British Olympic Swimming Team

British Olympic Swimming Team

2016 British Olympic Swimming Team

VersaClimber UK has taken the podium in supporting the Rio 2016 preparations of the athletes based at British Swimming’s National Training Centre in Bath.

At a critical time for this group of Olympic hopefuls, the VersaClimber will play an integral role in their training preparations for this summer’s Games.

The VersaClimber, which provides an effective low impact climbing-style cardio workout, has been incorporated into each athlete’s training schedule twice a week – to facilitate athletic improvements that cannot be achieved in the pool, or through the use of other conditioning equipment.

John Watson, strength and conditioning coach with the English Institute of Sport and British Swimming explains why the VersaClimber will be key for his athletes’ development:

“I’ve been a huge fan of the VersaClimber for a long time and have found the benefits of this specific form of training to be crucial when it comes to lowering times in the pool.

European Short and Long Course champion, Jazz Carlin explains how the Versaclimber has supported her training:

“I have been using the Versaclimber regularly since I began training at Bath 18 months ago and it plays a vital role in my land based conditioning work. The Versaclimber has taken my fitness to new levels, which in turn has helped me achieve great results in the pool. Over the duration of my international swimming career I have used the majority of conditioning equipment available but can confidently say the Versaclimber is unique in its effectiveness.”

Versaclimber UK was delighted to be approached to assist with the development the elite athletes based in Bath as managing director, Neil Kelford explains:

“It feels a great privilege to be supporting a number of the nation’s best swimmers in their build up to the Olympics this year.
“John was looking for a way to take his athlete’s fitness levels to the next level and it has been great to witness the impact the Versaclimber has already had.”

The British Olympic Swimming Team won One Gold and Five Silver medals at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio