Indonesian swimming athletes who join the National Pelatnas will soon undergo a training program abroad, after the Indonesian Swimming Association (PB PRSI) Board plans to send a projected swimming team for the Tokyo Olympics to Australia in early 2021.
The General Chairperson of PRSI Anindya Novyan Bakrie explained, the basis for choosing Australia as the location of the National Pelatnas was because it was considered to have a high level of competition for swimming, as well as having a relatively close distance to the country. A high level of competition is required by I Gede Siman et al so that they are trained in world-class programs.
“The level of competition is very high and the quality of the world is that it is suitable for athletes to experience world class training and competition while in Australia,” said Anindya, as quoted by Tempo.co.
“There are also many Olympic qualifying events available in Australia considering that many world athletes are training there to prepare,” he added.
On the other hand, Anindya also hopes that in the near future the National Pelatnas for Indonesian swimming athletes can be held centrally at the Gelora Bung Karno Aquatic Stadium in Jakarta. At least six swimmers will be projected to be able to fight in the qualifying rounds of the Olympics. These Indonesian swimming athletes, plan to undergo a limited time trial and independent trial program in December, with the intention of knowing the condition of the athletes while undergoing the National Pelatnas.
However, if they do not get the opportunity to train centrally at GBK, due to the pandemic conditions in DKI Jakarta, Anindya said that Indonesian swimming athletes will continue to train in their respective regions or clubs of origin for now.
Six Indonesian swimming athletes who are now being prepared to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics are I Gede Siman Sudartawa, Triady Fauzi, Glen Victor, Farrell Armandio Tangkas, Glenn Victor, and Azzahra Permatahani.
In the future, the six leading Indonesian swimming athletes are required to be able to approach limit A, as a condition for qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, which has been postponed until 2021.