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Olympians to swim Swan River in Aquatic Super Series


Olympians to swim Swan River in BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series
Open Water Challenge – Sunday 20 January – Entries Close Fri 18 Jan
US Olympian Alex Meyer is the latest international elite athlete to register for the 2013 BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series Open Water Challenge to be held in the Swan River on Sunday 20 January, with Kiwi Kane Radford also set to swim.

Meyer and Radford will provide tough competition for some of Australia’s best open water swimmers including FINA World Cup gold medallist Rhys Mainstone and English Channel world record holder Trent Grimsey, who will all be vying for the winner-take-all $15,000 in prize money in the 10km open water swim.

Meyer won his first international gold medal at the 2010 FINA World Open Water Swimming Championships in the 25km before going on to finish fourth in the 10km at the 2011 FINA World Championships in Shanghai.
Swimming in the Serpentine in London, the 24-year-old finished 10th at his second Olympic Games last year and will be one to watch in the men’s elite field on Sunday week.

Debutant London Olympian, Jarrod Poort who swam the 1500m at his first Games, will also race the 10km in what could shape as a potential distance switch for the Wollongong based athlete.

In the elite women’s category dual Olympian Melissa Gorman will be looking to start her 2013 open water campaign with a strong swim in the 10km, while fellow Queenslander Bonnie MacDonald will be racing Chelsea Gubecka in the 5km event.

With recreational swimmers also invited to register for the event, competitors participating in the BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series Open Water Challenge will be racing for a share of $100,000 in prize money over distances ranging from 500m to 10km in five age groups for men and women.

For information on the BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series go to www.aquaticsuperseries.com.au <http://www.aquaticsuperseries.com.au>

The BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series is proudly supported by naming rights sponsor BHP Billiton and the Western Australian State Government through Eventscorp and Royalties for Regions.

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