2020 SWIMMING AUSTRALIA VIRTUAL C’SHIPS
- Thursday, November 26th – Sunday, November 29th
- Brisbane, Sydney, Hobart, Perth & Melbourne
- SCM (25m)
- Start dates & times vary in each city
- SwimSwam Preview
- Start Lists/Results
- Session 1 Full Results/Session 2 Full Results/Session 3 Full Results
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
- 15:18.01, Sarah Koehler (GER) 2019
- 15:19.71, Mireia Belmonte (ESP) 2014
- 15:22.68, Lauren Boyle (NZL) 2014
- 15:28.33, Lani Pallister (AUS) 2020
- 15:28.65, Lotte Friis (DEN) 2010
- 15:31.19, Maddy Gough (AUS) 2020