Australia Announces Roster for 2015 BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series

The first BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series was run in 2013 in Perth and included Australia, China and South Africa. The second year saw Australia, Japan, China, South Africa and Brazil included in the competition. This year’s events in Perth, which will run January 30th-February 1st, will include Australia, the United States, Japan and China.

The CEO of Swimming Australia is extremely excited to see the American involved in the third year of the competition, “Team USA is an incredible addition to the 2015 BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series,” said Mark Anderson.

“It demonstrates the great appeal of this event to the best swimming nations and provides further expansion of the meet which will ensure that this event will become entrenched in the international swimming calendar.”

There is a lot of incentive for increased participation as swimmers will be competing for a share of $400,000 in prize money.

“The 2015 BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series is a great way to kick off the year, it gives our team a chance to get some international racing experience in before we go into the National Championships in April and then the FINA World Championships in August,” said National Team Head Coach Jacco Verhaeren.

“We don’t often get the opportunity to race such strong competitors on home soil so I’m sure we will see some world class swimming over the two days, especially with a number of our swimmers with world number one times for 2014 coming up against swimmers from Japan and China and now the USA who have joined the line-up for 2015.”

Program of events for the two day competition are as follows:

Day 1 Friday 30 January 2015
Time of Day Event No. Program
5:30pm LIVE 1 200m freestyle Womens
AEDST 2 100m freestyle Mens
3 100m breaststroke Womens
4 100m backstroke Mens
5 100m butterfly Womens
6 200m butterfly Mens
7 200m individual medley Womens
8 400m freestyle Mens
9 50m freestyle Womens
10 200m breaststroke Mens
11 200m backstroke Womens
12 800m freestyle Womens
13 400m individual medley Mens
14 4x50m freestyle Womens
15 4x50m individual medley Mens
Approx 8:30pm Womens water polo > Austarlia v China
Day 2 Saturday 31 January 2015
Approx 3:45pm Mens water polo > Australia v United States of America
5:30pm LIVE 16 200m freestyle Mens
AEDST 17 100m freestyle Womens
18 100m breaststroke Mens
19 100m backstroke Womens
20 100m butterfly Mens
21 200m butterfly Womens
22 200m individual medley Mens
23 400m freestyle Womens
24 50m freestyle Mens
25 200m breaststroke Womens
26 200m backstroke Mens
27 1500m freestyle Mens
28 400m individual medley Womens
29 4x50m freestyle Mens
30 4x50m individual medley Womens


Australia has announced their team for the event which includes Cate Campbell, Emily Seebohm, Thomas Fraser-Holmes and James Magnussen as well as Pan Pacific Championship gold medallist Cameron McEvoy, four-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist Emma McKeon.

The other three teams involved in the competition have not announced their rosters for the event, but in the past Japan has sent swimmers such as Kosuke Hagino, Ryosuke Irie and Daiya Seto while the Chinese have included Fu Yuanhui and Ye Shiwen.

The full of the Australian team will include:

MEN: Tommaso D’Orsogna, Thomas Fraser-Holmes, Jayden Hadler, Mack Horton, Grant Irvine, Mitchell Larkin, James Magnussen, Travis Mahoney, Cameron McEvoy, David McKeon, Jake Packard and Buster Sykes
WOMEN: Jessica Ashwood, Bronte Barratt, Cate Campbell, Bronte Campbell, Brittany Elmslie, Madeline Groves, Emma McKeon, Taylor McKeown, Keryn McMaster, Emily Seebohm, Lorna Tonks and Madison Wilson

The official meet website can be found here.

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Gina Rhinestone
6 years ago

I just got my tickets ! Lucky me .

I am looking at options for filling in the day – will it be a lunch wine cruise or an afternoon wine cruise , a ferry day trip to Rottnest Island for some snorkelling , paddle board lesson in Safety Bay with a handsome blonde native ( I am very respectful of natives & like to learn their customs ) .
I’ve just been surveyed on refreshment options I would like at the pool . I have said sushi/ noodle box & to the alcohol question , I ticked no ( in honour of the missing USA team member ) . It hits home at times like this because… Read more »

Gina Rhinestone
6 years ago

For our brit friends Buster ( his first oz team) is the son of Suki Brownsdon & Gareth Sykes.

6 years ago

Cate Campbell? I thought she was out for the year?

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