2018 AUSTRALIAN SHORT COURSE CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Thursday, October 25th – Saturday, October 27th
- Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre
- Heats at 10am local (9:30am Sat.)/Finals at 6:30pm local (4:30pm Sat.)
- Qualifying meet for 2018 Short Course World Championships squad
- Aussie SC World C’ships Selection Criteria
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- Entry List
- Day 1 Prelims Recap/Day 1 Finals Recap
- Live Results
- Live Stream
The fastest LCM 100 freestyler ever in a textile suit, Cameron McEvoy, was back in form this evening while competing in the SCM version of the event on day 1 of the 2018 Australian Short Course Championships. In a field that included Olympic champion Kyle Chalmers, 24-year-old McEvoy led wire-to-wire in the men’s 100m free event to check-in with a time of 46.32, his fastest SCM outing since 2016.
McEvoy made the decision earlier this fall to move training homes from Bond University under longtime coach Richard Scarce and instead try out TSS Aquatics under coach Chris Nesbit. The Olympian made a modest start in September at a local meet, notching pedestrian LCM times of 51.11 in the 100m free and 57.98 in the 100m fly.
His performance tonight will feed into the Aussie’s confidence heading into the Short Course World Championships, however, with his 46.32 now situated as 3rd fastest in the world this season.
In the highly anticipated men’s 100m free race, new TSS Aquatics member Cameron McEvoy showed he’s back, registering a winning time of 46.32 for the title and a chance to travel to Hangzhou. Firing off an opening 50 of 21.82 and closing in 24.50, the 24-year-old LCM textile world record holder in this event managed to hold off a charging Kyle Chalmers who wound up touching just .21 behind in 46.53.
Chalmers used his typical back-half strategy to reel in Chalmers, opening in 22.49, but coming home rapidly in wicked-fast 24.04. McEvoy had set out quick enough at the get-go to still get to the wall first, with both men smashing the 47.30 consideration time.
McEvoy enters the world rankings as the 3rd fastest swimmer this season, while Chalmers moves into 4th overall. McEvoy later anchored his TSS Aquatics 4 x 100m freestyle relay in 46.69 at the end of the meet as well.
For McEvoy, his 46.32 ranks as the 3rd fastest time of his career and quickest since 2016, a solid indication his move to TSS may be paying dividends.