Brantford’s Sebastian Paulins is looking forward to competing at the Canadian swimming trials for the Tokyo Summer Olympics.
“I’m pretty excited,” Paulins, 22, said of trials, which take place at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre, April 7-11.
“I think, with the training we have now and the opportunity we have, I could be in the best shape of my life.”
Swimming Canada recently sent trials invitations to athletes across the country who are ranked in the top-20 of each Olympic event. Paulins received invitations to compete in the 800- and 1,500-metre freestyle, as well as the 200-metre butterfly, in which he is ranked 15th.
His best opportunity to make the Olympic Games, which will run from July 23 to Aug. 8, is in the 200 fly.
“I think it’s a little bit of a longshot but I have a lane so anything can happen,” said Paulins, a student at London’s Western University.
“I’m just trying to train the best I can and perform the best I can. It’s all about the preparation going into it.”