Chalmers Returns To Full Racing Schedule At SA State Championships

2017 South Australia State Short Course Championships

One of three Swimming South Australia flagship events kicks off this week, as the 2017 South Australian Short Course Championships is set to get underway on Wednesday, July 19th at the SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre. The competition spans 5 days, with the final day encompassing the Club Relay Championships. The meet serves as a selection event for the South Australian State Team to compete in Canberra at the State Teams Short Course Championships in September.

Although the majority of big Australian aquatic players are currently in the Netherlands at the final training camp before heading off to Budapest for the World Championships, one major talent will be present in Oaklands Park this week. 100m freestyle Olympic champion Kyle Chalmers, who returned to competition quietly earlier this month, has opted out of the World Championships due to his heart surgery. As such, he’s sticking close to home and getting some training and racing underway out of the spotlight as he ramps back up to regular regimen.

Whereas Chalmers took to the pool in just one event in his post-surgery debut, look for 19-year-old Chalmers to take on a heavy schedule this week. The junior world record holder is set to take on the following events:

50 backstroke
50 freestyle
100 butterfly
200 IM
100 freestyle
50 butterfly

Chalmers enters as the top seed in the 100m butterfly, 50m butterfly and 100m freestyle and won’t be alone. Marion Swimming Club teammates Andrew Abood and fellow Olympian Travis Mahoney are also set to compete across multiple events.

Look for a full meet recap once the competition concludes in South Australia.


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5 years ago

I thought i read somewhere that he is also doing the charity meet in Rome in August?

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