Jordan Harrison Leads 20-Strong Aussie Squad To Universiade In Korea This July

Jordan Harrison, courtesy of Swimming Australia

Jordan Harrison, Ami Matsuo and Ned McKendry will lead a 20-strong Australian team to the 2015 World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea from July 3 to 14

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Jordan Harrison, Ami Matsuo and Ned McKendry will lead a 20-strong Australian team to the 2015 World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea from July 3 to 14

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for33

A very strong team, with some very experienced swimmers. I think that Kieran Qaium has the potential of becoming a great 200m butterfly swimmer for Australia.

Danjohnrob

Do you have to be enrolled in a university to attend WUG? I noticed that Mahoney and Abood are a little older than most of the squad; do they have to be graduate/professional school students to qualify for the competition?

aswimfan

As far as I know, as long as you are enrolled in a tertiary education , you are eligible, even if you haven’t started your college/uni or have already graduated from college/uni.
The requirement is very loose.

Flipper

One is eligible for a period of 7 years including the first year of competition. In other words one can compete at 4 consecutive WUG provided one is a bona fide full time student when one competes.

AussieBob

@danjohnrob, you either must be enrolled in uni or grad school (Masters, PhD, etc) or have graduated within the last (I believe) 12 months

Danjohnrob

@aswimfan, @Flipper, and @AussieBob: Thanks for your help! I always wondered about that.

CT

Surprised that TAFE student would would be eligible. re Ami Matsuo.

aswimfan

TAFE is a tertiary education. Rich Indonesian kids I knew who wanted to get a foreign college degree but didn’t want to study went to TAFE.
This is not at all a knock against TAFE or a reflection of TAFE students.

commonwombat

For33, Quiam has been on the scene for a number of years and has failed to progress. Maybe he only knows 1 way to swim but he’s generally there for 150, maybe even 160m then it’s “taxi !!!”. He’s never ever looked like being competitive over 100.

Frankly, not an overly distinguished team; probably akin to national B-C team. From the men, Harrison is the only one who’s a real contender for an indiv berth to Rio. James is an outside shot & McKendry maybe a relay alternate if the 100/200FS are slow at Trials.
Hansen has a possibility of a 100BRS berth & Matsuo a relay alternate. The rest are either “star juniors who never stepped up to seniors” or fringe national finalists.

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