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Danish coach full of praise for pool

Worthwhile experience: Juba, the Denmark head coach, and his swimmers enjoyed their time training at the Aquatics Centre

The coach of the Denmark swim team has praised Bermuda’s facilities saying he would “recommend them to anyone”.

Nick Juba, the Denmark head coach, has been on the island with members of his team for training at the Aquatics Centre at the National Sports Centre in preparation for this year’s Olympic Games.

“I think the conditions in Bermuda mirrored the conditions we expect in Rio and that is what we wanted,” Juba said.

“It has been a very good exercise for us. The facilities have been great, the pool has been great and the staff at the National Sports Centre have also been great.”

He said the athletes had been swimming at different times, including sessions from 10pm to midnight, and that he had been able to get a lot of data from the training sessions.

“We are going away with a lot of good information and data, we have been looking at the difference in sleep and sleep patterns as well. We came with a group of technical experts including a Team Denmark sports scientist and psychologist,” Juba added.

“It has been a splendid trip, a really big plus for us and it is a good venue for other teams. I would recommend it to anyone.”

Amy Fox, the fitness manager at the Aquatics Centre, said hosting the team was “an endorsement of the hard work put into making it a top-class venue”.

“Our facilities are getting better and better,” she said. “It has been fantastic seeing his team use the pool and to hear that the team has had a very successful visit.

“Hopefully it will encourage other teams, in all kinds of sports, to come here to train as well.”