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Four West Australians named on Commonwealth Games team

Swimming WA - 06/04/2014
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Eamon Sullivan has booked his place on the team for the Commonwealth Games after beating world champion James Magnussen in the final of the 50m freestyle at the 2014 Australian Swimming Championships in Brisbane tonight.

At 28, triple Olympian Sullivan - along with 100m breaststroke world champion Christian Sprenger and former West Australian dual Olympian Sally Hunter - will be the oldest member of the team just announced by Swimming Australia.

Three other West Australians have also booked a seat on the plane to Glasgow in July – West Coast swimmer Jessica Pengelly, 18-year-old London Paralympian Kat Downie and 21-year-old Madeleine Scott, who swims for Leisurepark Lazers.

In an explosive 50m freestyle final last night, world record holder Sullivan touched the wall in 21.90 ahead of 19-year-old Queenslander Cameron McEvoy (21.97) and Magnussen, who tied for third with Sydneysider Matt Abood in 22.02.

Sullivan gave a sign of things to come this morning, clocking 21.65 in the semi finals – the quickest time in the world this year – to qualify fastest for tonight’s final ahead of Magnussen (22.07).

The 28-year-old had a slow start in the final and admitted afterwards “it wasn’t the prettiest of swims” but said it was good to be back in competition mode.

“Obviously last night I was a bit faster and I was a bit behind off the dive which was a shame because I was really focussing on it tonight,” said Sullivan who has spent the past year and a half away from the pool due to injury and a desire to focus on running his two Perth restaurants.

“But I think anytime you can get under 22, especially in a final … as much as you try to focus on your own race plan you get caught up in the moment and start thrashing your arms.

“I did a bit of that tonight and I tell you know I was just slugging it out. But I’m pretty happy I didn’t lose too much as I went through the field and touched infront.”

Olympic 100m freestyle silver medallist Magnussen said he was determined to get it right in tonight’s one-lap dash after losing his 100m freestyle title to McEvoy in the biggest upset of the meet on Friday.

However, he was forced to swim off with Abood to determine who would contest the event at the Commonwealth Games in July, eventually denying his Australian teammate a seat on the plane to Glasgow by clocking 21.77 to 21.87 – a time that would have won the final an hour before.

When asked whether he felt bad for Magnussen, Sullivan, who will have further surgery on his shoulder next week, told journalists it was the nature of competition and said he was just happy to be back racing.

“The biggest thing I missed after having a year off is when you stand up on the blocks and you’ve got 22 seconds to do everything you’ve practiced,” he said. “It’s an addictive feeling when you’ve finished the racing that you’ve trained for. It’s like ticking off goals and that’s what I want to continue to do over the next few years.

“If I can continue improving as I have over the past six months I am right in thinking I can get back to my best in the 50m and really be a competitor. I don’t want to just keep swimming as a participant because I genuinely think I can get back to my best.”

South African-born Pengelly, who became an Australian citizen in November 2013, faced an anxious wait for confirmation on whether she had made the team for Glasgow.

The 22-year-old, who only returned to the pool in September after recovering from shoulder surgery last February, was third in the final of the 400m individual medley, clocking 4:44.32 to finish behind Keryn McMaster (4:39.69) and Ellen Gandy (4:41.11).

While all three swimmers were outside the A qualifying time they met the selection criteria by going under the B time of 4:44.53, leaving their fate in the hands of selectors.

Downie and Scott qualified for the Commonwealth Games team earlier this week and tonight finished 1-2 in the Para Sport 200m individual medley. Downie touched the wall in 2:35.66 with Scott clocking 2:42.02 before backing up to finish fifth in the multi class 100m fly in 1:14.40.

The pair also qualified for the 2014 Para Pan Pacific Championships in California in August, along with Perth City swimmer Guy Harrison-Murray.

There was a little disappointment though for Tommy Sucipto (50m breaststroke) and Brianna Throssell (200m butterfly) who despite finishing third in their respective events at the 2014 Australian Swimming Championships did not qualify for Glasgow.

In other events tonight, Rhys Mainstone finished fifth in a fast final of the men’s 1500m, clocking 15:32.23. The UWA Uniswim swimmer qualified fourth fastest for the final where he faced distance newcomers Jordan Harrison, Mack Horton and Matthew Levings in a battle for a place on the Commonwealth Games team.

However it was Horton’s night with the 17-year-old Victorian smashing the field to touch in 14:51.55 – a new world junior record. Harrison was second in 15:03.24 with Levings third in 15:09.67.

In the women’s 1500m freestyle, Perth City swimmer Kate Bird finished 11th overall in 17:28.09 before contesting the B final of the 400m freestyle tonight finishing seventh in 4:26.30.

For full results from the 2014 Australian Swimming Championships go to www.swimming.org.au

Australian Swim Team – 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games

23rd July - 3rd August - Glasgow, Scotland

Athletes: Joshua Alford, 18 (NSW), Jessica Ashwood, 20 (NSW), Jesse Aungles, 18 (SA), Bronte Barratt, 25 (QLD), Joshua Beaver, 21 (VIC), Alanna Bowles, 16 (QLD), Bronte Campbell, 19 (QLD), Cate Campbell, 21 (QLD), Blake Cochrane, 23 (QLD), Alicia Coutts, 26 (QLD), Matthew Cowdrey, 25 (SA), Laura Crockart, 19 (NSW), Rowan Crothers, 16 (QLD), Tommaso D’Orsogna, 23 (QLD), Katherine Downie, 18 (WA), Maddison Elliott, 15 (NSW), Brittany Elmslie, 19 (QLD), Daniel Fox, 22 (QLD), Remy Fairweather, 17 (QLD), Thomas Fraser-Holmes, 22 (QLD), Jacqueline Freney, 21 (NSW), Ellen Gandy, 22 (VIC), Jared Gilliland, 19 (QLD), Madeline Groves, 18 (QLD), Jayden Hadler, 20 (NSW), Brenden Hall, 20 (QLD), Jordan Harrison, 18 (QLD), Belinda Hocking, 23 (VIC), Mack Horton, 17 (VIC), Sally Hunter, 28 (SA), Grant Irvine, 23 (QLD), Mitchell Kilduff, 18 (NSW), Mitch Larkin, 20 (QLD),Matson Lawson, 21 (VIC), Mathew Levings, 20 (QLD),  James Magnussen, 22 (NSW), Travis Mahoney, 23 (VIC), Cameron McEvoy, 19 (QLD), Ned McKendry, 21 (QLD), David McKeon, 21 (NSW), Emma McKeon, 19 (NSW), Taylor McKeown, 19 (QLD), Keryn McMaster, 20 (QLD), Meagan Nay, 25 (QLD), Kotuku Ngawati, 19 (VIC), Jessica Pengelly, 22 (WA), Leiston Pickett, 22 (QLD), Mitchell Pratt, 18 (VIC), Melanie Schlanger, 27 (QLD), Madeleine Scott, 21 (WA), Emily Seebohm, 21 (QLD), Christian Sprenger, 28 (QLD), Eamon Sullivan*, 28 (WA), Kenneth To, 21 (NSW), Lorna Tonks, 25 (QLD), Daniel Tranter, 25 (QLD), Ben Treffers, 22 (NSW), Tessa Wallace, 20 (QLD), Chris Wright, 25 (QLD)
Coaches: Jacco Verhaeren, National Head Coach, Brant Best, SOPAC (NSW), Peter Bishop, Marion (SA), Matthew Brown, Nudgee Brothers (QLD), Simon Cusack, Indooroopilly (QLD), John Fowlie, National Training Centre (ACT), Rob Hindmarsh, Chandler (QLD), Craig Jackson, Melbourne Vicentre (VIC), Chris Mooney, Indooroopilly (QLD), Vince Raleigh, Chandler (QLD), Richard Scarce, Palm Beach Currumbin (QLD), Rohan Taylor, Nunawading, (VIC)
Head of Delegation: Michael Scott, Director of High Performance

*Note: Nomination to the Australian Commonwealth Games Association is subject to medical advice and fitness test.

Australian Swim Team
2014 Para Pan Pacific Championships

6-10 August - Pasadena, California

Athletes: Michael Anderson, 26 (QLD), Jesse Aungles, 18 (SA), Kayla Clarke, 22 (QLD), Blake Cochrane, 23 (QLD), Ashleigh Cockburn, 22 (NSW), Taylor Corry, 19 (NSW), Matthew Cowdrey, 25 (SA), Rowan Crothers, 16 (QLD), Timothy Disken, 17 (VIC), Katherine Downie, 18 (WA), Richard Eliason, 25 (NSW), Madison Elliott, 15 (NSW), Daniel Fox, 22 (QLD), Jacqueline Freney, 21 (NSW), Matthew Haanappel, 19 (SA), Brenden Hall, 20 (QLD), Guy Harrison-Murray*, 16 (WA), Tanya Huebner, 35 (VIC), Ahmed Kelly, 22 (VIC), Mitchell Kilduff, 18 (NSW), Matthew Levy, 27 (NSW), Andrew Pasterfield, 24 (NSW), Grant Patterson, 24 (QLD), Lakeisha Patterson, 15 (QLD), Rick Pendleton, 29 (QLD), Sean Russo, 22 (NSW), Madeleine Scott, 21 (WA), Jacob Templeton, 18 (TAS), Jeremy Tidy, 26 (VIC), Reagan Wickens, 19 (NSW).

Coaches: Adam Pine, Head of Delegation, Brenden Keogh Head Coach, Adam Beisler, Novocastrian (NSW), Jan Cameron, USC Paralympic Performance Centre (QLD), Harley Connolly, Lawnton (QLD), Rick Vander Zant, Yeronga Park (QLD), Yuriy Vdovychenko, National Training Centre (ACT) 
Head of Delegation: Adam Pine

*Provisional selection


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Perth City swimmer Brett Fielding proved himself a force to be reckoned with over distance on the second day of competition at the Swimming WA State Open & Age Championships. Fielding took out the State title in the 14 and over men’s 800m freestyle after cruising home in 8:42.67...


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D'Orsogna heats up the pool on opening day of State Championships

Olympic bronze medallist Tommaso D’Orsogna returned to his home State to stamp his mark on the 50m freestyle on the opening morning of the 2014 Swimming WA State Open & Age Championships today.


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2014 SWA State Championships off to a record-breaking start

The 2014 Swimming WA State Open & Age Championships got off to a flying start with visiting American teenager Shane Blinkman setting the bar high for the local swimmers on the opening night of competition.


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Applications open for D’Arcy Slater Foundation Sports Scholarships

The Western Australian Institute of Sport is offering of up to $45,000 in sports scholarships per year from the D’Arcy Slater Foundation.


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Missile set to fire at 2014 SWA State Championships

Australian sprint king James Magnussen is set to raise the competitive bar at the 2014 Swimming WA State Open & Age Championships in Perth next week.


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New head coach for WAIS swimming program

The Western Australian Institute of Sport and Swimming WA are delighted to announce the appointment of Bud McAllister as head coach of the WAIS Northern Suburbs High Performance Training Centre.


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WA-based open water swimmers lead the charge in New Zealand

West Australian-based swimmers claimed the top two places in both the women’s and men’s 10km at the New Zealand Open Water National Championships at the weekend.


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Vale Matthew Glucina

Swimming WA would like to express its condolences to the family and friends of Matthew Glucina who sadly lost his battle with cancer this week.


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West Australian trio qualify to Swim the Swan

WA will have three representatives in the Australian open water team at the 2014 BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series in Perth next month.


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National recognition a boost to swimming in WA

Swimming WA would like to congratulate the Challenge Stadium based High Performance Training Centre consortium on being awarded Podium Performance Centre status by Swimming Australia.


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New Swimming WA Website and Membership Database

Please follow the link for important information for Clubs regarding the new site and membership system.


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Record-breaking turn out for Round 3 of Open Water Swim Series

Swimming WA broke its own record for the number of swimmers competing in an open water race during Round 3 of the 2013-2014 OWS Series this month.


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Tuart Hill Marks 50th Anniversary

Tuart Hill Swimming Club will mark its 50th anniversary with the launch of a book showcasing the history of the club. Anniversary celebrations will be held at Tuart Hill Swimming Club pool from 12 noon to 4pm on 1st December and will also include a display of memorabilia and a club swim.


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Technical Officials Wanted for BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series

Swimming Australia is calling for technical official nominations for the 2014 BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series to be held in Perth on 31st January and 1st February 2014 (pool competition) and concluding Sunday, 2nd February 2014 (open water competition).


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Swimmers Get Ready to Brave the Wave

The 2013-2014 Swimming WA Open Water Series kicks off this weekend with hundreds of swimmers expected to brave the wave during the first round at Cottesloe. Around 400 swimmers are expected to take to the water at the iconic beach tomorrow for the first of eight rounds in the series.


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2014 BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series - Call for Volunteers

Want to be poolside for all the action at the 2014 BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series? The BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series has a number of volunteer positions available for the event, which takes place from 31st January to 2nd February at Challenge Stadium.


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Swimmers receive Country Athlete scholarships

Swimming WA would like to congratulate this year’s Country Athlete Scholarship recipients. The Country Athlete Scholarship program is a Department of Sport and Recreation initiative to support talented regional athletes in their pursuit of State and national representation. This year 11 swimmers from the State received a scholarship.


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Basket handlers wanted for the 2014 BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series

Calling all Swimming WA members! Want to rub shoulders with some of the best swimmers in the world while helping out at one of the most exciting events on the Perth sporting calendar? Swimming WA is looking for basket handlers to take part in the BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series in Perth on Friday, 31st January and Saturday, 1st February.


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Swimming WA Open Water Series attracts record numbers

The second round of the 2013/2014 Open Water Series gets underway this weekend and is set to feature the biggest number of swimmers ever seen in a Swimming WA open water event. Entries for the event at City Beach on Saturday have topped almost 500 - with 20 late spots available on the day – up from 374 swimmers in 2012 and well on track to beat the 510 entries in Round 6 at Sorrento during the 2012/2013 series.


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Western Australian Institute of Sport invests in the future of swimming

Swimming WA has welcomed the announcement of a second High Performance Training Centre (HPTC) in Perth. The State Government through the Western Australian Institute of Sport (WAIS) has confirmed it will invest $300,000 over the next three years to the program, which will be located in Perth’s northern suburbs.


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Swimming WA confirms CEO appointment

Swimming WA is pleased to announce that following a thorough recruitment process, the current acting CEO, James Young, has been appointed to the role for a further five months. Young will lead the organisation through the summer long course season before taking on a personal project in early 2014.


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Armadale/Kelmscott SC seeking senior swim coach

Armadale Kelmscott Swimming Club and Armadale City Council are seeking a highly motivated and ambitious squad development and senior coach to take charge of one of Perth’s most developing areas. The successful applicant will be involved in all aspects of the Armadale Kelmscott swimming program, including mentoring other coaches, developing the program...


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Swimmers learn from the best at Squad Camps

More than 60 swimmers from WA seized on the chance to take their swimming to a new level at squad development camps in Perth last week. Gold and Silver squad members came together for a three day/two night training camp led by acclaimed Queensland-based coach Matt Brown, with the assistance of Nudgee Brothers swimmers Jack McLoughlin (World Junior team member), Buster Sykes (2013 Australian Open 200m breaststroke champion) and Jared Gilliland (2013 Australian Open 400m individual medley silver medallist).


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Conference brings Swimming WA community together

Clubs, officials and coaches came together at the University of WA at the weekend for Swimming WA’s inaugural combined conference. More than 120 people attended the two-day gathering, which was held in conjunction with the SwimWest Coaches and Teachers Conference, an Officials Forum and incorporated Swimming WA’s Annual General Meeting.


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