The philosophy behind our strength and conditioning approach is one which utilises the information achieved within performance analysis and physiological testing to develop and deliver physical training programmes aligned with individual athlete deficiencies and requirements. The training prescribed within the gym is delivered across several key areas including strength development, force expression, metabolic conditioning and imbalance resolution. It is essential well integrated with the pool based training programme. Managing interference within the training week and ensuring that there is scope to modify training load on a live as-needs basis across domains is also vital given the differences in individual training responses. At the National Centre (Dubin), we can provide access to the best available technologies and facilities with our full-time and in-touch athlete cohorts, thanks to our partnership with the Sport Ireland Institute.