Australian Trials Exclusive: Swimming World Goes Up Close And Personal At One of Griffith University Squad’s Final Sessions

FLEXITIME: Cody Simpson powers off the blocks at the Brisbane Aquatic Centre in the countdown to the Australian Olympic Trials. Photo Exclusive Courtesy Wade Brennan (Wade's Photos).

Australian Trials Exclusive: Swimming World Goes Up Close And Personal At One of Griffith University Squad’s Final Sessions

In the countdown to Monday’s Australian Olympic and Paralympic Swim Trials, Swimming World has had an exclusive deck pass to capture one of supercoach Michael Bohl‘s  final training sessions with his Griffith University group.

Bohl revealing on the eve of the Trials that he will take a 12 month break from full-time coaching after Paris.

But next week’s Trials – his 10th straight Trials Meet as a coach since the Seoul Trials of 1988 are first and foremost on the mind of the man with the Midas touch.

Brisbane-based aquatics and ocean sports photographer Wade Brennan, who will cover the six-day Trials meet for Swimming World, went up close and personal with Bohl’s Griffith group, at the Brisbane Aquatic Centre.

Wade has captured Olympic champions Emma McKeon and Kaylee McKeown along with Tokyo bronze medallists Brendon Smith and Olympic hopefuls Lani Pallister, Josh Edwards-Smith, Bowen Gough, Cody Simpson and Mikayla Smith amongst others…..wrapping up their Paris preps…

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OVERLOOKING THE TROOPS: Supercoach Michael Bohl oversees one of the final sessions for his Griffith University group. Bohl has revealed he will step back from full-time coaching after Paris for 12 months after a lifetime on deck. Photo Courtesy Wade Brennan (Wade’s Photos)

 

SHOWING HER FLEXIBLITY: Lani Pallister will take on the 200, 400, 800 and 1500m freestyle as she sets her sights on Paris after her best season of racing. Photo Courtesy Wade Brennan (Wade’s Photos)

 

EYES WIDE SHUT: Lani Pallister catches her breath. Photo Courtesy Wade Brennan (Wade’s Photos)

 

HI WADE: Kaylee McKeown in a playful mood poolside as the world’s premier backstroker prepares for the 100 and 200m backstroke and the 200IM at the Aussie Trials. Photo Courtesy Wade Brennan (Wade’s Photos).

 

ONE..TWO….HUP: Kaylee McKeown’s push to Paris heats up. Photo Courtesy Wade Brennan (Wade’s Photos).

 

KEEPING HER HEAD ABOVE WATER: Kaylee McKeown prepares for a balancing act at next week’s Trials. Photo Courtesy Wade Brennan (Wade’s Photos).

 

MAKING A SPLASH: Kaylee McKeown has produced some eye-catching training swims.  Photo Courtesy Wade Brennan (Wade’s Photos).

 

WRITE ON THE MONEY: Kaylee McKeown and coach Michael Bohl. Photo Courtesy Wade Brennan (Wade’s Photos).

 

TWO-HUNDRED (200) BACK: Josh Edwards -Smith aiming to recapture his best form. Photo Courtesy Wade Brennan (Wade’s Photos).

 

SPLIT ENDS: Griffith University’s assistant coach and 1988 Seoul Olympian Janelle Pallister (nee Elford) aka “Red” stopping the clock at Chandler. Photo Courtesy Wade Brennan (Wade’s Photos)

 

RINGS OF CONFIDENCE: Five-time Olympic champion Emma McKeon a picture of concentration. Courtesy Wade Brennan (Wade’s Photos).

 

IN HER OWN WORLD: Emma McKeon eyes the backline. Courtesy Wade Brennan (Wade’s Photos).

 

SEEING RED: Emma McKeon chasing a third Olympic dream. Courtesy Wade Brennan (Wade’s Photos).

 

FLYING START: Emma McKeon in full flight in Brisbane. Photo Courtesy Wade Brennan (Wade’s Photos).

TAKING FLIGHT: Cody Simpson prepares for a crack at the 100m butterfly.

TATTS A WRAP: Cody Simpson after an impressive session. Photo Courtesy Wade Brennan (Wade’s Photos).

 

AUSSIE CRAWL: Brendon Smith turned the clock back into his 2021 Tokyo bronze medal winning cap. Photo Courtesy Wade Brennan (Wade’s Photos).

 

MIKAYLA NAILS IT: Breaststroke hope Mikayla Smith, sister of Brendon, shows her style. Photo Courtesy Wade Brennan (Wade’s Photos).

 

B IS FOR BOWEN: 200m butterfly hopeful Bowen Gough, taking it easy after workout. Photo Courtesy Wade Brennan (Wade’s Photos).

 

COACHING BRAINSTRUST: Olympic gold medal coaches Vince Raleigh and Michael Bohl – age shall not weary them. Photo Courtesy Wade Brennan (Wade’s Photos)

 

PARTING PIC……with thanks to Swimming’s “Super” Bohl!

 

WE’RE All SET: See you Monday…… Photo Courtesy Wade Brennan (Wade’s Photos).

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