Mom-Trained Pallister Hits SCM 1500 Free Aussie Record

2020 SWIMMING AUSTRALIA VIRTUAL C’SHIPS

At this time we are still awaiting the final session 4 full results from the 2020 Australian Virtual SC Championships but we do know that 18-year-old Lani Pallister clocked a new national record in the women’s 1500m freestyle.

Already cracking the 800m free national record earlier at these virtual championships, which are being held across 5 separate locations, Pallister punched a 1500m free time of 15:28.33 to beat the field by nearly 6 seconds en route to gold. Splits will be published as soon as they are made available.

Pallister’s lifetime best entering these championships was represented by the 15:38.99 she produced just this past September while competing at the Queensland Short Course Championships. The former Aussie record was also new this season, represented by the 15:31.19 Maddy Gough logged at that same meet en route to topping the podium.

At these Virtual Championships, Gough landed the bronze in a tie of 15:37.38, while Kareena Lee snagged silver in a lifetime best of 15:34.31.

For Pallister, the mom-trained Cotton Tree teen now ranks as the world’s 4th fastest swimmer all-time in this event.

Top Women’s 1500m Freestyle Performers All-Time – SCM

  1. 15:18.01, Sarah Koehler (GER) 2019
  2. 15:19.71, Mireia Belmonte (ESP) 2014
  3. 15:22.68, Lauren Boyle (NZL) 2014
  4. 15:28.33, Lani Pallister (AUS) 2020
  5. 15:28.65, Lotte Friis (DEN) 2010
  6. 15:31.19, Maddy Gough (AUS) 2020

 

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Troyy
11 months ago

The Aussie record been broken 3 times this year and the top 5 finishers in that race (all in Brisbane) were all under the old record from the start of the year.

Would love to see Ledecky do the 1500 in SCM one day.

Last edited 11 months ago by Troyy
Corn Pop
11 months ago

Land’s 800 & 1500 times converted equal Wrld Jnr winning times . I hope she has a rest going in to QLD champs to beat them .
I’m pretty sure she i s a 4.04 /8.18 / 15.48 shot.

Aussie Crawl
11 months ago

Mum.
Congratulations to Lani.

Aussieone
Reply to  Aussie Crawl
11 months ago

Yep. Mum. Looks so weird with Mom to us 😂

10U DAD
11 months ago

Besides MA, have there been any other parent-trained swimmers that reached the elite level?

Caleb Montrealez
Reply to  10U DAD
11 months ago

Of course… Michael Andrew

Coach
Reply to  10U DAD
11 months ago

Many

Admin
Reply to  Coach
11 months ago

There’s a few other good examples on the tip of my tongue that I can’t quite place.

Georgia Bohl is one.

Coach
Reply to  Braden Keith
11 months ago

Lochte for an extended part of his young career. Spitz, if you ask Doc.

10U DAD
Reply to  Coach
11 months ago

Wow, thank you for the Spitz mention. Yes, reading that his Dad was quite involved. 10 National records and 1 world record in the 10U age group. I never knew. Thanks Coach!

tea rex
Reply to  Coach
11 months ago

The Louisville coach – Arthur Albiero – his children go there. Nick is quite good – outside shot at Tokyo 2021.

Aquajosh
Reply to  10U DAD
11 months ago

Hannah Miley

Troyy
Reply to  10U DAD
11 months ago

Emma and David McKeon.

Gheko
Reply to  10U DAD
11 months ago

Janelle Elford is her mother, she was also a distance swimmer for Australia in the 1980s, and reached the Olympic 400/800 free finals in 1988, and won many Pan Pacs and Commonwealth medals in that time.

M d e
Reply to  10U DAD
11 months ago

It’s a tiny pool of athletes. I’d speculate they are way overrepresented based on how many of them there are.

A lot of elite age groupers around my age group were coaches children. Only one of them made an open national team, but it’s so rare to make an open national team generally to begin with.

SHRKB8
11 months ago

Amazingly fast. She almost hit her newly minted Aus 800 record in the first 800 of this 1500 and that is with a foot touch on her tumbleturn and no last 50 speed up. She can definitely drop her 800 free record from what I saw in this 1500. On fire 🔥🔥 👏👏.

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