2022 AUSTRALIAN SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Wednesday, May 18 – Sunday, May 22, 2022
- SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre, Oaklands Park, South Australia
- LCM (50m)
- Meet Central
- Entry List
- Live Results
- Live Stream (Amazon Prime)
- World Championships Qualifying Criteria
Day 4 of Australian trials saw three new swimmers qualify individually for the 2022 FINA World Championships team. The women’s 200 back, men’s 200 fly, men’s 400 IM, women’s 1500 free, and men’s 100 free saw both new roster additions and swimmers already on the team adding more events to their lineup.
Kaylee McKeown won the women’s 200 back, qualifying for worlds in her third individual event after the 100 back and 400 IM. Tomorrow, she is set to swim the 200 IM. Mollie O’Callaghan came in second behind her, making the team in her fourth individual after qualifying in the 100/200 free and the 100 back.
In the men’s 200 fly, Bowen Gough qualified for worlds by placing first. The race was redemption for him, as he just missed the Olympic team in the same event last year when he finished third at 2021 trials. However, he was the only swimmer in the race under the FINA ‘A’ cut, meaning none of his other competitors will be selected onto the Worlds team in this event.
Women’s 800 free champion Lani Pallister made it a distance event sweep when she won the 1500 free as well, qualifying for her second individual event at worlds. Moesha Johnson, who is already on the Worlds team in open water, placed second behind Pallister to qualify for her first pool event.
Finally, in the men’s 100 free, William Yang emerged victories and made the worlds team. Zac Incerti, who won the 200 free yesterday, qualified second. Flynn Southam, Jack Cartwright, Matt Temple, and Dylan Andrea finished in third, fourth, fifth, and sixth respectively and all have a chance of being selected onto the team in the 4×100 free relay.
Holly Barratt won the women’s 50 fly, although the 50 stroke races at this meet are not selection races. Whether Barratt will make the team or not in this event will be up to Swimming Australia’s discretion.
Australian World Championships Tentative Individual Qualifiers Through Day 4:
- Elijah Winnington – men’s 400m free (3:43.10), 200m free (1:46.01), 800m free (7:45.30)
- Mack Horton – men’s 400m free (3:44.06)
- Lani Pallister – women’s 800m free (8:17.77), women’s 1500m free (15:55.40)
- Kiah Melverton – women’s 800m free (8:22.64)
- Joshua Edwards-Smith – men’s 200m back (1:56.71)
- Mitch Larkin – men’s 200m back (1:56.79)
- Jenna Strauch – women’s 100m breast (1:06.69), 200m breast (2:23.26)
- Abbey Harkin – women’s 100m breast (1:06.88), 200m breast (2:24.85)
- Matt Temple – men’s 100m fly (51.50)
- Kyle Chalmers – men’s 100m fly (51.67)*
- Mollie O’Callaghan – women’s 100m free (52.49), 200m free (1:54.94), 100m back (59.12), 200m back (2:08.48)
- Shayna Jack – women’s 100m free (52.60)
- Thomas Nowakowski – men’s 50m free (21.86)
- Grayson Bell – men’s 50m free (22.08)
- Brianna Throssell – women’s 100m fly (57.31)
- Zac Incerti – men’s 200m free (1:45.80), 100m free (48.65)
- Kaylee McKeown – women’s 400m IM (4:31.74), 100m back (58.49), 200m back (2:05.31)
- Jenna Forrester – women’s 400m IM (4:36.72)
- Zac Stubblety-Cook – men’s 200m breast (2:05.95) WR, 100m breast (59.60)
- Matt Wilson – men’s 200m breast (2:10.14)
- Ariarne Titmus – women’s 200m free (1:53.31)**
- Brendon Smith – men’s 200m IM (1:58.59), 400m IM (4:11.88)
- Se-Bom Lee – men’s 200m IM (1:59.48), 400m IM (4:14.77)
- Samuel Short – men’s 800m free (7:48.65)
- Bowen Gough – men’s 200m fly (1:56.49)
- Moesha Johnson – women’s 1500m free (16:00.74)
- William Yang – men’s 100m free (48.55)
*Kyle Chalmers has previously stated he would not be competing at this summer’s World Championships; with his opting out, Cody Simpson would be the next in line for a possible slot as the men’s 2nd 100m butterfly qualifier. However, Chalmers has recently indicated that he’s reconsidering that decision.