Australia Announces Roster for Junior World Championships

Australia has announced its 30-person roster for the upcoming 2017 FINA Junior World Championships. The Aussies will be sending 12 men and 18 women to the meet, which will take place from August 23rd to August 28th in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Among the stars on the roster is 16-year-old Elijah Winnington, who won 8 gold medals individually at the 2017 Australian Age Championships. Joining him will be 3-time Australian Age Championships gold medalist Nathan Robinson, who dominated the distance races to qualify for the meet, and Australian junior team veteran Molly Batchelor, who showed off her range with success across the sprints and distance races.

Female Athletes:
Molly Batchelor, 16, Nunawading VIC
Sarah Beale, 16, Acacia Bayside QLD
Kayla Costa, 15, Nunawading VIC
Jenna Forrester, 13, St Peters Western QLD
Chelsea Hodges, 15, Southport Olympic QLD
Jasmine Hopkins, 16, Busselton WA
Jemima Horwood, 15, UWA West Coast WA
Eliza King, 16, Rackley QLD
Shikira-Lee Matheson, 14, St Peters Western QLD
Sienna McDonald, 16, St Peters Western QLD
Bethan Mounfield, 16, Marion SA
Lydia Murray, 14, St Peters Western QLD
Lani Pallister, 14, USC Spartans Swim Club QLD
Natasha Ramsden, 16, Abbotsleigh NSW
Sharni Robinson, 14, St Peters Western QLD
Kirrily Siebenhausen, 17, Rackley QLD
Tanya Stovgaard, 17, Southport Olympic QLD
Matilda Wangoma, 16, Southport Olympic QLD

Male Athletes:
Zachary Attard, 17, Carlile NSW
Jordan Brunt, 17, Southport Olympic QLD
Taj Jones, 17, St Hildas WA
Leon Macalister, 16, Carlile NSW
Nathan Robinson, 17, St Peters Western QLD
David Schlicht, MLC Aquatic VIC
Zac Stubblety-Cook, 18, Chandler QLD
Stuart Swinburn, 15, University of NSW
Jacob Vincent, 18, Miami QLD
Samuel Wendt, 17, Bond QLD
Jacob Whale, 17, Flyers QLD
Elijah Winnington, 16, Bond QLD

Team Leader: Jamie Salter
Head Coach: Glenn Beringen
Coaches: Sean Eels (Southport Olympic, QLD), Amanda Isaac (Abbotsleigh, NSW), Damian Jones (Rackley, QLD), Michael Palfrey (WAIS), Misha Payne (Carlile, NSW), Nick Veliades (MLC Aquatic, VIC)

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4 years ago

Remarkable the presence of Jenna Forrester, just 13 year old.
Two weeks ago, at the Australian Age Champs, she swam 2.01.9 in the 200 free and 4.15 high in the 400 free (besides good times in the Ims and 100 free too).

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4 years ago

To much To early…. let’s hope that we look after these athletes both physically and mentally and that they are all swimming in their early to mid twenties.

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