PHIL LUTTON Cate Campbell has taken a giant step towards the elusive 50m freestyle world record, equalling the fastest non-supersuit time as she raced to gold on the final night of the Pan Pacs Championships on the Gold Coast.
PHIL LUTTON It didn't take long for Katie Ledecky to outgrow the 25-yard indoor pool at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, in Bethesda, Maryland. It was never a fair contest, really. She started swimming at the age of six and by the time she was 15, had become an Olympic champion.
The Australian men's water polo team, the Aussie Sharks, have scored a strong 13-2 victory over South Africa in a minor playoff on day five of the FINA World Cup in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
PHIL LUTTON Australia's mens 4 x 100m freestyle relay team, that famously misfired in London, has rebounded to form with a stirring victory over the United States at the Pan Pacs championships on the Gold Coast.
PHIL LUTTON There are attempted comebacks in swimming, where the old magic that used to rocket champions through the water has gone for good. And then there is the extraordinary Michael Phelps, whose greatness can take an 18-month holiday, punch the clock on the way back through the door and continue on its merry way.
PHIL LUTTON Melanie Schlanger says punishments handed down had seemingly made it clear that there was one rule for athletes competing in cashed-up sports like league and one rule for everybody else.
PHIL LUTTON Gold Coast underdog Cameron McEvoy produced the breakthrough swim of his career to stun the superstars of world sprinting with gold in the men's 100m freestyle final of the Pan Pacs.
CHRIS BARRETT Australian Olympians have slammed the deal struck between the Australian Anti-Doping Authority and more than a dozen Cronulla players from the Sharks' 2011 squad.
To say Missy Franklin is upbeat at the Pan Pacific championships on the Gold Coast is an understatement.
PHIL LUTTON In the midst of the return of Michael Phelps to international competition and the showdown between Nathan Adrian and James Magnussen, it was Australia's Cate Campbell that lit up the pool on a stacked morning of sprinting heats at the Pan Pacs on the Gold Coast.
PHIL LUTTON If ever Emily Seebohm was going to put a stake through the demons of London, this was the night. The Olympic silver medallist has taken a giant step towards mending the mental scars of 2012 by defeating arch-rival Missy Franklin at the Pan Pacs on the Gold Coast.
PHIL LUTTON Melanie Schlanger has raised further questions over the controversial decision to leave her out of the 4 x 200m relay in Glasgow with a commanding swim at the Pan Pacs to secure a spot in Thursday night's final.
STATHI PAXINOS Olympic champion Nathan Adrian says he has respect but no fear of dual world champion James Magnussen.
PHIL LUTTON On the final night of competition in the London Olympic pool, the incomparable Michael Phelps was taking his victory lap, waving his giant hands to the crowd and bathing in the deserved adulation as he wrapped up his brilliant swimming career.
Winning doesn't come so easily to Olympic great Michael Phelps these days.
PHIL LUTTON American superstar Missy Franklin remains in doubt for the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships after succumbing to back spasms during training on the Gold Coast.
Grant Hackett has been officially welcomed back from the swimming wilderness after making a surprise Australian team visit before week's Pan Pacific championships on the Gold Coast.
Dual world champion James Magnussen admits a "pretty dodgy" back has continued to hamper his preparation for this week's Pan Pacific Championships on the Gold Coast.
Australia's women's water polo team have claimed silver at the FINA World Cup, going down 10-6 to the USA in the final in Russia.
Almost two years of retirement has meant Michael Phelps needs to listen to his body and take it slower than in the past but it has not dulled his competitive fire as he sent an ominous warning to his fellow swimmers at next week's Pan Pacific championships in Australia.
Ed Jackson Australian sprint queen Cate Campbell says the return of Michael Phelps is only adding to the excitement ahead of this month's Pan Pacific Swimming Championships.
MICHAEL CARAYANNIS James Magnussen will consider skipping the athletes’ village at the 2016 Olympics as he battles with a degenerative back.
Philip Hersh Losing all momentum when he barely touched the wall at 50 meters, he finished a distant seventh.
MICHAEL CARAYANNIS James Magnussen will battle on with a degenerative back for the rest of his career after scans revealed damage to the injury which plagued his Commonwealth Games.
Adrian Warren An emphasis on improving unity in the Australian Olympic team and developing a Team Australia culture is already paying off, with the swimming team among the early beneficiaries.