The team excelled at the international tournament, beating off stiff competition from the Russian and American teams to top the gold medal count, taking home an impressive 18 medals overall.
Michael Scott, Swimming Australia’s High Performance Manager, praised the role played by Aspire Zone Foundation (AZF) in the lead up to the Championships. “Aspire was able to provide the high standard of facilities we required for our team to train in a professional environment,” he said.
The team was accommodated onsite at the Torch-Doha Hotel, which further assisted their training regime. “Staying in such close proximity to the world-class facilities was extremely beneficial for our preparation ahead of Dubai,” Scott continued.
”It allowed the management to easily adjust training times when necessary while giving the swimmers maximum recovery time during the day. We are currently exploring options for a number of camps at Aspire given the high standard of sporting facilities and accommodation. We plan to have a regular presence in Doha over the next few years,” he added.
Held every two years, Dubai hosted the fourth edition of the FINA World Junior Swimming Championships from August 26 to 31. The Australian team’s haul of medals included ten gold, six silver, and two bronze.
The world’s most comprehensive campus for training camps, AZF is a leading destination for top-tier athletes and sports clubs. AZF aims to nurture elite sporting talent by providing a year-round indoor climate-controlled training facility. Over the past few years, visiting teams have included Manchester United FC, FC Bayern Munich, and Paris Saint-Germain handball team.
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