2016 SOUTH AUSTRALIAN LONG COURSE STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Wednesday, January 20th – Saturday, January 23rd
- Prelims at 9am local (5:30pm previous night Eastern); Finals at 5pm local (1:30am Eastern)
- SA Aquatics & Leisure Center, Oaklands Park, Australia
- Event Schedule and Timing
- SA Champs Entry List
- Meet Preview
- Day 1 Recap/Day 2 Recap/Day 3 Recap
- Live Results
17-year-olds Kyle Chalmers and Abby Duncan each won a pair of events to highlight day 4 of the South Australia State Long Course Championships.
Chalmers continued to be the star of the meet, winning the 50 fly and 200 free on the men’s side in his 17-year-old age group. Probably his best result was in the freestyle, where he went 1:48.61 to blow out the field and come within a second and a half of the junior world record.
Chalmers was also 24.42 to win the 50 fly, with Thomas Wotton (24.91 in the fly and 1:53.16 in the 200 free) finishing behind him in both. Chalmers and Wotton were both actually faster than the 19&over winners in both of those races.
Meanwhile in the girls 17-18 age group, Duncan won twice by wide margins. The 17-year-old was 2:20.58 to win the 200 IM by four seconds and 26.52 to take the 50 free by almost half a second.
In the open age group, 30-year-old Sally Hunter nearly took home three event wins. The two-time Olympian paced the 50 free in 25.63 for an easy win, and came back in the next event to win the 200 breast in 2:31.46. Hunter was second in the 100 fly at 1:02.86, with Ellysia Oldsen denying her a third win in 1:01.29.