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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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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.

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.

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Possible reasons abound for Michael Phelps' return to swimming

Just why is Michael Phelps returning to the pool?

Childs Walker For almost a year, the question was "if" Michael Phelps would return to competitive swimming.

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Michael Phelps wins first race in comeback

MESA, AZ - APRIL 24: Michael Phelps speaks at a press conference after competing in the Men's 100m Butterfly Prelim during day one of the Arena Grand Prix at the Skyline Aquatic Center on April 24, 2014 in Mesa, Arizona.

Julian Linden Phoenix: Michael Phelps made an ominous start in his comeback to competitive swimming on Thursday, setting the fastest time in the 100 metres butterfly heats at a USA Swimming Grand Prix meet in...

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Ex-British swimmer Ellen Gandy sets sights on Australian team

Ellen Gandy of Great Britain

Stathi Paxinos Ellen Gandy looks on her decision in 2012 to seek Australian citizenship as a fairly logical step.

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James Magnussen moves on from Olympics scorn

Magnussen

Daniel Lane Standing 1.96 metres, weighing 95kilograms and boasting shoulders that could be measured by pick handles, there’s no danger at all of anyone possibly mistaking James Magnussen for a boy.

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Olympic swimmer James Magnussen's growing pains are now in his wake

Australian Olympic swimmer James Magnussen.

Daniel Lane There's no danger at all of anyone possibly mistaking James Magnussen for a boy.

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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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Olympic champion Michael Phelps eligible for competitive swimming return

Michael Phelps

Olympic swimming star Michael Phelps is training five times a week and could be inching towards a comeback, his coach Bob Bowman told US media.

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Cate Campbell gets inspiration from Grant Hackett as a role model

Cate Campbell says she gained inspiration from the leadership qualities of Grant Hackett.

Stathi Paxinos Cate Campbell knows the kind of leader she would like to become within the Australian swim team. The role models came in the shape of a team legend who simply took the time to make her feel...

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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.

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Melanie Schlanger in the swim despite doctor's orders

Toughing it out: Melanie Schlanger has again battled injury before a big competition.

Stathi Paxinos Some sporting careers do not travel the easiest path, and so it is with Melanie Schlanger.