A SWIMMER whose home country does not have a pool is among Olympic hopefuls beginning an intensive regime training ahead of the games next month.
Athletes are training at Edge Hill university’s campus in Ormskirk.
Swimmers, track and field athletes from the Federated States of Micronesia, in the Pacific Ocean, have already arrived, with teams from the Marshall Islands and wrestlers from American Samoa arriving shortly as they gear up for London 2012.
It is the second time that Micronesian swimmer Debra Daniel, 21, will compete in the Olympics in the 50m freestyle.
She said: “Back at home we do not have a pool. I am used to training in the ocean or the rivers, so this will be different for me again – it will be very modern.”
John Howard, 30, will be competing in the 100m sprint for the first time. He said: “It is a great honour to be picked to represent our country.”
The athletes will stay at Edge Hill until July 23 when they will head to the Olympic Village in London.