Brenton Rickard


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.

Coutts back bigger and stronger

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 27:  Alicia Coutts of Australia reacts after winning the Women's 200 Metre Individual Medley Final during day two of the Australian Swimming Championships at SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre on April 27, 2013 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Stathi Paxinos Alicia Coutts could have found better ways to spend a night before an important competition. But for all her success in recent years, Australia's most successful swimmer at the London Olympic Games...


Coutts muscles way to win

Alicia Coutts

Stathi Paxinos Alicia Coutts could have found better ways to spend a night before an important competition.


New boss raises the bar for world titles

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Stathi Paxinos Swim team has rebounded well from the fallout of its London Olympic Games campaign.


Swim redemption a world away: chief

Christian Sprenger at an Australian team press conference before the swimming world championships in Barcelona.

Barcelona Australian swim team playing down talk of redemption in Barcelona.


From sinking to the fast lane

Daniel Kowalski.

David Sygall Australian swimming is out to make a splash for the right reasons.

Persistence pays off for Sprenger with unexpected silver


Michael Cowley Every day Christian Sprenger gives thanks that he decided against giving away swimming. On Sunday night, his persistence was rewarded with an Olympic silver medal when the stars aligned in the 100m...

Kowalski admits concern at swimming team culture at Games


Michael Cowley The general manager of the Australian Swimmers Association, Daniel Kowalski, has admitted some of his members have expressed concerns about a number of things, not just childish pranks, that occurred...

Pranks plague men's swim team as bully claims emerge

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Megan Levy Claims body hair was scattered on beds and Stilnox used by relay team among a raft of startling suggestions.


Swimming updates: Blair Evans eclipses Stephanie Rice in 400 metres IM


Stathi Paxinos In the women's 100 butterfly, former world champion Jess Schipper turned back the clock by qualifying fastest for tonight's semi-finals.


Thorpe shows glimpses of the champion of old

Ian Thorpe.

Michael Cowley It was time to stand and deliver and like many a champion in various sports before him, Ian Thorpe did just that this morning when he took the first step towards doing what many have believed just...


McKeon has bloodlines for Olympics

Pic shows swimmers Emma and David McKeon at the UOW's rec centre for a story on proposed second 24-hour marathon Mega Swim next year in March. 9th of december 2011 Photo by Adam McLean story by Michelle Hoctor

Stathi Paxinos For some people, the writing really is on the wall. David McKeon is a classic example.

Sprenger's just relieved

Christian Sprenger's relief was there for all to see when he broke the elusive minute barrier in claiming the 100-metre breaststroke title at the Olympic trials in Adelaide last night.


Thorpe Olympic comeback sinks - but he's not quitting


Michael Cowley Ian Thorpe's Olympic comeback is officially over after he failed this morning to advance out of the 100m freestyle heats into tonight's semi-finals.


Magic Magnussen tells rivals 'brace yourself'

Bracing victory: James Magnussen last night.

Stathi Paxinos James Magnussen wanted to a send message to his rivals near and far last night.


Red faces for swim officials as new gun pictures emerge

Taking aim: Libby Trickett fires a pistol on a swimming camp in 2007.

Samantha Lane Embarrassing double standard exposed as Swimming Australia - now facing pressure from dissenting London-bound athletes - is today set to sanction Nick D'Arcy and Kenrick Monk over the weapon photo...


Medals, not guns, the main game: Rickard

Nick D'Arcy and Kenrick Monk.

Samantha Lane The disapproval of Australian swimmers over the handling of Nick D'Arcy and Kenrick Monk has not subsided, despite the pair being spared further punishment in the gun photo affair.

Nick D'Arcy no show at Queensland titles

Laine Clark Barely 24 hours after glamour girl Stephanie Rice pulled the plug on her Queensland titles campaign, Nick D'Arcy was also conspicuous by his absence.

Aussies win gold at Swimming World Cup

Olympians Christian Sprenger and Marieke Guerher have opened up Australia's Swimming World Cup campaign with three gold medals in the first round in Brazil.

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.