Short Course World Championships bronze medalist Jess Hansen got her 2019 off with a pleasing time in the women’s 100m breaststroke, clocking 1:07.62 for the victory at the 2019 Vic Open.
Unique to the 2019 edition of the Victorian Open Championships is the fact that it is incorporating the Melbourne 2019 World Para Swimming World Series. This is the first World Series event ever held in the Oceania region.
An introductory meeting for potential bidders to host the 2025 and 2027 World Championships included Russia, Serbia, Hungary (pictured), Ukraine and the United States, but not Australia, which had previously expressed interest in hosting.
Lewis Clareburt surprised with a Commonwealth Games bronze last year on the Gold Coast. Could he be an Olympic medalist in 2020? He’ll need to get through Swimming New Zealand’s selection criteria first.
Galloway raced at the 2018 Jr Pan Pac Championships, where she placed 5th in the 100 backstroke representing New Zealand.
Taranaki open water veteran Charlotte Webby took out the Women’s 10km at the New Zealand Open Water Championships marking her 3rd open title since 2015.
Adam Peaty blasted a 59.72 to take a dominant victory at the season-opening Miami Super Challenge Meet in Queensland, Australia.
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