SWIMMING AUSTRALIA OLYMPIC TRIALS
- Saturday, June 12th – Thursday, June 17th
- South Australia Aquatic & Leisure Centre, Adelaide, Australia
- Sole Olympic-Qualifying Opportunity
- 2021 Swimming Australia Olympic Nomination Criteria
- Meet Site
- Live results
The 2021 Swimming Australia Olympic Trials are done and dusted with a roster of 35 men and women ultimately being named from what transpired in Adelaide. The week-long affair provided electrifying performances, with Kaylee McKeown breaking the World Record in the women’s 100m back, as well as Commonwealth Records being set by Emma McKeon in the 200m back, Ariarne Titmus in the 200m/400m freestyle and Zac Stubblety-Cook in the men’s 200m breast.
First to note is that both Cate Campbell and Emily Seebohm have qualified for their 4th Olympic Games. C1 qualified in the individual 50m free and 100m free events as well as the relays, while Seebohm scored spots in the 100m and 200m backstroke. They join Leisel Jones as the only Aussie swimmers ever to have qualified for four Olympic Games.
Kyle Chalmers took the 100m and 200m freestyle titles this week, meaning we’ll be seeing him dive in multiple times in Tokyo, including most likely against American Caeleb Dressel in a rematch of their World Championships 100m freestyle duel.
Also of note is that Matt Wilson, former World Record holder in the men’s 200m breaststroke, was nominated to the team under Swimming Australia’s ‘extenuating circumstances’ clause. The man who placed 2nd behind the aforementioned Stubblety-Cook but missed the 2breast qualification time was grieving a death in the family recently which Swimming Australia said disrupted Wilson’s Trial performance and preparation.
Short course World Record holder Minna Atherton will not be going to Tokyo after missing out on qualification opportunities in her events. This is significant, as the 21-year-old has medaled on the world stage before, having captured silver in the women’s 100m back in Gwangju at the 2019 FINA World Championships.
Finally, in terms of Aussie medalists from Rio that will not repeat their podium performances, Maddie Groves dropped out of the Trials and will not be repeating her 200m fly silver from 2016. Additionally, Mack Horton missed individual qualification in the 400m free, meaning we will have a new gold medalist next month in Tokyo.
Relay medalists from Rio James Roberts, Jake Packard and Taylor McKeown will also be on the sidelines this time around.
Australian Olympic Team Chef de Mission Ian Chesterman said of the Aussie roster, “Tonight’s selection caps a special week in the pool, with exceptional achievements from our athletes. Swimming has such an incredible Olympic history for our country and this Team is ready to build on that legacy with their own inspiring performances in Tokyo.
“Congratulations to all of the athletes, the coaches, support staff, friends and family who have been there every step of the way to help them realise their Olympic dream.”
“I want to highlight Cate Campbell and Emily Seebohm in particular – achieving a feat of four Olympic Games, only reached by one Australian swimmer in history, is testament to their persistence, character and talent and I am thrilled to have such fantastic ambassadors on the Australian Olympic Team for Tokyo.
Swimming Australia Head Coach Rohan Taylor stated, “I’ve been really pleased with the performances this week. It’s so great to be able to get back to quality racing at a meet like this and see our team perform so well. I feel we have a strong team, and I’m particularly pleased with the strength of our relays, it shows the fantastic depth in this squad.
“Getting selected onto the Olympic Games is a real team effort. These athletes have great support behind them, congratulations and thank you to the coaches, support staff and supporters who have helped make this happen.
“We have a big five weeks ahead of us. Now it’s about preparing our athletes for what they’ll experience and get them ready to perform on the biggest stage in the world in Tokyo.”
Australian Olympic Swimming Team for Tokyo
• Bronte Campbell, Knox Pymble, NSW
• Cate Campbell, Knox Pymble, NSW
• Tamsin Cook, UWA West Coast, WA
• Madeleine Gough, TSS Aquatic, QLD
• Jessica Hansen, Cruiz, ACT
• Meg Harris, St Peters Western, QLD
• Abbey Harkin, St Peters Western, QLD
• Chelsea Hodges, Southport Olympic, QLD
• Emma McKeon, Griffith University, QLD
• Kaylee McKeown, USC Spartans, QLD
• Kiah Melverton, TSS Aquatic, QLD
• Leah Neale, Chandler, QLD
• Mollie O’Callaghan, St Peters Western, QLD
• Emily Seebohm, Griffith University, QLD
• Jenna Strauch, Bond, QLD
• Brianna Throssell, UWA West Coast, WA
• Ariarne Titmus St Peters Western, QLD
• Madison Wilson, Marion, SA
• Kyle Chalmer, Marion, SA
• Isaac Cooper, Rackley, QLD
• Alexander Graham, Bond, QLD
• Tristan Hollard, Southport Olympic, QLD
• Mack Horton, Melbourne Viccentre, VIC
• Zac Incerti, UWA West Coast, WA
• Mitch Larkin, St Peters Western, QLD
• Se-Bom Lee, Carlile, NSW
• Cam McEvoy, TSS Aquatic, QLD
• Jack McLoughlin, Chandler, QLD
• David Morgan, TSS Aquatic, QLD
• Thomas Neill, Rackley, QLD
• Brendon Smith, Nunawading, VIC
• Zac Stubblety-Cook, Chandler, QLD
• Matthew Temple, Nunawading, VIC
• Matthew Wilson, SOPAC Swim, NSW
• Elijah Winnington, St Peters Western, QLD