Stacked Field Headed To Aussie Nationals, But Main Event Is In June

2019 Australian National Championships

Although the fields are stacked with Aussie talent for the 2019 Australian National Championships, which kick-off on Sunday in South Australia, the meet represents a precursor to the main event taking place in June.

The meet this weekend serves as qualification for the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships, the 2019 World University Games, as well as the 2019 World Junior Championships.

But, the qualifying competition for the 2019 World Championships in Gwangju is the Australian Swimming Trials, which won’t take place until mid-June.

Nevertheless, national titles are on the line for the likes of Cate Campbell, Bronte Campbell, Brianna Throssell, Ariarne Titmus, Emma McKeon and Shayna Jack, among many more on the women’s side.

For the men, Kyle Chalmers, Cameron McEvoy, Mack Horton, Jack Cartwright, Mitch Larkin, Alex Graham and Elijah Winnington are all slated to dive into the SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre pool to get some racing in and take home national championship hardware.

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3 years ago

Will be shown on channel seven apparently according to cate Campbell

Reply to  Verram
3 years ago

Which is plain brain dead on the part of both Ch7 & Swimming AUS. Televising the lite beer event where the times really don’t count for Natl team selection yet the meet that DOES count will not be televised. Granted there may be contracts in place but both parties (esp CH7) would be frankly negligent if they didn’t have “out” clauses or capacity to re-negotiate. As it stands, it looks like we will have the same situation replicated next year when we have Olympic selection on the line in Jun but dear old Swimming AUS bumbling along still staging a meaningless Natl titles in April.

Reply to  commonwombat
3 years ago

Would be nice if you could even find live results on SA website which seems to get more unhelpful each season

Old Man Chalmers
Reply to  Oceanian
3 years ago

Here’s the link. You can find it on the 2019 nationals page on the SAL website but it’s inconveniently under the Competitors heading instead of the Results one:

Reply to  Oceanian
3 years ago

Agree.Top 10 Rankings for age swimmers( long course ) were last updated 12 months ago.Just one example

Reply to  commonwombat
3 years ago

Why don’t they just have the trials and nationals in June?

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Reply to  mong
3 years ago

I think yes – from the swimming Australia website .

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