Individual 200 free entrant Allison Schmitt will contest the prelims of the women’s 4×200 free relay on day five in Gwangju.
Without Ledecky, McKeon, or Ruck, the women’s 200 freestyle is wide open. Baker and Masse reunite in the 100 back; the women’s 1500 will have a new champion.
Day 2 prelims of the 2019 FINA World Championships features: the women’s and men’s 100 backstroke, women’s 100 breast, men’s 200 free, and women’s 1500.
Nelle Batterie del Day2 Passano Margherita Panziera, Martina Carraro, Arianna Castiglioni, Simone Sabbioni, Filippo Megli e Simona Quadarella
This year’s field is missing some key players on the international stage, but you can still get excited for what’s to come.
The chances of anybody upsetting Ledecky for gold are minute; but, for the first time in a long time, the women’s 400 freestyle looks to be a closer race.
17-year-old Kaylee McKeown threw down 3 world-class times en route to making the Australian World Championships roster for Gwangju.
Kyle Chalmers busted out a 100m free PB, while Mitch Larkin nailed a new Australian National Record on night 5 in Brisbane.
TSS Aquatics’ Kiah Melverton has quietly added 3 individual events to her lineup for Gwangju, with her silver in the 800m free coming on night 5.
Kyle Chalmers already secured his World Championships qualification in the 200m free, but the 20-year-old now has his sights set on the 100m.
Le 400 de la jeune Australienne Ariarne Titmus en vidéo, 2e meilleure performance mondiale, record personnel et donc record d’Australie et du Commonwealth.
Freestyle ace Kiah Melverton already qualified for the World Championships in the 400m free on night 1, but added the 1500m on night 2 of Aussie Trials.
17-year-old Australian Lani Pallister logged a new PB in the women’s 1500m freestyle for bronze, establishing a new Australian Age Record in the process.
Day 1 of the 2019 Australian World Trials is done, but not before 6 swimmers added their names to the World Championships roster for Gwangju next month.
Dean Boxall-trained Ariarne Titmus proved fearless, answering Katie Ledecky’s world-leading swim with a time just .07 behind.