A LOT can change in 12 months, just ask Launceston swimmer Shani Burleigh.
The 21-year former Riverside Aquatic swimmer, who is now based in Melbourne, brought home a nice haul of medals from the recent Australian short course championships in Sydney a year after struggling at the meeting.
``This meet last year was really disappointing for me,'' Burleigh said.
``I went in ranked third and didn't even make the final.
``This year I didn't have any expectation on myself, with the goal being just to make a final.
``To hit fourth (in the rankings) after swimming a PB in the 200 and I was right on that in the 100 I was stoked, as I feel I'm right back to where I was originally.''
Burleigh's haul included gold in the 4x100 metre freestyle relay, silver in 4x100 medley and 4x200 freestyle relay, fourth in the 100 and 200 metre backstroke and equal-sixth in the 50-metre backstroke.
``I went into the meet just focusing on myself,'' she said.
``Not who else is in the race, or who was ahead of me in the rankings as I had things to work on in my own race, and that's all I really needed to worry about.''