Bailey Coleman breaks Australian Age record in 400 Free

8 April 2016

 

 

Congratulations to our own Bailey Coleman who swam a record time of  4:05.47 in the 13 years 400m freestyle at the Australian Age national championships in Adelaide tonight.

 

Bailey's swim was 2.31 seconds faster than the previous record of 4:07.78 which was set by Elijah Winnington in 2014.

 

The win was Bailey's third gold medal of the meet - also winning gold medals in the 200m and 800m freestyle, and bronze in the 100m freestyle and silver in the 100m butterfly.

 

Southside Aquatics Head Coach Lachlan Staples, himself a former World Championship swimmer in Rome in 2009, says Bailey has a “great work ethic with maturity beyond his years.” (Source: Swimming World Magazine at https://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/news/bailey-coleman-captures-aussie-age-group-mark-in-400-free/ )

 

The splits in his deserved 400 Australian record were an impressive list - 57.99; 1:59.94 and 3:03.00 – and his 50 pacing was spot on – 27.78; 30.21; 30.73; 31.22; 31.46; 31.60; 31.88 and 30.59.

 

Bailey's 800m swim was also quite amazing in a time of 8:35.67 which was just 0.17 off Mack Horton’s 2010 Australian record of 8:35.50. Well done Bailey!

 

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