Swimming Australia Announces Teams For 2022 World Champs and Commonwealth Games

2022 AUSTRALIAN SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Following the conclusion of the 2022 Australian Swimming Championships, the roster for the 2022 FINA World Championships and the 2022 Commonwealth Games have been announced. With many swimmers opting out of Worlds for Commonwealths, there are many discrepancies between the two teams. The Commonwealths roster of 46 swimmers is signficantly larger than the Worlds roster of 39.

Perhaps the biggest story about roster selection this week was the debacle between Kyle Chalmers and Cody Simpson in the men’s 100 fly. Originally, Chalmers said that he would not be going to Worlds because of his shoulder injury. He only entered in the 50 and 100 fly at trials, not swimming the sprint freestyles, which are his best events. Then, in the 100 fly finals, Cody Simpson finished third behind second-place Chalmers. Because of Chalmers’s initial statement about missing worlds, we originally reported that Simpson would likely qualify for the meet. As a former pop star, Simpson’s worlds berth would have been one of the most high-profile things to happen to swimming in a long time. However, Chalmers later said that he changed his mind about going to worlds due to the fact that he surprised himself by making the team in the 100 fly. In the end, Chalmers was named to both the worlds and Commonwealths team, while Simpson got onto the Commonwealths team due to his third-place finish.

Another notable absence is Flynn Southam. He finished third in men’s 100 free and fourth in the 200 free, and yet he is only on the Commonwealths team and not the worlds team. This likely was a personal choice for him, as his placement in the 100 and 200 free could have given him a spot on both the 4×100 and 4×200 free relays at worlds. Southam, at 16 years old, is the youngest member of the Commonwealth Games squad.

In contrast, Jack Cartwright, who finished fourth in the men’s 100 free, is on the worlds team and not the Commonwealths team. Leah Neale is also on the worlds team but not the Commonwealths team. She finished fifth in the women’s 200 free, and swam in the finals for Australia’s bronze-medal winning team in the 4×200 free relay at the Olympics last year.

Long course worlds record holders Zac Stubblety-Cook and Kaylee McKeown headline both the worlds and Commonwealths squad. However, newly-minted 400 free world record holder Ariarne Titmus will only be swimming at Commonwealth games. The same goes for Australia’s most decorated Olympian, Emma McKeon, who did not swim for trials but has a spot on the Commonwealths team via a “wild card nomination”. McKeon will not be swimming at worlds.

The results of 50 stroke races at this meet were not selection races for Worlds and Commonwealths. The swimmers representing Australia in these events were decided solely by Swimming Australia. Chelsea Hodges (women’s 50 breast winner), Holly Barratt (women’s 50 fly winner), and Samuel Williamson (men’s 50 breast winner) were all named onto the Commonwealths team but not the Worlds team.

Many veterans who have missed international teams in the past, such as Holly Barratt, Minna Atherton, and Taylor McKeown will be on the Commonwealths team. 34-year-old Barratt is the oldest on the Commonwealths team.

The 2022 FINA World Championships are set to go from June 17 to 25 in Budapest, Hungary, while the swimming portion of the Commonwealth Games will be from July 29 to August 3.

2022 FINA World Championships Roster:

Swimmers:

  • Grayson Bell
  • Jack Cartwright
  • Kyle Chalmers
  • Abbey Connor
  • Issac Cooper
  • Elizabeth Dekkers
  • Joshua Edwards-Smith
  • Jenna Forrester
  • Bowen Gough
  • Abbey Harkin
  • Meg Harris
  • Mack Horton
  • Zac Incerti
  • Shayna Jack
  • Moesha Johnson
  • Mitch Larkin
  • Se-Bom Lee
  • Kyle Lee
  • Kaylee McKeown
  • Kiah Melverton
  • Leah Neale
  • Thomas Nowakowski
  • Mollie O’Callaghan
  • Lani Pallister
  • Ella Ramsay
  • Samuel Short
  • Brendon Smith
  • Jenna Strauch
  • Zac Stubbelty-Cook
  • Matthew Temple
  • Brianna Throssell
  • Madison Wilson
  • Matthew Wilson
  • Elijah Winnington
  • William Yang

Coaches:

  • Rohan Taylor (head coach)
  • Peter Bishop
  • Michael Bohl
  • Dean Boxall
  • Clare Burns
  • Ashley Callus
  • Jess Corones
  • Cal Corghan
  • Terry Downes
  • Luke Eggleston
  • Katherine Grellman
  • Ivan Hooper
  • Deb Jones
  • Adam Kable
  • Kieran Marsh
  • Vince Raleigh
  • Tim Rawlins
  • Richard Scarce
  • Tamara Sheppard
  • Dean Sullivan
  • Kirsty West

2022 Commonwealth Games Roster:

Swimmers:

Coaches:

  • Rohan Taylor (head coach)
  • Peter Bishop
  • Michael Bohl
  • Dean Boxall
  • Jess Corones
  • Sean Eeis
  • Damien Jones
  • Kieran Marsh
  • Chris Nesbit
  • Michael Pallery
  • Janelle Pallister
  • Vince Raleigh
  • Tim Rawlins
  • Tamara Sheppard
  • Mel Tantrum
  • Kirsty West

 

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Jason Oakley
16 days ago

Go Abs love uncle Jason

Gay
1 month ago

I must have missed something. What’s happened to the Campbell sisters? Have they retired?

Joel
Reply to  Gay
1 month ago

Having a year off

Verram
1 month ago

Just a thought – was it possibly a ploy that Kyle Chalmers told everyone he’s not going to Worlds just so everyone will relax and underestimate him but really deep inside he wanted to go to world champs all along ?

He will be an asset in the 4×100 free relay too if he swims the finals

Swimswamswum
Reply to  Verram
1 month ago

No.

If that were the case, he would have swum 100/200 free. But that’s not the case.

He won’t swim individual free in Worlds

Sapnu puas
1 month ago

What’s the made up story Chalmers is going on about?

Miss M
Reply to  Sapnu puas
1 month ago

That he and Emma McKeon were in a relationship and him taking up his WC spot was revenge on Cody Simpson because he’s now dating Emma.

Sapnu puas
Reply to  Miss M
1 month ago

Amazing. Turns out Australia cancelling Neighbours left them gagging for drama elsewhere

aquajosh
Reply to  Miss M
1 month ago

Cody posted a video of when he got the text saying he was part of the Dolphins Comms Team, and Emma was right there beside him. She was squeezing his bicep and twisting her necklace, and Cody leaned in several times like he was going to kiss her, but he settled for leaning into her shoulder. Their body language all but confirmed they are dating, and they would have kissed if cameras weren’t present to make it more awkward.

Miss M
Reply to  aquajosh
1 month ago

Yes, but Emma and Kyle never dated … at the same time Swim Swam comments were linking Kyle and Sydney Pickrem, Aussie media were running stories about Emma and Kyle that had very little evidence to support them!

Swimswamswum
Reply to  aquajosh
1 month ago

Cody and Emma are dating, but Kyle and Emma never dated

Verram
1 month ago

What’s really up with Kyle Chalmers ? He seems to be rather fragile lately .. that Cody stuff seems to have really shook him up

Mark
1 month ago

Someone at Swimming Australia can’t count. They said that 39 were picked for WCs but only 34 were actually picked.

Usa baby
1 month ago

why are some people getting cocky? Outside of the 400 free, 200 breast, 100 back, 200 back, 200 im, 50-200 freeand 400im this wasn’t that great of a meet. I’ve also seen someone say the 200im is a strong gold medal chance cos of Kaylee’s 2:09:15. Have people forgotten about Alex Walsh 2:07 already?

PFA
1 month ago

I’m glad Cody is on the comms team but I’m disappointed in the swimming fans, and mainstream media for spinning a narrative that Kyle stole a spot from Cody. And saying he should give that spot to Cody all because he originally said he wasn’t going to worlds. I’m sorry but that’s not how the sport works. He earned his spot and all this hate he is getting is unfair to him. Just because your favorite person didn’t place top 2 doesn’t mean you can harass that person into the point where they are mentally NOT OKAY.

Last edited 1 month ago by PFA
Verram
Reply to  PFA
1 month ago

I really think Giaan’s pointed questioning on pool deck was the trigger point .. you can tell he was miffed by her question about Cody

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Yanyan is from Madison, New Jersey and spent the majority of her life there. Although she wasn't the greatest competitive swimmer, she learned more about the sport of swimming through scoring countless dual meets, being a timer, and keeping track of her teammates' best times for three years as a …

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