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Bohl and Taylor named national swimming coaches

Stathi Paxinos Swimming Australia has appointed Michael Bohl and Rohan Taylor as respective coaches of the national women's and men's team to take the squads to this year's world championships in Barcelona.

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New coaches strive to unite 'toxic' team

Emily Seebohm

Stathi Paxinos Australia's team would not be divided into two despite the appointment of men's and women's head coaches to take the team into this year's world championships, the men appointed to the positions,...

In the same lane: new coaches aim to unite teams of men and women

Richard Eliason

Stathi Paxinos Australia's swim team will not be divided into two despite the appointment of men's and women's head coaches for this year's world championships, the men appointed to the positions have said.

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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.

Ian Thorpe's success is no secret, so what's everyone else hiding?

Malcolm Knox dinkus

Malcolm Knox So Mark Spitz thinks Ian Thorpe may have been an even greater swimmer if he had come out earlier. It’s an interesting theory, and begs a question: Why only seven gold medals, Mr Spitz? What...

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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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Olympic swim coach would welcome Ian Thorpe as a team mentor

Swimming Australia National Head Coach, Jacco Verhaeren, at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra on Wednesday 19 February 2014.
Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

Jon Tuxworth Australia's head swimming coach would welcome troubled great Ian Thorpe back into the fold.

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Swimming Australia appoint former 'Hoogie' mentor Jacco Verhaeren to head coaching position

Jacco Verhaaren

Rupert Guinness Swimming Australia has given incoming national head coach Jacco Verhaeren a clear mandate – to make Australia the world’s top ranked nation.

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New coach Jacco Verhaeren sets sights high for Australian swim team

Dutch swimming coach Jacco Verhaeren

Stathi Paxinos Australia's new head coach arrived with a wealth of experience, not to mention success.

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James Magnussen excited by prospect of working with new swimming coach Jacco Verhaeren

James Magnussen

World champion swimmer James Magnussen hopes the appointment of Dutchman Jacco Verhaeren as Australia's head coach can help turn his London disappointment into Rio Olympics gold.

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Nugent's final word

David Polkinghorne Former Swimming Australia head coach Leigh Nugent knows coaching jobs ''end up in tears''.

Jacco Verhaeren accepts challenge of making Australia No.1 in swimming

Stathi Paxinos Australia's new head swimming coach, Jacco Verhaeren, has arrived in the country with a wealth of experience, not to mention success, having guided the careers of Pieter van den Hoogenband, Inge de...

Review needs to clear swimming's murky waters

Michael Cowley

Michael Cowley The memory is way too scratchy to recall whether there was any sort of hysteria when Australia failed to win an individual gold medal in the pool at the Montreal Olympics in 1976.

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'Schoolboys' claim as swim-team pranks scandal widens

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Megan Levy Members of Australia's swimming team behaved more like "schoolboys" on a rugby tour at the London Olympics than elite athletes competing at the pinnacle of their sport, according to a member of the...

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Olympic failure 'a lesson' for swimmers, says former coach

Don Talbot.

Michael Cowley Don Talbot, the last man to lead the Australian team to the pinnacle of world swimming, says it is no wonder the current team’s athletes did not perform at their best if reports of misbehaviour and...

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Talent scouts favour style over speed

Cameron Tysoe

Fleta Page The AIS played host this week to a Swimming Australia talent identification camp, in the hope of discovering some future Olympians who may have otherwise flown under the radar.

'A mist of disgrace'

Ian Thorpe

Ian Thorpe secretly battled alcohol abuse and suicidal thoughts – yet never missed a training session, he reveals in this extract from his new book, This is Me.

Swimming

Coutts wins on land this time to take top gong

London Olympics 2012, Swimming, Women's 100m Butterfly Heats at the Aquatic Centre, Australia's Alicia Coutts.Saturday July 28th 2012
Photos:Steve Christo

Stathi Paxinos ALICIA COUTTS has again been named Australia's swimmer of the year after she won five medals at the London Olympic Games.

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Repairs for leak won't hit pool stars

AIS pool.

Fleta Page Australian swimming's coach of the year John Fowlie is confident a leak in the Australian Institute of Sport's high-tech Aquatic Testing and Training Centre swimming pool won't affect his athlete's...