MORE OLYMPIANS AND WORLD RECORD HOLDERS TRAIN IN PHUKET AS THANYAPURA SPORTS & LEISURE CLUB WELCOMES BRITISH SPRINT SWIM TEAM

By Su

PHUKET, THAILAND– Thanyapura Sports and Leisure Club (TSLC) management recently added the British sprint swim team to their list of world class sporting guests, welcoming the team of Olympians and world record holders to the international standard sports training facility in Phuket.

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Thanyapura Sports and Leisure Club Director of Sports Academies Craig Johns(far left) greets British swimmers (from left to right), Grant Turner, Liam Tancock, Fran Halsall, Amy Smith and the team’s coach, James Gibson.

As well as undertaking a vigorous training regime during their stay at Asia’s first dedicated sports hotel, the team of Britons also adopted TSLC’s ethos of preparing young athletes for sporting excellence by helping coach the facility’s junior swim team, Silverfinz.

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The British team were delighted to help coach Thanyapura’s junior swim team, Silverfinz.

“It’s been a real pleasure hosting the British team. They have made a great impression on the management and staff at Thanyapura, as well as the parents of our Silverfinz kids. Always polite and fun, they are a credit to their country and a pleasure to work with,” said Thanyapura Sports and Leisure Club Director of Sports Academy Craig Johns.

TSLC’s Aquatics Academy was selected as the team’s training centre due to its Olympic-standard 50metre swimming pool, internationally-renowned sports science facilities and idyllic location surrounded by the mountains of Phuket.

Amongst the swimmers who flew out to Thailand for the training programme were two times world champion and world record holder Liam Tancock, Olympian Grant Turner, and European and Commonwealth champions Fran Halsall and Amy Smith

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