Alain Bernard

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.

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.

Bernard sets world shortcourse record

Olympic champion Alain Bernard of France has set a new world shortcourse record for the 100 metres freestyle in a time of 45.69sec.

Thorpe watches swimmer Hoogenband retire

Ian Thorpe was a surprise guest as his great swimming rival Pieter van de Hoogenband announced his official retirement from the sport in Eindhoven.

Sullivan deals with demons from Beijing

Tom Wald Eamon Sullivan says he won't let the demons from his bittersweet Beijing experience sabotage his campaign for the 2012 London Olympics.

Van den Hoogenband to retire in December

Former Olympic sprint champion Pieter van den Hoogenband will end his career at a meeting in Eindhoven on December 7, the Dutch ANP news agency reported.

Trickett to move to Sydney

Todd Balym Libby Trickett will move to Sydney later this year to join world record holder Eamon Sullivan and his coach Grant Stoelwinder at the Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre.

Phelps lucky to win eight gold: Sullivan

Justin Chadwick Australian swimmer Eamon Sullivan has labelled Michael Phelps's world record haul of eight gold medals in Beijing a "lucky" achievement.

Phelps considering challenging Bernard

Swimming sensation Michael Phelps says he may challenge French Olympic champion Alain Bernard in the 100m freestyle at next year's World Championships.

Hansen crashes out at US swim trials

Rebecca Bryan Brendan Hansen's chance of regaining his 200m breaststroke world record from Kosuke Kitajima in Beijing died with his shock defeat at the US Olympic trials.

Sullivan injury free, 'but can improve'

Tim Clarke Eamon Sullivan is over his recent injury scare, but has still warned he may not live up to his title of the world's fastest swimmer in the coming weeks.

Sullivan breaks his own world record

By Tom Wald When you're hot, you're hot and no-one is hotter in world swimming at the moment than Eamon Sullivan.

Sullivan breaks 50m freestyle world mark

By Todd Balym And Tom Wald The first time Eamon Sullivan broke a world record it was a shock. On Thursday night it was pure satisfaction.

Trickett, Sullivan set pool alight

By Todd Balym & Tom Wald Australian sprint stars Eamon Sullivan and Libby Trickett reclaimed their crowns as the fastest swimmers in the world.

Swim officials to tackle new suit issue

Top swimming officials are to have talks with manufacturers next month after a cascade of world records have been set using a new bodysuit.

Rice claims new world mark for medley

By Todd Balym Australia's newest golden girl Stephanie Rice claimed her second world record at the Olympic swimming trials.

Losing swim record a setback: Sullivan

By Tom Wald and Bonny Symons-Brown Eamon Sullivan says losing his 50m freestyle world record is a timely kick in the butt as he quickly readjusts his sights before the Beijing Olympics.

Super swimsuit needs debate, French say

By Tom Wald French swimming officials have called for debate about the controversial new space-age Speedo swimsuit following the recent avalanche of world records.

Sullivan's 100m claims dented by Bernard

By Tom Wald Eamon Sullivan's plans to rule the sprinting world at this year's Beijing Olympics have been thrown a curve ball by Frenchman Alain Bernard.

Aussie swimmers shine at FINA World Cup

By Todd Balym Boxing, kamikaze racing and pushing pain barriers - the gloves are off among Australia's swimmers in the hunt for Olympic glory next year.