2017 FINA World Championships


Day 2:

Jess, Scott and Josh at the competition pool in Budapest

Jess Hansen was the first Nuna athlete to kick off her 2017 World Championships campaign on day 2 of the meet. Jess swam a solid heat swim of 1:07.12 progressing her into the semi-final.
In the semi-final she finished 13th overall in a time of 1:07.21, a fantastic effort at her first World Long Course Championships.
Jess will now be looking forward to the 50 Breaststroke which she will race Saturday 19th July.

Day 5:

Josh Beaver finally got his chance to race on day 5 in the 200 backstroke heats.
A solid heat swim of 1.57.67 saw Josh qualify for the semi finals in 10th place.

In the semi finals Josh finished 12th overall in a time of 1.58.10.

Josh will now focus on the 50 backstroke heats to be swum on Saturday.

Day 7:

Day 7 saw both Jess and Josh back in the pool for their splash and dash 50m events.

With less than a second separating the top 16 semi-final qualifiers, it was all down to the touch in the mens 50 backstroke event with Josh finishing 22nd overall in a time of 25.44.

After a solid heat swim of 30.59 in the 50 breaststroke and qualifying her for the semi-finals, Jess narrowly missed a place in the final for the finishing 9th overall with a time of 30.67.
Jess will now have another opportunity to race as a heat swimmer in the womens 4×100 Medley relay team.

Day 8:

The last day of competition saw Jess step up for the heats of the 4×100 Medley relay, clocking a time of 1:07.10 for the breaststroke leg and helping the team progress through to the final. In the finals of the Medley relay the Australian team were able to secure the Bronze medal behind the USA and Russian teams. For her contributions as a heat swimmer Jess will now come home with a World Championship Bronze Medal, a fantastic effort at her first long course World Championships!

Full Results from the Championships can be found HERE

Well done to Jess, Josh and coach Scott on a fantastic meet.


Pre Meet:

Good Luck to Jessica Hansen and Josh Beaver who are currently over in Budapest, Hungary preparing for the 2017 FINA World Swimming Championships. Jess and Josh are also joined by Nunawadings High Performance Coach Scott Talbot who was also selected on the team.

The meet kicks off this Sunday 23rd July and will conclude Monday 31st July.
The event will be telecast free to air on channel 7 TWO with Heats from 5:30pm AEST and Finals from 1:30am AEST. Details on when Josh and Jess will be competing are listed below. We will also be keeping you updated with their performances throughout the meet via the website and our Facebook page.

Make sure you tune in and cheer on our Nuna athletes.


After competing at his first World Championships in 2015 Kazan, Russia, Josh will be looking to improve from his performances at this years World Championships aiming to make the final in the 200 Backstroke. Josh will also be competing in the 50 Backstroke.

200 Backstroke
Heats: Thursday 27th July
Semi-final: Friday 28th July
Final: Saturday 29th July

50 Backstroke
Heats: Saturday 29th July
Semi-final: Sunday 30th July
Final: Monday 31st July



Breaststroke specialist Jess Hansen made her first Australian team last year at the 2016 World Short Course Championships in Windsor, Canada. Jess will be competing in the 50 and 100 Breaststroke at this years World Championships.

100 Breaststroke
Heats: Monday July 24th
Semi-final: Tuesday July 25th
Final: Wednesday July 26th

50 Breaststroke
Heats: Saturday 29th July
Semi-final: Sunday 30th July
Final: Monday 31st July