The 2019 Australian World Swimming Trials kicked off tonight in Brisbane, with the nation’s best vying for spots on the roster for next month’s main event.
The 6-day Australian World Trials meet taking place June 9th-14th at the Brisbane Aquatic Centre is the sole competition qualifying Australian swimmers for this summer’s World Championships in Gwangju, Korea.
“Crawling away from the pool is what I like to see,” is a quote from Aussie Coach Craig Jackson as he was mic’d up recently at a training camp for men’s 100m and 200m freestylers.
The New South Wales State Open Championships kick-off on Friday with some of Australia’s biggest names getting some additional racing under their belts before the Australian National championships next month.
Short Course World Championships bronze medalist Jess Hansen got her 2019 off with a pleasing time in the women’s 100m breaststroke, clocking 1:07.62 for the victory at the 2019 Vic Open.
Unique to the 2019 edition of the Victorian Open Championships is the fact that it is incorporating the Melbourne 2019 World Para Swimming World Series. This is the first World Series event ever held in the Oceania region.
Swimming Victoria honored its coaches, athletes, officials and volunteers for their contributions of the 2017-18 season. Mack Horton was among those recognized for his feats at the 2017 World Championships and 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Mitch Larkin took on the tough 200 back/200 IM double this morning at the Aussie Trials, making it back in both events’ finals.
Emma McKeon pulled a solid double, while the men’s 200 freestyle is set to explode in finals.
Catch up on the 2017 Vic Open Short Course Championships, which took place on September 16th and 17th.
Having finished 6th in the 100m back, defending double world champion Mitch Larkin fell back to 15th overall after the men’s 200m back semifinals.
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Yesterday Hungary’s David Verraszto crushed a time of 4:07.47 to take the men’s 400m IM, but Japan’s Daiya Seto had other plans for the sprint IM tonight in Rome.
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