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

Stephanie Rice confirms retirement from swimming

Rice

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

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

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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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.

Swimming

Hocking continues the silver streak

Gold medallist Missy Franklin (centre), silver medalist Belinda Hocking (left) and bronze medalist Hilary Caldwell pose on the podium.

Barcelona Belinda Hocking puts the lessons of her London Olympic flop into practice.

Australia bags 27 medals at Paralympic championships

Teenager Maddison Elliot adds another gold to Australia's medal haul on final night of IPC World Championships.

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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Libby just keeps on smiling

26 April 2012 SPORT Canberra Times photograph by GRAHAM TIDY Story by Lee Gaskin. Members of the Australian Women's Olympic Relay Squad at the AIS Pool. Facing media questions L to R Alicia Coutts, Leisel Jones and Libby Trickett.

Lee Gaskin The broadest grin in Australian sport doesn't leave the face of Libby Trickett - even when the dual gold medallist faces the prospect of being a tourist at the Olympic Games.

Thorpe ready to take his biggest plunge

Ian Thorpe

Grant Hackett A courageous Ian Thorpe will put it all on the line at next week's Olympic trials.

Swim stars make waves in a high-tech costume drama

Liesel Jones.

Samantha Lane They were designed to break world records, the key element of a 'revolutionary racing system' that would deliver gold medals.

Swimsuit row on eve of Games

A new swimsuit war has broken out four months from the Olympics.

Olympic gold medallist Roy Saari dies

Roy Saari, a former world record-holding swimmer and gold medallist at the 1964 Olympics, has died. He was 63.