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Stephanie Rice confirms retirement from swimming

Triple Olympic champion Stephanie Rice has officially announced her retirement from competitive swimming.

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Michael Phelps ends retirement ahead of 2016 Rio Olympics

The most decorated swimmer of all time may be getting ready to make an Olympic comeback at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games.

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Queen of breaststroke Leisel Jones to announce retirement

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Australian swimming champion Leisel Jones has called a press conference for Friday morning where she is expected to announce her retirement.

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Leisel Jones confirms retirement

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Australia's most successful female swimmer Leisel Jones has confirmed her retirement.

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Injury forces Trickett into second retirement

Libby Trickett

Stathi Paxinos Australia has lost one of the final reminders of its golden age of swimming for the second time, with former world and Olympic champion Libby Trickett again retiring.

Michael Phelps goes back to basics at Pan Pacs

Michael Phelps.

Winning doesn't come so easily to Olympic great Michael Phelps these days.

Michael Phelps says retiring was the easy part, returning to the water has been hard

Phil Lutton On the final night of competition in the London Olympic pool, the incomparable Michael Phelps was taking his victory lap, waving his giant hands to the crowd and bathing in the deserved adulation as...

World at Katie Ledecky's feet as new US superstar emerges

 Ledecky celebrates after the 400-metre freestyle final on the Gold Coast.

Phil Lutton It didn't take long for Katie Ledecky to outgrow the 25-yard indoor pool at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, in Bethesda, Maryland. It was never a fair contest, really.

Michael Phelps to bring star quality to Gold Coast

Michael Phelps during the 200-metre individual medley at the US National Championships in California.

Ed Jackson Australian sprint queen Cate Campbell says the return of Michael Phelps is only adding to the excitement ahead of this month's Pan Pacific Swimming Championships.

Slow build as Michael Phelps chases killer instinct

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Almost two years of retirement has meant Michael Phelps needs to listen to his body and take it slower than in the past but it has not dulled his competitive fire as he sent an ominous warning to his...

Michael Phelps flops in 100 metre freestyle

Michael Phelps looks on after taking seventh in men's 100 meter freestyle final at the U.S. nationals.

Philip Hersh Losing all momentum when he barely touched the wall at 50 meters, he finished a distant seventh.

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Michael Phelps comeback marches on with butterfly win

Michael Phelps

The comeback of Michael Phelps continued in impressive fashion on Friday as the most decorated Olympian of all time beat rival Ryan Lochte in the 100 metres butterfly and notched up the second...

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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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Gay secret behind Ian Thorpe retiring: Grant Hackett

Grant Hackett and Ian Thorpe celebrate medals at the Athens Olympics in 2004.

Grant Hackett reckons former swimming teammate Ian Thorpe retired early because of the emotional burden of keeping secret the fact he was gay.

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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.

Ian Thorpe in intensive care

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Swimming great Ian Thorpe is "quite sick" in a Sydney hospital after contracting two potentially deadly infections and will never swim again competitively, his agent says.

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Ian Thorpe 'in good spirits' as he fights infection - manager

Ian Thorpe in hospital (Thumbnail)

Reports that swimming great might lose the use of his arm are "nonsense", his manager says.

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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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Freaky Phelps brings splash back to US swimming

Rebecca Bryan Michael Phelps isn't aiming to recreate the past, but his low-key return to competitive swimming offered a tantalising glimpse of how the Olympic legend could continue shaping the sport's future.

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Huegill apologises following drugs charge

Geoff Huegill apologises for cocaine 'commotion' (Thumbnail)

Ex-swimming star Geoff Huegill has made a public apology after being allegedly caught with cocaine at Sydney's Randwick races on Saturday.