10 things to know about #Ourteam
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1. Youngest: At just 15-years-old the youngest team member is Kaylee McKeown, luckily for her though her older sister Taylor is a Dolphins regular so can show her the ropes.
2. Oldest: At 29-years-old Holly Barratt has proven that age is just a number and is the oldest ever Dolphins Rookie!
3. Men VS Women: It's 50/50 on the World Champs team - 17 women and 17 men.
4. Champions: Australia currently has 3 dual world champions on the team! They are Bronte Campbell in the 50 and 100m free, Emily Seebohm in the 100 and 200m backstroke and Mitch Larkin also in the 100 and 200m backstroke
5. State breakdown: Our athletes are from all across Australia! 25 in Queensland, 5 in Victoria, 3 in Western Australia and 1 in New South Wales.
6. KM swum: Some of our distance swimmers will swim up to 70km in an average training week!
7. Medals won: The Dolphins have won a total of 189 medals from 1973 to 2015 at World Championships! That's 73 gold, 64 silver and 52 bronze.
8. Number of Rookies: We have 13 newbies on the team this year, made up of 2 open water and 11 pool swimmers.
(Kiah Melverton not pictured)
9. Most World Champs: Emily Seebohm will represent Australia at her 6th world Championships this year! She's been to Melbourne 2007, Rome 2009, Shanghai 2011, Barcelona 2013, Kazan 2015 and now Budapest 2017 - that's a lot of stamps in her passport!
10. Tallest Vs Shortest: The tallest on the team, at 195cm is Alexander Graham...While the shortest, standing at just 162cm is pocket rocket and open water superstar Chelsea Gubecka!
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