The third Canada Games Training Camp took place in Halifax following the East Coast Championships, March 4-7 2013. Twenty four NB swimmers attended the camp. This was an intensive camp which involved four hour of pool training and 2 hours of dry land training per day, especially tough given the fact that most swimmers had just come from the four day East Coast short course Championship meet.
Pool sessions were led by Head Coach Marta Belsh and assistant coaches Melanie Melanson, Robin Ferdinand and Alexander MacDonald and took place at the Centennial pool. Dryland training was led by Kris Andrews of Halifax and was very popular with the swimmers and coaches.
Alex Nadeau from NES was the winner of the grueling ‘A’ Final’ of the ‘walking plank dryland competition’ and was awarded a gift certificate from Kris Andrews.
The Canada Games camp was expertly organized by Nancy Corbett, Canada Games team manager. Nancy was also responsible for the preparation of all the meals. Nancy Corbett and assistant Veronica Belsh prepared 3 delicious home cooked meals a day for swimmers and coaches from team hotel room. An amazing accomplishment that not only gave our swimmers healthy meals for the duration of the camp but also kept the cost of the CG#3 camp to a very reasonable amount. Thanks Nancy and Veronica!
Thanks to the coaches for their dedication to the athletes and congratulations to our swimmers for working hard through this training camp. Hope everyone gets a well deserved rest!