Australian Grant Hackett has earned his 6th World Championship team appointment, with the Swimming Australia National Championships and World Championship Trials concluding on Friday in Sydney.
He will be the oldest member of the team as well, by 6 years, that heads north to Kazan, Russian in just over three months for the 2015 World Aquatics Championships, where pool swimming begins on August 2nd.
The Dolphins will have a total of 38 athletes, including 20 men and 18 women. This will be a veteran team, with just three swimmers representing Australia’s Senior National Team internationally for the first time: Hayley Baker, Kurt Herzog, and 16-year old prodigy Kyle Chalmers, who earned at least a swim on Australia’s 400 free relay. Three others will be making their long course debuts: David Morgan, leah Neale, and Daniel Smith.
Hackett, while the most experienced member of the team, won’t be the only veteran: Bronte Barratt, a member of the women’s squad, qualified for her 6th-consecutive long course World Championships squad, and earned her 11th year on the Australian team: just one shy of Hackett.
See the full roster below.
Team Size – 38 (Male – 20; Female – 18)
Rookies – Hayley Baker, Kyle Chalmers, Kurt Herzog
Long Course Rookies – David Morgan, Leah Neale, Daniel Smith
Oldest Team Members – Grant Hackett (34); Melanie Wright (28)
Youngest Team Members – Kyle Chalmers (16); Brianna Throssell (19)
Most years on an Australian team – Grant Hackett (12); Bronte Barratt (11)
World Championships appearances – Bronte Barratt (6 consecutive); Grant Hackett (6)
|Matthew Abood||28||Sydney University||NSW|
|Hayley Baker||19||Melbourne Vicentre||VIC|
|Bronte Barratt||26||St Peters Western||QLD|
|Brittany Elmslie||20||St Peters Western||QLD|
|Madeline Groves||19||St Peters Western||QLD|
|Mack Horton||18||Melbourne Vicentre||VIC|
|Grant Irvine||24||St Peters Western||QLD|
|Mitchell Larkin||21||St Peters Western||QLD|
|Cameron McEvoy||20||Palm Beach Currumbin||QLD|
|David Morgan||21||TSS Aquatics||QLD|
|Brianna Throssell||19||Perth City||WA|
|Benjamin Treffers||23||Burley Griffin||NSW|
|Tessa Wallace||21||Pelican Waters Caloundra||QLD|
|Madison Wilson||20||St Peters Western||QLD|
|Melanie Wright||28||Southport Olympic||QLD|