2019 Summer Universiade

Swimming

The Event

The swimming competition at the 2019 Summer Universiade will take place on the 4-11 July at the Piscina Scandone in Napoli. Swimming has always been included in the Summer Universiade program dating back to the first edition in Torino in 1959. In this time the UniRoos have collected 86 medals, including 22 gold, in swimming competition. Eighteen UniRoos competed in swimming at the Taipei 2017 Summer Universiade winning 3 medals (2 gold). Six athletes from this team subsequently achieved selection at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games including medallists, Kiah Melverton and Leiston Pickett. Australia will hope to build on this proud history of swimming success with a team of 26 UniRoos selected to compete at Napoli 2019. 

 

Results

This year, the UniRoos swimming team consisted of 26 athletes from across the country, and some former Gold Coast Commonwealth Games athletes. We won 5 medals at the event this year with an overall talented group of swimmers. William Yang (Bachelor of Architecture & Planning, The University of Sydney) took out gold in the Men’s 50m Butterfly in a time of 23.32s. Our athlete from Griffith University Chelsea Hodges (Bachelor of Nursing) came 3rd in the Women’s 50m Breaststroke event, 0.4s behind the top spot. Calypso McDonnell (Bachelor of Engineering, Northwestern University) represented the team in the Women’s 50m Backstroke event, taking out another bronze medal with an impressive personal best of 27.92s.

Our athlete Moesha Johnson (Bachelor of Biomedical Studies, Southern Cross University) won a silver medal in the Women’s 1500m Freestyle final, while our Men’s 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay team, consisting of Max Carleton (Bachelor of Business, Queensland University of Technology), Ashton Brinkworth (Bachelor of Biomedical Science, The University of Western Australia), Cameron Tysoe (Bachelor of Economics, University of Wisconsin Madison), Jacob Hansford (Bachelor of Sports Management (Leadership), Australian College of Physical Education) and Brendon Smith (Bachelor of Commerce, Deakin University) took home bronze in their final race with an overall time of 7:09.77. Congratulations to all of the swimmers who represented the UniRoos at such a competitive level, and we can’t wait to see the athletes in the pool for the next Universiade in 2021!

 

The Team

Alice Stuart - Swimming
Alice Stuart - Swimming

Alice Stuart - Swimming
Alice Stuart - Swimming

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Ashton Brinkworth - Swimming
Ashton Brinkworth - Swimming

Ashton Brinkworth - Swimming
Ashton Brinkworth - Swimming

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Roberts_B Photo

Roberts_B Photo
Roberts_B Photo

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Benno Negri - Swimming
Benno Negri - Swimming

Benno Negri - Swimming
Benno Negri - Swimming

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Alice
Stuart

Griffith University

Bachelor of Nursing

Ashton
Brinkworth

The University of Western Australia

Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Ben
Roberts

Edith Cowan University

Bachelor of Science

Benno
Negri

Monash University

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Bowen Gough - Swimming
Bowen Gough - Swimming

Bowen Gough - Swimming
Bowen Gough - Swimming

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Brendon Smith - Swimming
Brendon Smith - Swimming

Brendon Smith - Swimming
Brendon Smith - Swimming

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Calypso McDonnell - Swimming
Calypso McDonnell - Swimming

Calypso McDonnell - Swimming
Calypso McDonnell - Swimming

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Tysoe_C Photo

Tysoe_C Photo
Tysoe_C Photo

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Bowen
Gough

Deakin University

Bachelor of Commerce

Brendon
Smith

La Trobe University

Bachelor of Business (Accounting and Finance)

Calypso
Sheridan

Northwestern University 

Bachelor of Engineering

Cameron
Tysoe

University of Wisconsin Madison

Bachelor of Economics

Charles Cox - Swimming
Charles Cox - Swimming

Charles Cox - Swimming
Charles Cox - Swimming

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Chelsea Hodges - Swimming
Chelsea Hodges - Swimming

Chelsea Hodges - Swimming
Chelsea Hodges - Swimming

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Rogers_Dahlas

Rogers_Dahlas
Rogers_Dahlas

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Grayson Bell - Swimming
Grayson Bell - Swimming

Grayson Bell - Swimming
Grayson Bell - Swimming

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Charles
Cox

Griffith University

Bachelor of Business

Chelsea
Hodges

Griffith University

Bachelor of Nursing

Dahlas
Rogers

University of the Sunshine Coast 

Bachelor of Information Technology

Grayson
Bell

Griffith University

Bachelor of Nursing

Jacob Hansford - Swimming
Jacob Hansford - Swimming

Jacob Hansford - Swimming
Jacob Hansford - Swimming

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James Traiforos - Swimming
James Traiforos - Swimming

James Traiforos - Swimming
James Traiforos - Swimming

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Jared Gilliland - Swimming
Jared Gilliland - Swimming

Jared Gilliland - Swimming
Jared Gilliland - Swimming

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Joshua Parrish - Swimming
Joshua Parrish - Swimming

Joshua Parrish - Swimming
Joshua Parrish - Swimming

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Jacob
Hansford

Australian College of Physical Education

Bachelor of Sports Management (Leadership)

Julia Hawkins - Swimming
Julia Hawkins - Swimming

Julia Hawkins - Swimming
Julia Hawkins - Swimming

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James
Traiforos

The University of Sydney

Banking and Finance

Maxwell Carleton - Swimming
Maxwell Carleton - Swimming

Maxwell Carleton - Swimming
Maxwell Carleton - Swimming

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Jared
Gilliland

Queensland University of Technology

Health

Mikayla Messer - Swimming
Mikayla Messer - Swimming

Mikayla Messer - Swimming
Mikayla Messer - Swimming

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Joshua
Parrish

Griffith University

Bachelor of Commerce

Johnson_M Photo
Johnson_M Photo

Johnson_M Photo
Johnson_M Photo

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Julia
Hawkins

Monash University

Bachelor of Nursing

Hines_P Photo
Hines_P Photo

Hines_P Photo
Hines_P Photo

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Max
Carleton

Queensland University of Technology

Bachelor of Business

Mikayla
Messer

Griffith University

Bachelor of Languages & Linguistics

Sophie Caldwell - Swimming
Sophie Caldwell - Swimming

Sophie Caldwell - Swimming
Sophie Caldwell - Swimming

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Ludlow_T Photo

Ludlow_T Photo
Ludlow_T Photo

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Moesha
Johnson

Southern Cross University

Bachelor of Biomedical Studies

Stockwell_W Photo
Stockwell_W Photo

Stockwell_W Photo
Stockwell_W Photo

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Phoebe
Hines

University of Hawaii Manoa

Bachelor of Education

Sophie
Caldwell

Deakin University

Bachelor of Exercise & Sport Science

Tristan
Ludlow

Griffith University

Bachelor of Commerce

William
Stockwell

The University of Queensland

Bachelor of Business

Yang_W Photo
Yang_W Photo

Yang_W Photo
Yang_W Photo

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Zoe Deacon - Swimming
Zoe Deacon - Swimming

Zoe Deacon - Swimming
Zoe Deacon - Swimming

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Nugent_Leigh
Nugent_Leigh

Nugent_Leigh
Nugent_Leigh

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William
Yang

The University of Sydney

Bachelor of Architecture & Planning

Fowlie_James
Fowlie_James

Fowlie_James
Fowlie_James

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Zoe
Deacon

Monash University

Bachelor of Arts

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Proud_D Photo

Proud_D Photo
Proud_D Photo

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Talbot_S Photo
Talbot_S Photo

Talbot_S Photo
Talbot_S Photo

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Leigh
Nugent

Head Coach

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Eels_Sean

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Eels_Sean

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James
Fowlie

Coach

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Sheppard_Tamara

Sheppard_Tamara
Sheppard_Tamara

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David
Proud

Coach

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Monley_E Photo

Monley_E Photo
Monley_E Photo

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Scott
Talbot

Coach

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Glennon_T Photo

Glennon_T Photo
Glennon_T Photo

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Sean
Eels

Coach

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Tor_E Photo

Tor_E Photo
Tor_E Photo

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Tamara
Sheppard

Team Leader

Edward
Monley

Team Manager

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Cameron_Andrew

Cameron_Andrew
Cameron_Andrew

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Toby
Glennon

Physiotherapist

Elaine
Tor

Biomechanist

Andrew
Cameron

Massage