Victorian swimmers shine on Day 1 of Australian Swimming Trials

11 June 2024
Written by: Swimming Victoria, Image: Delly Carr

A total of 42 Victorian athletes took to the pool yesterday to kick off the Australian Swimming Trials at Brisbane Aquatic Centre. With numerous personal bests smashed, our Victorians are certainly starting these trials out strong.

In the Men’s 100m Breaststroke, Sam Williamson (Melbourne Vicentre) had the nation holding their breath as he smashed his personal best, the All-Comers Record and the Qualifying Time to secure his ticket to Paris Olympics in an impressive time of 58.80. The B final of the same event saw another 4 Victorian Swimmers: Cameron Jordan (Bendigo East), Adam Selwood (Western Melbourne Propulsion), Calvin Reed (Western Melbourne Propulsion) and Daniel Cave (Caulfield Aquatics), compete.

Isabella Boyd (Nunawading) was a standout, breaking the Victorian Record in the Women’s 200m Individual Medley. Boyd finished 4th in the final, alongside fellow Victorian Tara Kinder, who finished 5th. Boyd also finished in 10th place in the Women’s 100m Butterfly after a strong performance in the B final.

Victorians also excelled in the 400m Freestyle events with Silas Harris (Nunawading) finishing 5th in the Men’s final and multiclass swimmer, Hamish Keenan (Western Melbourne Propulsion), took out 6th place overall with a remarkable time of 4:49.90 and a 14 second personal best.

UPDATE: Congratulations to Melbourne Vicentre Swimming Club coach, Craig Jackson, who was selected as Swim Coasches and Teachers Australia's Coach of the Day for Day 1!

The first day has delivered some stellar Victorian racing and has given us a glimpse of what’s to come for our athletes.

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