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Monday 16 February 2015

Swimming Camp for our heroes

Posted by: Help For Heroes | Categories: Sports Recovery

Help for Heroes and British Swimming came together this weekend to host a unique training camp in Plymouth for our wounded, injured and sick.

The camp, which forms part of Help for Heroes Sports Recovery programme, provided the opportunity for Help for Heroes beneficiaries to train alongside the GB Swimming Team and work alongside some of the country’s best swimming coaches, practitioners and athletes.  They were also provided with a bespoke training plan to help with their regular training.

The camp was open to people of all abilities to provide a grass roots opportunity to get involved in swimming and also supporting educational workshops around how best to perform in sport and get the most out of their training.

There were also opportunities for those identified as potentially talented for Help for Heroes to support them on that journey. 

The camp is part of Help for Heroes partnership with the British Paralympic Association to introduce military personnel to Paralympic sport. 

Help for Heroes has been involved with Sports Recovery since 2008, and in the past year alone have offered 300 events across 50 different sports enabling over 2,100 wounded, injured and sick service personnel and veterans to take part in adaptive sports from grassroots through to performance level.

Help for Heroes’ Plymouth Recovery Centre helps serving (as part of an on-going relationship with the MOD) and veteran wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women from all services across the South West. For more information on the support available, please contact call 01752 562179 or email