Four of Australia’s most promising open water prospects will battle it out at the French Nationals over the coming days, as they gain valuable international race experience.
Travelling to France after a recent competition in Seychelles, the trio of Chloe Green (Perth City), Madisyn Armstrong (Kawana Waters) and Reilly Kennedy (Perth City) have been joined by Ruben Rees (Miami) to compete in a 10km race, (which is a LEN cup race), a 5km race and a 4 x 1.25km mixed relay.
Taking place at the stunning Lac du Causse in Brive, Swimming Australia’s Open Water Performance Manager, Greg Shaw, said this competition is vital for their development.
“This is an excellent race opportunity for the junior swimmers this year in lieu of no junior international open water meet,” Shaw said.
“We see this as a key learning opportunity for swimmers who will be likely vying for selection in Paris in 2024.
“It is crucial travel and international race experience.”
Guiding the emerging swimmers at the competition is Raelene Ryan and Matt Magee, while former Australian open water swimmer, Trudee Stafford, is team manager.
Last week Swimming Australia named its open water team which will travel to Yeosu to compete at the World Championships, read more here.
Top image from L-R: Ruben Rees, Madisyn Armstrong, Chloe Green and Reilly Kennedy.