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Autumn Camp in Italy

From the 1st till the21st of October, in Lignano Sabbiadoro (Italy), the main squad of the Energy Standard Club carried out the training camp before the qualifying regional competitions for the Russian Short Course Championships, which is a selection to the European Short Course Championships, which will be held in Copenhagen (Denmark), December 13 - 17, 2017.

At this training event was attended more than 20 athletes from 12 to18 y.o. from Russia and Ukraine. Artem Skryabin headed this camp in role of Head coach of Russia. During a three-week camp under the leadership of Artem were held a huge amount of group training sessions, developing series and trials. Every morning, professional Strength & Conditioning coaches Daria Stratilatova and Jan Komnatny, have organised all-club drylands warm-up before training sessions in the water. Beside this, S&C coaches have developed a special program aimed to increase endurance and power of swimmers, to improve the gym technique and to prevent sports injuries.

On the second week, the President of the Club Konstantin Grigorishin and the Head Coach of the Club James Gibson have visited the squad. During this week in Italy, several team meetings for coaches and athletes were organised, where plans and goals for the next season were discussed, and results and achievements from the previous season were summarised. The President and the Head Coach of the Club encouraged and motivated swimmers and their coaches to achieve set goals, to work as a team and be strong and resist to any challenges and obstacles.

Especially for athletes,a entertaining and developingdancing class from Diana Gnatchenko “Jive” was organised - the latin dancing style, which helps to increase dexterity and flexibility.

We wish good luck at the regional swimming competitions, super-fast seconds and light water!