Eight teenagers on super Aussie swim team for Paris

Eight teenagers on super Aussie swim team for Paris

Among the Australian swimmers set to compete in the pool at the Paris Olympics are 23 debutants, including eight teenagers.

The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) announced a phenomenal 41-strong Dolphins team at the conclusion of the Paris 2024 trials on Saturday night.

Nine swimmers who’ve won individual or relay gold at the Olympics were named on the team in a special announcement at Brisbane Aquatic Centre, including solo gold medallists Emma McKeon, Ariarne Titmus, Kaylee McKeown, Kyle Chalmers and Zac Stubblety-Cook.

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Two swimmers, Bronte Campbell and Cameron McEvoy, will feature at their fourth Olympic Games, with McEvoy set to become the first Australian male swimmer to achieve the feat.

The eight teenagers announced on the team were Iona Anderson, Jaclyn Barclay, Abbey Connor, Jamie Perkins, William Petric, Ella Ramsay, Flynn Southam and Olivia Wunsch.

Petric and Ramsay will both turn 20 before taking on the world at Paris La Defense Arena.

The Australian Olympic Committee announced a 41-strong team set to compete in the pool in Paris.

The Australian Olympic Committee announced a 41-strong swim team set to compete in the pool in Paris. Chris Hyde/Getty Images

“I am delighted to announce our Dolphins who have earned their place in the Australian Olympic team for Paris 2024,” Meares said on Saturday night.

“We have witnessed an extraordinary week of the toughest competition. The way these athletes have driven each other has made such an impact.

“To the parents, families and supporters whose passion has been evident this week, I say thank you for the contribution you have made. To Swimming Australia and the coaches — you have produced an amazing high-performance environment to bring us to this point.

“My congratulations to every athlete — you can all be very proud of what you have achieved.”

The Paris Games swimming program will begin on July 27 and wrap up on August 4.

Dolphins team for pool swimming at Paris Games

Iona Anderson, Ben Armbruster, Jaclyn Barclay, Bronte Campbell, Jack Cartwright, Kyle Chalmers, Abbey Connor, Isaac Cooper, Elizabeth Dekkers, Jenna Forrester, Maximillian Giuliani, Meg Harris, Zac Incerti, Shayna Jack, Moesha Johnson, Se-Bom Lee, Cameron McEvoy, Emma McKeon, Kaylee McKeown, Thomas Neill, Mollie O’Callaghan, Lani Pallister, Alexandria Perkins, Jamie Perkins, William Petric, Ella Ramsay, Samuel Short, Brendon Smith, Flynn Southam, Jenna Strauch, Zac Stubblety-Cook

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