Lauren Boyle Impresses, 4:03 Heat; & Then There Was Grant Hackett’s 3:49 Comeback

Grant Hackett, courtesy of Swimming Australia

On the first morning at Hancock Prospecting Australian Swimming Championships in Sydney, Lauren Boyle might have stolen the show with a 4:03.88, world rank No 2 so far this year, in the 400m freestyle heats that fell just shy of her own New Zealand record of 4:03.63. Might have because a certain Grant Hackett raced inside 3:50 over 400m freestyle

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On the first morning at Hancock Prospecting Australian Swimming Championships in Sydney, Lauren Boyle might have stolen the show with a 4:03.88, world rank No 2 so far this year, in the 400m freestyle heats that fell just shy of her own New Zealand record of 4:03.63. Might have because a certain Grant Hackett raced inside 3:50 over 400m freestyle

Comments

aswimfan

Why did Bronte Barratt race 200 IM instead of 400 free?

felixdangerpants

Because she isn’t competitive in 400fs anymore at a world stage….pretty tidy semi she swam, hackett just went 3.46 amazing

commonwombat

Felix, whilst I largely agree with you; the womens 400 final clearly illustrated that AUS is essentially bereft of ANYONE internationally competitive in that event. Ashwood only just squeaked under the QT & Neale gave herself too much to do going home and missed QT. Cook may be worth tracking over the next few year’s but Palmer looks gone.

These Trials may deliver some nasty shocks as I can see a good number of events with only one qualifier and more than a few where no-one makes the cut.

aswimfan

Also what happened to Remy Fairweather?
Why is she not swimming the 400?

in 2011, I predicted (wrote in a couple swimming forums) a many years rivalry between Ledecky and Fairweather, and while my prediction is proven true for Ledecky, it has failed for Remy.

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