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2017 World Junior Swimming Championships

Congratulations to Nunawading athletes Kayla Costa and Molly Batchelor who over the last week competed in the World Junior Swimming Championships in Indianapolis, USA.

The World Junior Swimming Championships is the most prestigious junior meet in the world and selection onto the team is a common pathway for qualifying for a major Australian team.
The team are exposed to a lead up similar to that of the senior Australian teams leading into a major meet with a training camp at the AIS in July, a staging camp for a week in Cincinnati leading into the Championships, before moving to Indianapolis for the duration of the meet.
All of this in combination with having to stand up and perform at an international meet where many World Junior records were broken, has ensured the team has been a valuable experience for both girls.

Highlights for the week of racing include Kayla swimming in a 100 fly semi final and being part of a 6th place 4 x 100 medley team and Molly placing 7th in the 400 free final and 5th as part of the 4 x 100 free relay. A full list of Kayla and Molly’s results from the meet are available below, well done girls!

Molly Batchelor
4 x 100 free relay- 5th
400 free final- 7th (4.13.62)
100 free heats- 22nd (56.96)
200 free heats- 25th (2.04.13)
4 x 100 free relay

Kayla Costa
4 x 100 medley relay (fly leg)- 6th
100 fly semi final- 12th overall- (1.00.88)
200 fly heats- 21st (2.17.85)