The New Zealand swimmer Glenn Snyders will take on some of the world's best in Europe this month in the FINA/ARENA World Cup competition.
The 24-year-old breaststroker will contest the three European legs of the series starting in Stockholm this weekend, Moscow next week and Berlin the following weekend.
Snyders was the top ranked New Zealander at the recent world championships where he finished seventh in the world over the 50 metre breaststroke, sixth over the 100 metres and 11th over 200 metres.
While he had a break after his prolonged campaign at the World Championships and World University Games, where he claimed two gold, one silver and one bronze, the World Cup provides the next stage of his preparation for the 2012 London Olympics.
Snyders is the only New Zealand swimmer competing in Europe while North Shore clubmate Melissa Ingram will compete in the three Asian legs of the World Cup in Singapore (November 4-5), Beijing (November 8-9) and Tokyo (November 12-13).