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Preparation key for Clare coach Talty as charges hit pool

FOR high performance athletes being prepared is non-negotiable. Paul Talty knows this all too well in his role as Head of Physical Preparation with Swim Ireland. Talty works with Ireland’s finest swimmers to help them be physically ready for the challenges they will face every time they enter the pool. Since Covid-19 hit Irish shores, being prepared has been more difficult than ever before. When the Olympic Games were postponed last year, uncertainty for Ireland’s high performance athletes was at an all time high. Talty admits there were times when he feared the Olympic Games would be cancelled. “We all had the fears that the Games wouldn’t go ahead at some time along the way. From March to May last year there was a lot of uncertainty. “High performance athletes were allowed to return to training in June of last year. However, as 2020 wore on there was a fear that our plans would be scuppered.” “We all just had …

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