Commonwealth Countdown: No Women’s 1500, Men’s 800 In Gold Coast

The swimming portion of the 2018 Commonwealth Games hosted in Gold Coast, Australia is set to kick-off on Thursday, April 5th and run through Tuesday, April 10th. Para swimmers’ events will be intermingled with swimming events, with the 50m and 100m distance races running from prelims to semi-finals to finals, while 200m and longer race directly from prelims to finals.

In looking at the specific day-by-day racing schedule, the line-up opts out of including the newly-added Olympic events of the men’s 800m freestyle and women’s 1500m freestyle races. Additionally, there are no mixed relays incorporated into the schedule for 2018. Although these events haven’t been included in past Commonwealth Games editions, having them added to the schedule this year would have given Olympic hopefuls yet another big international stage on which to try out the new events with Tokyo 2020 now less than 900 days out.

Below is the event schedule for the 2018 Commonwealth Games’ swimming competition, with SwimSwam’s specific discipline previews rolling out shortly.

Day 1 – Thursday, April 5th – W 400 IM, M 400 free, W 200 free, M S14 200 free, W S7 50 fly, M 50 fly, W 50 breast, M 100 back, W 100 fly, M 200 breast, W 4×100 free relay

Day 2 – Friday, April 6th – M 200 free, W 50 free, M 100 breast, W 100 back, M 400 IM, W S9 100 back, M S9 100 free, M 4 x 100 free relay

Day 3 – Saturday, April 7th – M 200 fly, W 200 breast, M SB8 100 breast, W SM10 200 IM, M 50 back, W 50 fly, M 100 free, W 4 x 200 free relay

Day 4 – Sunday, April 8th – W 200 back, M 50 breast, W 100 free, M SM8 200 IM, W S9 100 Free, W 200 IM, M 100 fly, W 100 breast, W 800 free, M 4 x 200 free relay

Day 5 – Monday, April 9th – M 200 back, W 50 back, M 50 free, W SB9 100 breast, M S7 50 free, W 200 fly

Day 6 – Tuesday, April 10th – W 400 free, M S9 100 back, W S8 50 free, M 200 IM, M 1500 free, M 4 x 100 medley relay, W 4 x 100 medley relay

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TheJudga

Any mention of psych sheets?

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Loretta Race

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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