All The Links You Need For The 2019 Australian World Swimming Trials


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SwimSwam Preview – Maddie Groves Opts Out of 200 Fly
SwimSwam Preview – Jack Cartwright in 1500
SwimSwam Preview – Chalmers Adds 100 Fly

The 2019 Swimming Australia World Trials kick-off this weekend,  not to be mistaken for the Australian National Championships, which already took place this past April.

The 6-day Trials meet taking place June 9th-14th at the Brisbane Aquatic Centre is the sole competition qualifying Australian swimmers for this summer’s World Championships in Gwangju, Korea. Per the official selection policy, the 1st and 2nd placed athletes in each Olympic event will be eligible for selection, provided they meet or exceed the minimum time standards included in the grid at the bottom of this post.

The team size is capped at 52 athletes – 26 males and 26 females, but the reality is that 40 or so athletes will most likely make up the squad.

Per Aussie Head Coach Jacco Verhaeharen, the philosophy for the nation’s QTs means that a swimmer’s time should be able to qualify him/her for a final at a World Championshps. Therefore, the QTs are set to the top 8 of the previous World Championships.

We already published several previews with highlighted schedules of key swimmers, but here are additional event lineups for Aussies to watch as the meet unfolds.




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1 year ago

Jack Cartwright update?

Reply to  Swammer
1 year ago

Australian media is reporting that his camp says his entries will be changed, however, no new psych sheet has been released. So, we’ll just have to wait and see.

Reply to  Braden Keith
1 year ago


Reply to  Braden Keith
1 year ago

What I’d like to know is how the head coaches at Swimming Australia didn’t notice his absence from his primary events given his importance to the team. Seems like a failure at multiple levels.

13 % Chinese person
Reply to  Troy
1 year ago

It does help to enter & turnup at meets to get the little things correct like right event . Even the club secretary may have forgotten as that was he only event he swam since April 18 ?

Reply to  13 % Chinese person
1 year ago

I seriously doubt he was forgotten at his club or by head coaches at Swimming Australia if he hasn’t been forgotten by commenters at Swimswam. People noticed his absence here immediately.

13 % Chinese person
Reply to  Troy
1 year ago

Some have been mindful of his heart health & that he may only be doing aerobic work this year . That would be a logical conclusion .to non appearance .

1 year ago

Also Josh Edwards-Smith age 16 and ranked 4th in 200 back with a 1.57.82 from age champs in April .

1 year ago

No Stubblety-Cook?

Reply to  DEAN IS GOD
1 year ago

He’s on the start lists for 100 and 200 breast but mustn’t have been deemed important enough to note in the article.

Reply to  Retta Race
1 year ago

A 2.07 isn’t worth a mention?

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After 16 years at a Fortune 1000 financial company, long-time swimmer Retta Race decided to change lanes and pursue her sporting passion. She currently is Coach for the Northern KY Swordfish Masters, a team she started up in December 2013, while also offering private coaching. Retta is also an MBA …

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