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F-Team Racing Towards World SC Champs

7 December 2018

David Schlicht
World SC Champs will be F-Teamer David Schlicht's Australian Dolphin Swim Team Debut.

With the 14th FINA World Short Course Swimming Champs set to kick off on December 11 - 16 in Hangzhou, China, we wanted to give you a quick rundown on which Funky Trunks F-Teamers will be competing against the best in the world.

David Schlicht (AUS)

David Schlicht is set to make his Australian Dolphins Swim Team debut at World SC Champs after an impressive effort at the 2018 Australian Short Course Championships. Schlicht is no rookie on the international stage having competed at the 2016 Junior Pan Pacific Championships and the 2017 World Junior Championships. This young prospect is showing no signs of slowing down and is pumped to hit the water!

Events:

200m Individual Medley - 11th December

200m Breaststroke - 13th December

400m Individual Medley - 15th December 

Daniel Hunter
Daniel is ready to take World SC Champs head on.

Daniel Hunter (NZL)

Daniel Hunter is the New Zealand freestyle king, holding the national records for the 50m and 100m freestyle in both short course and long course. Daniel has blasted through 2018 earning final spots at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games as well as at the China and Singapore legs of the FINA World Cup. Daniel will be hunting for some great results against the big boys in the sprint events!

Events:

200m Freestyle - 12th December

50m Freestyle - 13th December

400m Individual Medley - 15th December


George Schroder (NZL)

George Schroder recently smashed it at the 2018 NZ Short Course Championships dominating both the 100m and 200m Breaststroke events. World SC Champs in China will be his second international event having competed in 2017 at the World University Games in Taiwan.

Events:

100m Breaststroke - 11th December

200m Breaststroke - 13th December 

Brendan Hyland
Brendan has his eye on the Irish 400m Individual Medley record for this event.

Brendan Hyland (IRL)

Brendan Hyland has had a great season clocking a new Irish national record in the 200m Butterfly along with his seventh consecutive win in the 100m Butterfly for the Irish national title. Brendan now has his eyes set on catching Andrew Bree's national record in the 400m Individual Medley. We can't wait to see this legend take on his whopping program!

Events:

200m Butterfly - 11th December

200m Individual Medley - 11th December

100m Butterfly - 12th December

400m Individual Medley - 15th December


Cherantha De Silva (SRI)

Cherantha De Silva made a name for himself at the Singapore Open in 2017 when he broke 11 records in just two days. He also broke the Singaporean record for the 50m, making him the first Sri Lankan to break a foreign national record. Cherantha holds 7 Sri Lankan national records and will be aiming to drop his times further when he hits the wall in China.

Events:

100m Butterfly - 12th December

50m Freestyle - 13th December

50m Butterfly - 14th December

Ayman Kelzie
Ayman recently become the first Syrian swimmer to break 2:00 for 200m Butterfly

Ayman Kelzie (SYR)

Ayman Kelzie holds an incredible collection of 12 national records. Ayman competed at the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, where he destroyed the national record for the 200m Butterfly by one and a half seconds. He will be looking to fly in his events in China.

Events:

200m Butterfly - 11th December

100m Butterfly - 12th December


Richard Nagy (SVK)

Richard Nagy is a veteran on the international stage and has been part of the Slovakian team since 2008. Richard competed in the 2015 and 2017 World Championships and is also a 2016 Rio Olympian. Nagy made his first World Championships final last year in the Budapest World Championships and is in a position to tackle a heavy program to finish the year off like a beast.

Events:

200m Butterfly - 11th December

400m Freestyle - 11th December

400m Individual Medley - 15th December

1500m Freestyle - 15th December


Good luck to all our F-Teamers who'll be racing on the world stage. We can't wait to see how they all do in China.

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