SASI team to take plunge against nation's best

19 Oct 2017

SOUTH Australian Sports Institute swimmers will test themselves against many of the nation's best athletes at the Australian Short Course Swimming Championships in Adelaide between October 26 and 28.

The titles, to be held at the SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre, will involve most of the country's national team.

Most of the SASI listed swimmers have nominated to compete at the event in individual and relay events.

SASI head swimming coach Peter Bishop said the SASI team was looking forward to the competition and working on their techniques.

''Everyone is looking forward to getting some miles into the legs and competing in our backyard,'' he said.

''The short course event is a good chance for our swimmers to work on their skills and to compete against different people.

''It is the start of a busy time with the Commonwealth Games next year and competitions and a training camp before that.''

Rio Gold Medallist Kyle Chalmers headlines the SA team and has nominated for five events which includes freestyle and butterfly events.

Travis Mahoney is looking at competing in four events, while Abby Duncan has a hectic schedule with a possible seven events.

The SASI team which could contest the short course titles is: Chalmers, Mahoney, Duncan, Joshua Palmer, Ethan Owens, Brittany Castelluzzo, Andrew Abood, Jesse Aungles, Bethan Mounfield, Emily Liu, Liam Bekric, Emma-Lee Arnold, Emily White and Tori Wright.

After the titles most of the SASI team will head back to a solid block of training. They then will compete at various state titles and attend a training camp on the Gold Coast in December - the venue where the Commonwealth Games swimming events will be held in 2018.

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