well with the stress; low variability means the athlete is over stressed.

Now they will start their taper towards Spanish nationals in Malaga at the end of April and start a new cycle into the Europeans in Budapest in August.

We look forward to welcoming the Spanish team to the Europans when they come to the BEST centre for their final preparation camp.