SWIMMING WORLD NEWS
March 15, 2020—
Kyle Chalmers (Marion) may well consider adding the 100m butterfly to his Tokyo Olympic program according to his coach Peter Bishop – who says it’s not off the table. The Rio Olympic 100m freestyle gold medallist showed his hand in Sydney overnight with an eye-catching personal best time of 51.37 – the third fastest time in the world this year. It was his fourth victory in three days as the successful NSW State Open Championships w ...
March 15, 2020—
In addition to Kyle Chalmers ripping a 51.37 lifetime best in the 100m fly to become Australia’s 3rd fastest performer all-time, there were several other head-turning swims that wrapped up the 2020 New South Wales State Open Championships. For starters, 25-year-old Olympian Emma McKeon turned some heads with her stellar gold medal-worthy time of 1:55.38 tonight in Sydney. After playing it cool in the morning heats with a casual 1:59.65, the Griffith University swimmer unleashed splits of 55.63/59.75 to beat the field by over a second en r ...
March 13, 2020—
In the midst of swimming meets both small and large being cancelled or postponed around the world, the New South Wales State Open Championships are indeed taking place at Syndey Olympic Park Aquatic Center. As we reported, special instructions regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) were published prior to the meet, including advising against competitor handshakes during medal ceremonies, as well as keeping an eye out for unwell spectators in the stands. Also, this meet is being held against the backdrop that both the Australian Senior and Austra ...
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