Once-Banned Aussie Shayna Jack Set For Return At Queensland Championships

2021 QUEENSLAND CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • Saturday, December 11th – Friday, December 17th
  • Brisbane Aquatic Centre
  • LCM (50m)
  • Entries

The 2021 Queensland Championships are almost upon us, with the annual competition set to kick off on Saturday, December 11th. Among the elite talent to the tune of Ariarne Titmus, Mitch Larkin and Brendon Smith, is once-banned swimmer Shayna Jack.

The 23-year-old is entered in the women’s 50m free, 100m free, 1500m free, 50m back and 50m fly in her first official competition back since her doping suspension concluded on July 12th of this year. The last time Jack competed was the 2019 World Championships Swimming Trials in her native Australia, which means she’ll be racing for the first time in well over 2 years.

You can read the backstory of Jack’s situation here.

As we reported this past September, after having missed the 2019 FINA World Championships as well as the 2020 Olympic Games, Jack is ‘hungrier than ever’ according to coach Dean Boxall of St. Peters Western.

In the past, Jack has competed primarily in the sprint freestyle events and was a member of four medal-winning relays at the 2017 FINA World Championships.

With the likes of Emma McKeonCate Campbell still gunning for Paris 2024 at this time, as well as young guns such as Mollie O’Callaghan in the mix, Jack will have her work cut out for her with just 3 years left to the next Summer Olympic Games.

Additional notable entrants for these Queensland Championships include: Thomas Hauck, Flynn Southam, Mitch Larkin, Zac Stubblety-Cook, Joshua Edwards-Smith, Clyde Lewis, Taylor McKeown, Lani Pallister, Cody Simpson, Meg Harris, David Morgan, Eve Thomas (NZL), Elizabeth Dekkers, Gabriella Peiniger, Brendon Smith, Chelsea Hodges, Abbey Harkin, Kiah Melverton, Mollie O’Callaghan, Kai Taylor, Ariarne Titmus, Elijah Winnington

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Wow
1 month ago

Live stream?

Joel
Reply to  Wow
1 month ago

I think you have to pay through Big Voice media. The link is on the Swimming Queensland website.
Btw, is it a mistake that Shayna is entered in the 1500 free. I know it’s on the entry list. I was just confused by it.

Wow
Reply to  Joel
1 month ago

No mistake. She intends on swimming it, not sure why?

Joel
Reply to  Wow
1 month ago

Thanks. Fair enough. Use it as a training swim maybe.

Corn Pop
Reply to  Wow
1 month ago

Likely she is returning with a higher aerobic base .

Troyyy
Reply to  Joel
1 month ago

Streaming pass for the whole meet is expensive at $19.99!!

Joel
Reply to  Troyyy
1 month ago

Agree. That should be for 12 months but it doesn’t seem like it is

Lil Swimmy
1 month ago

hi flop!

BearlyBreathing
1 month ago

“Hungry” Jack.
I get it.

PVK
1 month ago

Drug cheat

jamesjabc
1 month ago

I’m not sure I see Jack making the Olympic team unless it’s in a relay. I suppose given her time off and growth she might surprise us though!

In my mind, Emma should make the 50 and 100 free again. The only Olympic events Jack swims are 50-200 free. Mollie has a stronger 50 and 200 and is 5 years younger, and Meg has a stronger 100 and 200. Cate may swim but I think will be unlikely to qualify individually. Bronte seems out. Not sure about Wilson. Even if no new talent shoots up in the next two years it would be battle for Jack to make anything but a relay. But who knows, she might surprise us this… Read more »

Verram
1 month ago

Has Cameron McEvoy retired already?

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