2017 AUSTRALIAN SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Sunday, April 9th – Thursday, April 13th
- Brisbane Aquatic Centre
- Prelims at 11am local/Finals at 7:30pm local
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16-year-old Ariarne Titmus already made a name for herself at the 2017 Australian Swimming Championships, clocking the fastest 800m freestyle ever for her age group en route to gold. Not resting on her laurels of making her first World Championships squad, the Tasmanian teen was back at it tonight, blasting a win in the 400m freestyle event in a super quick time of 4:04.82.
Entering the meet, Titmus’ best time sat a solid 4:09.81, a mark which garnered the St. Peters Western swimmer a bronze medal at the 2016 Junior Pan Pacific Championships. However, that result had already been superseded by her 400m split time of 4:08.95 from her winning 800m freestyle outing of 8:23.08 on night 1, giving us a preview as to what the teen had in the tank.
Splitting 28.45/30.11/30.94/31.18/31.33/31.33/31.23/30.24, the teen established a new Australian national age group record for 16-year-olds, destroying the old record of 4:06.17 held by 2016 Olympian Tamsin Cook. In fact, Titmus’ time tonight falls just short of making the list of Australia’s top 10 performances of all-time. Titmus also finished in 2nd place in the women’s 200m freestyle behind McKeon earlier at this meet.