SWIMMING AUSTRALIA OLYMPIC TRIALS
- Saturday, June 12th – Thursday, June 17th
- South Australia Aquatic & Leisure Centre, Adelaide, Australia
- Sole Olympic-Qualifying Opportunity
- 2021 Swimming Australia Olympic Nomination Criteria
- Meet Site
- Final Start List
- Live results
- Qualifying Criteria
- Day 1 Finals Heat Sheets
- Day 1 Finals Live Stream (Amazon Prime required)
Brendon Smith took gold in the men’s 400 IM at the 2021 Australian Olympic Trials with a 4:10.04 which gets him under the 4:15.24 Olympic qualifying time as well as the former Australian record of 4:10.14.
That former Australian record was set by Thomas Fraser-Holmes at the 2013 Australian Swimming Championships.
|Smith 2021||Fraser-Holmes 2013|
The swim for Smith is a solid improvement upon his former best time of 4:14.91 from the 2019 Australian Swimming Championships which earned him a silver medal behind Mitch Larkin’s 4:14.62. More recently, Smith won gold at the 2021 Australian Swimming Championships a few months ago, swimming a 4:15.48.
Following Smith in the final, Se-Bom Lee also swam under the Olympic qualification standard and booked his ticket to the Games with a 4:14.16. That silver medal performance is a significant improvement from his prelim swim of 4:22.79 as well as his time from the recent Australian Championships where he swam a 4:22.11 for 4th place.
Since its introduction to the Olympic program in 1964, Australia has only reached the podium once in the men’s 400 IM. That medal came from Rob Woodhouse at the 1984 Games in Los Angeles.