In case you’re just joining us, here’s what the program looks like tonight:

Emma McKeon should cruise to victory, having won a bronze medal in this event in Tokyo to go with fourth place at last year’s world championships.

We’re not sure exactly what shape McKeon is in, so this should give us a good gauge before her 50m and 100 freestyle events later in the program.

Many thought Brianna Throssell would be a lock for second place here but Alex Perkins’ heat swim of 57.1 certainly raised a few eyebrows this morning.

Brianna Throssell in the 100m butterfly heats.

Brianna Throssell in the 100m butterfly heats.Credit: Getty

Zac Stubblety-Cook is not known for fast starts. Williamson, who won the 50m breaststroke at the world champs in Doha in February, very much is.

And Williamson, in lane four, has a strong lead before he’s even turned after the first 50. Stubblety-Cook, the 200m specialist, finishes well and makes up some of the distance, but it’s Joshua Yong who pips him for second. A moment for Williamson, who is absolutely flying. Clocked a PB of 58.95 seconds in his heat and bettered it with 58.80.

Sam Williamson shot the lights out this morning with a big personal best of 58.95, more than a second clear of Joshua Yong (1:00.12).

That bodes well for Australia’s 4x100m medley relay team. If Williamson replicates that, he’ll win.

Zac Stubblety-Cook will be in the mix but needs to drop a personal best (it’s 59.51 at the moment). Qualifying is 59.49, so Williamson might be the only one to get through.

Samuel Williamson in the heats earlier today.

Samuel Williamson in the heats earlier today.Credit: Getty

Ruby Storm was dominant for the full 200m of the women’s freestyle multi-class race and claims the win, but unfortunately, she’s just short of the qualifying time.

She could still swim this event in Paris, as long as she qualifies for at least one event – she has other races later in the week.

Speaking on Nine, Storm said she will take the confidence from that race into the rest of the week.

“It was a really good PB, I was just aiming to go fast in the first hundred,” she said.

“I just wanted to execute the race better than what I did this morning, and then hopefully if I did a good time, which I did, positivity would flow through for the rest of the week.”

Jack Ireland claims the win in the men’s 200m multi-class freestyle.

For Paralympic athletes, they can swim a qualifying time in either the heats or the final. Lucky for Ireland, he’s done it in both. He’s not guaranteed a spot in Paris – that will be up to the selectors – but it’s looking pretty good at the moment.

In case you’re just joining us, here’s what the program looks like tonight:

Kaylee McKeown goes bang with an Australian record. She lowered the mark she set in April at the Australian Championships.

Ella Ramsay gets on the team but spare a thought for Jenna Forrester who misses out after coming fourth at the world championships last year.

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