The NSW Institute of Sport (NSWIS) and Altitude Technology Solutions (ATS) today launched a revolutionary new altitude training system at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre. The new system, a pool-based training system, is a canopy which covers two, 25 metre lanes of a swimming pool. The design includes a hypoxic system that generates an environment similar to that experienced during altitude training. Read more here on nswis.com.au and see pictures on their Facebook page. World Champion James Magnussen says he will use the system regularly, having never before trained at altitude. Via SwimNews.com and Yahoo! Sports.
“It’s definitely going to contribute (to training for London),” Magnussen said. “I don’t think this itself will be a gold medal winner, but combine this with my training program I’ve got already, we’re definitely well on the way.”