Retirement

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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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Stephanie Rice confirms retirement from swimming

Rice

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

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.

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Queen of breaststroke Leisel Jones to announce retirement

Leisel

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

Jones

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

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Ian Thorpe in intensive care

ian thorpe

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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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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Ian Thorpe struggling with life in the slow lane

Ian Thorpe and Grant Hackett

Stathi Paxinos Grant Hackett had an inkling that something was not quite right with his great rival Ian Thorpe.

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Ian Thorpe one of many elite athletes struggling with life as a mere mortal

Thorpe

Amanda Hoh Swimming champion Kieren Perkins says he was "not surprised” to hear that Ian Thorpe had checked himself into rehab suffering depression, with potentially thousands of athletes similarly...

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Michael Phelps coy on Rio Olympics comeback

Michael Phelps.

Swimming legend Michael Phelps, winner of most medals in Olympic history, would not be drawn on Wednesday on whether he may come out of retirement for the 2016 Rio Games.

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Trickett says au revoir - again

Libby Trickett

Stathi Paxinos Former world and Olympic champion Libby Trickett has again retired, because of a wrist injury.

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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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Thorpe no show at Australian titles

Ian Thorpe

Swimming Australia (SA) has confirmed Ian Thorpe will not compete at the world championships selection trials in Adelaide.

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End of long wait?

Drought breaker: Jordan Harrison betters Grant Hackett's 1500 metres time for a 17-year-old, set 15 years ago.

Stathi Paxinos Jordan Harrison becomes first Australian since Grant Hackett's retirement to break 15-minute barrier in 1500 metres freestyle.

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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...

Team in need of tough love - Talbot

Don Talbolt

Michael Cowley DON TALBOT, the last man to lead the Australian team to the pinnacle of world swimming, says it is no wonder this year's team's athletes did not perform at their best if reports into misbehaviour and...

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Huegill calls it quits for good

Geoff Huegill of Australia.

Stathi Paxinos Veteran Australian swimmer Geoff Huegill has called a halt to his competitive career.

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Huegill hangs up the trunks

Geoff Huegill

Stathi Paxinos Australian butterfly champion Geoff Huegill has retired from competitive swimming.

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Thorpe's desire questioned

Ian Thorpe.

Jon Pierik Head coach Leigh Nugent unsure whether Thorpe has determination needed to dominate.