Japan, South Africa & Spain Among Queensland C’ships Visiting Nations


  • Saturday, December 14th – Friday, December 20th
  • 12/14 – relays only; 12/18 – 12/20 age-groupers
  • Brisbane Aquatic Center
  • LCM
  • Meet Site/Entry List

The 2019 Queensland Championships are set to kick-off this weekend, with the week-long competition taking place at Brisbane Aquatic Center.

At the 2018 edition of the competition, we saw the likes of now-retired former world champion Ning Zetao of China compete and this time around we’ll see more Asian swimmers in action in the form of Japan and Korea.

Reona Aoki, Yasuhiro Koseki and Yui Ohashi are just a few of the Japanese names entering the mix for this year, while New Zealand is also bringing a strong contingent including World Championships bronze medalist Lewis Clareburt.

From the domestic scene, David McKeon is set to make a return to racing after having had shoulder surgery and subsequent rehab, while on-fire teen Lani Pallister is ready to make some waves with possible state titles here.

Below are some key athletes among the clubs and nations ready to roll this weekend.

All Saints – Thomas Hauck

Bond – Jenna Strauch

Brisbane Grammar – Alexander Grant

Chandler – Jack McLoughlin, Zac Stubblety-Cook

China – Shen Duo, Yuan Yifan

Cotton Tree – Lani Pallister

Czech Republic – Barbora Bartosova, Barbora Zavadova

Griffith University – Georgia Bohl, Thomas Fraser-Holmes, David McKeon, Taylor McKeown

Japan – Reona Aoki, Takeharu Fujimori, Runa Imai, Waka Kobori, Yasuhiro Koseki, Katsumi Nakamura, Miyu Namba, Yui Ohashi, Sakiko Shimizu, Satomi Suzuki, Daiki Tanaka, Rio Shirai, Ai Soma

Korea – Kim Seoyeong

USC Spartans – Leah Neale, Kalani Ireland, Kaylee McKeown, Jake Packard, Mikkayla Sheridan

TSS Aqutics – David Morgan, Joshua Parrish, Laura Taylor

St. Peters Wetern – Abbey Harkin, Clyde Lewis, Mollie O’Callaghan

New Zealand – Lewis Clareburt, Michael Pickett, Zac Reid, Carina Doyle, Gina Galloway, Helena Gasson, Luan Grobbelaar

Noosa – Kareena Lee, Nick Sloman

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4 years ago

Live-streaming from the website from Sunday 15th – Friday 20th.. Strange not having the Campbell sisters ( now in NSW anyway ) and Winnington, Titmus ,and Larkin etc .due to ISL . So used to seeing them each year . Great to have the internationals though.

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