With less than a year and a half to go before Rio 2016, para-swimmers Ellie Simmonds and Andy Mullen are moving to Manchester to the British Para-Swimming National Performance Centre, as they re-focus their training in preparation for the Paralympics.
They will be under the guidance of Head Coach Rob Greenwood and National Coach Graeme Smith.
"It is now time for me to move into the next phase of my preparations for the Rio Paralympics" - Ellie Simmonds
“Having spent a very productive 18 months at Loughborough with my coach Steve Bayley, we both agree that it is now time for me to move into the next phase of my preparations for the Rio Paralympics”, said Simmonds.
Mullen commented: “A massive thank you has to go to my home programme coach Andy Jackson. He mentored and coached me from being an age group swimmer to the swimmer I am today and I shall always be thankful of this”.
National Performance Director Chris Furber said, “We welcome Ellie and Andrew to the National Performance Centre and I know that they will thrive in the environment”.