Jessica Ashwood Becomes First Australian Inside 16mins Over 30 laps: 15:56.86 NR

Jessica Ashwood, courtesy of Swimming Australia Ltd

Jessica Ashwood became the first Australian woman to crack 16mins over 1500m freestyle when she whistled to a 15:56.86 national record, world season No 2, at the Swimming Australian Grand Prix in Townsville today

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Jessica Ashwood became the first Australian woman to crack 16mins over 1500m freestyle when she whistled to a 15:56.86 national record, world season No 2, at the Swimming Australian Grand Prix in Townsville today

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commonwombat

Interesting !! Ashwood has previously shown a history of swimming an absolutely world class 800m in lead-up (State titles) meets prior to AUS Trials where her time would generally be slower ….. then swim absolutely awfully at the big international meet.

Whilst the main issue, that of performing in intl waters, is yet to be resolved; this time shows some promise that she CAN potentially ‘come up’ twice a year.

aswimfan

CMIIW, Ashwood trained with her grandmother for years. This will be the first full year she trained with Vince Raleigh, so we may get some interesting results from her from now on.

commonwombat

Maybe ASW although we saw the same syndrome this year; fast time at NSW Titles then slower at Nationals. Kazan will tell us more.

Whilst no-one is expecting world-beating times at this meet; it’s still interesting to see who’s tracking well & who isn’t. Going by her Japan Open swims and 100fly here, Groves is not looking good and seems to be following last years pattern of “good Trials swim but that’s it for her year”. McKeon was 57mid at Japan Open and 58.1 here, Groves 2sec slower both times.

aswimfan

Oopsss… Coach grandma is already in the story

felixdangerpants

commonwombat they are time trials at the end of what has been for St Peters a super hard week of training hence why they are swimming ‘slow’ I wouldn’t be reading anything into it whatsoever.

Viva la Bang

Definitely felix, Ashwood was impressive for a time trial, in heavy training, The time is more a reflection of hard work!

Personal Best

The most exciting thing about these events or with Ashwood is that two long standing Aussie national records have been broken.
It’s been a long time coming in these distance freestyle events.

Verram

Ash wood may come in handy for the 4×200 relay now that both Elsmlie and Palmer have been sidelined… Our relay chances in that event have taken a blow

Robert Traynor

Congratulations, Jessica!

commonwombat

Felix, granted they may all be at different points of what are differing “preparations”. Some can still be fast “in work”, others can’t but it will be curious whether some will break their pattern of “one great swim/one successful “preparation” per year” and who doesn’t.

DO agree that Ashwood is likely to be drafted for 4×200 heats.

petriasfan

Ashwood will most definitely be called upon to swim heats of 4x200m free. She will most likely be joined with Leah Neale, Brianna Throssell (depending on 200m fly schedule) and Barratt. I believe Wright will get individual 200m free swim, and therefore will be rested from heats.

Verram

Finals of 4×200 may be McKeon, Barratt, Wright and Groves..

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