Final month Swimming Australia revealed that its Open Water Nationwide Championships could be postponed as a result of ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The 2021 version fo the annual occasion was initially slated for January 29th by January 31st on the Sydney Worldwide Regatta Centre in New South Wales. At the time of the postponement announcement, the brand new location was ‘to be decided’.
Simply right this moment, the host website has been revealed, as Swimming Australia says that the occasion has been moved to OzSki Resort in Coolum, Queensland roughly 20 minutes north of Lake Kawana. The beforehand introduced new dates of Saturday, March 13th and Sunday, March 14th keep intact.
Swimming Australia’s Open Water Efficiency Supervisor, Greg Shaw, stated of the venue shift, “We’d wish to apologise to individuals and their households if this alteration in venue has impacted their plans, nonetheless, with Coolum solely round 20 minutes north of the earlier location, we sincerely hope it’s not an excessive amount of of an inconvenience.
“If there’s something 2020 has taught us, it’s that we’re consistently being offered with challenges and must adapt and be versatile. We thank the open water swimming neighborhood for his or her continued assist and stay up for internet hosting a terrific occasion in Coolum.”
Final yr Sloman was the highest Aussie finisher within the 10okay, though visiting swimmers Ferry Weertman of the Netherlands and Jordan Wilimovsky of america completed in first and second place, respectively. Weertman additionally hit the time pad first within the males’s 5k race.
As for the ladies, Lee was the highest Aussie however completed behind the highest racer Haley Anderson of america. Aussie swimmer Maddie Gough was the primary place finisher and Aussie champion within the girls’s 5k occasion.
Lee has already booked her spot for the postponed 2020 Olympic Video games in Tokyo, Japan, courtesy of her seventh place end within the girls’s 10okay on the 2019 World Championships. The remaining potential Olympic spots could be fought for at this yr’s FINA Olympic qualifier set for early this summer season.