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USA Swim Team to Use Croatia as Training Base

Opatija (Photo: Ivo Biocina/Source CNTB)

The USA Swim Team will use Croatia once again as a training base ahead of the 2017 World Championships in Hungary next month.

Team USA will be based in Opatija on Croatia’s northern Adriatic coast for a 7-day training camp.

Prior to arriving in Budapest, Hungary, for the 2017 World Championships, Team USA will have their training camp in Croatia.

Back in 2015 Team USA first used Croatia as a base when they set up camp in Rijeka ahead of the 2015 World Championships in Russia. It was that experience that has them coming back for more.

(Photo: USA Swimming)

“I hope that you are aware of what you have. These are among the best conditions in the world, even if the sea was not in the background! But with the sea behind us, these conditions, I must say, are better than in the US!,” coach David Marsh said at the time.

“This is beautiful. We commented this morning that it is like heaven here. I am sure if the World Championships were not on we would definitely stay here,” Frank Busch, Team USA Director, added.

Kantrida pools in Rijeka which hosted Team USA

A 52-person team will represent the USA in Budapest.

Team USA Schedule:
July 11 Leave U.S.
July 12 Travel to Opatija, Croatia
July 12 Training Camp
July 19 Travel to Budapest, Hungary
July 23-30 World Championships Competition


(Source: Swim Swam)

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