Chalmers Fires Off World-Ranked 100 Freestyle In Adelaide

2017 SOUTH AUSTRALIAN LONG COURSE STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • Wednesday, January 18th – Sunday, January 22nd
  • SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre, Adelaide, South Australia
  • Wednesday – Saturday, Prelims at 9am local/Finals at 6pm local
  • Sunday – Relays Only Session at 12:45pm local
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  • Results – 2017 Open Age Club Relay LC Championships in Meet Mobile

After taking the men’s 100m butterfly race on day 1, South Australian superstar Kyle Chalmers was back in the pool today in Adelaide to show his freestyle prowess. The 2016 Olympic Champion in the 100m event clocked a steady 50.59 in prelims to lead the field, only to fire off the only sub-50-second time in finals to take the gold. Splitting 23.68/25.23 in finals, Chalmers rocked a mark of 48.91 to easily win the event among his South Australian competitors.

Although super early in the 2016-17 LCM racing season, Chalmers’ outing places him within the world’s top 5 in the event, replacing countryman Cameron McEvoy as the 4th-fastest 100m freestyler thus far. The fact Chalmers was without a stacked field today and still managed to crank out a sub-49-second time bodes very well for the youngster as he turns towards Australian National Championships in April.

2016-2017 LCM Men 100 FREE

2Mehdy
METELLA
FRA47.6507/26
3Nathan
ADRIAN
USA47.8707/28
4Duncan
SCOTT
GBR47.9004/20
5Cameron
McEVOY
AUS47.9104/12
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Originally entered in 16 total events split into 9 individual and 7 relays at this meet, Chalmers scratched out of the 200m butterfly today. For Friday, Chalmers is scheduled to swim the 50m backstroke and 200m IM, where he stands as the top seed for each in 17-18 year-old category.

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BonBon Gigli

Will never be good swimming these silly unnecessary events such as 50 back and 200 IM. Must train and race only 50 or 100 free if he ever expects to find success at the international level with the big boys.

Yabo Squad

Is this satire?

Caleb

no, this is BonBon Giggly being very serious

Person

Lay off Bobo, his comments are actually very insightful.

G.I.N.A

Well if 16 & 18 year olds are winning the gold ribbon event , I think the jury is saying Swim Science is a lot of crock . Super Natural talent with a 3 years for Kyle & 2 years of tuning for Penny is all you need.

Dou

Lol!! You said that to a olympic champion hahahaha

Emanuele

Miressi clocked a 48.91 in december (even if in the first leg of a relay).

Chalmers this year could break the WR, maybe in Australian trials.

Person

The next few years look to be Chalmers vs McEvoy vs Dressel (if he can translate better to LCM, which I believe he will). This year I think Dressel gets down to 47.4-47.6, Chalmers to 47.3 (if he can work his front half just a bit better), and McEvoy… well, I really don’t know.
Other factors are Morozov and Condorelli if they can figure out how to swim 100 meters instead of 75. Is Adrian going to get back in the pool? If he’s said anything I’ve completely missed it.

Taa

I think its a really wide open event. Can anyone swim a consistent 47.5 over a complete olympic cycle? I guess we will see but right now the event seems to be won by whoever is able to rip off a few good swims at the moment.

sven

Yeah, it’s all about who’s fastest that day. Hard to look ahead in that event and see a clear winner. Makes it very fun to follow.

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After 16 years at a Fortune 1000 financial company, long-time swimmer Retta Race decided to change lanes and pursue her sporting passion. She currently is Coach for the Northern KY Swordfish Masters, a team she started up in December 2013, while also offering private coaching. Retta is also an MBA …

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