Training

D'Arcy still training for Games

A hopeful Nick D'Arcy was still training for Beijing while his chances of swimming at the Olympics remain with the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Ian Thorpe interview: 'This is me'

Ian Thorpe during his interview with Sir Michael Parkinson.

He’s one of Australia’s most acclaimed athletes, winning five Olympic gold medals and setting 22 world records before retiring at 24.

Swimming

Australian swimming coach Jacco Verhaeren's vision beyond the pool

Swimming Australia national head coach Jacco Verhaeren.

Stathi Paxinos Australian head coach questions how to keeps talented swimmers in the pool for as long as possible and in a good position to for their post-career lives.

Swimming

Veteran Emily Seebohm still wants an Olympic gold medal

Emily Seebohm.

Stathi Paxinos When Emily Seebohm looks at her Australian teammates preparing for the Commonwealth Games, she cannot help but feel one of those twinges that come with the passing of time.

Swimming

Alicia Coutts talks to the animals but still swims like a fish as she heads for Glasgow

Alicia Coutts with two of her beloved pets Diva and Violet.

Stathi Paxinos Alicia Coutts is a passionate animal lover - she has 11 pets, six of them former "poundies" - but she's also the mainstay of Australia's swimming team for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Ian Thorpe tells all in interview with Michael Parkinson

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James Robertson and Eryk Bagshaw Swimming legend Ian Thorpe revealed that he is gay and battled depression and alcohol abuse for the greater part of his world-beating swimming career.

Swimming

Glasgow Games the pay-off for Casey trio of quiet achievers

Long hard hours in the pool have brought a rapid rise for Matson Lawson.

Stathi Paxinos Ben Hiddlestone reckons he has a good old-fashioned Australian sports story on his hands. There are no bells or whistles to it, and little fanfare, just solid hard work.

Daniel Tranter learns to pack a punch in pool

Fighting for gold: Daniel Tranter is hoping his work in the boxing ring will help him win gold in the pool in Glasgow.

Daniel Lane He has chalked up hundreds of kilometres in the water but the countless hours swimmer Daniel Tranter has spent throwing leather in a sweaty Campbelltown boxing gymnasium had braced him to ''fight''...

Swimming

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.

Swimming

Lawson beats the odds in quest for swim dream

Matson Lawson.

Stathi Paxinos Matson Lawson is starting to realise his swimming dreams without his No.1 supporter.

Tom Daley, Olympic medalist, undergoes therapy to cure dive phobia

Diving fear: Olympic bronze medalist Tom Daley.

British diver Tom Daley has admitted he is now so fearful of his twist dive he is undergoing "therapy" in a bid to cure himself of what he believes is a "phobia".

Swimming

Tackling the next Ian Thorpe burden

Kyle Chalmers.

Stathi Paxinos Beating Ian Thorpe's junior times is one thing, coping with the pressure that brings is another.

Cameron McEvoy happy to share spoils with James Magnussen at Commonwealth Games

McEvoy hopes he and Magnussen can work together - along with Tommaso D'Orsogna and To - to get the Australian team off to a flying start at the Commonwealth Games in the men's 4 x 100m relay.

Lee Gaskin He is the new kid on the block who stunned world champion James Magnussen at the Commonwealth Games trials, but Cameron McEvoy does not care which one of them stands on top of the podium in Glasgow.

Swimming

Swim champ James Magnussen seeking self-confidence

James Magnussen hopes this year's French Open does the trick again after his grand prix meet in Brisbane was derailed by suspected food poisoning.

Laine Clark James Magnussen is looking for a much-needed shot in the arm ahead of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Daniel Smith continues comeback from drug and alcohol addiction

Stathi Paxinos For an elite few, the pool can provide a way to fame and, to even the more select few, fortune. Daniel Smith thought he was on that path as a top junior swimmer before the pressures of expectations...

Thomas Fraser-Holmes stars at Commonwealth Games trials

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 02:  Thomas Fraser-Holmes competes in the final of the Mens 400 metre Individual Medley event during the 2014 Australian Swimming Championships at Brisbane Aquatic Centre on April 2, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Stathi Paxinos It is a measure of Thomas Fraser-Holmes' increasing expectations that he is using the disappointment of only making two finals at last year's world championships as motivation for this year.

Swimming

James Magnussen to save himself for 100 freestyle final at Commonwealth Games trials

Stathi Paxinos World champion James Magnussen was likely to hold back during tonight's 100 metre freestyle semi-final and aim at unleashing the results of his promising form at Friday nights final at the Glasgow...

Matt Cowdrey has an eye to future in and out of the pool

Matt Cowdrey.

Stathi Paxinos After three Paralympic Games and 23 medals, including an Australian-record 13 gold, Matt Cowdrey has began thinking about his life outside the pool.

Swimming

'Rocket' James Roberts grounded but hoping to fire again

Temporarily grounded: James Roberts aims to bounce back from a lower back injury.

Stathi Paxinos It was not too long ago that Australian swimming was talking about the two James. One was known as the 'Missile', the other as the 'Rocket'.

Swimming

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.