Dolphins out in force for day three heats

13 December 2018

There were plenty of Dolphins in action on day three of the 14th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) in Hangzhou.

Cam McEvoy (TSS Aquatic) (20.97) posted his second fastest time in the men’s 50m freestyle to go under 21 seconds in his heat, qualifying third fastest heading into the semi-finals, with Cameron Jones (St Peter's Western) swimming 21.51 missing out on a semi-final place after placing 19th.

Immediately after the race McEvoy said: “I feel excellent, it is the first time I have been under 21 in a heat and the first time I have been under 21 in an international competition, so I feel good.

“It is impressive that there are four guys under 21 seconds in the heats alone,” he added.

Jack Gerrard (Melbourne Vicentre) was back in the pool for the men’s 100m medley, his time of 53.51 placed him 15th overall and puts him through to the semi-final this evening.

In the women’s 50m butterfly Holly Barratt (Rockingham) placed fourth in her heat to head into tonight’s semi-final as 11th fastest qualifier.

Mitch Larkin (St Peter's Western) swam a 23.49 in the men’s 50m backstroke to qualify 12th for the semi-finals this evening.

Swimming a big program at this meet, with six individual races, Emily Seebohm (Brisbane Grammar) took out third in her heat of the women’s 100m individual medley, placing her fourth fastest heading into the semi-finals.

Seebohm (2:02.68) was straight back into the pool for the women's 200m backstroke with Brisbane Grammar teammate Minna Atherton and will swim out of lane five for the final tonight with Atherton (2:03.98) just missing a finals berth by 0.02 seconds.

David Schlicht (MLC) placed fourth in his heat of the men’s 200m breaststroke in 2:09.12 placing him 29th.

In the last heat of the morning, the mixed 4x50m medley relay was in action with Larkin (23.29), Grayson Bell (TSS Aquatic) (26.35), Barratt (25.13) and Seebohm (23.94) coming home second in their heat, heading into tonight’s final as third fastest qualifier behind the United States and Germany in a time of 1:38.71.

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