Swimming Australia Names 28 Swimmers for 2013 Junior World Championships

Swimming Australia has named 28 of its best swimmers (13 boys and 15 girls) to the 2013 FINA Junior World Championships squad that will head to Dubai next summer for the 4th edition of this global high-level event.

The roster includes swimmers from a who’s-who of top Australian clubs, and several swimmers who seem to be separated from the senior international teams only by a year-or-two of development, tops.

This list includes the top 14-17 year old girls and 15-18 year old boys from Australia’s National Championships meet a few weeks ago.

Among the biggest stars is Mack Horton : one half of the rebuilding of the Australian men’s distance group along with Jordan Harrison, who is bound for the World Championships.

The women’s team is headlined by its youngest member, 14-year old Shayna Jack who is already going times that contend with Australia’s best sprinters of any age, and backstroker Monique Rae, who is also just 14 years old.

Brianna ThrossellAlanna BowlesJemma Schlicht, and Georgia Bohl also sit on a supremely deep and talented women’s team that will look to improve upon the just 5 medals that they scored in 2011; that included only a single bronze medal in the relays (the 800 free, to be precise). We still don’t know what many of the world’s teams look like this year, but the 2013 edition of this women’s team should be much better prepared to land a big haul.

Male Athletes      
First Name Last Name

Age

Club

State

Jake Baggaley

17

Trinity   Grammar NSW
Tomas Elliott

18

Trinity   Grammar NSW
Ryan Hore

18

Woden Valley NSW
Mack Horton

17

Melbourne   Vicentre VIC
Isaac Jones

17

Warrnambool VIC
Cameron Jones

16

St Peters   Western QLD
Blake Jones

17

Southport   Olympic QLD
Regan Leong

17

Kokoda Spirit QLD
Jack McLoughlin

18

Nudgee   Brothers QLD
Luke Percy

18

Southport   Olympic QLD
Mitchell Pratt

17

Tigersharks VIC
Nick Robertson

17

Carlile NSW
Tommy Sucipto

18

Leisurepark WA
         
Female Athletes      
Georgia Bohl

16

St Peters   Western QLD
Alanna Bowles

15

Rocky City QLD
Remy Fairweather

15

Kawana Waters QLD
Chelsea Gillett

16

Clayfield   Aquatics QLD
Tianni Gilmour

17

Pelican   Waters Caloundra QLD
Shayna Jack

14

Chandler QLD
Kiah Melverton

16

TSS Aquatics QLD
Georgia Miller

17

Carlile NSW
Monique Rae

14

Cranbrook   Eastern Edge NSW
Lauren Rettie

16

Nudgee   Brothers QLD
Stefanie Scherwitzel

15

Playford   Aquatic SA
Jemma Schlicht

15

Surrey Park VIC
Jenna Strauch

16

Melbourne   Vicentre VIC
Brianna Throssell

17

Perth City WA
Sian Whittaker

15

Surrey Park VIC

 

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Shannon Macdonald

Pretty sure there were more than 5 medals in 2011 (McEvoy, Macdonald & Campbell each scoring gold and silver a piece in individual events) from a team of only 9 swimmers. I would hope 28 strong Aussie Team this year can improve on that. Great to see Swimming Australia recognizing this event and supporting young swimmers again.

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