World Records

Four more world records at Euro champs

The glut of world records has continued at the European short-course swimming championships, with four more being set.

LZR world records need asterisk: Rose

Tom Wald Four-time Olympic champion Murray Rose says every world record set in the controversial high-tech swimsuits needs to have an asterisk attached to it.

Two Aussie swimmer world records smashed

French swimmers Amaury Leveaux and Coralie Balmy have broken shortcourse world records, overtaking times set by Australians.

Aussie world records tumble in pool

Two Australian world swimming records have fallen on the second day of the short-course World Cup meeting in Stockholm.

Swimming

AIS biomechanics expert Bruce Mason says human evolution will surpass supersuits

Chris Dutton The man who helped develop the controversial swimsuit which smashed more than 130 world records in less than two years is adamant human evolution will surpass the supersuit era in the coming years.

Cate Campbell, relay fire as girls close out golden Pan Pacs

Phil Lutton Cate Campbell has taken a giant step towards the elusive 50m freestyle world record, equalling the fastest non-supersuit time as she raced to gold on the final night of the Pan Pacs Championships on...

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 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

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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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

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.

Swimming

Cate Campbell wins 100 freestyle, but sister Bronte's swim the eye-catcher

Cate Campbell and Bronte Campbell

Stathi Paxinos Cate Campbell won the 100-metre freestyle at the Commonwealth Games selection trials at the Brisbane Aquatic Centre on Saturday night in a blistering time of 52.

Swimming

Stephanie Rice confirms retirement from swimming

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

Swimming

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.

Swimming

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.

Sport

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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Swimming

Freney honoured with award

Jacqueline Freney

Stathi Paxinos Swimming champion recognised for her standout performance at London Paralympic Games.

Swimming

Repairs for leak won't hit pool stars

AIS pool.

Fleta Page Australian swimming's coach of the year John Fowlie is confident a leak in the Australian Institute of Sport's high-tech Aquatic Testing and Training Centre swimming pool won't affect his athlete's...

Swimming

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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Narrow loss haunts Coutts

Go girl: Bronte and Cate Campbell cheer on the team.

Barcelona Australia's sprint relay team rallies around a heartbroken Alicia Coutts.