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Aussie water polo team gets out of London
Liam FitzGibbon
21:17 AEST Mon Jul 23 2012

Just as it's settled into the Olympic athletes village in London, Australia's men's water polo team is planning an escape.

As one of the first water polo teams to arrive for the Games on Saturday, the Sharks have made the most of it by testing out the competition pool for training over the past two days.

But as the influx of competitors continues into the village this week, the Australian squad is getting out of town for some quiet time.

Sharks coach John Fox said his side would travel north to the town of Bedford on Tuesday afternoon before their Olympic campaign kicks into gear.

"We're leaving the village for a couple of days just to get away," Fox told AAP.

"We've got six first timers on the team so I think it's important that we do get away and have some time out from the environment of the village and discuss the traps, I suppose, and the pitfalls of being in the Olympics and the village environment.

"That'll be the last session we have as just ourselves together, without any outside influence.

"We've put a lot of thought into our preparation so we manage to taper not just physically but also mentally."

The Sharks will return to London on Thursday to finalise preparations for their Olympic opener against Italy on July 29.

Australia is yet to win an Olympic medal in men's water polo but the current side is considered the strongest national side assembled for a Games campaign.

Officials reported a clean bill of health as the team trained at the Water Polo Arena on Morning morning.

Australia's women's team, the Stingers, were due to arrive in London on Monday night.

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