Swimming

Moore aims to be stronger in Majorca

  • On the attack: Madelyn Moore (Photograph by Lawrence Trott)

Madelyn Moore and her Plymouth College team-mates are being put through their paces during an intense training camp in Majorca, Spain.

The weeklong exercise at Colonia De Sant Jordi, located on the south coast of the island, is an integral part of the college’s preparations for next month’s British Swimming Championships.

“The [coaching staff] want to use the training to reinforce the values of hard work, mental toughness and team spirit and during the week we will be swimming approximately 20-22 hours,” Moore explained.

The championships will take place at the Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh from March 1 to 4.

The event is used as selection trials for the Britain teams for the European Junior Championships to be held in Helsinki, Finland from July 4 to 8.

Moore, who is in her final year at Plymouth, competed at last month’s Luxembourg Euro Meet where she came up short in her final bid to reach the qualifying standard for the Commonwealth Games in the women’s 50 freestyle.

“I gave it my all and unfortunately did not make the qualifying standard for Commonwealth Games,” said Moore, who finished seventh in her qualifying heat competing alongside Olympic gold medallist Sarah Sjöström, of Sweden, and fifth in the B final.

“I was not too disappointed with the result. Physically, it was the best I had felt in a while.”

The British Swimming Championships is one of several major meets that the 17-year-old swimmer is prepping herself for this year.

“The Carifta Swimming Championships, the Central American and Caribbean Swimming Confederation Championships, Central America and Caribbean Games and maybe the Youth Olympics are potential competitions on the calender for 2018 season,” Moore said. “I have so many more competitions to train for and I know each day I train I will get stronger.”