Commonwealth Games

Swimming

James Magnussen to save himself for 100 freestyle final at Commonwealth Games trials

Stathi Paxinos World champion James Magnussen was likely to hold back during tonight's 100 metre freestyle semi-final and aim at unleashing the results of his promising form at Friday nights final at the Glasgow...

Alicia Coutts relieved after Commonwealth Games nod

A relieve Alicia Coutts has assured Commonwealth Games selection, but has a busy schedule ahead.

Laine Clark Selection for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games is assured for swimming champion Alicia Coutts - now for the tricky part.

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Sisters make it a double in Commonwealth Games trials

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 03: Cate Campbell celebrates after winning the final of the Womens 50 metre Freestyle event during the 2014 Australian Swimming Championships at Brisbane Aquatic Centre on April 3, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Stathi Paxinos Cate and Bronte Campbell maintained their dominance of Australia's one-lap dash when the sisters doubled in the 50 freestyle final for the third national titles in a row.

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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.

Belinda Hocking learns to believe on road to Commonwealth Games

Belinda Hocking.

Stathi Paxinos Belinda Hocking is just getting to a stage in her career where she believes, where she does not need to be told that she is good enough, she knows she is.

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Australian swim team seeks winning edge for Glasgow Commonwealth Games

Cameron McEvoy.

Stathi Paxinos The Australian swim team was facing a challenge to fulfil the goal of winning 53 medals at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games as set out by the Australian Sports Commission Winning Edge report release...

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David McKeon out to make amends for world titles failure at Commonwealth Games trials

Stathi Paxinos David McKeon has waited six months for an opportunity to release some of the disappointment from last year's world championships and he is ready to unleash at the Commonwealth Games trials.

Thomas Fraser-Holmes stars at Commonwealth Games trials

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 02:  Thomas Fraser-Holmes competes in the final of the Mens 400 metre Individual Medley event during the 2014 Australian Swimming Championships at Brisbane Aquatic Centre on April 2, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Stathi Paxinos It is a measure of Thomas Fraser-Holmes' increasing expectations that he is using the disappointment of only making two finals at last year's world championships as motivation for this year.

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Formerly British Ellen Gandy ready to swim for Australia at Glasgow Commonwealth Games

True-blue Aussie: Ellen Gandy.

Stathi Paxinos Ellen Gandy hopes the Australian questions will now go away as does not know just what more she has to prove where he allegiances now lie.

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James Magnussen confident before Commonwealth Games trials

James Magnussen.

Stathi Paxinos James Magnussen says he is in the best place he's been, physically and mentally, on the eve of the Commonwealth Games selection trials.

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James Magnussen set for fast times at Commonwealth Games trials

Feeling good: James Magnussen is on track for a big performance at the national titles.

Stathi Paxinos James Magnussen is setting some of the best times that he ever has in the lead-up to a national titles, and while the dual 100 metres freestyle world champion would not predict what he can produce in...

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Golden girl contemplates a comeback for Commonwealth Games

Stephanie Rice.

Stathi Paxinos Triple Olympic gold medallist Stephanie Rice could return to the competition pool in time for next year's Commonwealth Games, but she said the decision would not be straightforward as her life had...

Swimming

Aussies prepare for Michael Phelps comeback

Michael Phelps.

Stathi Paxinos Australia's 200 metre freestyle swimmers were champing at the bit at the prospect of American great Michael Phelps making a comeback to competitive swimming, Thomas Fraser-Holmes declared on...

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McKeons continue family tradition

Glasgow bound: Emma McKeon destroyed the field in the 200metres individual final.

Stathi Paxinos There was always a sense of fate about siblings David and Emma McKeon becoming the first two competitors to qualify for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games swimming team at the selection trials in...

Relaxed Campbell ready to silence the doubters

Stathi Paxinos The world championship that Cate Campbell won in Barcelona last year not only cemented her as the world's No.

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.

Christian Sprenger makes his mark in and out of the pool

Stathi Paxinos Christian Sprenger has been making a mark in the pool during the past two years with a world title and Olympic silver medal in the 100 metre breaststroke, but the late bloomer wanted to make a real...

Alicia Coutts says Australia 'guaranteed' swimming gold

Laine Clarke The way Alicia Coutts sees it, Australia are "guaranteed" the women's 4x100 metres freestyle gold at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, with or without her.

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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'.

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.