Hayden Stoeckel swimming ‘blind’ in championships


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South Aussie backstroker Hayden Stoeckel says he is “going in blind” for this weekend’s national championships at the SA Aquatic Centre after only ending his post-Olympics slumber 10 weeks ago.

Having “let his hair down” for six months after the London games, Stoeckel knows he faces an uphill battle to defend his 100m backstroke title and post a world championships qualifying time.

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