Meyer in line for Olympic selection

FORMER Sale swimmer Jeremy Meyer was in line for selection in the Australian Olympic team after winning a silver medal at the national championships on Monday night.

Meyer, who is now based at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra, came second at the event in Adelaide, which doubled at the Olympic trials, behind Beijing Olympics silver medalist Brenton Rickard in the 200 metres breastroke.

Meyer’s time of 2:12.76 minutes was just outside the “A qualifying” time which would have quaranteed selection for the Olympics, leaving him at the mercy of team selectors.

On Friday night, Meyer came third in the 100m breaststroke behind Chris Sprenger and Rickard.

Another former Sale swimmer Ashley Delaney has selection for a second Olympic after fourth-placed finishes in the 100m and 200m backstroke.

Delaney, who won four medals at the 2010 Commonwealth Games including a gold in the medley relay, was unlucky not to make the team for the 100m backstroke after swimming an “A qualifying” time in Saturday’s final.

Delaney will swim in the final of the 200m backstroke tonight.

Andrew Cameron, formerly of Maffra, made the final of the 200m butterfly.