UWA Student Athlete Nicholas Brown has officially joined the next generation of Australian swimmers.
The UWA West Coast swimmer made his Australian Dolphins debut at the World Short Course Championships Hangzhou, China.
After impressing over the last year, Brown swam his way to selection with victory in the 200m butterfly at the qualifying meet in Melbourne.
The 22-year-old swam a personal best time of 1:52.15, finishing third in his heat, to qualify for the men’s 200m butterfly final.
Finishing seventh in the final, Brown again managed to beat his personal best, with a time of 1:52.10 in a tight race that saw the World Record broken by winner Daiya Seto.
To come into the Australian senior squad and make personal best twice in his first two races is an incredible achievement for the young swimmer.
The Bachelor of Commerce student comes into the Australian side with a strong pedigree: his father is Olympian and two-times Comm Games gold medallist Ian Brown.
Elsewhere, UWA alumni Holly Barratt (Rockingham Swimming Club) continues to impress, joining the Women’s 4x50m Medley Relay Team in a 5th placed finish.
Barratt earned podium finishes in the 50m fly and 50m back finals, whilst also leading-off the Australian Women’s 4x50m freestyle relay team to a bronze medal.
With Tokyo 2020 so close on the horizon, young swimmers from across the country will be taking every chance to get one step closer to the green and gold.
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