The World champion medalist Lauren Boyle has finished second in the 200 metre freestyle on the opening day of the Queensland Championships in Brisbane.
Boyle, fifth at the 100 metre mark, showed her strength to climb into second in 1:58.63, only 0.9 outside her national record.
Australian teen sprint star Emma McKeon won in 1:56.17, which is the fifth fastest time in the world this year.
In Penrith, Rotorua swimmer Kane Radford was third in the New South Wales 10 kilometre Open Water Championship to lead Kiwi qualifiers for the Oceania Championships to be staged at Lake Taupo next month.
The national swim squad are using the Queensland Championships to test their competitive juices off the back of a heavy three week training block in the Gold Coast.