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DASH POWER: Russell Dessaix Chin, Jarrod Poort and Nikki McCarthy Hicks will headline the Splash and Dash Festival in Wollongong on March 19-20. Picture: GEORGIA MATTSA second Olympicberth for Wollongong open water swimmer Jarrod Poort is within touching distance.
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A victory over Simon Huitenga from Perth in a one-off race in Portugal in June will see Poort chosen to represent Australia at the 10km open water race in Rio de Janeiro.

“If I beat Simon and place in the top nine in Portugal I’m going to Rio,’’ Poort said.

“It’s exciting. I can’t wait.

“This is the final hurdle to clear to secure an Olympics berth. It is exciting and I can’t wait for the race.’’

Poort snared a place at the 2012 London Games after qualifying in the 1500m but is now making his mark in longer distances races.

The 21-year-old said he was feeling fit and ready to do whatever it took to get to Rio.

“I’m feeling good,”Poort said.“I’m in probably the second week of my 15-week preparation for the Portugal race. I think I can be at my best then. That’s the goal.

“With open water, because you race in so many different locations, be it rivers and lakes, time is irrelevant. It’s purely just a race and placings. It’s probably one of the only sports where that happens.’’

Poort’s training regime includes10 sessions in the waterswimming about 70 to 80 kms a week, as well as three dryland sessions on the bike and in the gym.

Part of this preparation will also involve Poort taking part in the 2km ocean race of the Splash and Dash Festival in Wollongong on March 19-20.

He said the event was ideal for race preparation and confidence.

“I do a lot of little ocean swims all across the state because I think you can learn lots of little things along the way….it’s also a big confidence booster if you can pick up wins here and there,’’ Poort said.

His involvement was also motivated by a desire to grow the sport he loved.

Splash and Dash Festival organiser Rob Battocchio said he was happy to see the likes of Rio hopeful Poort and returning defending 10km champion Russell Dessaix Chin competing.

The two-day festival has events for all ages and abilities, including fun runs, swims and aquathons.

Funds raised will once again support the Leukaemia Foundation. Details at splashdash南京夜网419论坛

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