Griffith University: Griffith to make a splash at short course championships


A mini army of swimmers from Griffith University will descend upon Melbourne in December for the 2022 World Short Course Championships.

Queensland athletes will be represented in force with 67 per cent of the team coming from the sunshine state, 78 percent females and 56 per cent males.

The coaching staff will be flying the maroon flag as four Queenslanders have been selected as a team coach, including Griffith High Performance Swimming Squad coach Michael Bohl.

Manager of Griffith Sports College Naomi McCarthy OAM said seven Griffith Swim Squad athletes will be part of the team, the largest university contingent for the championships.

“Emma McKeon will be coming off the back of a stellar Commonwealth Games campaign, so it will be great to see her in the pool again,” Ms McCarthy said.

“The Dolphins team will also see Mack Horton competing, along with Clyde Lewis, Kaylee McKeown, Emilie Muir, Lani Pallister and Brendon Smith.

“This is a brilliant line up of swimming talent showcasing just how formidable our swimmers are.”

Ms McCarthy said it was no surprise to see the Griffith Swim Squad represented so strongly at the upcoming championships.

“Our elite swimming program has an incredible depth of talent, and it will be great to see their performances in the pool in Melbourne, and who knows what records could potentially be smashed.”

The 16th FINA World Swimming Championships will run from 13-18 December at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre.

Griffith swimmers competing include:

Mack Horton – Griffith Swim Squad
Emma McKeon AM – Alumnus – B Public Health and Griffith Swim Squad
Kaylee McKeown – Griffith Swim Squad
Lani Pallister – Student – B Biomedical Science and Griffith Swim Squad
Brendon Smith – Griffith Swim Squad
Emilie Muir – B Biomedical Science and Griffith Swim Squad
Clyde Lewis – Griffith Swim Squad

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