Justin’s report from his trip to the Swimming World Cup
Justin McEvoy travelled as the team physiotherapist with the Australian swim team that competed in the Asia world cups during November. The team consisted of some older swimmers seeking their form for another Olympic campaign. Brenton Rickard the world record holder in the 100m Breaststroke, and his closest rival and the 200m breaststroke world record holder Christian Sprenger both trying for their 3rd Olympics. Libby Trickett on her return campaign attempting to regain her “queen of the pool” status and of course Ian Thorpe racing for the first time in over 5 years. There were also a number of young guns Cate Campbell swimming very fast in the 100 Freestyle, Emma McKeon also racing in the female sprint events, her brother David McKeon who has only started swimming seriously in the last 12 months and a young man from Queensland named Cameron McEvoy. The team competed in Singapore, Beijing and Tokyo, lots of racing and travelling, so the swimmers had many stiff necks, shoulders and hips for Justin to work on. Justin also was assisting some swimmers from other countries when they really needed help and didn’t have there own physio. The tour was very successful especially for the young swimmers and also some of the older ones. If anyone is interested they can look up the swimming Australia website to see our Olympic hopefuls results over the next couple of months. Olympic Trials are in Adelaide in March.