Race Video: Cate & Bronte Campbell – 100m Freestyle – 2014 Australian Nationals

WOMEN’S 100 Freestyle – FINALS – Reported by Braden Keith

The Campbell sisters once again swept the top two spots in the women’s 100 free, with Cate Campbell swimming to a 52.68 and Bronte Campbell touching 2nd in 53.02.

Again showing little mercy for the sake of this just being a trials meet, Cate broke her own Australian All-Comers Record of 52.83, which is to say her finals mark was the fastest ever done on Australian soil.

Emma McKeon has earned yet another individual swim at the Commonwealth Games and Pan Pac Championships, should she choose to exercise them all, with a 3rd-place finish in 53.57. This is her 3rd individual qualifying mark of the meet, to go with two possible relay swims as well.

Brittany Elmslie and Mel Schlanger tied for 4th in the event in 54.06; per the official meet standards, this could result in a swim-off if there’s not enough spots for them both to go (Schlanger is already qualified for the meet for the 800 free relay, probably).

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I doubt a swim off will be required for Elmslie and Schlanger. Schlanger qualified for the Commonwealth Games and Pan Pacs in the 50m free, not the 800m free relay. Elmslie finished 3rd in the 200m free but did not swim an AQ time. She will however be selected for 800m free relay duties. I believe Elmslie will get an individual 200m free swim at Commonwealth Games.


Elmslie need to make up her mind. She was brilliant in that 4×100 free in London when she had only one event to swim, and then she swam 50/100/200 free and 100 fly in last years trials, and swam 100 fly in Barcelona, and ended up not helping her teammates because both events were on the exact same day, and forcing Coutts to swim 4×100 free anchor leg, this was after Coutts had swum 100 fly and 200 IM prelims and semis. Elmslie should just stop trying to get individual 100 fly berth (where she’s good, but nowhere near the required for medaling), and should just focus on the freestyle events, and become great to help in the 4×100 free.… Read more »

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MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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