Swimming Australia is proud to announce the Australian Dolphins team to compete at the 2023 World Aquatic World Championships in Fukuoka, Japan from 23-30 July.
Following six days of competition at Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre, a 38-person team was announced on pool deck tonight including three rookies who will make their Dolphins Swim Team debut in the green and gold cap in five weeks’ time.
The team features world record holders Zac Stubblety-Cook and standout swimmer at these trials Kaylee McKeown, alongside Tokyo gold medallists including Ariarne Titmus, Australia’s most decorated Olympian Emma McKeon and sprint star Kyle Chalmers.
Mollie O’Callaghan is also packing her bag after winning the 100m-200m freestyle finals and finishing second in the 100m backstroke.
In almost the same amount of time it took for Lani Pallister to close the trials with a win in the women’s 1500m, cementing her third individual swim in Japan after a second in the 400m and 800m, rookies Kai Taylor and Bianca Crisp, and Jack Wilson and found themselves standing on pool deck as newly-minted Dolphins.
Taylor’s win from Lane 8 in the men’s 200m freestyle went viral while Abbey Connor squeezed into her Dolphins cap after her second place in the women’s 200m butterfly – clocking 2:07.61, just 0.28sec under qualifying.
The athletes selected for the 2023 World Aquatics World Championships in Fukuoka, Japan are:
The Coaches are: