6 Aussie Swimmers Notch World C’ships QTs On Day 1 Of Trials


Day 1 of the 2019 Australian World Swimming Trials is done and dusted, but not before 6 swimmers added their names to the World Championships roster for Gwangju next month.

The Aussie Selection Policy is fairly straightforward in terms of qualification, with swimmers having to finish in the top 2 in finals, while also meeting or exceeding the times listed in the table at the bottom of this post.

Thus far, the following swimmers have made the grade, the 5 more days of the meet yet to unfold in Brisbane.

Australian World Championships Individual Qualifiers Through Day 1:




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1 year ago

Highly likely Matthew Wilson will still be taken due to medley relay

Reply to  Verram
1 year ago

He’ll qualify in 200 anyway so will then do 100 and medley.

Reply to  Troy
1 year ago

Zac Stubletty Cook will also qualify in 200.

13 % Chinese person
Reply to  Verram
1 year ago

Jack good . The rest of the men bad . ,
400 girls good . . Fly ok , Kaylee good .
That’s all foks .

Reply to  13 % Chinese person
1 year ago

Surprised that Elijah winnington went backwards after superb swim last month at nationals which would have qualified him ahead of Mack Horton

1 year ago

Have to say this.
Australia should change the qualifying criteria here. If the first two swimmers have achieved the FINA A standards with their swims, then they should qualify for the worlds.
I say this, after Aussies have scheduled their trials one month before the worlds. ( and also holding the national championships in April).
Most of the elite swimmers will try to swim through this meet with partially tapering and fully tapered at worlds. However, with these tough qualifying standards they might have to rest and taper more for the trials and that may affect their worlds performances.

bear drinks beer
Reply to  DRAMA KING
1 year ago

I never get the point of moving trials to June. Australian swimming doesn’t have the same depth as USA. I don’t think their roster will differ dramatically whether the trials is held in April or June. They should have realized there are many more reasons for their underperformance at major summer meets besides the timing of selection.

Reply to  bear drinks beer
1 year ago

Apart from lack of depth, we have to see the experience of these swimmers and coaches to adopt to this system. US swimmers and coaches are used for this format. They do this at ncaas.
But Aussie coaches and swimmers dont have this experience.

Reply to  DRAMA KING
1 year ago

Those standards are crazy 😜
Even the us would have a hard time qualifying two in each event !

Samuel Huntington
Reply to  Tm71
1 year ago

One example would be men’s 100 breast. Who can go below 59.24 for the US? Miller yes, maybe Andrew or Wilson. Wild card Nowicki. But it’s a tough standard.

Reply to  Samuel Huntington
1 year ago

Of current Americans, only Cordes, Miller, and A Wilson ever have been faster (referencing USAS database). Coincidentally 59.24 is Brenden Hansen’s best all-time. So, tough indeed–although if current WRs are the benchmark from which these Aussie standards are pegged I guess we know why.

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