Published: Oct 6, 2011 11:54:58 AM Updated: Nov 9, 2011 11:59:23 AM
Victoria’s Ellie Cole will be one of the drawcards at this years 2011 Australian Age Multi Class Swimming Championships when competition starts today.
Cole was recently voted the International Paralympic Committee's (IPC) Athlete of the Month for August after swimming to six gold medals at the Pan Pacific Para Swimming Championships in Edmonton, Canada. She will look to continue her form this weekend as she prepares for the Australia's National Championships in March before heading to the Paralympic Games in London next summer.
Other Victorians competing include Mornington Peninsula Flyers Chelsea and Hayden McGuigan, Bayside’s Tanya Huebner, Melton’s Ashleigh McConnell, PLC Aquatic’s Timothy Disken and Nunawading’s Matthew Haanappel.
Swimming Australia’s Paralympic Head Coach Brendan Keogh said the Multi-Class Age Championships is an important development tool for the sport.
“This will be the third time we’ve held the event and with more athletes entered, this is becoming a really good opportunity to provide competition for multi class competitors,” said Keogh.
The Australian Age Multi Class Championships is specifically designed to better prepare swimmers with disability for elite competition. The event also provides an additional opportunity for age group athletes to compete at a national level leading up to the Australian Swimming Championships next year.
The 2011 Australian Age Multi Class Swimming Championships will be held at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), Canberra from Friday 7 to Sunday 9 October and will consist of 84 events.
All events will be timed finals, and the event will be conducted in the long course format (50m).
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