The festive season just around the corner, many a plan is already in place for what follows as nations make their training plans for the world championships in Barcelona next summer.
There'll be a lot of hard work going on but swimming is one of those great sports where the very best get some of the very best places to spend time in.
Take the lucky Dutch: they're off to spend January in this place in Phuket, Thailand as pioneering globetrotters of sport on the trail of training locations away from the dark, damp and dreary days of post-Christmas Europe.
The Thanyapura Sports & Leisure Club is a five-star facility and with the Dutch sprint divas on the war path its likely to where some medals will be won long before the action unfolds in Barcelona next summer.
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