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
- Entry Lists
- Meet Preview
- Day 1 Recap/Day 2 Recap /Day 3 Recap
- Results – 2017 SA LC Championships in Meet Mobile
The final day of individual events in Adelaide brought Olympic Champion Kyle Chalmers two additional titles. After already having won the men’s 400m free, 100m free and 100m butterfly open events at the 2017 South Australian LC State Championships, the 18-year-old nabbed the 200m freestyle race title today in 1:49.22. Although the mark is outside of the world’s top 5, Chalmers achieved the sub-1:50 mark early in the season against a field that finished almost 10 solid seconds behind the Marion Swimming Club athlete.
Chalmers has proven he is fully capable of becoming Australia’s next 100m/200m man, as he threw down two sub-1:48 long course times last year leading up to the Olympic Games. His personal best of 1:47.23 from March 2016 sits just .13 of a second off of the World Junior Record held by USA’s Maxime Rooney and he managed to throw down a nasty 1:42.67 short course to claim the gold at last year’s FINA World Cup Singapore.
Keeping to his sprinting roots tonight, the Adelaide native also claimed the 50m butterfly victory in the finals session, registering the field’s only sub-25-second outings. 24.67 got the job done for Chalmers in the event, hitting a time within his own top 10 personal bests.
Tomorrow’s final day of the meet entails a relay-only day for the swimmers. Through day 4, the combined team standings at the top are as follows:
1. Marion 3737.5
2. Norwood 3263.5