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Cameron Prosser

Cameron Colin Prosser (born 7 March 1985 in Melbourne, Victoria) is an Australian freestyle swimmer.

Cameron Prosser
Personal information
Full name Cameron Colin Prosser
Nationality Australian
Born (1985-03-07) 7 March 1985 (age 32)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes freestyle
Club Bond University Swimming Club

CareerEdit

Prosser first competed for Australia at the 2006 Oceania Swimming Championships in Cairns where he won gold medals in the 50 and 100 metre freestyle events and with Kirk Palmer, Tim La Forest and Grant Brits won gold in the 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay, setting a new championship record in each event.

In 2009, at the 2009 Summer Universiade in Belgrade, Serbia, Prosser won silver in the 100 metre freestyle,[1] finished in 5th in the 50 metre freestyle[2] and with Tom Miller, Gene Kubala and Lloyd Townsing was disqualified in the 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay.[3]

Earlier at the 2009 Australian Swimming Championships, Prosser alongside Townsing, Ryan Nolan and Justin Griggs set an Australian Championship record in the 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay with a 3:20.67. Prosser's anchor leg was swum in 48.99. Five months later, the same Melbourne Vicentre quartet set an Australian All Comers record in the same event at the 2009 Australian Short Course Swimming Championships.

His breakthrough was at the 2010 Australian Swimming Championships in Sydney where Prosser won the silver in the 50 metre freestyle behind Ashley Callus. This result qualified him for the 2010 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships and the 2010 Commonwealth Games. At the Pan Pacs, held in Irvine, California in August, Prosser finished 8th in the 50 metre freestyle[4] and finished 9th in heats of the 100 metre freestyle.[5] (Note: due to the fact that Prosser finished behind three other Australians, Kyle Richardson, Eamon Sullivan, and James Magnussen he was ineligible to contest the B final.) However, when Prosser teamed up with Richardson, Sullivan, and Magnussen they won silver in the 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay, finishing behind the United States.[6]

At the Commonwealth Games in Delhi, Prosser finished 5th in 50 metre freestyle in 22.46[7] and when teamed up with Richardson, Magnussen and Tommaso D'Orsogna finished as the fastest qualifier for the final in the heats of the 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay in 3:15.18.[8] Sullivan replaced Prosser and the team went on to win in the final in a Games record time of 3:13.92.[9]

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