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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Current 100m freestyle world record holder Cate Campbell has a certain serene silky smoothness to her stroke unlike any other, even when she is charging to the wall in a new world #1 time. Such was the case again today, day 1 of the 2017 Australian Swimming Championships. Although ‘C1’ as she is nicknamed is reportedly sticking to her guns about not making herself available for World Championships selection, the 24-year-old threw down in prelims this morning, stopping the 100m freestyle clock at a scary-fast 52.78 to not only top the field, but the world this season.
C1 would follow-up with a slower 53.30 tonight to take bronze after sister Bronte’s 52.85 scorching gold medal-winning swim and silver medal-garnering Emma McKeon’s 53.12. However, based on the smile after her morning swim, it does look as though Cate is actually enjoying her nationals experience and having fun, which she has stated is her simple goal for this competition.
Video courtesy of Swimming Australia.