Emily Seebohm

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Veteran Emily Seebohm still wants an Olympic gold medal

Emily Seebohm.

Stathi Paxinos When Emily Seebohm looks at her Australian teammates preparing for the Commonwealth Games, she cannot help but feel one of those twinges that come with the passing of time.

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Emily Seebohm savours silver at world swimming championships

Barcelona Emily Seebohm's Olympic tears were replaced by smiles at the world championships as this time she savoured taking 100m backstroke silver behind American Missy Franklin.

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Australian swim team comes out in support of Ian Thorpe

Swimmer Belinda Hocking.

Stathi Paxinos Squad members hope coming out provides former Olympic champion with some comfort in his personal life.

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Glasgow Games the pay-off for Casey trio of quiet achievers

Long hard hours in the pool have brought a rapid rise for Matson Lawson.

Stathi Paxinos Ben Hiddlestone reckons he has a good old-fashioned Australian sports story on his hands. There are no bells or whistles to it, and little fanfare, just solid hard work.

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Swim champ James Magnussen seeking self-confidence

James Magnussen hopes this year's French Open does the trick again after his grand prix meet in Brisbane was derailed by suspected food poisoning.

Laine Clark James Magnussen is looking for a much-needed shot in the arm ahead of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

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Christian Sprenger says age won't be a barrier in 2016

World champion breaststroker Christian Sprenger sees age as a challenge - not a barrier - as he eyes off gold at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

Daniel Smith continues comeback from drug and alcohol addiction

Stathi Paxinos For an elite few, the pool can provide a way to fame and, to even the more select few, fortune. Daniel Smith thought he was on that path as a top junior swimmer before the pressures of expectations...

Alicia Coutts says Australia 'guaranteed' swimming gold

Laine Clarke The way Alicia Coutts sees it, Australia are "guaranteed" the women's 4x100 metres freestyle gold at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, with or without her.

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Sisters make it a double in Commonwealth Games trials

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 03: Cate Campbell celebrates after winning the final of the Womens 50 metre Freestyle event during the 2014 Australian Swimming Championships at Brisbane Aquatic Centre on April 3, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Stathi Paxinos Cate and Bronte Campbell maintained their dominance of Australia's one-lap dash when the sisters doubled in the 50 freestyle final for the third national titles in a row.

Reigning champ Alicia Coutts pulls out of 100 freestyle in Glasgow

Alicia Coutts.

Stathi Paxinos There will be no defending champion in the 100-metre freestyle at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games because Alicia Coutts has withdrawn from the event at Australia's selection trials.

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James Magnussen puts final loss down to world-record chase

James Magnussen.

Stathi Paxinos James Magnussen has blamed world-record chasing for his shock defeat in the 100-metre freestyle final at the national title when he was blown away by Cameron McEvoy in Brisbane on Friday night.

Belinda Hocking learns to believe on road to Commonwealth Games

Belinda Hocking.

Stathi Paxinos Belinda Hocking is just getting to a stage in her career where she believes, where she does not need to be told that she is good enough, she knows she is.

Eamon Sullivan not ready to be written off yet

Eamon Sullivan.

Stathi Paxinos Eamon Sullivan cringes a little bit when he sees stories published about him nowadays, because of a simple word that often precedes his name.

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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...

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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.

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Seebohm pulls out of 200m to focus on sprint

Emily Seebohm looks up to see her timing after the 100m backstroke heats.

Barcelona Emily Seebohm gives herself every shot at 100m backstroke glory in Barcelona.

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Alicia Coutts heartbroken as relay team wins silver at World Swimming Championships

Alicia Coutts.

Liam FitzGibbon Australia has claimed its first medal of the world championships in Barcelona, taking silver in the women's 4x100m freestyle relay, but the men missed out.

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Christian Sprenger wins Australia's first gold medal of World Championships

Christian Sprenger.

Liam FitzGibbon Christian Sprenger has won Australia's first gold medal of the world championships in Barcelona on a night when Alicia Coutts won two more silver medals.

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James Magnussen posts sizzling time in heats of 100 metres freestyle

James Magnussen.

Liam FitzGibbon James Magnussen has taken a low-key route into the world championships 100m freestyle final, while Christian Sprenger claimed more silver for Australia.

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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...