Spain To Bank Belmonte’s Taste For Gold By Getting Coaches To Invest In Winning Ways

A Taste For Gold: Mireia Belmonte by Patrick B. Kraemer

As the arrival of May brought the highlights of the 2017 long-course season into view, Spain gathered its top coaches in Barcelona for several days to spread the word on what it takes to step up in the league of swimming nations after an Olympic year in which the national team produced just three personal bests at Rio 2016 and 21 out of 23 swimmers swam slower come the big moment than they had at trials to get there. Mireia Belmonte is the prime asset showing the way, her coach Fred Vergnoux and team now spreading the word on what needs to happen next if Spain is to celebrate more Mireias. Time to invest

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