On the heels of Swimming Australia outlining its 2021 national team camp schedule, world champion Ariarne Titmus has revealed she will be opting out of the high-intensity event due to an injury.
As reported by The Sydney Morning Herald, 20-year-old Titmus is tending to a shoulder injury, with her absence from the 10-day camp led by her coach Dean Boxall as a ‘minor setback.’ She’ll remain in Brisbane as opposed to attending one of the 9 specialized national camps designed to foster both speed and team bonding.
You can review the entire camps’ structure for 2021 here.
“Ariarne is currently managing a minor left shoulder complaint. As the National Event Camps will consist of a lot of high-intensity training sessions, the decision was made for her to remain in her home program to continue with her own structured rehab plan,” a Swimming Australia spokesperson said. (SMH)
At the 2019 FINA World Championships in Gwangju, Korea, ace Titmus became the first woman to defeat American freestyle legend Katie Ledecky in a distance race (400 meters or longer) at a major international meet. Titmus took the 400m free gold in Gwangju, becoming just one of only 3 women to have ever broken 4:00 in the event at the time.
Titmus last raced at the Queensland Championships last December when she logged a big-time 1:55.93 in the women’s 200m free, the 7th fastest time of her career and the 2nd fastest time in the world this season.