Bendigo's Jenna Strauch is officially the premier women's 200m breaststroke swimmer in Australia.
Strauch, 22, won the 200m breaststroke final at the Australian Swimming Championships in Adelaide.
She claimed her first national title in a personal best time of 2:24.88 - almost two seconds quicker than her previous best and just outside the top 10 times in the world this year.
Strauch was also third in the 100m breatstroke final earlier in the week.
The win in Adelaide has Strauch on track to achieve her long-term goal of representing Australia at next year's Olympics in Tokyo.
Late last year she made her first Australian senior team when she competed in the 200m breaststroke at the World Short Course Championships in China.
Strauch began her swimming career at Bendigo East.
She then had four years training in Melbourne and has now spent the past three years based on the Gold Coast where she juggles her swimming - she is coached by Richard Scarce - while studying Biomedical Science at Bond University.
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