Nomads to open doors to south’s best

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An ESTIMATED 200 swimmers will descend on Waterlooville Leisure Centre tomorrow for the annual Fareham Nomads Open meet.

Competitors from clubs all over the south coast will be in attendance in a bid to get 2015 off to a flying start.

The hosts will be joined by outfits including Locks Heath, Chichester, Havant & Waterlooville, Southampton Dolphins, Portsmouth Northsea and Eastleigh.

Meanwhile, many of the region’s best swimmers will be in action as they attempt to fine-tune preparations ahead of the Hampshire County Swimming Championships.

Fifteen-year-old Nomads ace Arthur Morley, fresh from his impressive medal haul at the British Gas Open Disability Championships last month, will be competing as he targets next year’s Paralympics in Rio.

Meanwhile, British Masters and European record-breaker Jo Corben (Portsmouth Northsea) will also be in attendance, as will a host of other talents – including Rachel Matthews, Clive Marquis, Alex Finch, Madison Thompson and Ellen Jewell.

Tomorrow’s action-packed programme will be split into three sessions, which start at 8.40am, 11.55am and 3.10pm.

Spectator entry is £3 per session or £5 all day.

See The News on Tuesday for a report and pictures from the meet.