Open water specialist Lachlan Hinds started with the English Channel in 2012, followed by the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim and finally the Catalina Channel last month.
By Tom Wald Craig Stevens has predicted seasoned open water campaigners to employ rough-house tactics on pool swimmers such as himself and Grant Hackett on Saturday.
ALICIA COUTTS was rewarded for her standout performance at the London Olympics as she claimed her second Australian swimmer of the year award on Saturday night.
Stathi Paxinos and Phil Lutton Integrity panel to be announced on Thursday to investigate incidents in swimming reports.
Stathi Paxinos Australia's women freestyle relay hopes at this month's world championships have suffered a blow with Olympic finalist Mel Schlanger forced to withdraw because of injury and illness.
Courtney Rees The search for Australia's next long-distance swimming star is on with three Canberrans pushing to dive into the void left by Grant Hackett.
Steve Larkin Australia's new freestyle champion Melanie Schlanger has hated swimming twice.
Ironman champion Ky Hurst and long-distance swimmer Melissa Gorman have been named as the 2008 Olympic open water swimming team.
Aussie two-time bronze medallist Kate Brookes-Peterson finished fifth in her debut swim over 25km on the final day of this year's championships.
Grant Hackett has expressed disappointment at speculation about his physical condition just three months out from the Beijing Games.
Tom Wald Beijing-bound Ky Hurst hasn't accused the camera of lying in the unflattering photos of Grant Hackett - but says they didn't tell the full story either.
Tom Wald Grant Hackett has been sensationally disqualified from the 10km Olympic qualifying event after being chewed up and spat out in a "vicious" race in Seville.
Queensland's Melissa Gorman qualified for the Olympic Games with a 25th place finish in the FINA World 10km Open Water Championships in Seville, Spain.
Tom Wald Swimmer Grant Hackett's says winning the 10km event is equally important as the Olympic 1500m freestyle crown.
By John Coomber, Senior Sports Writer It was the equivalent of Makybe Diva warming up for her third Melbourne Cup by outsprinting quarter-horses over two furlongs.
By Guy Hand Grant Hackett returned from uncharted waters, clocking a 200m freestyle time to show the unorthodox Olympics course he is plotting is well and truly on track.
Grant Hackett will aim to continue his resurgence, and Jodie Henry will try to begin hers at the Victorian swimming championships.
By Tom Wald Grant Hackett's dream of collecting double gold at the Beijing Olympics is steadily becoming a reality following his barnstorming performance in the 10km.
By Tom Wald Grant Hackett has told former rival Kieren Perkins to back him and not question his massive workload in the lead up to next year's Beijing Olympics.
Adam Lucas won gold, silver and bronze medals as a four-man Australian team wound up FINA World Cup season at the final event in Brazil.