2018 GEORGINA HOPE FOUNDATION AUSTRALIAN AGE SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Saturday, April 21st – Saturday, April 28th
- Sydney Olympic Park & Aquatic Centre
- Prelims at 9am local/Finals at 6pm local
- Selection event for Junior Pan Pacific Championships & Oceania Championships
- Psych Sheets
- Live Results
On the 2nd day of the 2018 Australian Age Champs, freestyle star Ariarne Titmus was a no-show again, signalling that she may not be competing in the meet at all following her triple gold medal performance at the Commonwealth Games a couple weeks ago.
There weren’t any age records on day 2, but there were plenty of impressive swims. Kate Harrison won the girls 13 100 fly by 2.01 seconds, posting a speedy 1:00.98 to claim the title. Harrison was out very fast, hitting the 50 mark in 28.19, and fell off a bit coming home in 32.79, but finished in a great time overall. While she was 1.01 seconds off the Australian 13 and under record of 59.97 by Yolane Kukia, that is the fastest time in the world this year for a 13 year old.
Csongor Cellie won the boys 16 400 free with a 3:55.96, running down runner-up Silas Harris (3:56.67). Cellie was slightly behind Harris going into the last 50, but outsplit Harris 28.19 to 29.09 on the final 50, charging into the wall first. Sophie Healy won the girls 13 200 IM in a tight race, posting a 2:20.61. Elizabeth Deckers came in 2nd with a 2:20.99, Ella Ramsay came in 3rd in 2:21.37, Kate Harrison came in 4th with a 2:21.78, and Anna Lee was 5th in 2:21.93.
17-year-old Leon Macalister won the boys 17-18 100 back with a 55.89, getting his hand on the wall before runner-up, 18-year-old Lewis Blackburn (56.28). Macalister split 27.29/28.60. Jesse Coleman won the boys 13 100 fly with a 58.74. He out-touched William Salmond (58.91) after splitting a full second faster than him on the 2nd 50, 30.74 to 31.74.
Brendon Smith (17) won the boys 17-18 400 IM with a 4:20.07, passing runner-up Nathan Robinson (4:20.44) on the free leg to claim victory.