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Last Updated: Thursday, 24 June, 2004, 16:17 GMT 17:17 UK
British swim team buoyant
Bill Sweetenham
Sweetenham is pleased with the British team's progress
Swimming chief Bill Sweetenham has dubbed Britain's warm-weather Olympic training camp "an outstanding success".

The Australian, who became performance director for Britain in 2000, took 36 members of the Olympic team to Paphos to simulate Athens conditions.

"We remain on target for two medals and that'll be a huge improvement on where we were last Games," said Sweetenham.

"Form also indicates we will have more finalists than then as we have a team of enthusiastic, committed athletes."

Sweetenham admitted that there was more work to be done before the Olympics.

The conditions have been a perfect imitation of what Athens will be like
Bill Sweetenham

"We've still got work to do outside the pool to make sure we can handle the distractions of the Olympic environment and that's what we have to concentrate on between now and August."

But the plan is to take the team back to the Coral Beach Resort two weeks before the Games start.

"The conditions have been a perfect imitation of what Athens will be like - hot, humid and dry," said Sweetenham.





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