Psych Sheets Released For 2024 Australian Olympic Trials

2024 Australian Olympic Trials

The initial entry lists for the 2024 Australian Olympic Trials have been released, with scratches accepted through Thursday (May 30) before the competition gets underway from June 10-15 at the Brisbane Aquatic Center.

Headlining the psych sheets are defending Olympic champions Kaylee McKeownAriarne TitmusEmma McKeon and Zac Stubblety-Cook, along with 2023 world champions Mollie O’Callaghan, Kyle ChalmersCameron McEvoy and Sam Short.

McKeown has entered five events, her expected individual lineup in Paris, the 100 back, 200 back—the two events she’s the defending Olympic champion—and 200 IM, and the 100 and 200 free, which she may end up racing with a relay spot in mind.

Despite becoming the third-fastest swimmer of all-time in the 400 IM earlier this year, McKeown had declared she won’t swim the event at the Olympics, and that holds true as the 22-year-old opted not to enter it in Brisbane.

Among the other reigning Olympic champions, there aren’t any other major surprises in terms of entries. Titmus is entered in the 100/200/400/800 free, McKeon is in the 50 free, 100 free and 100 fly, and Stubblety-Cook is in both men’s breaststroke events.

O’Callaghan has notably not entered the 200 back, opting for the 50/100/200 free and the 100 back, while Chalmers won’t race the 200 free, going with the 50 free, 100 free and 100 fly.

McEvoy has kept his options open for the 400 free relay with an entry in the 100 free to go along with the 50 free, while Short has the expected 200/400/800/1500 free in his lineup.

NOTABLE ENTRIES

Women

Men

Other notable entrants include the veteran sister duo of Cate and Bronte Campbell, who have both entered the women’s 50 and 100 free. Cate will be eyeing a berth on a fifth consecutive Australian Olympic team, while Bronte will be aiming for her fourth in a row.

The biggest name missing from the psych sheets is Mitch Larkin, the 30-year-old double Olympic medalist who raced just last month at the Australian Open Championships on the Gold Coast.

Sydney Morning Herald reporter Tom Decent indicated that Larkin is still expected to swim.

The meet also features a few international swimmers, including Japan’s Rikako Ikee (50/100 free, 100 fly) and Daiya Seto (400 IM).

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Troyy
17 days ago

Larkin, Groves, Lello, Andrea and Brinkworth all added to the final entries as well as German Josha Salchow

Last edited 17 days ago by Troyy
Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
17 days ago

Which one of your brethren was running naked on a Virgin Australian flight?

Sub13
Reply to  Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
17 days ago

Your obsession with Australia is really unhealthy. Please get the professional help you need ❤️

Summer in Paris
Reply to  Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
17 days ago

26 million Aussies living and partying rent free in your every day.

mahmoud
18 days ago

I feel like mollie will go sub 52 and sub 1.53 in the 100m and 200m free at trials or should she save it for Paris. She seems to perform well in pressure situations.

Summer in Paris
Reply to  mahmoud
18 days ago

In the last 3 years, Mollie swam her PBs during the big meet: 2021 Tokyo, 2022 Budapest and Birmingham Commonwealth Games, and 2023 Fukuoka.

If stick to the pattern, she’ll save her best for Paris.

Last edited 18 days ago by Summer in Paris
Troyy
Reply to  Summer in Paris
17 days ago

Her 100 PB was at trials in 2022.

Martini
18 days ago

Having read most comments on here, I have a feeling that McEvoy is gonna surprise everyone (in a good way) in the 100 free.

Last edited 18 days ago by Martini
Troyy
Reply to  Martini
18 days ago

I have a feeling it’ll be the opposite and he’ll use the individual 100 heats to execute a 50.

Dan tm
Reply to  Troyy
18 days ago

Cam reads SwimSwam
Cmon mate.
What’s the deal 🙂

Summer in Paris
Reply to  Dan tm
18 days ago

How do you know he reads Swimswam?

Last edited 18 days ago by Summer in Paris
Dan tm
Reply to  Summer in Paris
18 days ago

Dont all swimmers read SwimSwam?

Summer in Paris
Reply to  Dan tm
17 days ago

If I were elite swimmer I wouldn’t read Swimswam.

Emg1986
Reply to  Summer in Paris
17 days ago

I mean, if I was an elite swimmer (I for one think holding my own in the fast lane of tiverton pool is fairly elite lol), I would read swimswam, might not read the comments section though…..

ddd
18 days ago

How fast do you think McEvoy can swim the 100m freestyle? I think I can swim 47.8 to 48.4 seconds.

Summer in Paris
Reply to  ddd
18 days ago

48.50 tops, fast enough to swim 4×100 free prelims but not final. Similar to what Earvin did in 2016.

Last edited 18 days ago by Summer in Paris
Dan tm
Reply to  Summer in Paris
18 days ago

Depends if the speed work he has done for the 50m has assisted his 100m?
My feeling is that he will around the 48.50 mark which is pretty much where he left this event off back at the 2021 Trials.
I hope I am wrong

Swimmer
18 days ago

If O’Callaghan manages to go 57 in the bk their relay should change to O’Callaghan/Mckeown/Mckeon/next best freestyle swimmer honestly think McKeown could put up a better br split then the actual br swimmers

Troyy
Reply to  Swimmer
18 days ago

Kaylee is unlikely to be our fastest breaststroker after trials.

Emily Se-Bom Lee
Reply to  Swimmer
18 days ago

not significantly (if at all) better than ramsay, who is only 0.01 slower than mckeown’s pb. this idea that mckeown should swim the breast leg really should die out. it won’t fix the medley relay and it’s not even the best option at this point

Troyy
Reply to  Emily Se-Bom Lee
18 days ago

It’d be fun to see it some time if it makes sense but it probably won’t this year.

commonwombat
Reply to  Emily Se-Bom Lee
18 days ago

Amen !!! Whilst a very competent breaststroker; in truth she is only really “on par at best” with the other primary options; and NOT some magic cure-all for AUS breaststroke issues for the W4XMED.

IF MOC somehow drops a 57mid 100back AND no one swims a WA A time in 100brs then this could actually be seriously considered but as it stands at this point; its a desperate measure that probably leaves you slightly worse off than if they’d left it alone.

Sub13
Reply to  Swimmer
18 days ago

Ramsay’s PB that she set a month ago is 0.01 faster than Kaylee’s PB. Very unlikely Kaylee is our best choice in Paris. But hey, if it happens then that could be fun

I miss the ISL (Go dawgs)
18 days ago

Does anyone have insight on Jenna Forrester and her illness/whatever is causing the recent conversation?

Sub13
Reply to  I miss the ISL (Go dawgs)
18 days ago

Not that I know of. She skipped worlds and then didn’t compete again until April where she was slow but had a massive program, which you probably wouldn’t do if you were sick or injured. She could be totally fine or she could miss the team 🤷🏼‍♂️

Dee
Reply to  Sub13
18 days ago

It’s very possible she is healthy but was unwell and/or injured previously and is now trying to catch up on missed work. That may explain all the mileage she did at champs; taking on a big programme is probably the way to go if you’re taking time out of training in that scenario.

Fran
Reply to  Dee
18 days ago

It looks like she has some pretty significant recent scarring on one her arms in photos from the St Peter’s Paris simulation morning… might have broken/injured her wrist or arm in that case and is now trying to catch up on missed work

Emma Eckeon
18 days ago

Mvevoy will swim 47.93 in the prelims of the 100 free. He will scratch the semis of the 100 and focus of the 50. But I really think he wants to swim the 4x100Fr relay even if it is only the heats.

Troyy
Reply to  Emma Eckeon
18 days ago

There’s no semis and he’s not aiming for a spot in the 4×100.

https://x.com/tomdecent/status/1795334974549467385

Dan tm
Reply to  Emma Eckeon
18 days ago

From memory, McEvoy mentioned recently that he wants to support the Mens 4 x 100m Relay.
Set a time in the morning and job done.
Paris Relay is Day1?
50m Free is Day 6?
It seems it could work considering he wouldn’t swim for 6 days if he just did the 50m Free

Greg P2
Reply to  Dan tm
18 days ago

I remember him saying that he wanted to be on the 4×100 free relay even if it was only in the prelims. He said this on the Brett Hawk podcast 1 or 2 weeks after becoming world champion in 2023

Robbos
Reply to  Greg P2
18 days ago

This is what I had read/heard that he was training for the 100 free to help out the relay.

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James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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