Hines, Alvaranga settling well in Florida

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

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When the PanAm Swimming Championship roster for Jamaica is announced, the likes of Jordan Hines and Zaneta Alvaranga will be two of the names to look out for.

Both swimmers are currently seeking to improve their craft ahead of the championship as they participate in the PanAm Sports Development/UANA Swimming Training Camp being hosted at the pool of Nova Southeastern University complex in Florida.

After one day of the camp, Hines of Tornadoes Swim Club pointed out that he has already learnt a few things which will assist him in the long run. The emerging sprinter, whose stroke technique sometimes warrants a second glance, could see some real benefits coming out of this swimming camp and so fans can expect more fast times if the lessons learnt are used effectively.

“The camp has been very good so far. Even though it just started it has met my expectations because I have learnt a lot of new stuff and I am eager to see what is to come over the remaining days,” the 18-year-old shared.

Alvaranga of Kaizen Swim Club sang a similar song about the session, saying the experience will only aid in building on her accomplishments on the local and regional stages. At 13 years old, she is listed among the youngest swimmers in the camp.

“The swim session was good. It had a lot of drills which are not a part of my local training programme. We had land training also, which was intense, but my gym sessions in Jamaica allowed me to ace it,” Alvaranga noted.

The camp, which is scheduled to end Monday, offers participants water and dry land sessions, as well as classroom sessions for coaches and athletes; a session of physical therapy and recovery with a high-calibre NFL trainer; and each swimmer will be given a video analysis with Stefano Nurra, one of the top biomechanics and video analyst of Europe.

Additionally, there will also be a sport psychologist session, a nutritionist session, along with a United States of America (USA) swimming consultant session and more.

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