Emily Seebohm Dips Under 2:00 in 200 Back in Night 2 Aussie SC

2015 Hancock Prospecting Australian Short Course Swimming Championships

Emily Seebohm bettered her own Australian and All-Comers records on the way to only the second time a 200 backstroke ever under 2:00. That swim highlighted a fast night of racing that also featured many of the fastest swims in the world for this season.

Women’s 800 Free

Jessica Ashwood on top once again, this time just missing the Australian and All Comers record with an 8:13.63. Still, that time shoots her to the top of the world rankings, surpassing Boglarka Kapas performance from Hungarian Short Course early in the month:

2015-2016 SCM Women 800 Free

LeahUSA
SMITH
12/12
8.10.03
2Jazmin
CARLIN
GBR8.11.0112/03
3Boglarka
KAPAS
HUN8.11.4312/03
4Becca
MANN
USA8.12.4312/12
5Jessica
ASHWOOD
AUS8.13.6311/26
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Men’s 12 and Over 50 Freestyle Multi-Class

Eighteen year old Mitchell Kilduff had both the fastest time and the most points, finishing with a 24.49 and 1012 points.

Women’s 12 and Over 50 Freestyle Multi-Class

Tiffany Thomas-Kane crushed her competition with a time of 35.43 and 1110 points. None of her competitors managed more than 1000 points on the night.

Women’s 50 Butterfly

Emma McKeon was close to Marieke Guehrer’s All Comers record of 25.31, but ultimately had to settle for the win in 25.35. McKeon was not pressed, just one other swimmer (Madeline Groves at 25.91) was under 26. That time slid her into third in the current world rankings:

2015-2016 SCM Women 50 Fly

2jeanette
OTTESEN
DEN25.0412/03
3Melanie
HENIQUE
FRA25.2011/20
4Silvia
DI PIETRO
ITA25.2212/03
5Emma
McKEON
AUS25.3511/26
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Men’s 200 Butterfly 

Australian record holder Christopher Wright led the whole way to win in 1:52.58. Defending champion Grant Irvine tried to match his pace but faded badly into fourth place. Wright moved comfortably into 4th in the world:

2015-2016 SCM Men 200 Fly

LaszloHUN
CSEH
12/06
1.49.00
2Tom
SHIELDS
USA1.49.0512/12
3Jan
SWITKOWSKI
POL1.51.1212/17
4Chad
LE CLOS
RSA1.51.2508/26
5Jeremy
STRAVIUS
FRA1.51.3311/21
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Women’s 100 Breaststroke

Georgia Bohl made short work of some veteran competition to win the 100 breaststroke in 1:04.65. The eighteen year old was followed by the twelve years wiser Sally Hunter (1:04.85) and defending champion Leiston Pickett (1:05.38). Hunter and Bohl join world #1 Kate Meili as the only swimmers under 1:05 so far this season:

2015-2016 SCM Women 100 Breast

YuliyaRUS
EFIMOVA
12/12
1.03.19
2Katie
MEILI
USA1.03.2012/12
3Jenna
LAUKKANEN
FIN1.04.5612/05
4Georgia
BOHL
AUS1.04.6511/26
5Moniek
NIJHUIS
NED1.04.6712/04
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Men’s 50 Breaststroke

There was no surprises in the 50 breaststroke, as Christian Sprenger won in 26.86, well off his own Australian record (26.24). 16 year old Matthew Wilson had a notable junior result, finishing fifth in 27.32. The World Junior record target time for that event is 27.05. Sprenger’s time ranks him just outside the world top ten.

Women’s 100 Freestyle

Cate Campbell bested both her sister Bronte and earlier winner Emma McKeon in a sizzling 100 freestyle. All three swimmers were under 52 seconds, with the elder Campbell leading the way in 51.38, followed by McKeon in 51.78 and Bronte Campbell in 51.81. Cate Campbell went after Lisbeth Trickett‘s world record (51.01). She put her feet on the wall in 24.54, then faded a bit with a 26.84 back half. Trickett’s world record was even more unevenly paced, she took that race out in 24.24. All three swimmers are now ranked top five in the world:

2015-2016 SCM Women 100 Free

CateAUS
CAMPBELL
11/28
50.91*WR
2Sarah
SJOSTROM
SWE51.24*relay11/06
3Ranomi
KROMOWIDJOJO
NED51.3912/03
4Simone
MANUEL
USA51.6912/11
5Emma
McKEON
AUS51.7611/26
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Men’s 100 Freestyle

Cameron McAvoy had little competition on his way to a dominant victory in 46.31. McEvoy was just .02 back from Matthew Abood‘s All Comers record from 2009. He was followed by Kenneth To (47.31) and Tommaso D’Orsogna (47.34). That time also put him well ahead of the world field, while his two countrymen also made their way in the world top 5:

2015-2016 SCM Men 100 Free

2Benjamin
PROUD
GBR45.97*relay12/20
3Marco
ORSI
ITA46.0512/06
4Cameron
McEVOY
AUS46.3111/26
5Nathan
ADRIAN
USA46.5712/11
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Women’s 400 IM

Ellen Fullerton took it to the field on the backstroke leg and never looked back to win in 4:28.72. In doing so, she matched her own Australian and All Comers record from 2009. That time also puts her ahead of world record holder Katinka Hosszu in the current world rankings:

2015-2016 SCM Women 400 IM

KatinkaHUN
HOSSZU
12/02
4.19.46
2Caitlin
LEVERENZ
USA4.26.7412/11
3Hannah
MILEY
GBR4.26.8712/02
4Lara
GRANGEON
FRA4.27.3112/02
5sarah
HENRY
USA4.27.6312/11
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Women’s 200 Backstroke

Now to the race of the night. Emily Seebohm swam a searingly aggressive race- taking the first half out in 58.23. That time would put her in the top 10 in the world 100 backstroke rankings, and she followed it up with a 1:01.26 to finish in 1:59.49. That time puts her just a quarter of a second behind Katinka Hosszu’s world record of 1:59.23. Seebohm was so dominant that despite two of her competitors putting up world top five swims, she still won by nearly three seconds:

2015-2016 SCM Women 200 Back

EmilyAUS
SEEBOHM
11/26
1.59.49
2Katinka
HOSSZU
HUN1.59.7512/11
3Elizabeth
SIMMONDS
GBR2.00.9112/20
4Courtney
BARTHOLOMEW
USA2.01.3312/11
5Missy
FRANKLIN
USA2.01.5312/11
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Men’s 50 Backstroke

Mitchell Larkin defended his national title and set Australian and All Comers records in the process. His winning time of 22.91 makes him world #1 by an astounding half a second:

2015-2016 SCM Men 50 Back

2Mitchell
LARKIN
AUS22.9111/26
3Tomasz
POLEWKA
POL22.9612/06
4Christopher
WALKER-HEBBORN
GBR23.0912/06
4Simone
SABBIONI
ITA23.0912/06
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Men’s 400 Freestyle

Thomas Fraser-Holmes upset defending champion David McKeon to capture the title in 3:37.63. His performance is also a world’s best:

2015-2016 SCM Men 400 Free

PeterHUN
BERNEK
12/02
3.35.46
2Paul
BIEDERMANN
GER3.35.9612/02
3Gabrielle
DETTI
ITA3.37.2212/02
4Henrik
CHRITIANSEN
NOR3.37.2612/02
5Wojciech
WOJDAK
POL3.37.5712/02
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Men’s 12 and Over 100 Freestyle Multi-Class

Joshua Alford won, swimming 53.76 on his way to 1025 points, just ahead of Grant Patterson, who swam 1:54.65 and had 1022 points.

Women’s 12 and Over 100 Freestyle Multi-Class

Ellie Cole swam 1:02.02 on her way to a near 1000 point performance. She finished with 997, well ahead of second place Lake Patterson (977).

Men’s 4×100 Freestyle Relay:

St Peter’s Western Swim Club won on the final leg of the relay, with Cade Fasala splitting 48.74 to close it out against Christian Sprenger (49.71). They would win in 3:14.01. Tommaso D’Orsogna had the fastest split in the field for the 2nd place team in 47.06

Women’s 4×100 Freestyle Relay:

St Peter’s won on the women’s side as well, with a time of 3:38.83. Bronte Barratt had the fastest split leading off in 53.59.

 

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Crannman

Good time by Larkin . Expect him to challenge the 100m WR this meet . Good double too for McEvoy , 46.3/3:41 suggests a fast time for the 200m . Think Seebohm could also break Hosszu’s 100m record , I am predicting a 54.98

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