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Fraser-Holmes secures 200m title and world championships spot

Stathi Paxinos It happened a couple of days later than what Thomas Fraser-Holmes would have liked, but the 21-year-old secured his place on the Australian team for this year's world championships when he won the...

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Bad boys team again for world championships

Australia's 4x100m freestyle relay team.

Stathi Paxinos Australia's controversial men's 4x100 metre freestyle relay team is set to be reunited.

Alicia Coutts wins two silver medals at World Championships

Alicia Coutts.

Liam FitzGibbon After letting go of her world championships relay pain, Alicia Coutts was able to get back to doing what she does best.

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Christian Sprenger wins Australia's first gold medal of World Championships

Christian Sprenger.

Liam FitzGibbon Christian Sprenger has won Australia's first gold medal of the world championships in Barcelona on a night when Alicia Coutts won two more silver medals.

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Cate Campbell, relay fire as girls close out golden Pan Pacs

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...

Slow build as Michael Phelps chases killer instinct

Michael Phelps:

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...

World at Katie Ledecky's feet as new US superstar emerges

 Ledecky celebrates after the 400-metre freestyle final 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.

Michael Phelps flops in 100 metre freestyle

Michael Phelps looks on after taking seventh in men's 100 meter freestyle final at the U.S. nationals.

Philip Hersh Losing all momentum when he barely touched the wall at 50 meters, he finished a distant seventh.

US Olympic champion Nathan Adrian ready for James Magnussen

Olympic champion Nathan Adrian.

Stathi Paxinos Olympic champion Nathan Adrian says he has respect but no fear of dual world champion James Magnussen.

Michael Phelps returns in golden touch after emphatic Pan Pacs victory

Michael Phelps holds up his men's 100m butterfly gold medal.

Phil Lutton There are attempted comebacks in swimming, where the old magic that used to rocket champions through the water has gone for good.

Relays reloaded: Australians unseat Americans at Pan Pacs

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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.

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Australian swimming coach Jacco Verhaeren's vision beyond the pool

Swimming Australia national head coach Jacco Verhaeren.

Stathi Paxinos Australian head coach questions how to keeps talented swimmers in the pool for as long as possible and in a good position to for their post-career lives.

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Veteran Emily Seebohm still wants an Olympic gold medal

Emily Seebohm.

Stathi Paxinos When Emily Seebohm looks at her Australian teammates preparing for the Commonwealth Games, she cannot help but feel one of those twinges that come with the passing of time.

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Sprint king Eamon Sullivan retires from swimming

Eamon Sullivan has announced his retirement.

Former freestyle world record holder Eamon Sullivan has announced his immediate retirement from competitive swimming due to ongoing shoulder injury concerns.

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Katie Ledecky smashes world swim 800m record

American teenager Katie Ledecky has sliced 2.86 seconds off her 800m freestyle world record, clocking 8m11.00s at a meet in Texas for her second world record in four days.

Matt Cowdrey has an eye to future in and out of the pool

Matt Cowdrey.

Stathi Paxinos After three Paralympic Games and 23 medals, including an Australian-record 13 gold, Matt Cowdrey has began thinking about his life outside the pool.

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'Rocket' James Roberts grounded but hoping to fire again

Temporarily grounded: James Roberts aims to bounce back from a lower back injury.

Stathi Paxinos It was not too long ago that Australian swimming was talking about the two James. One was known as the 'Missile', the other as the 'Rocket'.

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Redemption for Canberra swimmer Ben Treffers as he qualifies for Commonwealth Games

Canberra swimmer Ben Treffers.

Chris Dutton Canberra swimmer Ben Treffers has revealed he needed to fall in love with the sport again.

Reigning champ Alicia Coutts pulls out of 100 freestyle in Glasgow

Alicia Coutts.

Stathi Paxinos There will be no defending champion in the 100-metre freestyle at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games because Alicia Coutts has withdrawn from the event at Australia's selection trials.

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Rising distance stars Mack Horton and Jordan Harrison push each other towards the top

Mack Horton (right) with David McKeon after the latter won the 400m freestyle final in Brisbane last Tuesday.

Stathi Paxinos The teenage pair have their sights on the mantle of the world's best distance swimmer, China's Sun Yang.