2020 SWIMMING AUSTRALIA VIRTUAL C’SHIPS
- Thursday, November 26th – Sunday, November 29th
- Brisbane, Sydney, Hobart, Perth & Melbourne
- SCM (25m)
- Start dates & times vary in each city
- SwimSwam Preview
- Start Lists/Results
- Session 1 Full Results
Of note, this article was updated from the original, as Katie Ledecky’s 3:54.06 swim was not in FINA’s database.
While competing at the 2020 Australian Virtual Short Course Swimming Championships, 20-year-old St. Peters Western swimmer Ariarne Titmus produced the 6th fastest performance all-time in the women’s 400m free.
Titmus already owns the World Record with her time of 3:53.92, a result she posted at the 2018 FINA World Short Course Swimming Championships in Hangzhou. Since then, her fastest was represented by the 3:56.21 the Dean Boxall-trained star logged at last year’s International Swimming League (ISL) season 1 final in Las Vegas.
Splits for Titmus’ 3:54.58 are not yet available, as Swimming Australia is waiting for the sessions to wrap up across the 5 virtual locations.
However, Titmus’ time here now ranks as the 5th fastest performance all-time, inserting the Aussie onto the list of top 10 now in the #1 and #6 slots.
|RANK||TIME||ATHLETE||NF||COMPETITION||COUNTRY / DATE|
|1||3:53.92WR||TITMUS Ariarne||AUS||14th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) 2018||CHN
14 Dec 2018
|2||3:53.97WR||WANG Jianjiahe||CHN||FINA Swimming World Cup 2018||HUN
04 Oct 2018
|3||3:54.06||LEDECKY Katie||USA||ISL Indianapolis 2019|
|4||3:54.52WR||BELMONTE Mireia||ESP||FINA Swimming World Cup 2013||GER
11 Aug 2013
|5||3:54.56||WANG Jianjiahe||CHN||14th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) 2018||CHN
14 Dec 2018
|6||3:54.58||TITMUS Ariarne||AUS||2020 Aussie Virtual National SC Championships||AUS
28 Nov 2020
|7||3:54.63WJ||WANG Jianjiahe||CHN||FINA Swimming World Cup 2018||NED
28 Sep 2018
|8||3:54.85WR||MUFFAT Camille||FRA||European Short Course Swimming Championships 2012||FRA
24 Nov 2012
For perspective, the fastest time of the ISL season 2 came in the form of Tokyo Frog Kings’ Leah Smith‘s 3:58.26. Titmus was originally set to compete as a member of the Cali Condors, the squad she represents last year.