Cody Simpson Posts 51.78 LCM 100 Fly Personal Best In Queensland


The 2022 Queensland Championships continued from Brisbane Aquatic Centre with Olympic champion Ariarne Titmus securing another gold.

After winning the women’s 200m free last night, the 22-year-old topped the 400m freestyle podium by a healthy margin.

Touching the wall in a mark of 4:06.50, Titmus secured gold over visiting New Zealand swimmer Eve Thomas and fellow Australian Kiah MelvertonThomas snagged silver in 4:12.19 while Melverton rounded out the top 3 in 4:12.48.

For St. Peters Western swimmer Titmus, tonight’s sub-4:07 effort renders her the 3rd fastest swimmer in the world this season. Her performance sits only behind American nemesis Katie Ledecky‘s 3:59.71 and Canadian teen phenom Summer McIntosh‘s World Junior Record 3:59.79. Both of those outings were registered at the U.S. Open earlier this month.

2022-2023 LCM Women 400 Free

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Reigning 400m free world champion Elijah Winnington made some noise in the men’s race, stopping the clock in a time of 3:45.84. That gave the 22-year-old St. Peters Western star the victory over Sam Short. 19-year-old Short of Rackley clocked 3:46.63 as the runner-up.

For Winnington, his performance here checks in among the top 10 performances of his career, one which boasts a lifetime best of 3:42.65 from the 2021 Australian Swimming Trials.

As for Short, his silver medal-worthy result tonight registers as his 3rd swiftest performance, sitting only behind is PB of 3:44.34 from earlier this year and 3:46.33 from last year.

Also in the water was 25-year-old Cody Simpson who produced a big lifetime best in the men’s 100m fly. Taking the event in a time of 51.78, Simpson logged the only sub-52 second time of the field.

Simpson opened in 24.07 and closed in 27.71 to shave .01 off of his previous career-quickest of 51.79. That result was posted at this year’s Australian Swimming Championships and gave the Griffith University star his spot on the Commonwealth Games roster.

Simpson ultimately placed 5th in Birmingham in a time of 52.06.

Although this is not a qualifying meet for Fukuoka 2023, Simpson’s 51.79 effort here dips under the FINA ‘A’ cut of 51.96 needed to make the cut for those long course World Championships. The Aussie now breaks up a block of Japanese swimmers to slide into the season’s world rankings in slot #3.

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Shayna Jack topped the women’s 100m free podium in a time of 54.31, holding a comfortable advantage over runner-up Mia O’Leary. 

20-year-old O’Leary checked with a time of 54.99 for silver while American Linnea Mack also landed on the podium in a time of 55.46.

Additional Winners

  • Olympian Brianna Throssell got the job done for gold in the women’s 100m fly, scoring the top spot in a time of 59.07.
  • The men’s 100m breast saw 21-year-old Southport athlete Nash Wilkes produce a time of 1:01.39 for the victory.
  • The men’s 100m free was won by William Yang who posted a time of 49.25. That edged out Cameron McEvoy who touched just .01 behind in 49.26.

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11 months ago

Pretty sure Winnington went 3.41.22 this year in Budapest. When he won World Champs LC. Hard to forget.
That is his actual PB Retta.

Last edited 11 months ago by Sally
Reply to  Sally
11 months ago

Still missing from the Australian results database. Typical.

Reply to  Troyy
11 months ago

Same with some of the times swum at US Nationals this year by Australians.

11 months ago

I have yet to learn about his singing career. Did he do dancing or a lot of physical stuff in his shows? He had to do something to maintain athleticism.

Reply to  xman
11 months ago

I think that for the genre of music he most was a part of, maintaining his physical shape was important to his brand. His shows werent’ really Christina-Aguillera-esque danceathons, especially later in his musical career, where he’s running around on stage. He was usually playing guitar so he was pretty anchored to the microphone. But his musical style evolved to be more indie singer-songwriter than the average pop star who has charted as high as he has. He was very pure pop as a kid, but evolved a lot later in his musical career. He started as Justin Bieber but wound up more like John Mayer.

So in short, I wouldn’t say that his performances style inherently kept him in… Read more »

Reply to  Braden Keith
11 months ago

Are you a Cody Simpson fan Braden??

Reply to  Troyy
11 months ago

He wrote his biography.. book out soon lol

homey looking skinny
Reply to  Braden Keith
11 months ago

whats your fav song bk

11 months ago

I’ll give Cody his due…he’s an impressive swimmer for a guy who walked away from the sport during his peak competition years. It makes you wonder where he would be if fully dedicated from 15-23 years old.

Reply to  James
11 months ago

Quite possible he wouldn’t be swimming here at this level right now.. the same with Ed Moses, stepping away could have kept him happy with the sport and willing to give it a go now when he’s ready.

Reply to  Erik
11 months ago

Ed Moses didn’t start swimming until his Senior year in high school; his career was relatively short.

Reply to  James
11 months ago

Also makes you wonder if it’s really so bad to take some time away from the sport. I don’t mean eight years necessarily, but maybe it doesn’t hurt a kid to take a season or more off to pursue another sport or other interests.

Reply to  Ferb
11 months ago

Ash Barty took a couple of years off tennis- came back to be World No1 for 3 years…..there seems to be more options these days for athletes.

11 months ago

Congrats, Cody. Now you can swim at Kristof’s side for the first two laps of a 200 fly.

Reply to  Classic_Swimmer
11 months ago

Why do people feel so much need to punch down in the comments?

Reply to  John
11 months ago

It’s almost as if it was a joke lol. I know that may be too shocking for you though so take your time.

Reply to  Marcotops
11 months ago

I’m sure you know this but there are jokes that punch up and jokes that punch down. I just don’t see the need to punch down

Insert customary « lol » here

Reply to  Classic_Swimmer
11 months ago

Which I’m pretty sure is more than you can do.

Mr Piano
Reply to  Classic_Swimmer
11 months ago

Jokes aside it’s actually freaking insane that Milak can take out his 200 in a 51

11 months ago

Yeah so I’d say Simpson is in a solid place right now in the 1 fly. Top Aussie right now and for now #3 in the world this season.

Reply to  PFA
11 months ago

Love to see it!

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Retta Race

Former Masters swimmer and coach Loretta (Retta) thrives on a non-stop but productive schedule. Nowadays, that includes having just earned her MBA while working full-time in IT while owning French 75 Boutique while also providing swimming insight for BBC.

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