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Australian Dolphins | 24 May 2022

Swimming Australia name Junior Dolphins and Australia A squads

Swimming Australia is pleased to announce the Junior Dolphins and Australia A teams for upcoming competitions in America in July and August.

32 athletes have been selected to represent the Junior Dolphins at the 2022 Junior Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Hawaii in August, with a team of 25 set to compete for Australia A at the US National Championships in California in July.

The teams were selected following performances at last week’s Australian Swimming Championships in Adelaide, as well the Australian Age Championships in April.

Swimming Australia High Performance Director, Tamara Sheppard, congratulated the athletes on their selection.

“The standard of performances we’ve seen from our pathway athletes, both at trials last week and the Australian Age Championships in April, is a reflection of the depth in Australian swimming and a testament to their commitment across a challenging period through the pandemic,” Sheppard said.

“This cohort have been denied international racing opportunities for more than two years and so the chance to tackle these meets is not only exciting for the athletes, it’s also a critical part of their high performance athlete development.”

“I’m certain they will relish the opportunity and represent themselves, their families and their country with pride.”

The Junior Dolphins will be led by Bond University’s Chris Mooney as Head Coach, alongside James Boyce (MCA), Michaela Pattinson (Carlile), Richard Sleight (St Peters Western), Benjamin Tuxford (Trinity Grammar), Harry Clark (Breakers WA) and Rebecca Wheatley (City of Sydney).

2022 Junior Dolphins team:

Iona AndersonBreakers WA
Jaclyn BarclaySt Peters Western
Isabella BoydNunawading
Hannah CaseyMCA
Bella GrantTrinity Grammar
Milla JansenBond
Isabella JohnsonSOPAC
Tiana KritzingerNudgee College
Sophie MartinSomerville House
Jamie PerkinsSt Peters Western
Georgie RoperGriffith
Sally VaggRocky City
Amelia WeberSt Peters Western
Olivia WunschCarlile
Anthony BoussounisSurrey Park
Haig BuckingamSOPAC
Even CheeNunawading
Jesse ColemanBond
Joshua CollettBond
Marcus Da SilvaCity of Sydney
Benjamin GoedemansAcacua Byside
Alistair GorgijovskiWAIQ
Noah KampradThe Hobart
Mathew MagnussenNudgee College
Ike MartinezRackley ST
Andres McAlphineChandler
Fergus McLachlanNorwood
Daniel McLoughlinKincumber Pacific
Jamie MooneyWagga Wagga
William PetricNunawading
Flynn SouthamBond
Joshua StaplesSt Peters Western

Melbourne Vic Centre’s Craig Jackson will lead the Australia A team as Head Coach, supported by Kyle Samuelson (Bond), Paul Crosswell (Hobart Aquatic) and Amanda Isaac (Abbotsleigh).

2022 Australia A team:

Brittany CastelluzzoTea Tree Gully
Gemma CooneyBrisbane Grammar
Madeleine GoughChandler
Kayla HardyCRUIZ
Rebecca JacobsonRackley ST
Talara Jade-DixonSt Hildas
Mia O’LearyBond
Mikayla SmithMiami
Matilda SmithHobart Aquatic
Tahlia ThorntonUSC Spartans
Abbey WebbGinninderra
Ashton BrinkworthUSC Spartans
Shaun ChampionAbbotsleigh
Dylan AndreaNudgee College
Matthew GaleaSOPAC
Ty HartwellChandler
Thomas HauckAll Saints
Benno NegriMelbourne Vic Centre
Charlie HawkeHunter
Kalani IrelandSomerville House
Joseph JacksonBrisbane Grammar
Alex ManderPerth City
Elliot RogersonNunawading
David SchlichtMLC Aquatic
Kai TaylorSt Peters Western

The 2022 US National Championships will run from July 26-30 in Irvine, California, while the 2022 Junior Pan Pacs will be contested in Honolulu, Hawaii from August 24-27.