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.