Australian Olympic Trials: Entry List Shows Plenty of Star Power (PSYCH SHEETS)

australian-Emma Mckeon of Australia competes in the 4x100m Medley Mixed Relay Heats during the 20th World Aquatics Championships at the Marine Messe Hall A in Fukuoka (Japan), July 26th, 2023.
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The 2024 Australian Olympic Trials begin June 10 in Brisbane, and the official pre-scratch entry lists have been released.

The Australian star power is formidable in every event and should lead to some pretty fast performances as swimmers look to qualify for the 2024 Olympics in Paris.

Olympic champion Kaylee McKeown is entered in five events, including the 100 backstroke, 200 backstroke, 200 IM, 100 freestyle and 200 freestyle. She is the defending Olympic champion in the backstroke events.

Ariarne Titmus is entered in her usual 100 free, 200 free, 400 free and 800 free.

Emma McKeon has entered the 50 free, 100 free and 100 butterfly, while Mollie O’Callaghan will enter the 50 free, 100 free, 200 free and 100 backstroke.

On the men’s side, Kyle Chalmers has decided to skip the 200 free and focus on the 50 free, 100 free and 100 butterfly. Sam Short will swim the 200 free, 400 free, 800 free and 1500 free.

Full entry list (in alphabetical order)

Australian Olympic Trials: top seeds

Women’s 400 Free: Ariarne Titmus, 3:55.38

Women’s 200 IM: Kaylee McKeown, 2:06.99

Men’s 100 Breaststroke: Zac Stubblety-Cook, 59.51

Women’s 100 Butterfly: Emma McKeon, 56.40

Men’s 400 Free: Sam Short, 3:40.68

Women’s 100 Backstroke: Kaylee McKeown, 57.33

Women’s 100 Breaststroke: Jenna Strauch, 1:06.16

Men’s 100 Backstroke: Isaac Cooper, 53.55

Men’s 200 Free: Maximillian Giuliana, 1:44.79

Women’s 200 Free: Mollie O’Callaghan, 1:52.85

Men’s 800 Free: Sam Short, 7:37.76

Men’s 50 Free: Cam McEvoy, 21.06

Men’s 200 Butterfly: Bowen Gough, 1:56.01

Women’s 200 Backstroke: Kaylee McKeown, 2:03.14

Men’s 200 IM: Thomas Neill, 1:57.41

Men’s 100 Free: Kyle Chalmers, 47.15

Women’s 200 Butterfly: Elizabeth Dekkers, 2:05.20

Women’s 800 Free: Ariarne Titmus, 8:13.59

Men’s 200 Breaststroke: Zac Stubblety-Cook, 2:05.95

Women’s 200 Breaststroke: Jenna Strauch, 2:22.22

Men’s 200 Backstroke: Joshua Edwards-Smith, 1:55.42

Women’s 100 Free: Mollie O’Callaghan, 52.16

Men’s 1500 Free: Sam Short, 14:37.28

Women’s 50 Free: Emma McKeon, 23.99

Men’s 400 IM: Brendon Smith, 4:10.15

Women’s 400 IM: Jenna Forrester, 4:32.30

Men’s 100 Butterfly: Matthew Temple, 50.60

Women’s 1500 Free: Lani Pallister, 15:48.96


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5 days ago

It’ll be exciting.
So many events where the WR could fall!
Such as;

50m Freestyle (?)
400m Freestyle
800m Freestyle
200m Breaststroke
100m Butterfly (?) But maybe at least a sub 50sec

50m Freestyle (? Unlikely)
100m Freestyle
(all 3 places getters under 51sec?)
200m Freestyle
400m Freestyle
100m Backstroke
200m Backstroke
200m IM

4 days ago
Reply to  Kanga1

I meant under 52sec in the 100m women’s free!

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