RCP Tiburon Mile champion Kane Radford and top 10K swimmer Alannah Jury will be the headliners at next week's inaugural Epic Swim Festival in New Zealand held in the majestic Lake Taupo.
The Epic Swim Festival will double as the New Zealand 5K and 10K Open Water Championships and the New Zealand Masters 2.5K Open Water Championships.
Kane will fast some very tough teenagers in George O'Brien and Josh Richardson while Alannah will be matched against Jamie-Leigh Austin and Caitlin Zillman.
They will be competing for spots on the 2010 World Championship Team under the watchful eye of Swimming New Zealand Open Water Programme Manager and marathon swimming legend, Philip Rush.
The Epic Swim Festival, held in the largest lake in New Zealand, will also look towards the future and includes recreational swims of varying distances 100-300 meters for children between the ages of 5-12 and 12-16 years, plus a 2K and 5K for open and age group swimmers.
Another one of New Zealand's great open water swimming events, capitalizing on the country's abundant natural resources and proud open water swimming traditions.
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