The para swimming team have escaped the Irish weather to warmer climes for training camp at Playitas Resort in Fuertaventura.
The 10-day intensive camp is integral to their preparations for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games which could see temperatures rise to above 30 degrees in the French capital.
Speaking about the camp, Para Swimming Performance Director, Dave Malone said, “It has been a terrific opportunity to get away to do some warm weather training to round out the early season work and put us into a really good place going into the winter block. All the athletes have performed really well at camp. We’d like to say a big thank you to Sport Ireland, Paralympics Ireland and the Sport Ireland Institute for giving us this opportunity to assist the athletes in their preparations for the Paris 2024 games.
Playitas Resort is a sports and fitness resort located on the Canary Island of Fuerteventura. It boasts a heated eight-lane, 50m Olympic Pool along with top of the range technology and all the necessary equipment for outdoor training and professional competitions throughout the year. The water temperature is between 25°C and 26°C all year round.
Ellen Keane (NAC Swim Club)
Nicole Turner (NAC Swim Club)
Roisin Ni Riain (Limerick Swimming Club)
Dearbhaile Brady (Limavady Swimming Club)
Amy Sheridan (NAC Swim Club)
Deaten Registe (Lisburn City Swimming Club)
Find out more about para swimming at Paris 2024 here.