Brothers Joshua and Abraham Mc Leod, and Kristin Julien are among the 230 plus swimmers who have registered to participate in the fourth edition of the Sea Hawks New Year Splash tomorrow.
Centre of Excellence Sea Hawks Swim Club are the hosts of the annual event, which for the first time will be held at the Marlins 50m swimming facility in Westmoorings from 9:00am. This meet is the first for 2013, and is a qualifier for the Carifta and CISC Championships, and the FINA World Junior Championships.
With the decision last year by the Amateur Swimming Association of Trinidad and Tobago (ASATT) to only accept times swum in a long course (50m) pool to qualify for those meets, the venue has been changed from Centre of Excellence to give athletes more opportunities to qualify.
The meet is expected to be highly competitive with most of the country's top swimmers participating. The Mc Leods of Atlantis Aquatics will be in action for the first time since competing in December's World Short Course Championships in Russia.
Also, Julien of TITANS Swim Club will also have her first swim for 2013, after qualifying in December for the 2013 World Junior Championships in Dubai.
Twelve Clubs will be participating in this one day affair. Following their historic victory in December at the ASATT Invitational, TITANS will be hoping to continue their winning ways. TITANS were also the 2012 winners of this Sea Hawks Splash.
However it would not be easy sailing for them as they are expected to face a fierce challenge from Tidal Wave Aquatics, Marlins Swim Club and Blue Dolphins.