The NSW Institute of Sport (NSWIS) will host the ‘SOPAC February Finals’ swim meet this weekend at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre (SOPAC).
The February Finals aim to provide NSWIS athletes and coaches with a meaningful competitive opportunity to prepare for the 2013 EnergyAustralia Swimming Championships beginning in April in Adelaide, which double as the selection trials for the 2013 FINA Aquatic World Championships.
The two-day meet is designed to reflect the schedule of the world championships to be held in July in Barcelona, Spain, with NSWIS athletes aiming to achieve personal-best and qualifying times ahead of the trials.
Olympic silver medallist and reigning men’s 100m freestyle world champion James Magnussen will headline the competition, with fellow world champion Matthew Abood also taking to the pool.
Magnussen and Abood will be joined by a number of fellow NSWIS athletes at the event, including Olympians Daniel Tranter, Daniel Arnamnart and Jessica Ashwood.
The heats begin each day at 9am, with finals taking place from 5pm at SOPAC on Saturday and 4.30pm on Sunday.