Swimming Australia Releases Entry Lists For Upcoming National Trials

2022 Australian Swimming Championships

  • Wednesday, May 18 – Sunday, May 22, 2022
  • SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre, Oaklands Park, South Australia
  • LCM (50m)
  • Meet Central
  • Entry List

The entries for the 2022 Australian Swimming Championships have dropped, with many of the country’s best set to suit up in two weeks’ time, though there are also some noteworthy names absent.

The competition will serve as Swimming Australia’s qualifier for the 2022 World Championships and Commonwealth Games, though some of the top Aussies have already pulled their name out of the mix for Worlds.

That list includes the following:

Both Ariarne Titmus and Kyle Chalmers have entered the championships, however, with Chalmers only opting to race the men’s 50 and 100 butterfly events, as we reported Tuesday.

Titmus has entered the women’s 100, 200 and 400 free, while both Emma McKeon and Cate Campbell have not put their names down to compete.

Additionally, other notable names not on the entry lists include Emily Seebohm, Bronte CampbellCameron McEvoy and Alexander Graham.

Fresh off of winning double gold last summer in the women’s backstroke events, Kaylee McKeown has entered four events at the meet, set to take on the women’s 100 and 200 back and the 200 and 400 IM.

The 20-year-old opted not to contest either medley race at the Olympics last summer, though she would’ve been a gold medal contender had she been in the field. Her personal best time of 2:08.19 in the 200 IM, set at the 2021 Olympic Trials, was faster than what it took to win gold in the Olympic final (2:08.52).

Among the breakout stars last summer for Australia was Mollie O’Callaghan, and the 18-year-old has entered a whopping six events in SA: women’s 50 free, 100 free, 200 free, 50 back, 100 back and 200 back.

Another swimmer that jumps off the entry list is Lewis Burras, a British native who had an explosive performance at their National Trials meet last month, including putting up one of the top times in the world this year in the men’s 100 freestyle (47.88).

Shortly after that meet, Burras followed his coach, Zoe Baker, down under as she assumed head coaching duties at Peel Aquatics in Western Australia.

Burras is entered to swim the 50 free, 100 free and 50 fly. As an international athlete, he will be only be eligible to race in the ‘B’ final.

Shayna Jack, who is coming off a two-year suspension (that was initially four years), will be among the favorites to take over the top spot in the women’s sprint freestyle events with the absences of McKeon and the Campbell sisters. Jack is entered in the 50 and 100 free.

Clyde Lewis, who was a finalist in the 200 free at the 2019 World Championships (breaking the 1:45 barrier in the semis) has only entered in the 100 free for the competition.

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Stephen
4 months ago

The ones im keen on to see at the Next big international event for Australia are
Smith in IM
Hodges in breast
ZAC in Breast
Winnington in 400m free

Sub13
Reply to  Stephen
4 months ago

I’m excited for Smith. His heat time in the 400 would have won gold in Tokyo. No reason to believe he couldn’t pull something great out.

Hodges actually has quite a competitive time in the 50 breast. She’s still a bit off in the 100 but if she can improve that a bit then it’s great for her and the medley relay.

By ZAC do you mean ZSC?

Yeah Winnington dropped the ball in the final last year but he certainly has the potential.

Stephen
Reply to  Sub13
4 months ago

YES ZSC

M d e
Reply to  Stephen
4 months ago

Southam.

He’s making a relay this year at worst.

1:46.77 and 48.60 at an age group meet where he presumably wasn’t that rested is absolutely filthy.

Last edited 4 months ago by M d e
Mike
4 months ago

Will it be streamed at Amazon prime just like last year?

Sub13
Reply to  Mike
4 months ago

Yes. They’ve already released a trailer

Troyy
Reply to  Sub13
4 months ago

Using Shayna in the trailer is a bit unfortunate.

olivy
Reply to  Troyy
4 months ago

I’m OK with her competing since she’s served her ban, but I don’t like them painting her as a victim and displaying a ‘comeback’ story.

commonwombat
Reply to  Mike
4 months ago

Yes, it will be

HrSchmetterling
4 months ago

always love aussie swimming! they’re the most fun at our [adaptive] swim meets!

Sherry Smit
4 months ago

I see Lani Pallister making the team this year!

Mr Piano
4 months ago

Kyle sub 51?

Sub13
Reply to  Mr Piano
4 months ago

Quite possible. He swam a 51.37 in season a couple of years ago. No reason to think he couldn’t go 50 when he’s made such a big deal out of his fly progress

Jojorab
4 months ago

what happened to Clyde Lewis? he was training with Boxall and then left him before the Olympics. and we haven’t seen him since? and Jack Cartwright? so much talent, he got injured before the Olympics too, but we haven’t heard from him either. and finally Jack Mclaughlin  is he retired?

olivy
Reply to  Jojorab
4 months ago

I remember reading somewhere McLoughlin is just taking a year off to charge batteries for Paris. Not really sure.

Troyy
Reply to  olivy
4 months ago

That’s how it was reported at another swimming website.

Mr Piano
Reply to  Jojorab
4 months ago

Covid crushed a lot of people

There's no doubt that he's tightening up
4 months ago

No 50 back for McKeown?

She’s 27.1, so right in the mix with the top girls. And as far as I can tell it doesn’t really overlap with anything.

Will be interesting to see the women’s 100 free times.

Sub13

Someone said in another article that the 50 back isn’t a selection event so presumably Kaylee will win the 100 and still be given the 50 spot? Also the 50 is immediately after the 4IM so it would have been pretty hard to do both.

commonwombat
Reply to  Sub13
4 months ago

Somehow I think she will only swim 400IM at CG, if she does swim it at all given McIntosh looks to have her covered as regards gold. More likely she’ll swim 50back at both.

BennetBD
Reply to  commonwombat
4 months ago

You probably are right but nevertheless I would love to see them both swim the 400IM at the CG. Kaylee is a big competition swimmer and as yet I don’t think we have seen her full potential in this event. Looking forward to seeing what she can do in two weeks and the rest of the team as well.

Stephen
Reply to  BennetBD
4 months ago

McKeown has a very interesting interview on YouTube with Brett Hawke
She goes into detail about swimming the IM.
Worth a watch

BennetBD
Reply to  Stephen
4 months ago

Thanks. I will have a look at that.

Scotty
4 months ago

Can’t wait less

Joel
Reply to  Scotty
4 months ago

??

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James Sutherland

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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