Following on from British Swimming’s success at Rio, Connor Bryan(15), Callum Smart (15) and David Murphy (17), from City of Oxford swimming club have been selected to attend a National junior training camp aimed at potential future Olympians. This is a new concept that has been developed in conjunction with the ASA, Scottish Swimming and Swim Wales.
The camp, which will be held at the Aberdeen Sports Village from 15 – 18 September, will see athletes split into gender and stroke-specific groups as they get the opportunity to come together at the beginning of a new sporting quadrennial.
A total of 80 junior swimmers from England, Scotland and Wales have been selected and this is a fantastic opportunity for these young Oxford swimmers to experience a national squad environment as the sport enters the Tokyo cycle.
The selected swimmers will work with some of the country’s leading coaches and support staff from across the home nations.
British Swimming’s Head of Performance Pathway Tim Jones has said: “This is the first time in a long period that we have embarked on bringing such a large group of junior swimmers together for one consolidated camp. At the start of the Tokyo cycle it is a great opportunity to be as inclusive as possible with a group of athletes who potentially see the 2020 & 2024 Olympic Games as longer term goals.