Two Gold Coast swimmers make team for Glasgow

TWO GOLD Coast swimmers have booked their tickets to Glasgow.

Miami product Thomas Fraser-Holmes dominated the 400IM at the selection trials for the Commonwealth Games last night, winning in a time marginally outside the Commonwealth record of 4 minutes, 10.68 seconds.

The Sydney Morning Herald reports, the feat came just 30 minutes after Fraser-Holmes finished second in the 200m freestyle final to fellow local Cameron McEvoy.


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McEvoy posted a personal best of 1.45.46 in the 200m to win his first national title, touching out last year’s champion Fraser-Holmes, who finished with 1.45.58.

Fraser-Holmes, who this year gave up the 400m freestyle, said while he had felt the pinch of the gruelling schedule, he had no hesitation in racing both events in Glasgow come July.

“Before the [400IM] race I said ‘this isn’t that bad’ but halfway through it was like ‘this is starting to sting a bit’,” Fraser-Holmes said.

“That’s where I’ve got to get more efficient in my back and breast. It’s good but not world standard as yet.”