Commonwealth Games gold medallists Leiston Pickett and Ben Treffers are among a 19-strong Australian swim team named today for the 2017 World University Games, the Summer Universiade, in Taipei City, Taiwan from August 19-30.
Treffers (Australian National University) re-located to the Gold Coast in January to train at Somerset under Sydney 2000 Olympic relay gold medallist Ashley Callus – who is one of five coaches named on the team.
The 25-year-old gold medallist in the 50m backstroke at the last Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, and bronze medallist in the event from the 2015 world championships in Kazan, won the event for the fourth time at the recent Hancock Prospecting Australian Championships in Brisbane.
He was also a close up fourth in the 100m backstroke, won by world champion Mitch Larkin in an event that has strong depth in the Australian program.
2017 Australian Summer Universiade Swimming Team
|First Name||Last Name||Age||Club||State||Tertiary Institution|
|Nicholas||Brown||21||Western Sprint||WA||University of Western Australia|
|Kai||Edwards||18||TSS Aquatics||QLD||Griffith University|
|Alex||Milligan||19||UWA West Coast||WA||University of Western Australia|
|Josh||Parrish||19||TSS Aquatics||QLD||Griffith University|
|Ollie||Signorini||20||Carlile||NSW||University of Technology Sydney|
|Will||Stockwell||21||Commercial||QLD||University of QLD|
|Benjamin||Treffers||25||Somerset||QLD||Australian National University|
|Hayley||Baker||21||Melbourne Vicentre||VIC||The University of Melbourne|
|Gemma||Cooney||17||Brisbane Grammar||QLD||University of QLD|
|Abbey||Harkin||18||St Peters Western||QLD||Griffith University|
|Kareena||Lee||23||Mountain Creek Mooloolaba||QLD||University of Sunshine Coast|
|Kiah||Melverton||20||TSS Aquatics||QLD||Griffith University|
|Emily||Washer||20||Carlile||NSW||University of New South Wales|
Note: Jemma Schlicht has withdrawn due to injury