Cate Campbell Heads Back To International Waters At Super Series After Shoulder Op

Cate Campbell's finishing touch [photo: Patrick B. Kraemer]

World 100m freestyle champion Cate Campbell will make her race comeback at the end of the month following shoulder surgery. The sprinter will make her return to international waters on January 30 and 31 in Perth at a 2015 BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series joined this year by a team from the USA

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World 100m freestyle champion Cate Campbell will make her race comeback at the end of the month following shoulder surgery. The sprinter will make her return to international waters on January 30 and 31 in Perth at a 2015 BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series joined this year by a team from the USA

Comments

John

I wonder when will the USA team will be announced? I would be very surprised if their best swimmers go to Perth

Viva la Bang

Expect some fast swimming, The USA usually send a junior team!

for33

I hope this will be the year David McKeon finally makes his mark in international waters. With everyone rested, the quartet McKeon, McEvoy, Horton and Fraser-Holmes should make a very powerful 4 x 200 m freestyle relay. I find it puzzling the Australia is still not getting results in that relay (victory did not come easy at the Commonwealth games, though Horton was not in that race).

felixdangerpants

I can’t ever see McKeon being a factor internationally until he changes his race strategy.

A

USA team has already been announced
[http://www.swimvortex.com/tyler-clary-ryan-lochte-a-resurgent-allison-schmitt-head-usa-super-series-squad/]

petriasfan

Watch out for Cate Campbell at the upcoming Victorian Open State Championships. She is set to swim the 50m & 100m free. The championships will take place in Melbourne from Jan 16-18.

Robert Traynor

Is the series going to be televised in Australia?

Craig Lord

It will be broadcast live on Network Ten’s OneHD, Robert

commonwombat

DO very much agree with Felix re McKeon D. Not sure he’s got what is needed “between the ears” to deliver on the international stage. Would love to be proven wrong but his international performances to date inspire little confidence.

Re AUS 4X200, this has been a misfiring engine for years. McKeon has actually performed respectably enough in this relay however McEvoy’s 2014 efforts “stank”.

Robert Traynor

That’s great news. Thanks, Craig.

petriasfan

I’m interested to know why Belinda Hocking was not selected, and Madison Wilson was. Has Bindy injured herself? After all, she is our top ranked 200m backstroke swimmer.

commonwombat

Maybe Hocking hinted to selectors that she would rather miss this meet/her build-up in a different phase. I actually like Wilson’s selection; her SC performances both domestic and at worlds hinted at some potential LC time “drops” over the coming season. Another sub minute 100back is always welcome as is another 200 contender and her 100/200 frees could be interesting – maybe another contender for relay duty.

aswimfan

If everyone swims at their best, the Aussie men 4×200 (mcEvoy, Horton, mckeon, Fraser-Holmes) SHOULD be able to swim 7:00 flat already.

The scary part is, every one of them can still improve. But the frustrating part is, most often they misfired internationally as comonwombat said above.

John

Correct me if I’m wrong but I think this is the same meet last year where Magnussen swam his world leading 47.5 swim?

Craig Lord

Yes, it is, John … which goes to show that much talk and prediction out there about it being ‘only’ 18 months to Rio feels a touch frothy to me … much can and will change 🙂

aswimfan

Very true Craig,

The Olympics is about peaking at the absolute right time, and the americans have perfected the art, while everyone else including the australians are hit and miss.

commonwombat

Wouldn’t say they’ve perfected the art as they too have their quota of “misses” every cycle; their general policy of shortest possible gap between trials and the event has probably worked best …. and also the sheer breadth of talent available has meant fewer “gaps” in their program than most others.

Viva la Bang

The only Aussie to hold Olympic, World and Commonwealth titles at the same time was Jodie Henry, would love to see Cate repeat this feat!

Craig Lord

Viva – good line … though only Aussie woman … men aplenty

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