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Queensland swimmers compete in the NSW State Open Championships

3 March 2015

Queensland swimmers competed strongly against overseas and interstate swimmers at the NSW State Open Swimming Championships held in Sydney from 27 February 2015.

The swimmers came up against real competition with athletes from Japan, Great Britain and New Zealand competing at the event.

Queensland’s Brittany Elmslie kicked off the competition placing second in the women’s 100m freestyle (54.58s), ahead of fellow Queenslander Madison Wilson (54.72s).

Brittany then went on to finish third in the women’s 50m butterfly (26.15s), less than a second behind Queensland’s Emily Seebohm in second place (26.05s).

Emily Seebohm bettered her silver medal by claiming a gold medal in the women’s 200m backstroke (2:09.30s), ahead of Queensland’s Madison Wilson in second place in 2:10.35s.

In the men’s 50m backstroke, Queensland’s Mitch Larkin finished in second place (25.58s) behind Takeshi Kawamoto of Japan.

The international swimmers again proved too tough for our Queenslanders as David McKeon fell behind Great Britain’s James Guy in the men’s 400m freestyle with a time of 3:46.43s.

In the women’s 800m freestyle, Katie Goldman finished in third place in a time of 8:34.53s.

Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Keryn McMaster proved her worth in the women’s 400m individual medley finishing first in 4:442.53s ahead of fellow Queenslander Taylor McKeown (4:46.79).

Day two of competition saw the Queensland women continue their medal haul as Olympians Bronte Barratt and Brittany Elmslie finished the women’s 200m freestyle in second and third places in 1:57.10s and 1:57.17s respectively. Brisbane-based Emma McKeon finished in first place, her fifth individual gold medal from the meet.

Emily Seebohm claimed another gold medal in the women’s 50m backstroke (27.64s) ahead of Queensland’s Madison Wilson in third place (28.50s).

The men’s competition saw Thomas Fraser-Holmes win the men’s 400m individual medley well ahead of the pack in 4:19.31.

Mitch Larkin also claimed gold in the men’s 100m backstroke (54.21s) ahead of the competition from Japan, Takeshi Kawamoto, who placed second.

Young Braeden Jason claimed a bronze medal in the men’s 100m freestyle multi-class with a time of 54.50s.

Fellow Queenslander Black Cochrane took the gold in the men’s 100m breaststroke multi-class in a time of 1:15.54s.

Lakeisha Patterson finished with a silver medal (1:08.15s) in the women’s 100m freestyle multi-class.

Our swimmers can be proud of their efforts across the weekend and will now prepare for the Australian Swimming Championships next month.

Last updated
3 March 2015