Despite living life in the fast lane, Sydney Uni Swimmers Matt Jaukovic and Jono Newtown appear to be focused and determined in the lead up to the Australian Open Championships, which will be held 17th – 22nd of March at Homebush.

The duo – whose lives are captivated by clock – hope for PBs at the Championships, which double as selections for the World Championships in Rome and the World Uni Games in Serbia.

The 50m Butterfly Final, in which Jaukovic intends to compete, is set to be a highlight of the meet. With competition such as; Matt Targett (current Australian Record Holder), Adam Pine (World Championships Gold Medalist in the 50m Butterfly), Andrew Lauterstein (Beijing Bronze Medalist in the 100m Butterfly), and returning star Geoff Huegill, Matt knows that there is a need for speed.

‘This race is predicted to be one of the major races of the Open. The aim is to take it one step at a time, ticking all the boxes to achieve the best that I can, ‘said Jaukovic.

The 50m Freestyle Final, looks to be a clash between Eamon Sullivan (World Record Holder), Ashley Callis – who despite coming out of retirement for this race is ranked 2nd , and Newton. But Newton isn’t thinking about his competition!

‘I’m racing against the clock. If you go into the 50m Freestyle worrying about your competition, you’ve already lost,’ Newton said.

These speed addicts chase the dream as we sleep each morning. Months of preparation going into a mere 20 seconds, in an effort to attend the World Championships. ‘Although Uni Games isn’t a bad conciliation prize – the aim is to make Rome,’ said Newton.

For more information contact:

Shari Wakefield – Communications & Publications Co-ordinator, Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness

Phone: 0407 668 312, Email: [email protected], Web: http://www.susf.com.au/