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Thomas Through To Her Second World Championships Final

Day 2 Wrap of the 2024 World Aquatics Championships in Doha

Eve Thomas (Coast) continued on from her outstanding form from day one to be the standout Kiwi on the second day of the swimming competition at the 2024 World Aquatics Championships in Doha.

Back in the pool a day after swimming a Paris qualification time in the 400m Freestyle, Thomas looked solid as she contested the Women's 1500m Freestyle alongside teammate Caitlin Deans (Neptune & Swim Dunedin).

Thomas started strong and was second after 500m, with Deans and Thomas pushing each other along throughout the race from lanes 2 and 3. Thomas surged in the final 300m to swim a time of 16:16.43s to place fifth in her heat and qualify 7th fastest for the final. This is Thomas' second individual final at this level in as many days at these World Championships.

Deans set an Otago Open Record in her swim, touching the wall in 16:17.98s to finish 6th in her heat and 10th overall to narrowly miss out on progressing to the final.

Backstroke specialist Andrew Jeffcoat (Club 37) was also in action, contesting the 100m distance. The Aucklander swimming a time of 54.63s to place 21st overall.

Day three sees Erika Fairweather (Neptune & Swim Dunedin) return to the pool for the Women's 200m Freestyle and Lewis Clareburt (Club 37) have his first swim of the championships in the Men's 200m Butterfly. The heats start from 7.30pm NZDT this evening. Eve Thomas will feature in the Women's 1500m Freestyle final with the session starting 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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