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Queensland Swimmers secure their spot on the World Championship team

19 June 2019

Swimming Australia have announced their 27-athlete strong team who will be heading to the 2019 World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea in July.

Australia’s best swimmers took to the Brisbane Aquatic Centre pool to swim qualifying times at the Hancock Prospecting World Swimming Trials to secure their spot on the Australian Dolphins Swim Team.

Two Queensland swimmers produced impressive times and set new Commonwealth records. Ariarne Titmus put the world on notice on day one of the trials as she set a new record in the 400m freestyle with a blistering time of 3:59.35. On day four, Mitch Larkin also made his mark by posting a new record time of 1:55.72 in the 200m individual medley.

Kiah Melverton and Madeline Gough both set personal best times to qualify for the 1500m freestyle, it will be a strong showing for Australia in the distance event in Gwangju. Kiah also secured spots for the 400m and 800m freestyle events after a fantastic week at the Trials.

A strong meet from the Queensland swimmers make up 63% of the team heading to the World Championships to take on the world, that’s 17 out of 27 athletes.

Queenslanders for the 2019 FINA World Swimming Championships

  • Minna Atherton
  • Madeleine Gough
  • Shayna Jack
  • Emma McKeon
  • Kaylee McKeown
  • Kiah Melverton
  • Leah Neale
  • Jenna Strauch
  • Ariane Titmus
  • Thomas Fraser-Holmes
  • Alexander Graham
  • Mitch Larkin
  • Clyde Lewis
  • Cameron McEvoy
  • Jack McLoughlin
  • David Morgan
  • Zac Stubblety-Cook
Last updated
19 June 2019