The Olympics are coming ever closer and athletes from around the world are in that last stretch of preparation to make sure they hit their peak physical and emotional state when the times comes to perform during their event. Reuters photographer, Denis Balibouse, spent some time with the Swiss quad scull rowing team to document what their life was like during their preparations.

Swiss Rowing Team Training For The Olympic Games

A church is pictured in the early morning on a mountain in Sarnen. DENIS BALIBOUSE/REUTERS

Swiss Rowing Team Training For The Olympic Games

Rower Maillefer, a member of Switzerland's quad scull team, trains alone during a photo opportunity at the Swiss rowing center in Sarnen. Maillefer, 19, will take part in his first Olympic Games next month in London. DENIS BALIBOUSE/REUTERS

Swiss Rowing Team Training For The Olympic Games

Switzerland's quadruple scull team Vonarburg, Maillefer, Stahlberg and Stofer train on the Sarnersee at the Swiss rowing center in Sarnen. DENIS BALIBOUSE/REUTERS

Swiss Rowing Team Training For The Olympic Games

Switzerland's quadruple scull team Vonarburg, Maillefer, Stahlberg and Stofer train on the Sarnersee at the Swiss rowing center in Sarnen. DENIS BALIBOUSE/REUTERS

Swiss Rowing Team Training For The Olympic Games

Switzerland's quadruple scull team Stofer, Stahlberg, Maillefer and Vonarburg train on the Sarnersee at the Swiss rowing center in Sarnen. DENIS BALIBOUSE/REUTERS

Swiss Rowing Team Training For The Olympic Games

Switzerland's quadruple scull team Vonarburg, Maillefer, Stahlberg and Stofer train on the Sarnersee at the Swiss rowing center in Sarnen. DENIS BALIBOUSE/REUTERS

Swiss Rowing Team Training For The Olympic Games

Switzerland's quadruple scull team Andre Vonarburg, Augustin Maillefer, Nico Stahlberg and Florian Stofer train on the Sarnersee at the Swiss rowing center in Sarnen. DENIS BALIBOUSE/REUTERS

Swiss Rowing Team Training For The Olympic Games

Switzerland's quadruple scull team Stofer, Stahlberg, Maillefer and Vonarburg train on the Sarnersee at the Swiss rowing center in Sarnen. DENIS BALIBOUSE/REUTERS

Swiss Rowing Team Training For The Olympic Games

Switzerland's quadruple scull team Vonarburg, Maillefer, Stahlberg and Stofer train on the Sarnersee at the Swiss rowing center in Sarnen. DENIS BALIBOUSE/REUTERS

Swiss Rowing Team Training For The Olympic Games

Switzerland's quadruple scull team Vonarburg, Maillefer, Stahlberg and Stofer train on the Sarnersee at the Swiss rowing center in Sarnen. DENIS BALIBOUSE/REUTERS

Swiss Rowing Team Training For The Olympic Games

Switzerland's quadruple scull team trains on the Sarnersee at the Swiss rowing center in Sarnen. DENIS BALIBOUSE/REUTERS

Swiss Rowing Team Training For The Olympic Games

The blades of Switzerland's quadruple scull team are seen above the water as they train on the Sarnersee at the Swiss rowing center in Sarnen. DENIS BALIBOUSE/REUTERS

Swiss Rowing Team Training For The Olympic Games

Switzerland's quad scull team members train on ergometers at the Swiss rowing center in Sarnen. DENIS BALIBOUSE/REUTERS

Swiss Rowing Team Training For The Olympic Games

Switzerland's quadruple scull team members Stofer, Stahlberg, Maillefer and Vonarburg prepare for a training session on the Sarnersee at the Swiss rowing center in Sarnen. DENIS BALIBOUSE/REUTERS

Swiss Rowing Team Training For The Olympic Games

Switzerland's quadruple scull team's Maillefer serves himself dinner next to Annen and Stofer at the Swiss rowing center in Sarnen. DENIS BALIBOUSE/REUTERS

Swiss Rowing Team Training For The Olympic Games

Switzerland's quadruple scull team members eat their dinner at the Swiss rowing center in Sarnen. DENIS BALIBOUSE/REUTERS

Swiss Rowing Team Training For The Olympic Games

Switzerland's quadruple scull team members eat their dinner at the Swiss rowing center in Sarnen. DENIS BALIBOUSE/REUTERS

Swiss Rowing Team Training For The Olympic Games

Switzerland's quadruple scull team member Maillefer relaxes as he watches a DVD after a training session at the Swiss rowing center in Sarnen. DENIS BALIBOUSE/REUTERS

Swiss Rowing Team Training For The Olympic Games

Switzerland's quad scull team's Maillefer trains on an ergometer with team mates Annen, Stahlberg and Vonarburg at the Swiss rowing center in Sarnen. DENIS BALIBOUSE/REUTERS

Swiss Rowing Team Training For The Olympic Games

Switzerland's quad scull team's Maillefer trains on an ergometer with his teammates Annen, Stahlberg and Vonarburg at the Swiss rowing center in Sarnen. DENIS BALIBOUSE/REUTERS

Swiss Rowing Team Training For The Olympic Games

Switzerland's quad scull team's Annen recovers after a training session on the ergometer at the Swiss rowing center in Sarnen. DENIS BALIBOUSE/REUTERS

Swiss Rowing Team Training For The Olympic Games

Switzerland's quadruple scull team's Maillefer recovers after a training session on the ergometer at the Swiss rowing center in Sarnen. DENIS BALIBOUSE/REUTERS

Swiss Rowing Team Training For The Olympic Games

Switzerland's quadruple scull team's Stofer exercises with his teammates Annen, Stahlberg and Vonarburg at the Swiss rowing center in Sarnen. DENIS BALIBOUSE/REUTERS

Swiss Rowing Team Training For The Olympic Games

Switzerland's quadruple scull team's Vonarburg prepares the blades before a training session at the Swiss rowing center in Sarnen. DENIS BALIBOUSE/REUTERS

Swiss Rowing Team Training For The Olympic Games

Rower Maillefer, a member of Switzerland's quadruple scull team, trains at the Swiss rowing center in Sarnen. DENIS BALIBOUSE/REUTERS

Swiss Rowing Team Training For The Olympic Games

A trainer shouts orders to Switzerland's quadruple scull team during training session in Sarnen. DENIS BALIBOUSE/REUTERS

Swiss Rowing Team Training For The Olympic Games

Switzerland's quadruple scull team Vonarburg prepares rows before training session in Sarnen. DENIS BALIBOUSE/REUTERS