Kiah Melverton

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Kiah Melverton
Personal information
NationalityAustralian
Born (1996-11-05) 5 November 1996 (age 25)
Southport, Queensland
Height173 cm (5 ft 8 in)[1]
Weight62 kg (137 lb)[1]
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesFreestyle
ClubSt Peters Western
CoachDean Boxall

Kiah Melverton (born 5 November 1996) is an Australian swimmer.

2015 season

She won double bronze at the 2015 Summer Universiade in the 800 metres and 1500 metres.[2]

2016 season

At the 2016 Australian Swimming Championships, Melverton won bronze in the 400 metre freestyle.

In November 2016, Melverton competed in the 2016 Australian Short Course Swimming Championships which acted as selection trials for the 2016 FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m) held in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.[3] At these championships, she earned silver in the 400 metre freestyle and gold in the 800 metre freestyle,[4] earning a national championship and her Australian senior team debut.[citation needed]

Competing at the 2016 FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m), Melverton won bronze in the 800 metre freestyle.[5] In earning the bronze, she swam a personal best time of 8:16.51.[6]

Open water swimming

Melverton is also an accomplished open water swimmer.

In October 2016, she competed in the Burleigh Ocean Swim, taking out the women's 1k and 2k events.[7]

At the 2017 Australian Open Water Swimming Championships held in Adelaide, South Australia, Melverton took gold in the women's 5k event, earning nomination for selection for the 17th FINA World Aquatics Championships to be held in Budapest, Hungary in July 2017.[8]

World records

Long course metres

No. Event Time Meet Location Date Status Ref
1 4x200 m freestyle relay[a] 7:39.29 2022 Commonwealth Games Birmingham, United Kingdom 31 July 2022 Current [9]

a split 1:55.40 (2nd leg); with Madison Wilson (1st leg), Mollie O'Callaghan (3rd leg), Ariarne Titmus (4th leg)

References

  1. ^ a b "Kiah Melverton". Athlete profile. Gold Coast 2018. Archived from the original on 25 July 2019. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Uniroos in record Universiade medal haul in Gwangju". Unisport.com.au. 6 November 2015. Archived from the original on 20 December 2016. Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  3. ^ "2016 HANCOCK PROSPECTING AUSTRALIAN SHORT COURSE SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS". Swimming Australia. Archived from the original on 1 September 2018. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  4. ^ nlm (3 November 2016). "Seebohm Lights Up Brisbane For Aussie SC C'ships Day 2 Prelims". Swimswam.com. Archived from the original on 21 December 2016. Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  5. ^ [1][dead link]
  6. ^ "Elmslie grabs world short course gold | SBS News". Sbs.com.au. 16 November 2016. Archived from the original on 10 December 2016. Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 November 2016. Retrieved 9 December 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "Swimming Australia - McLoughlin and Melverton make successful switch with selection for World Championships". Swimming.org.au. Archived from the original on 2 September 2018. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  9. ^ "Aussies blast 7:39.29 for new 4x200 WR". SwimSwam. 31 July 2022. Retrieved 5 August 2022.

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