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F-Team Primed for World Champs

19 July 2019

Jack McLoughlin
Aussies Jack and Mack will go head to head again in the 400m Freestyle.

Pool Swimming Events: 21-28 July 2019

Venue: The Nambu University Municipal Aquatics Center, Gwangju, Korea

Watch (AUS): 1. Download iSwim app on Apple or Android 2. Register the app with your email 3. Click on the LIVE STREAM button on right hand side of screen

Watch (International): FinaTV Live Stream

Morning Heats: 10am Start (local time) 11am Start (AEST)

Evening Finals: 8pm Start (local time) 9pm Start (AEST)

Start Lists & Results: Omega Timing

It's time for world class swimming to kick off in Gwangju on Sunday 21 July. If you love watching our F-Teamers race as much as we do then you'll have plenty to check out at these World Champs with 11 F-Teamers set to compete.

Jack McLoughlin
Jack has packed his program at Gwangju with the 400, 800, 1500 and 4 x 200 Free.

Olympian and Commonwealth Games Champion Jack McLoughlin will be racing in the 400 Free on Day 1, Sunday 21 July. Jack's calm and composed personality means he's been flying under the radar leading into the event, but being ranked 4th in the world in the 400 Free means he's in with a good chance to medal this World Champs. Jack will also be racing in the 800 Free, 1500 Free and 4 x 200 Free Relay. Want to look closer at Jack's chance at medalling in 400 Free? Click here.

Aimee Willmott
Funkita athlete Aimee Willmott will be competing in the 400 IM on the final day of World Champs.

Team GB and Funkita athlete Aimee Willmott will be one to watch in the 400 IM on the final day of competition. Aimee claimed the 400 IM title at the Commonwealth Games last year and since then has been consistently delivering impressive times. Currently ranked 5th in the world we can't wait to see what Aimee brings to Gwangju!

Syria's Fly King, Ayman Kelzi currently holds National Records in all Fly distances and will be bringing his best to Gwangju in the 100 and 200 Fly. Richard Nagy has already represented Slovakia at 3 World Champs and the 2016 Olympic Games and will be competing again, swimming in mix of distance Freestyle and IM. Commonwealth Games swimmer Nathania Van Niekerk will be swimming for South Africa in the 200 Back on Friday July 26.

Check out the full Funky Trunks athlete schedule (plus fun facts about each of them) below and click here to see get the low down on our Funkita athletes.

Ayman Kelzi | Syria

DOB: 7/01/93

Events:

23 July - 200 Fly

26 July - 100 Fly

- Has trained at Thanyapura for the last 3 years through the FINA scholarship program
- Holds 13 Syrian National Records over both LC and SC
- Loves a good burger and playing PlayStation

Brendan Hyland | Ireland

DOB: 23/09/94

Events:

23 July - 200 Fly

24 July - 200 IM

26 July - 4 x 200 Free Relay

26 July - 4 x 100 Medley Relay

- Holds 6 Irish National Records over both LC and SC
- One exam away from being an Accounting and Finance graduate from Dublin City University
- Manchester United fan

Daniel Hunter | New Zealand

DOB: 28/06/94

Events:

21 July - 50 Fly

24 July - 100 Free

26 July - 4 x 200 Free Relay

- Finalist in the 100 and 50 Free at Commonwealth Games
- Missed out on 2016 Olympic qualification by only 0.04 seconds
- Moved to Australia to train at Bond University Swimming Club

Jack McMillan | Ireland

DOB: 14/01/94

Events:

21 July - 4 x 100 Free Relay

26 July - 4 x 200 Free Relay

- Holds the Irish Records for 400 Free and 200 IM
- First Worlds experience was at World Juniors back in 2017
- Lives in Belfast so often competes in both Irish and British events

Jack McLoughlin | Australia

DOB: 1/02/95

Events:

21 July - 400 Free

23 July - 800 Free

26 July - 4 x 200 Free Relay

27 July - 1500 Free

- 2016 Olympian and 2018 Commonwealth Games 1500 Free Champion
- Has raced against Australian swimming legend Grant Hackett
- Trained with metronomes in the past to perfect the timing of his stroke

Richard Nagy | Slovakia

DOB: 9/03/93

Events:

21 July - 400 Free

23 July - 800 Free

23 July - 200 Fly

28 July - 400 IM

- Trains in the UK but competes for Slovakia
- Has been competing internationally for Slovakia since 2008
- Gwangju will be Richard's 4th World Championships, having debuted in 2013

Robbie Powell | Ireland

DOB: 28/01/00

Events:

21 July - 4 x 100 Free Relay

26 July - 4 x 200 Free Relay

- Was coached by his father for 12 years
- Studies Engineering at Dublin City University
- Robbie is colour blind, a bit unusual for someone sponsored by such a colourful company as Funky Trunks!

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