Jessicah Schipper

Swimming

Cagey Stephanie Rice sitting pretty after morning heat

Michael Cowley She has had nagging shoulder problems since surgery last December, needed to modify her training to compensate for the injury as a result, and even last month you sensed even Stephanie Rice was...

Swimming

Rice sizzles to book berth for London

Rice

Michael Cowley SHE was Australia's shining star on the opening night of competition in Beijing four years ago, and now Stephanie Rice will have the opportunity to again ignite the nation's Olympic campaign, having...

Swimming

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...

Swimming

Golden girl's medley blitz

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 15:  Stephanie Rice of Australia celebrates winning the Final of the Women's 400 Metre Individual Medley during day one of the Australian Olympic Swimming Trials at the South Australian Aquatic & Leisure Centre on March 15, 2012 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Michael Cowley She was Australia's shining star on the opening night of competition in Beijing four years ago, and now Stephanie Rice will have the opportunity to again ignite the nation's Olympic campaign, having...

Swimming

Thorpe Olympic comeback sinks - but he's not quitting

Thorpe

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.

Thrilled Trickett into 100m final

Just the Trickett: Libby qualifies.

Michael Cowley While Ian Thorpe's fairytale sank in the pool on Sunday, Libby Trickett's dream is alive.

Olympics

Swimmers follow suit to reject new Speedo design

Swimming Speedo to unveil fastskin suit  at North Sydney Pool  Libby Trickett Thursday December 1st 2011.Pictures Steve Christo SMH Sport/News

Georgina Robinson THERE'S no end in sight to the Speedo suit controversy plaguing the Australian swimming team and their chief sponsor, with just two swimmers willing to wear the Speedo product in its current form.

Swimming

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.

Coach's magic on show at swimming titles

Laine Clark No doubt Stephanie Rice is the biggest name in coach Michael Bohl's swimming stocks.

I needed change for motivation: Trickett

Cameron Tomarchio Triple Olympic gold medallist Libby Trickett says she'd have struggled to stay motivated ahead of the 2012 London Olympics if she didn't change coaches.

Swimmer Schipper splits with coach

Jessica Marszalek Australian butterfly star Jessicah Schipper has split with long-time coach Ken Wood after he helped coach the Chinese swimmer who beat her in Beijing.

Asthmatic Schipper upbeat over Beijing

By Drew Cratchley Jessicah Schipper is confident she has the answers to prevent Beijing's notorious smog causing her asthma to flare during the Olympics.

Schlanger upsets sprint swimming queens

Melanie Schlanger has pulled off a major upset, defeating sprint queens Libby Lenton and Cate Campbell at the Queensland swimming titles in Brisbane.

Lenton wins award, Schipper steals show

By Todd Balym Libby Lenton was named swimmer of the year, but it was shy butterflyer Jessicah Schipper who received the biggest plaudits at swimming's night of nights.