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Thomas Fourth in the World & Fairweather Fastest Qualifier For 200m Freestyle

Day 3 Wrap of the 2024 World Aquatics Championships in Doha

New Zealand’s Eve Thomas (Coast) has swum an impressive Women's 1500m Freestyle final to finish fourth at the 2024 World Aquatics Championships in Doha.


The 23-year-old went out with the leaders over the first 200m before the top three pulled away. Thomas then settled into her work and held strong for a her best ever World Championship result, finishing in a personal best time of 16:09.43s.

“That 1500 was a great swim and I’m stoked with a PB and finishing fourth,” said Thomas. 
“The team has been brilliant, we’ve really been getting behind one another and supporting and I’m hoping for more good swims to come with the 4x200m and 800m later this week.”

Newly crowned 400m Freestyle World Champion Erika Fairweather was also back in the pool, achieving the Paris Olympic qualification time as she qualified fastest for the 200m Freestyle final.


Fairweather finished strongly over the last 50m to touch the wall in 1:55.75s. She will contest the final tomorrow morning NZDT where she’ll be looking for another medal.


Lewis Clareburt (Club 37) then got his World Championship campaign underway, racing the 200m Butterfly. 


The four-time Commonwealth Games medallist breezing through his heat before recording a time of 1:55.82s in his semi-final, to qualify sixth fastest for tomorrow’s final.

“I was pretty pleased with that swim and now going to back it up tomorrow. I’m having a great time over here, we’ve got a super tight knit team and we’ve got some little bets going between us athletes which is definitely adding to the entertainment.”

Day four heats see Lewis Clareburt returning to the pool for the Men's 200m Individual Medley and Cameron Gray (Coast) in the Men's 100m Freestyle. The heats start from 7.30pm NZDT and finals from 5am NZDT the following morning.

Stay up-to-date with all of the action on our Swimming NZ social media throughout the championships.

You can watch the livestream through the World Aquatics Recast platform by purchasing access from the link below.

2024 World Aquatics Championships Team

Lewis Clareburt (#257) - Club 37

  • 200m Individual Medley

  • 400m Individual Medley

  • 200m Butterfly


Laticia-Leigh Transom (#264) - Ice Breaker Aquatics

  • 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay


Erika Fairweather (#266) - Neptune & Swim Dunedin

  • 200m Freestyle

  • 400m Freestyle

  • 800m Freestyle

  • 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay


Eve Thomas (#270) - Coast

  • 400m Freestyle

  • 800m Freestyle

  • 1500m Freestyle

  • 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay


Caitlin Deans (#276) – Neptune & Swim Dunedin

  • 1500m Freestyle


Cameron Gray (#277) - Coast

  • 100m Freestyle

  • 50m Freestyle

  • 50m Butterfly

  • 100m Butterfly


Andrew Jeffcoat (#279) - Club 37

  • 200m Backstroke

  • 100m Backstroke

  • 50m Backstroke


Summer Osborne (#286) - North Shore

  • 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay


Support Staff

  • Lars Humer - Swim Dunedin (Coach)

  • Michael Weston - Coast (Coach)

  • Mitch Nairn - Club 37 (Coach)

  • Gary Francis (Team Leader)

  • Megan Munro (Physiotherapist)



New Zealand Team Schedule

Day One (11 Feb)

Men’s 50m Butterfly – Cameron Gray

Women’s 400m Freestyle – Erika Fairweather, Eve Thomas


Day Two (12 Feb)

Men’s 100m Backstroke – Andrew Jeffcoat

Women’s 1500m Freestyle – Caitlin Deans, Eve Thomas


Day Three (13 Feb)

Women’s 200m Freestyle – Erika Fairweather

Men’s 200m Butterfly – Lewis Clareburt


Day Four (14 Feb)

Men’s 100m Freestyle – Cameron Gray

Men’s 200m Individual Medley – Lewis Clareburt


Day Five (15 Feb)

Men’s 200m Backstroke – Andrew Jeffcoat

Women’s 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay– Erika Fairweather, Laticia Transom, Eve Thomas, Summer Osborne


Day Six (16 Feb)

Men’s 100m Butterfly – Cameron Gray

Men’s 50m Freestyle – Cameron Gray

Women’s 800m Freestyle – Erika Fairweather, Eve Thomas


Day Seven (17 Feb)

Men’s 50m Backstroke – Andrew Jeffcoat


Day Eight (18 Feb)

Men’s 400m Individual Medley – Lewis Clareburt

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