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Mack Horton tests himself against the greats

Stathi Paxinos Mack Horton has a piece of paper stuck above his bed with times of the best distance swimmers in history.


Australia picks 59-strong swim team for Glasgow

Eamon Sullivan

Stathi Paxinos Australia will have a 59-strong team for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games although triple Olympian Eamon Sullivan will have to pass a fitness test in coming weeks after being set to have his third...


McKeons continue family tradition

Glasgow bound: Emma McKeon destroyed the field in the 200metres individual final.

Stathi Paxinos There was always a sense of fate about siblings David and Emma McKeon becoming the first two competitors to qualify for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games swimming team at the selection trials in...


One last effort for Thomas Fraser-Holmes

Thomas Fraser-Holmes.

Stathi Paxinos Thomas Fraser-Holmes sat huffing and puffing after he finished his heat of the 200 individual medley on Sunday morning.


David McKeon out to make amends for world titles failure at Commonwealth Games trials

Stathi Paxinos David McKeon has waited six months for an opportunity to release some of the disappointment from last year's world championships and he is ready to unleash at the Commonwealth Games trials.


Japan prove to be a force in the pool

James Magnussen of Australia competes during the Men's 100 Metre Freestyle event.

Brad Elborough Australia's women may have dominated in the pool at the BHP Aquatic Super Series, but Japan showed the way in the men's events.


Magnussen embraces underdog status

James Magnussen

Not so long ago he was a man who felt invincible, but James Magnussen is taking a very human approach into his 100m freestyle world title defence in Barcelona.


McKeon, Barratt flop at world titles

David McKeon.

Barcelona Rising Australian swimmers fall well short of booking spots in finals.


Sprenger back on the job

Christian Sprenger competes in the men's 50m breaststroke heats in Barcelona on Tuesday.

Barcelona Australian has little time to celebrate his world championships heroics.


Resurgent Dolphins make stands for team unity

Missy Franklin

Liam Fitzgibbon The Australian team is starting to feel like just that again - a team. A year after a poor London Olympics campaign blamed on a ''toxic'' culture within the squad, Australia's swimmers have noted a...


James Magnussen wins 100m world title

James Magnussen.

Liam FitzGibbon Australian James Magnussen has won the gold medal in the men's 100m freestyle final at the world championships in Barcelona.

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From sinking to the fast lane

Daniel Kowalski.

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


McKeon stamps himself as contender for world title

David McKeon celebrates after winning the men's 400 metres freestyle on the opening day of the Australian Swimming Championships in Adelaide on Friday.

Stathi Paxinos David McKeon stamps himself as a contender for this year's world titles in Barcelona.


McKeon ready to mix it with big boys

Stathi Paxinos Little more than a year ago, David McKeon was the new boy on the Australian swimming scene, bursting from obscurity to win the 400 metres freestyle national title and secure a berth on the London...


Irvine finds that success is the best painkiller

Punching: Grant Irvine celebrates his 200-metre butterfly final win.

Stathi Paxinos Grant Irvine has never forgotten the pain of missing Olympic selection last year.


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.

All's nice for long reign Rice

Stephanie Rice.

Lee Gaskin Stephanie Rice is confident her injured shoulder can carry her to success in London.


Rice may face London alone

Stephanie Rice

Lee Gaskin Triple Olympic gold medallist Stephanie Rice is confident her injured shoulder can carry her to success in London, but her main fear is her parents won't be there to see it.


D'Arcy and Monk fire up Swimming Australia with gun photo

Kenrick Monk

Georgina Robinson Two bad boys of Australian swimming are in hot water again for posting online photos of themselves posing in a gun shop in the United States.

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Zhang's test not just trans-Tasman

Bonnie Zhang

Fleta Page Canberra's Bonnie Zhang is set for international competition in the Trans-Tasman Series at the AIS this week, but the 14-year-old swimmer could find her biggest challenge is from this side of the...