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2018 Commonwealth Games: Swimming Day 4 heats, live updates, blog

8th April, 2018
Start time: 10:30am (AEST)
Venue: Optus Aquatic Centre, Gold Coast
TV: Live, Seven Network
Online: Live, 7CommGames app or website

Full event list
10:31am - Women's 200-metre backstroke (three heats)
10:46am - Men's 50-metre breaststroke (five heats)
10:58am - Women's 100-metre freestyle (five heats)
11:12am - Men's para-sport SM8 200-metre IM (one heat)
11:19am - Women's S9 para-port 100-metre freestyle (one heat)
11:25am - Women's 200-metre IM (two heats)
11:35am - Men's 100-metre butterfly (four heats)
11:47am - Women's 100-metre breaststroke (four heats)
12:00pm - Women's 800-metre freestyle (two heats)
The Campbell sisters cleaned up on the Gold Coast. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)
8th April, 2018

The Campbell sisters will begin their quest for more gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games when Day 4 of action gets underway at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, with the women’s 100-metre freestyle the headline event of the morning session. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 10:30am (AEST).

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Five heats will be contested in swimming’s most popular events, with the Campbell sisters – both in fine form after bashing their way into more medals last night – the favourites.

While they won’t go full tilt in the heats given 16 will qualify for the semi-finals to be raced during the evening session, they will want to secure middle lanes and the best possible chance at qualifying for the final.

Alongside the sisters in the seeded heats at the back end are Canadian duo Kayla Sanchez and Taylor Ruck, while fellow Aussie Shayna Jack will look to get over the disappointment of not medalling in last night’s 50-metre event.

The morning will kick-off with the women’s 200-metre backstroke, which sees Kaylee McKeown, Jessica Fullalove, Kylie Maase, Emily Seebohm and Taylor Ruck among others competing for the eight spots in the final. Those heats could be some of the best of the morning with so many high-quality contenders.

Englishman Adam Peaty will look to further his status as the world’s best breaststroker in the men’s 50-metre event after he picked up a gold last night in the 100.

Jake Packard leads the Aussie charge in that one, with qualification to the evening’s semi-finals looking like a sure thing for the two top qualifiers.

James Guy will get another chance to find his way into a gold medal during the 100 butterfly and goes in as the fastest qualifier for the heats, while the women’s 100-metre breaststroke should see the likes of Tatjana Schoenmaker, Kierra Smith, Sarah Vasey and Georgia Bohl taking things relatively easy in their quest to qualify for the semi-final.


The morning session is also headlined by the first long-distance race of the meet, with Arriane Titmus a red-hot favourite in the women’s 800-metre event.

Be sure to join The Roar for Day 4 of the swimming heats at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre from 10:30am (AEST) and don’t forget to add a comment in the section below.