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Relaxed Rousseau gets ready

By Mark Etheridge

Ace swimmer Sebastien Rousseau is fine-tuning his Commonwealth Games preparations in Singapore not allowing any concerns about New Delhi’s readiness to upset him.

“Things are going well at the moment,” said the youngster, voted South African’s most promising swimmer in 2009.

“I’m now in Singapore now with Anthony Nesty, my coach from the University of Florida, and two swimmers from the Cayman Islands who also are at UF.

“We’re just doing some final preparation here before we go to Delhi on the 30th and I meet up with the rest of Team SA.

In the build-up to the Games, there have been many worries about security, health and the athletes’ accommodation not being up to scratch but the Capetonian, who recently turned 20, is trying to take it all in his stride.

“I know there has been a lot of negative media on the conditions of the athletes village. My view on this is to not worry about things that I cannot control (the conditions) and just focus on things that I can control (being fast when I need to).

“It has been a long six months of training for this, and I am pretty excited for it to be so close now,” said Rousseau who swam for SA at the 2008 Beijing Olympics

The Games start on October 3 and continue to October 14.