The Swimming Australia open short course nationals held at SOPAC, 26-28th November was an extremely fast meet. An amazing two world records were broken.
Carlile sent a team of nine swimmers to compete against the best swimmers from around Australia. In fact we had 16 swimmers qualify for the new extremely fast qualifying times but our younger brigade focussed on swimming at the Pacific school games.
Emily Washer continued her amazing form qualifying for two open national finals for the first time in her swimming career. Emily qualified for the 100m and 200m butterfly finals. Emily has made huge improvements in her swimming since finishing school where she scored an amazing 98.8 for her ATAR mark. She is balancing uni and swimming. This has really helped and the Carlile program is designed to really help swimmers continue to swim personal best times after they finish their school commitments.
Another fantastic achievement was Greg Phillips(38yrs old) swimming an amazing 50.04 in the freestyle relay team. Greg has been focussing on his stroke rate in training. This has really helped him post the fastest time in 15yrs! Well done Greg.
Jessie Quinn finished second reserve for the finals in two races and Brittany Barnes finished second reserve for the 200m fly.
The focus now switches to this weekend Metropolitan Championships.
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