2019 AUSTRALIAN WORLD SWIMMING TRIALS
- Sunday, June 9th – Friday, June 14th
- Brisbane Aquatic Centre
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The Aussies showed their mettle on night 1 of the nation’s World Trials, racing their way to 6 World Championships qualification times and 1 new Australian National Record.
18-year-old St. Peters Western star Ariarne Titmus keeps raising her own bar, establishing a new National and Commonwealth Record in the women’s 400m free with a time of 3:59.35.
Post-race, the Dean Boxall-trained Tasmanian stated, “We were pretty fired up for this race and I have been swimming really quick and I wanted to try and put together a really great swim.
“To be honest I am a bit disappointed with the time. I have been training really well and I thought I might have a 3:58 in me. I definitely felt the sting a little bit the last 100 metres and I know I went out heard so that is probably why.” Titmus went out in super quick 1:57.67, a time only a second off of the individual 200m free QT for Worlds. She opened in 1:57.91 at the 2018 Pan Pacs.
“With a bit more of a rest leading into a meet hopefully that will help me.”
17-year-old London Roar signee Kaylee McKeown produced a powerful swim of her own, dipping under both the 2:11 and 2:10 thresholds for the first time in her young career in the women’s 200m IM.
Crysung a 2:09.94 PB to qualify in the event for Worlds, McKeown said post-race, “So much effort has gone behind this swim and to come out with a personal best tonight is awesome.
“I was focusing on skills, not necessarily the speed and I think I have done that tonight.
“This obviously takes the pressure off for the rest of the week, so I am super stoked with that.”
McLoughlin stated tonight, “It is very, very tough only to have 2 spots, so getting the win there gives me a lot of confidence.
“It was going to be a dog fight, so I’m just really stoked to get the win.”
Quotes courtesy of Swimming Australia.