Open Water

Open water specialist: Lachlan Hinds

Marathon man: Lochie Hinds  has completed the Triple Crown of long-distance swimming.

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.

Stevo predicts rough open water tactics

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.


Coutts wins top award for London performance

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.


Things can only get better

Jarrod Poort

Stathi Paxinos and Phil Lutton Integrity panel to be announced on Thursday to investigate incidents in swimming reports.


Injury, illness force Mel Schlanger to withdraw from chamionships


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.

ACT three going the distance

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.

Love-hate relationship reaps rewards for Schlanger

Steve Larkin Australia's new freestyle champion Melanie Schlanger has hated swimming twice.

Ky Hurst, Gorman named in Olympic team

Ironman champion Ky Hurst and long-distance swimmer Melissa Gorman have been named as the 2008 Olympic open water swimming team.

Brookes-Peterson fifth in her 25km debut

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.

Hackett disappointed by weight slurs

Grant Hackett has expressed disappointment at speculation about his physical condition just three months out from the Beijing Games.

Hackett in great shape, says Hurst

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.

Hackett misses Olympic spot in 10km race

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.

Gorman qualifies for Olympic Games

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.

10km win as important as 1500m: Hackett

Tom Wald Swimmer Grant Hackett's says winning the 10km event is equally important as the Olympic 1500m freestyle crown.

Hackett seals 200m freestyle trials win

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.

Hackett shows progress Olympics on track

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.

Hackett, Henry headline Victorian titles

Grant Hackett will aim to continue his resurgence, and Jodie Henry will try to begin hers at the Victorian swimming championships.

Hackett on track for double gold

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.

Support me Kieren, says Hackett

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.

Dolphins net five medals in Brazil

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.