The Monday after the Thompson-Okanagan-Kootenay Regional Age Group camp in Kamloops, SwimBC ran its first ever Prospects Regional Camp, with the swimmers identified from the autumn Provincial Prospects selection from the Thompson-Okanagan and Kootenay regions invited to attend.
The camp went exceptionally well, with the swimmers involved in a wide variety of activities designed to establish a benchmark from which to gauge future progress.
Following criteria and protocols established by the physiologists assigned to swimming at Canadian Sports Centre - Pacific, each swimmer had anthropometric measures done, as well as recording baseline measures in three different test swims: 2000m; 50m sprint from dive; 400m kick.
In addition, we had each swimmer in the morning do a best-effort 100m "race" which was recorded in HD video both above and below the water. That video was then reviewed one-on-one with each swimmer; we then had the swimmers do the same effort swim again in the afternoon session, and gave them the opportunity to review their performance once again right after the swim.
The results from the camps will be collated and tracked along with the athletes, helping to provide the coaches and swimmers with the information to further their athletic development.