2022 AUSTRALIAN SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Wednesday, May 18 – Sunday, May 22, 2022
- SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre, Oaklands Park, South Australia
- LCM (50m)
- Meet Central
- Entry List
- Live Results
- Live Stream (Amazon Prime)
- World Championships Qualifying Criteria
Isaac Cooper already made his first Olympic team when he joined the Australian squad last year in Tokyo as a 17-year-old.
Now at 18, Cooper is continuing his momentum with key performances here at these Australian Swimming Championships, culminating in his being named to his first senior World Championships team.
Throughout the course of this 5-day meet in South Australia, Cooper of Rackley landed on the podium three times, including in the men’s 50m back, 50m free and 100m back.
His 50m back winning effort of 24.44 checked in as a new national record while his 22.33 bronze medal-worthy 50m free result was a near-lifetime best.
Rounding out his performances was tonight’s 100m back where Cooper established a new age record for 18-year-olds to cap off a successful meet.
Touching in a time of 54.02 (26.28/27.74), Cooper beat the likes of fellow Olympian Mitch Larkin who settled for silver in 54.30.
Although Cooper has been faster in his career, one which boasts a 53.43 from Tokyo as his lifetime best, the teen achieved that outing when he was 17.
As an 18-year-old the fastest Cooper has been was marked by the 54.20 he logged in March of this year. That outing already overtook the previous age record held by Jack Cartwright at 54.53 from 2017.