2019 AUSTRALIAN AGE CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Mon. April 15 – Mon. April 22, 2019 (Sunday/Monday Multiclass Timed Finals)
- Mon.-Sat. Heats 9 AM / Finals 6 PM (Local Time)
- Multiclass Timed Finals 4 PM Sat., 10 AM/4 PM Sun.-Mon.
- SA Aquatic & Leisure Center, Oaklands Park South Australia
- LCM (50-meter course)
- Meet site
- Live results
16-year-old Lani Pallister went 4:08.37 in the 400 free, dominating the second day of Australia’s Age Championships.
Pallister, the standout distance swimmer of the 2018 Junior Pan Pacific Championships, won the race by six and a half seconds this week. Pallister was six seconds faster than last year’s winner in the 16-year-old girls event. She’s been a tick faster (4:07.76 last year) in her career, but this is still one of the Cotton Tree swimmer’s better races.
Perth City’s Kalani Ireland also had a great day 2, winning his second gold medal. The 17-year-old was 55.93 to win the 100 backstroke, finishing about a second off the Australian age record. Ireland also won the 50 free on day 1.
Meanwhile Rackley’s Thomas Neill broke through with a 400 free win for the 16-year-old boys. Neill was 3:50.99, winning by more than three seconds. Neill was second in last night’s 100 free, showing great range between a 50.75 100 and a 3:50.99 400.
In the girls 15-year-olds 100 free, Mollie O’Callaghan of St. Peters Western was 55.58 for the win.
You can see full-session race videos below: