Gold-medallists joined by rising stars as University of Bath hosts British Swimming Visually Impaired & Lower Classification Relay Camp
The camp allowed several swimmers to step up preparations for this summer’s Manchester 2023 Para Swimming World Championships and was also an important development opportunity for Podium Potential athletes.
Among those attending were Tokyo 2020 Paralympian and World medallist Suzanna Hext, who knows the Team Bath Sports Training Village well as she does her strength and conditioning training there with the English Institute of Sport (EIS).
Paralympic gold-medallist Tully Kearney took part along with fellow World Champions Ellie Challis, Gracie Harvey and Rebecca Redfern. Also preparing for Manchester were Matt Redfern, Rebecca’s brother, and Scarlett Humphrey.
@britishswimming relay training camp for visually impaired and lower
classification athletes look a bit different! Was really nice to actually be able to train on poolside alongside the rest of the team for the first time on camp! #concussionrecovery #crosstraining #workinghard pic.twitter.com/gVu1vzteaj
— Tully Kearney MBE PLY (@TullyKearney) April 14, 2023
The camp – for visually-impaired athletes and lower-classification athletes with more severe impairments – was overseen by Head Coach Rob Aubry and Performance Pathway Lead Jacquie Marshall, with several performance coaches also in attendance.
Pictured top: (From left) Suzanna Hext, Tully Kearney and Ellie Challis in the London 2012 Legacy Pool at the Team Bath Sports Training Village talking to coach Lauren Jocelyn. CREDIT: British Swimming.