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Australian Dolphins | 15 December 2023

Dolphins named for 2024 Doha World Championships

THREE rookies have been selected in the Australian Dolphins team to compete at the 2024 World Aquatics Championships in Doha, Qatar from February 2-18.

The team features 50m freestyle world champion Cam McEvoy, the in-form Shayna Jack who recently blitzed the women’s 50m free final clocking 24.09 to win gold at the Queensland State Championships, confirmed Paris athlete  Chelsea Gubecka and three debutants in the green and gold cap: Iona Anderson, Jaclyn Barclay and Robert Thorpe.

For Anderson and Barclay, pictured, their selection follows an outstanding 2023 campaign in which the backstroke specialists shone on the international stage at the World Aquatics Junior Swimming Championships in Israel.

In all, 24 athletes will contest the Championships with Maddy Gough and Moesha Johnson contesting the women’s open water 10km event before backing up to swim in the pool 1500m event.

For Gubecka, who has already qualified for the 10km event in Paris, this will be her seventh World Championships, the most of any Dolphin.

Newly-minted Dolphin Kai Taylor is also packing his bags for his second Worlds’ campaign alongside St Peters Western teammates Jack Cartwright, Jenna Forrester, Abbey Harkin, Kiah Melverton, Brianna Throssell and the experienced Elijah Winnington.

Athletes selected for the 2024 World Aquatics Championships in Doha, Qatar are: 

POOL ATHLETES
FirstLastClubStateHome Coach
IonaAnderson**BreakersWABen Higson
JaclynBarclay**St Peters WesternQLDCam Gledhill/ Dean Boxall
JackCartwrightSt Peters WesternQLDDean Boxall
AbbeyConnorUSC SpartansQLDMichael Palfery
IsaacCooperSt AndrewsQLDAshley Delaney
JennaForresterSt Peters WesternQLDDean Boxall
MadeleineGoughCarlileNSWFred Vergnoux*
AbbeyHarkinSt Peters WesternQLDDean Boxall
ShaynaJackSt Peters WesternQLDDean Boxall
MoeshaJohnsonGriffithQLDBernd Berkhahn*
CameronMcEvoySomerville HouseQLDTimothy Lane
KiahMelvertonSt Peters WesternQLDDean Boxall
AlexandriaPerkinsUSC SpartansQLDMichael Palfery
KaiTaylorSt Peters WesternQLDDean Boxall
BriannaThrossellSt Peters WesternQLDDean Boxall
SamuelWilliamsonMelb VicentreVICCraig Jackson
ElijahWinningtonSt Peters WesternQLDDean Boxall
BradleyWoodwardMingaraNSWAdam Kable

*International Home Coach

**Rookies

 

OPEN WATER ATHLETES
FirstLastClubStateHome Coach
BiancaCrisp-5kYeronga ParkQLDKate Sparkes
MadeleineGough-10kCarlileNSWFred Vergnoux*
ChelseaGubecka-5kYeronga ParkQLDKate Sparkes
MoeshaJohnson-10kGriffithQLDBernd Berkhahn*
BaileyArmstrong-5kUSC SpartansQLDHarley Connolly
KyleLee-10kNorth CoastWAIan Mills
NicholasSloman-10kNoosaQLDJohn Rogers
RobertThorpe**-5kSt Peters WesternQLDMick Lewandowski

*International Home Coach

**Rookie

 

COACHES
FirstLastClub
DeanBoxallSt Peters Western
TimothyLaneSomerville House
MichaelPalferyUSC Spartans
IanMillsNorth Coast
KateSparkesYeronga Park
RohanTaylorTeam Director
MelTantrumTechnical Support

 

POOL STAFF
FirstLastRole
AshleyBriggsMassage Therapist
DellyCarrPhotographer
JayCollisonS&C
MarcElipotPerformance Analyst
IvanHooperPhysiotherapy &
Performance Support Lead
NichoalsSmithPerformance Analyst
SelinaSteeleMedia Manager
MelTantrumTechnical Support
RohanTaylorTeam Director
BenWeberDoctor
KirstyWestTeam Manager

 

OPEN WATER STAFF
FirstLastRole
GregShawTeam Leader
RachelHarrisDoctor
CatrionaCroghanPhysiotherapy
GraemeBrewer Technical Support