Kylie Palmer sets Aussie record in the 200 freestyle

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Kylie Palmer knocked out the national record in the women’s 200 free today at the Australian Long Course Nationals, in a touch-out triumph over now-former record holder Bronte Barratt, 1:55.73 to 1:55.74. Both swimmers eclipsed Barratt’s 2008 record of 1:56.60 also matched by Stephanie Rice in 2008. The quality was sky-high in Sydney, with Palmer and Barratt posting best and second best time this year, 4 other Aussies under 1:58, and all 8 finalists under 2 minutes. Via SwimmingWorld Magazine, results here.

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