Jack & Winnington Among High-Profile Queensland Championships Entrants

2022 QUEENSLAND CHAMPIONSHIPS

With the 2022 FINA Short Course World Championships nearly upon us, some Australians are getting ready to dive in for this year’s Queensland Championships.

Kicking off with club and regional relays on Saturday, December 10th, the week-long meet contains a plethora of talent from within the nation and beyond with the likes of Japan, New Zealand, the Czech Republic, Korea, Singapore and the United States also being represented.

Among the key contenders from Australia is a high-profile group out of St. Peters Western. Sprint ace Shayna Jack is entered in her bread-and-butter 50m, 100m and 200m freestyle events, but is also set to race the 50m/100m fly, the 50m/100m back, as well as the 1500m free.

She’ll be joined by teammates Kia Melverton, Jack Cartwright, Abbey Harkin, Kai Taylor, Brianna Throssell and Elijah Winnington.

Winnington is the reigning long course World Championships gold medalist in the 400m free from this summer in Budapest. The 22-year-old is entered in that event, along with the 100m, 200m, 800m and 1500m freestyle. The Dean Boxall-trained star is also listed among the entrants for the men’s 50m/100m/200m butterfly.

World champion and multi-Olympic gold medalist Ariarne Titmus is also among the SPW contingent entered in the entire range of women’s freestyle events, as well as the 200m butterfly. However, as the 22-year-old is set to be in the announcing booth in Melbourne, it’s unclear if she’ll actually wind up sticking around to race at least on the early days here at these championships.

Additional Key Entrants:

  • Bond SC – Milla Jansen, Jesse Coleman
  • Great Britain – Cassie Wild
  • Griffith University – Josh Edwards-Smith, Bowen Gough, Cody Simpson
  • MCA SC – Hannah Casey
  • Melbourne Vicentre – Tamsin Cook
  • New Zealand – Lewis Clareburt, Andrew Jeffcoat, Michael Pickett, Zac Reid, Eve Thomas
  • Singapore – Quah Jing Wen, Quah Ting Wen
  • Somerset SC – Olympia Pope, Grayson Bell
  • SOPAC – Matt Wilson
  • USA – Linnea Mack, Marina Spadoni
  • USC Spartans – Zac Incerti

In This Story

13
Leave a Reply

Subscribe
Notify of

13 Comments
newest
oldest most voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
northsouth
1 month ago

I believe Titmus is going to compete as what she posted on Instagram on 1st December.

Negative Nora
1 month ago

Tamsin Cook being listed as a visitor seems a bit weird. I know she was born in South Africa but I highly doubt she switched who she is representing internationally.

Troyy
Reply to  Negative Nora
1 month ago

She’s a visitor because it’s state champs and she moved to Victoria.

Troyy
Reply to  Negative Nora
1 month ago

On the topic of Tamsin Cook, with how stacked the 200 and 400 frees are it seems like she’s gonna have a lot of trouble making the national team in the next couple of years.

Negative Nora
Reply to  Troyy
1 month ago

Completely agree. Titmus and Pallister don’t look like they’ll be relinquishing their spots anytime soon for the 400, and after Pallister’s 4:02 at the end of Trials last year I think there’s more there. Melverton keeps getting better too in literally everything she swims, 2/4/8FR + 4IM now. The 200 will be really tough with all the young guns rising in addition to Titmus, MOC, Wilson, Melverton, Throssell, Harris, Neale, [and Jack? maybe too, she’s entered in it here but hasn’t really taken it back up since her 1:56 swims in ’19.] Many forget that Cook was actually a 2:08 200 flyer back in 2015, crazy to think that might be her best shot now. Dekkers will keep improving, and… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by Negative Nora
Negative Nora
1 month ago

Particularly excited to see how Brianna Throssell goes since she is training under Dean now. Everyone who moves to train with Dean seems to see their freestyles improve rather rapidly, and she is already 53 and 1:56. Plus she now has many new training partners for those events, Titmus, Jack, O’Callaghan, Melverton, etc; She could make a big leap in those come Trials later in 2023.

Verram
Reply to  Negative Nora
1 month ago

She needs a breakthrough in those butterfly events .. we need another flyer for Paris 2024

Troyy
Reply to  Negative Nora
1 month ago

Would be nice to see but I think it might be a bit too soon.

Negative Nora
Reply to  Troyy
1 month ago

Agreed, I’m thinking if they come it won’t be until Trials for Worlds – but if she can get relatively close to her bests I think it’s a great sign. Melverton last year had a bit of a breakout around this time after moving to Boxall though, so I guess anythings possible.

Last edited 1 month ago by Negative Nora
Troyy
Reply to  Negative Nora
1 month ago

Perhaps she’ll show off her new improvement in March at NSW Champs like Melverton did this year.

Negative Nora
Reply to  Troyy
1 month ago

Yep I’m all mixed up today. She was good in Queensland Champs last year but really broke out in March with that 4:03 400 free.

Verram
1 month ago

what happened to Zac Incerti club? Isnt he part of Marion with Kyle Chalmers?

Gheko
Reply to  Verram
1 month ago

Zac has gone back to his old coach Mick Palfrey at USC Spartans on the Sunshine Coast .

About Retta Race

Retta Race

Former Masters swimmer and coach Loretta (Retta) thrives on a non-stop but productive schedule. Nowadays, that includes having just earned her MBA while working full-time in IT while owning French 75 Boutique while also providing swimming insight for BBC.

Read More »