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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.

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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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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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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.

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Give swimmers more support, urges Olympic Games medallist Brenton Rickard

Chris Dutton Two-time Olympic Games medallist Brenton Rickard has implored officials to build a post-career support network for Australia's swimmers to help them transition to life out of the pool.

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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

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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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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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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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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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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...