Vics strong on Day 5 of Aus Swimming Trials

15 June 2024
Col Pearse and Ahmed Kelly
Written by: Swimming Victoria

The strong Victorian performances continued on night 5 of the Australian Swimming Trials at Brisbane Aquatic Centre.

In the Men’s 200m Breaststroke A final, Daniel Cave (Caulfield) delivered a gutsy performance, finishing 8th with a personal best time of 2:14.67. In the B final, Adam Selwood (Western Melbourne Propulsion) and Jack Gurrie (Nunawading) showcased their skills. Selwood secured 9th place, while Gurrie finished 14th.

The Women's 200m Breaststroke A final was a highlight of the night, featuring Tara Kinder (Melbourne Vicentre), Zoe Deacon (Nunawading), and Reidel Smith (Nunawading). Smith went up against her sister Mikalya who now swims for Griffith University (Qld), adding an extra layer of excitement and intensity to the event. All three swimmers represented Victoria admirably, securing 6th, 7th and 8th place respectively.

In the B final of the Men's 200m Backstroke, Noah Millard (MLC Aquatic) delivered a remarkable swim, shaving over three seconds off his personal best to swim sub-2 minutes for the first time, finishing 9th. William Sharp (Nunawading) followed closely, securing 10th place in a time of 2:01.23.

At the end of the night, the Paralympic team was announced, receiving their ticket to Paris from Paralympic Team Chef de Mission Kate McLoughlin. A huge congratulations to Ahmed Kelly (Yarra Plenty Waves, coached by Alex Hirschauer) & Col Pearse (Nunawading, coached by Jol Finck) on their selection. We can’t wait to see you in action in Paris!

As the trials come to an end the excitement continues, promising more outstanding performances on the final day of competition. Follow all the action on 9NOW.

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