Kyle Chalmers Breaks Australian Age Group Mark in 50 Free

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South Australian Olympic swim team hopeful Kyle Chalmers has started his preparation for next week’s Hancock Prospecting Australian Championships in record breaking style at the SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre tonight.
The Fina World Junior Champion broke his own 17 years Australian Age and Australian Age All-Comers record in the 50 metres freestyle on the opening night of the 2016 Georgina Hope Foundation Australian Age Championships.
The 17-year-old from Marion clocked a personal best time of 22.15 to take out the 17 years 50 metres freestyle.
The dual Fina World Junior champion, is using the meet as a final hit out in his preparation for his tilt at the 50 and 100m freestyle events at next week’s Race To Rio meet, starting at the SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre on Thursday (April 7).
The 2016 Olympic Team will be nominated to the Australian Olympic Committee at the end of the eight-day meet on April 14.
Chalmers powered off the blocks tonight and hung on in a tight finish to break his own Australian marks from the fast finishing Jack Cartwright (St Peters Western, QLD) who clocked 22.55 with Jake Kersten (TSS Aquatics, QLD) third in 22.78.
The powerfully build South Australian teenager will also contest the 17-18-years 200m freestyle in the Age Championships later in the week as he puts the finishing touches to his preparation.
Chalmers made his senior debut as  member of the Australian 4x100m freestyle relay squad at the 2015 Fina World Championships in Kazan, Russia, to launch his international career.
His 50m freestyle record was one of two records set on the opening night of eight days of the Australian Age Championships which has attracted over 1700 athletes from 296 clubs.
It went to Daniel Cave (Melbourne Vicentre, VIC) who clocked 1:01.87 to set a new Australian 17 years record in the 100m breaststroke – a record set by Simon Cowley 18 years ago when he won the gold medal at the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur.
Cave timed his finish to perfection to come from behind to beat Samuel Williamson (Firbank Aquastars, VIC), 1:02.41 and Liam Hunter (Chandler, QLD) 1:02.43.
Swimming Australia contributed this report.
Georgina Hope Foundation 2016 Australian Age Swimming Championships, SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre, FINALS, Day One:
17-18 years
50m freestyle Kyle Chalmers (Marion, SA) 22.15 (Aust. 17 years Age, All-comers rec) Jack Cartwright (St Peters Western, QLD) 22.55 Jake Kersten (TSS Aquatics, QLD) 22.78
400m freestyle Joshua Parrish (TSS Aquatics, QLD) 3:49.06 Daniel Jacobsen (Albany Creek, QLD) 3:55.08 Jacob Vincent (Miami, QLD) 3:55.36
100m breaststroke Daniel Cave (Melbourne Vicentre, VIC) 1:01.87 (Aust 17 years rec) Samuel Williamson (Firbank Aquastars, VIC), 1:02.41 Liam Hunter (Chandler, QLD) 1:02.43
16 years
200m butterfly Jacob Whale (Flyers QLD) 2:01.35 Zachary Attard (Cherrybrook Carlile, NSW) 2:02.71 Charles Cox (St Peters Western, QLD) 2:03.45
100m freestyle Zachary Attard (Cherrybrook Carlile, NSW) 50.75 Joseph Jackson (Brisbane Grammar, QLD) 51.18 Jacob Whale (Flyers QLD) 52.07
15 years
200m backstroke Leon MacAllister (Carlile, NSW) 2:02.85 Simon Geldenhuys (Toowoomba, QLD) 2:08.43 Nathan Foote (South Gippsland, VIC)( 2:08.55)
1500m freestyle Aaron Mansfield (Kawana Waters, QLD) 16:10.46 Hayden Cotter (Lawnton, QLD) 16:19.05 Ty Hartwell (Rocky City, QLD) 16:27.78
14 years
200m individual medley Se-Bom Lee (Cherrybrook Carlile, NSW) 2:10.84 Alex Quach (The Hills, NSW) 2:10.96 Nick Jennens (Carlile, NSW) 2:11.25
100m butterfly Oliver Nash (Melbourne Vicentre, VIC) 56.61 Nick Jennens (Carlile, NSW) 58.28 Alex Quach (The Hills, NSW) 58.82
12-13 years
200m freestyle Bailey Coleman (Southside Aquatics QLD) 1:57.72 Thomas Hauck (All Saints, QD) 1:58.83 Robert Bonsall (UWA West Coast, WA) 1:59.33
200m breaststroke Connor Bracken (SOPAC) 2:28.09 Tom Rimmington (Newmarket, QLD) Cameron Clark (Rocky City, QLD)
17-18 years
50m freestyle Hadley Lindsay (UWA West Coast, WA) 25.78 Elyse Woods Melbourne Vicentre, VIC) 25.86 Alicia Walker (Ravenswood, NSW) 26.20
400m freestyle Acacia Wildin-Snedden (St Peters Western, QLD) 4:13.86 Alexandra Good (Surrey Park, VIC) 4:15.84 Bonnie Zhang (Canberra, NSW) 4:19.45
100m breaststroke Abbey Harkin (St Peters Western, QLD) 1:09.45 Mekayla Everingham (Pt Macquarie, NSW) 1:11.87 Mikayla Smith (Nunawading, VIC) 1:12.09
16 years
200m butterfly Laura Taylor (TSS Aquatic, QLD) 2:13.05 Francesca Fitzhenry (Trinity Grammar, NSW) 2:145.81 Madeleine Gough (TSS Aquatic, QLD) 2:16.46
100m freestyle Gemma Cooney (River City Rapids, QKD) 55.42 Julia Hawkins (Nunawading, VIC) 56.32 Rebekah Sefton (The Hills, NSW) 57.02
15 years
800m freestyle Ariarne Titmus (Nudgee College, QLD) 8:41.99 Molly Batchelor (Melbourne Vicentre, VIC) 8:44.55 Beth Mountfield (Fleurieu, SA) 8:52.32
200m backstroke Sienna McDonald (Castle Hill RSL, NSW) 2:16.06 Emma Siddle (Southport, QLD) 2:16.62 Freya Jetson (Unattached, QLD)
14 years
200m individual medley Kaylee McKeown (Pelican Waters, QLD) 2:17.46 Michaela Ryan (Chandler, QLD) 2:21.83 Phoebe Walker (St Peters Western, QLD) 2:23.50
100m butterfly Kayla Costa (Nunawading, VIC) 1:00.94 Lilly Heery (Unattached, QLD) 1:02.47 Maya Hammam (Melbourne Vicentre, VIC) 1:02.55
12-13 years
200m freestyle Sharni Robinson (St Peters Western, QLD) 2:04.30 Lydia Murray (St Peters Western, QLD) 2:04.72 Jenny Forrester (St Peters Western, QLD) 2:04.77
200m breaststroke Shikira-Lee Matheson (St Peters Western QLD) 2:35.92 Georgia Powell (Newmarket, QLD) 2:37.37 Laura Wilson (Randwick, NSW) 2:39.71

1 comment

  1. Niles Keeran

    No one is going to beat Floridian Caleb Dressel in the 50 or 100 m free.