One last effort for Thomas Fraser-Holmes

Thomas Fraser-Holmes sat huffing and puffing after he finished his heat of the 200 individual medley on Sunday morning. But at this stage the Glasgow Commonwealth Games selection trials, the sixth and final day, it is all about mental preparation.

Fraser-Holmes has already qualified for the team in the 200 metre freestyle and 400 individual medley and had not swum since last Thursday.

But the 22-year-old had to raise himself for one last effort on the final day of the meet on Sunday morning, qualifying second fastest for the night final in two minutes 01.04, behind Daniel Tranter, who touched in 2:00.27.

"I'm actually puffing a bit. I need a big sleep," Fraser-Holmes said.

"It was pretty hard mentally getting up this morning but that felt pretty good.

"I think when everyone's on a high, they've finished all their swims and you've got to keep you emotions in check for one more swim, it's definitely more mental ... (but) I'll get  a bit of rest today and comeback tonight ready to go."

Meanwhile, Remy Fairweather was the fastest qualifier for Sunday night's 400 freestyle final in 4:09.17 ahead of Jessica Ashwood (4:09.58) and Olympians Bronte Barratt (4:10.28) and Kylie Palmer (4:12.07).

Katherine Downie was the fastest qualifier for Sunday night's 200 freestyle SM10 Para Sport final.

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