Chalmers, McKeon, McKeown & Americans Headed For Aussie Short Course Championships


  • Wednesday, August 24th – Saturday, August 27th
  • Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Center
  • SCM (25m)
  • Entry List

The 2022 Australian Short Course Championships kick off tomorrow, Wednesday, August 24th, with a mountain of green and gold talent heading to Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Center.

Several stars are racing on the heels of the Duel in the Pool, where Australia hosted an American contingent, with the stars n’ stripes ultimately beating the Aussies in a meet filled with unconventional events.

At these Championships, we’ll see the likes of Kyle Chalmers, Emma McKeon, Kaylee McKeown, Mollie O’Callaghan and Madi Wilson.

Chalmers stuck to butterfly events for his individual races at the Commonwealth Games, although he nabbed 3 relay gold medals and 1 silver.

For McKeon’s part, the 28-year-old became the most decorated athlete in Commonwealth Games history.

We’ll also see Isaac Cooper take on several events, with the 18-year-old having been sent home from the Commonwealth Games due to wellbeing challenges.

Americans Attending Too

Several American swimmers who competed in last week’s made-for-TV Duel in the Pool event, are hanging around to race at Short Course Nationals. Among those names include Trenton JulianLuke HobsonGrant HouseBeata NelsonJustin Ress, David Johnston, and para-swimmer Jamal Hill will represent the US at this meet. Johnston and Hobson will return to the University of Texas Longhorns, where classes began on Monday.

The meet’s program of events is as follows:

Below are several key athletes and their entries for these Short Course Championships, knowing scratches may come into play once the meet gets underway.

  • Minna Atherton – 50m/100m/200m backstroke
  • Holly Barratt – 50m back/100m, 50m/100m fly, 50m/100m free
  • Kyle Chalmers – 50m/100m/200m free
  • Isaac Cooper – 50m/100m free, 50m/100m back
  • Mack Horton – 200m/400m/800m free
  • Clyde Lewis – 100m/200m free, 200m IM
  • Emma McKeon – 50m/100m free, 50m/100m fly
  • Kaylee McKeown – 50m/100m/200m back, 100m breast, 100m/200m IM, 50m free
  • Mollie O’Callaghan – 50m/100m/200m free, 50m/100m back
  • Lani Pallister – 100m/200m/400m/800m/1500m free
  • Cody Simpson – 50m/100m fly, 50m/100m free, 100m IM
  • Matt Temple – 50m/100m free, 50m/100m fly
  • Madi Wilson – 50m/100m/200m free
  • Trenton Julian – 200m free, 100m/200m IM, 100/200m fly
  • Beata Nelson – 50m fly, 100m/200m back, 100m/200m IM
  • Luke Hobson – 50m/100m/200m/400m free
  • David Johnston – 400m/800m/1500m free, 400m IM

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3 months ago

While it’s not swum that often by US swimmers an amazing swim by David Johnston in the 800m setting a new US record by 6 seconds. 7:30 is hauling!

3 months ago

Did a double take with Luke Hobson in 50 free? But then I saw a 19.98 yard from high school what range! Maybe Eddie considering him for 4×50 free relay…they have some holes to fill.

3 months ago

Men’s 50 fly doesn’t update to me, does someone know the results?

Goated Mcintosh
Reply to  fred
3 months ago

Temple: 22.70 , Quach: 22.85 , Morgan: 22.92 , Simpson: 23.06 , Champion: 23.08

3 months ago

Pallister Australian record 15.24.63

Reply to  Joel
3 months ago

Might not be long until she gets under 15:20.

Miss M
Reply to  Troyy
3 months ago

She lapped the entire field!

Miss M
Reply to  Joel
3 months ago

4th fastest time ever I think.

3 months ago

Chalmers 1:40.98. That’s fast.

Reply to  Tessa
3 months ago

I guess when he said he won’t swim 200 free anymore he only meant long course.

3 months ago

Do we know the american selection criteria for SC Worlds? hope it’s not the same of 2021 otherwise Beata Nelson risks to be out of the team

3 months ago

Cooper missed the 100 back QT. Quite slow field behind Nikolaev.

3 months ago

Nelson beats Mckeown wow

Last edited 3 months ago by fred
Reply to  fred
3 months ago

Nelson’s underwaters are very good.

Springfield's #1 Athlete
Reply to  Troyy
3 months ago

And Kaylee’s are still a bit off. United States of Backstroke is unrelenting, especially in SC. At least Mollie PB’d.

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