This month, we’re recounting the top performers and performances of the year 2018. Keep track of all of our Swammy Award winners here, with links out to full Swammy Award stories and honorable mentions.
Dean Boxall, the man at the helm of St. Peters Western where stars Ariarne Titmus and Mitch Larkin call home, is making waves down under just in time for Gwangju and Tokyo.
Although Kyle Chalmers, Emma McKeon and Lani Pallister are among those opting out of Hangzhou, the 20-strong Aussie line-up for this December’s Short Course World Championships is ripe with talent both new and seasoned.
World record holder Shayna Jack will not be following her training partners, Cate and Bronte Campbell, to New South Wales.
Australian National Team Coach Jacco Verhaeren cast some doubt on Mitch Larkin’s ability to perform in the 200m IM, only for the 25-year-old to blow those low expectations out of the Tokyo water.
“This is very, very important..this meet (the Pan Pacs)….for the next two years,” says St. Peters Western coach Dean Boxall.
Australian national champion and multiple Commonwealth Games gold medalist Ariarne Titmus may be dropping the 200m freestyle event from her Pan Pacific Championships line-up.
17-year-old Ariarne Titmus came within a second of her Australian national record in the 400m free tonight, while Jack Cartwright threw down the 2nd fastest 100m free of his career.
The Mighty St Peters Western Club, show no signs of slowing down and have started the year like no other. The Powerhouse Club located in Indooroopilly, Queensland, Australia have been producing some incredible results this year already, and its only April.
Who are the big winners of the night?
“Jacco said to me that if you have 1% of doubt in your mind, it’s too much and I did have those doubts,” said two-time Olympian Mitch Larkin of his time with Simon Cusack.
Storied Australian coach Michael Bohl, who led Emma McKeon to a record 6 medals at a World Championships, is making the move from St. Peters Western to Griffith.
St. Peters Western has been crowned the National Age Group Champions of Australia, coming away with 900 more points than…