Ariarne Titmus

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Ariarne Titmus is from Tasmanian Island, Australia. She was born on September 9, 2000.

2017 World Championships

Titmus finished 17th after the heats in the 200M free, failing to make the semifinals, with a time of 1:58.79. Titmus then finished fourth in the 400M free with a time of 4:04.26, just out of medal contention. Her time broke her own National Age Group Record she previously set at the Australian Trials. This swim is the fastest by any Australian 18 and under, and puts Titmus fourth on the all-time Australian rankings.

She swam the anchor leg, 1:56.61 of Australia’s bronze medal winning 4x200m Freestyle Relay behind teammates Madison Wilson, Emma McKeon and Kotuku Ngawati.

2018 Commonwealth Games

Titmus had a breakout 2018, as she earned 3 individual medals, 2 gold 1 silver, at the 2018 Comm games. Titmus clocked times of 4:00.93 in the 400 free (1st), 8:20.02 in the 800 free (1st), and 1:54.85 in the 200 free (2nd behind Taylor Ruck). She also anchored the Aussie 4×200 relay to victory (1:55.59).

2018 Pan Pacific Championships

Ariarne kept her momentum rolling into pan pacs, as she started things off with a tight race between Leah Smith in the 800 free, and ended up touching Smith out for the silver in 8:17.07, a huge personal best, only being beaten by Katie Ledecky’s 8:09.13. On day 2, Ariarne had a massive lead-off leg on the women’s 4×200 free relay (1:55.27) to help the Aussie women earn gold and dethrone team USA. On dy 3, Ariarne kept her tremendous meet going as she finished 2nd behind Ledecky in the 400 free with a best time and new commonwealth record of 3:59.66.

2018 Short Course World Championships

Titmus was a double gold medalist in Hangzhou, winning the 200 and 400 freestyle titles, while also swimming on the 4×200 and 4×50 free relay teams.

Titmus won the 200 freestyle in Hangzhou with an Oceanian Record time of 1:51.38. She then set a world record in the 400 free, clocking a 3:53.92, five hundredths of a second ahead of China’s Jianjiahe Wang’s 3:53.97 from October.

2018 Oceania Female Swimmer of the Year

For her huge performances at the Commonwealth Games, Pan Pacs, and Short Course World Championships, Ariarne Titmus was SwimSwam’s 2018 Oceania Female Swimmer of the Year.

ISL – Cali Condors

On June 11, 2019, Ariarne Titmus was announced as a member of the Cali Condors ISL team, headed by GM Jason Lezak.

2019 World Championships

Titmus started out her championships with a huge swim and upset, coming from behind on 3-time defending champion Katie Ledecky on the last 50 of the 400 free to touch in a time of 3:58.76 to win gold. Titmus continued her medal streak in the 200 free, winning silver behind defending champ Federica Pellegrini.

Titmus kept her momentum going in the women’s 4×200 free relay, where she led off in an Australian record of 1:54.24 and helped the Aussie’s best the Americans for the 2nd time in 2 days by a slim margin. The Australian’s time also set a new world record of 7:41.50. Titmus finished up her schedule in Gwnagju in the 800 free, where she was in a tough battle with a lot of the pack for much of the race, but uplled up on the last 100 to touch for 3rd and earn her 3rd individual medal in a time of 8:15.70, a new Oceanian record.

International Medals

Place Event Year Meet
Bronze 800 Freestyle Relay 2017 World Championships
Gold 400 Free 2019 World Championships
Gold 800 Freestyle Relay 2019 World Championships
Silver 200 Free 2019 World Championships
Bronze 800 Free 2019 World Championships
Gold 200 Free 2018 Short Course World Championships
Gold 400 Free 2018 Short Course World Championships
Gold 800 Freestyle Relay 2018 Pan Pacific Championships
Silver 400 Free 2018 Pan Pacific Championships
Silver 800 Free 2018 Pan Pacific Championships
Gold 400 Free 2018 Commonwealth Games
Gold 800 Free 2018 Commonwealth Games
Silver 200 Free 2018 Commonwealth Games

Best Times

Course Event Time Date Meet
lcm 200 Free 1:54.24 07/25/19 2019 World Championships
Gwangju, South Korea
lcm 400 Free 3:58.76 07/21/19 2019 World Championships
Gwangju, South Korea
lcm 800 Free 8:15.70 07/27/19 2019 World Championships
Gwangju, South Korea
scm 200 Free 1:51.38 12/11/18 2018 Short Course World Champiomships
Hangzhou, China
scm 400 Free 3:53.92 12/14/18 2018 Short Course World Championships
Hangzhou, China
Ariarne Titmus (photo: Mike Lewis) Ariarne Titmus (photo: Mike Lewis) 2017 Australian National Championships, Delly Carr / Swimming Australia Ltd Ariarne Titmus 400 free at the FINA Short Course Worlds Windsor, Canada (photo: Mike Lewis) Ariarne Titmus, 2018 Pan Pacs, courtesy of Swimming Australia, Ltd. Ariarne Titmus - gold medal Commonwealth Games - photo by Swimming Australia Ariarne Titmus (photo: Mike Lewis)

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