National Swim Teams Train in Flagstaff for 2016 Olympics


NAZ Today’s Alex Lucero reports on NAU’s Hypo2 training program for Olympic athletes. Currently, NAU is hosting the Brazilian and Japanese National Swimteams at their Aquatic Center to train for the 2016 summer Olympics in Brazil.

Brazilian swimmer Henrique Rodrigues says this is his second time training in Flagstaff and thinks the high altitude training is effective for him. Brazilian Head Coach Fernando Vanzella says that Flagstaff has everything they need for their training and the NAU facilities are comfortable and improves performance.

Japanese Head Coach Norimasa Hirai says that the swimmers’ times improve every year they participate in this training. He is of the opinion that Flagstaff is the best place in the world for the swimmers to train.

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