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.

US Olympic champion Nathan Adrian ready for James Magnussen

Olympic champion Nathan Adrian.

Stathi Paxinos Olympic champion Nathan Adrian says he has respect but no fear of dual world champion James Magnussen.

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

Michael Phelps.

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...

Missy Franklin in doubt for Pan Pacs swimming

Injury blow: Missy Franklin.

Phil Lutton American superstar Missy Franklin remains in doubt for the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships after succumbing to back spasms during training on the Gold Coast.

Michael Phelps goes back to basics at Pan Pacs

Michael Phelps.

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

Slow build as Michael Phelps chases killer instinct

Michael Phelps:

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.

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 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.

Ian Thorpe tells all in interview with Michael Parkinson

ian thorpe

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

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

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

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.

Swimming

Olympic champion Michael Phelps eligible for competitive swimming return

Michael Phelps

Olympic swimming star Michael Phelps is training five times a week and could be inching towards a comeback, his coach Bob Bowman told US media.

Swimming

James Magnussen confident before Commonwealth Games trials

James Magnussen.

Stathi Paxinos James Magnussen says he is in the best place he's been, physically and mentally, on the eve of the Commonwealth Games selection trials.

Swimming

Cate Campbell gets inspiration from Grant Hackett as a role model

Cate Campbell says she gained inspiration from the leadership qualities of Grant Hackett.

Stathi Paxinos Cate Campbell knows the kind of leader she would like to become within the Australian swim team. The role models came in the shape of a team legend who simply took the time to make her feel...

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.