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Rehab isn't a dirty word: Grant Hackett and his comeback to the pool

Going the distance: Grant Hackett poses for a photograph at Miami Aquatic Centre on Tuesday.

Andrew Webster 12:00 AM   After battling personal demons Grant Hackett is back in the pool for the first time in six years.

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Every second counts for Cate and Bronte

Aiming for Rio: Cate and Bronte Campbell.

Phil Lutton   Cate and Bronte Campbell are impossibly wholesome. But put them in a swimming pool and they are natural born killers.

Hackett welcome to return, says coach

Jacco Verhaeren

Stathi Paxinos   Returning swimming great Grant Hackett would be welcomed into the Australian team in any capacity despite his personal struggles since his 2008 retirement, head coach Jacco Verhaeren has said.

Competing passions could mean Rio swansong

Grand plans: Tomasso D'Orsogna.

Phil Lutton   Swimming has always been a first love for Australian Olympian Tomasso D'Orsogna, who can't imagine a life where he's not regularly gliding through the water in pursuit of his competitive goals.

Drug use penalty too soft, says Hackett

South Korea's Park Tae-hwan

Stathi Paxinos   South Korea’s four-time Olympic swimming medallist Park Tae-hwan was lucky he had the chance to compete at next year’s Olympic Games after failing a doping test, returning champion Grant Hackett says.

Olympic swim champ Park cops doping ban

South Korea's Park Tae-hwan.

South Korea's four-time Olympic swimming medallist Park Tae-hwan has been banned for 18 months by world swimming body FINA for failing a dope test.

No special treatment for Hackett in comeback bid

The road to recovery: Former Olympian's return to the pool after nearly seven years away from competition is proving to be fun.

Beth Newman   Olympic hero gets no extra funds.

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Swimming Australia brings back Dolphins

Australian Olympic gold medallist Ashley Callus.

Beth Newman   Australian swimming is harking back to a golden moniker to regain public pride ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Hackett begins long road to Rio Olympics

Australian Olympic swimmer Grant Hackett at the Chandler Aquatic Centre.

Ed Jackson   Olympic gold medal winner Grant Hackett has made an encouraging start in his bid to qualify for Australia's swimming squad for the 2016 Rio Games.

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How swimming turned my life around: Grant Hackett

The road to recovery: Former Olympian's return to the pool after nearly seven years away from competition is proving to be fun.

Grant Hackett   Grant Hackett's life was at a crossroads. Swimming brought him back on track.

Swimmers set to brave treacherous waters in first ever Rip Race

The Age, News. Sam Sheppard and Zahara Cox, Swimmers competing in "The Rip" swimming race - the stretch of bay between Point Lonsdale and Point Nepean,Pic Simon Schluter 10  March 2015.

Konrad Marshall   A moody morass of swirl and chop, and glassy confused water opening to Port Phillip Bay is offering swimmers a dangerous first in Australia. Konrad Marshall reports,

Blair Evans back in the pool and focused on Rio

Blair Evans is back in the pool and looking forward to Rio.

Jarrad Lawford   The Perth swimmer tipped to be Australia's next golden girl is back in the pool after her career was stalled by injuries.

Michael Phelps could be reinstated for world championships

Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps could be reinstated to the U.S. team for the FINA World Championships in August, a decision that would give the record-setting swimmer a significant meet to point to as he prepares for a possible Olympic bid in 2016.

Time to deliver after swimming secures new backer

On the rise: Australian sprint star Cameron McEvoy.

Phil Lutton   Swimming Australia chief executive Mark Anderson has declared 2015 'a year to deliver' after the sport sealed a major partnership with Gina Rinehart's Hancock Prospecting group.

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Swimming Australia mines massive sponsorship deal

Move welcome: Swimming Australia chief executive Mark Anderson.

Phil Lutton   Swimming Australia has locked in a big-hitting backer just 17 months out from the Rio Olympic Games with mining giant Hancock Prospecting becoming the sport’s principal partner for the next two years.

Youngest solo entrant shakes off sickness, chop to complete Rottnest swim

Youngest Rotto swimmer Olivia Williams. Photo: supplied

Tazli Bowe   For the youngest solo swimmer in the weekend's 2015 Rottnest Channel Swim, it was an emotional reunion with her parents when she crossed the finish line.

Olympic record-setter Phelps gets engaged

The couple shared the news on social media.

There's more gold coming for Olympic record-setting swim star Michael Phelps. But this time, it's a wedding ring.

Australia's greatest Paralympian retires

Matt Cowdrey

Stathi Paxinos   Australia's most successful Paralympian, Matt Cowdrey, has announced his retirement.

Swimming Australia high performance director Michael Scott quits to head Rowing Australia

Kim Crow

Stathi Paxinos   Swimming Australia's crusade to rebuild the national team by next year's Rio Olympic Games has been rocked by the sudden exit of its high performance director Michael Scott.

Cate Campbell on track for world titles

Cate Campbell celebrates her win in the women's 100m freestyle event on day two of the Aquatic Super Series swimming competition in Perth on Saturday.

Australian swimming’s golden girl Cate Campbell didn’t feel at full fitness at the Aquatic Super Series in Perth but her dominant swims proved she’s well on track for the world championships later this year.