Chalmers Kicks Off 16-Race Campaign With 100 Fly Win In Adelaide


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2016 Olympic Champion Kyle Chalmers kicked off his potential 16-event campaign with 2 races on day one in Adelaide. The 18-year-old speedster first clinched the win in the men’s open 100m butterfly, comfortably taking gold in a time of 55.13. At this same meet last year, Chalmers threw down a mark of 53.90, the 2nd-fastest time of his career. However, last year the Adelaide native was in the midst of Olympic training, putting that performance in perspective.

Chalmers went on to take the 17-18 age group title in the 50m freestyle today. His time of 23.42 was rather pedestrian by his standards, but enough to score points for the Marion Swimming Club contingency. Winning the open men’s category of the same event was teammate Andrew Abood, who raced to the wall first in 23.29. Marion’s newest member, 2016 Olympic finalist Travis Mahoney, also placed in the men’s 50m freestyle, touching in 23.75 for 3rd.

The Marion men claimed victory in the 4x100m medley relay, as the foursome of Mahoney, Josh Palmer, Chalmers and Abood collectively scorched the field with a winning time of 3:50.60, over 10 seconds ahead of their competitors. Splits included 56.94 for Mahoney, 1:06.85 for Palmer, 55.63 for Chalmers and 51.18 for Abood.

After just one day of the 5-day affair, Marion leads the overall point standings with 861 to current 2nd place squad Norwood who has 817.5 thus far.

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1:06.85 breast split Australian youth looking strong


Your kidding arent you? Palmer is 24 and went 1.00 at trials


Josh is like ….
‘When my babee , when my babee
When my babee smiles at me
I go to Rio , de Janeiro
I’m a happy fellow ,
I am free at last , what a blast …..’

‘Oh what a night ,
Late July 2016
Was a very special time for me ,
I didn’t even know her name ,
I was never going to be the same ,
What a lady , what a night .’

Aussie crawl

Can you write a jingle for the yank boys too ?


Credits …. ‘Rio to Peter Allen & September 1963 ‘ to the 4 seasons .

I haven’t any songs in mind for the US boys because everything American in 2016 has been swept aside by Donald . I am looking forward to the also 70 year Beach Boys singing Good Good Vibrations , I’m sending you excitations …

I can’t compete with that .


I think this was just the heats swim, he did a 54.87 and a 23.39 at night.

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Loretta grew up outside Toledo, OH, where she swam age group and high school. Graduating from Xavier University, she stayed in the Cincinnati, OH area and currently resides just outside the city in Northern KY.  Loretta got back into the sport of swimming via Masters and now competes and is …

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