2015 HANCOCK PROSPECTING AUSTRALIAN SHORT COURSE CHAMPIONSHIPS
When: Thursday 26 – Saturday 28 November 2015; Where: Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre (SOPAC); Start times. Heats -10.00am; Finals 6.00pm Ticketing
Australia’s world champion swimmers to make a splash in Sydney
Australia’s world champion swimmers will converge in Sydney next month for the 2015 Hancock Prospecting Australian Short Course Swimming Championships.
In the countdown to next year’s Olympics, this will be the only chance to see the Dolphins on show in the Sydney 2000 Olympic Pool in the build up to Rio.
The biggest names in the sport, including Bronte and Cate Campbell, Emily Seebohm, Mitch Larkin, Cameron McEvoy, Jess Ashwood, Madi Wilson, Mack Horton, Ben Treffers, Jake Packard, Brianna Throssell and dual Olympic champion Grant Hackett will all be in action. As well as IPC world champi9onships representatives Tiffany Thomas-Kane, Ellie Cole, Brendan Hall and Maddison Elliott.
The three-day meet at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre will run from November 26-28 in what will be the first major meet of the summer in the build up to the 2016 Olympic Trials in Adelaide from April 7-14.
Tickets are on sale now from www.swimming.org.au with children from $7.00 and Adults from $13.00.
Seebohm, Larkin headline Aussies in Tokyo World Cup tomorrow
Meanwhile dual backstroke world champions Emily Seebohm and Mitch Larkin will also headline a host of Australians in the final FINA World Cup meets starting tomorrow in Tokyo, in the lead up to the Australian Short Course Championships.
Seebohm is sitting in second place behind Hungarian “Iron Lady” Katinka Hosszu on the FINA World Cup point score and will be out to maintain her backstroke dominance in the 50, 100 and 200m as she chases the lucrative prize money on offer (see below).
The two-day Tokyo meet (October 28 and 29) will also feature prominent Olympic backstroker Ashley Delaney who is also well situated in the World Cup rankings and prize money lists; dual Olympian Kylie Palmer, who makes her return to competition with University of Sunshine Coast team mates Taylor McKeown, Leah Neale and Jake Packard.
Other Dolphins in action include Melanie Wright, Chris Wright, Leiston Pickett, Josh Beaver, Travis Mahoneyand Belinda Hocking.
FINA WORLD CUP MEETS
- Tokyo October 28,29
- Doha November 2,3
- Dubai November 6,7
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Swimming news courtesy of Swimming Australia.