Kieren Perkins

Swimming

Ian Thorpe's hospitalisation prompts calls for athlete support

John Coates

Samantha Lane AOC president says the AOC 'is simply not resourced enough' for athlete transition programs.

Sport

Ian Thorpe one of many elite athletes struggling with life as a mere mortal

Thorpe

Amanda Hoh Swimming champion Kieren Perkins says he was "not surprised” to hear that Ian Thorpe had checked himself into rehab suffering depression, with potentially thousands of athletes similarly...

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Grant Hackett the latest swimmer to fall victim to the sport's relentless demands

Grant Hackett.

Peter FitzSimons When Kim Beazley became the Opposition Leader nigh on two decades ago, the great Labor identity Graham Freudenberg commented that he was “the first ALP leader since Ben Chifley not afflicted by a...

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Swimming

Rising distance stars Mack Horton and Jordan Harrison push each other towards the top

Mack Horton (right) with David McKeon after the latter won the 400m freestyle final in Brisbane last Tuesday.

Stathi Paxinos The teenage pair have their sights on the mantle of the world's best distance swimmer, China's Sun Yang.

Swimming

Mack Horton tests himself against the greats

Mack Horton is congratulted by Jordan Harrison (left) after winning the men's 1500-metre freestyle final on Sunday.

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

Swimming

From sinking to the fast lane

Daniel Kowalski.

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

Kowalski admits concern at swimming team culture at Games

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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...

Swimming

Time to be united: Nugent

Men's 4 x 100m freestyle team.

Michael Cowley Australian head coach Leigh Nugent has told the board of Swimming Australia 'this is a time where we all need to pull together not fall apart', but has not mentioned any cultural issues he saw within...

Review needs to clear swimming's murky waters

Michael Cowley

Michael Cowley The memory is way too scratchy to recall whether there was any sort of hysteria when Australia failed to win an individual gold medal in the pool at the Montreal Olympics in 1976.

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'Schoolboys' claim as swim-team pranks scandal widens

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Megan Levy Members of Australia's swimming team behaved more like "schoolboys" on a rugby tour at the London Olympics than elite athletes competing at the pinnacle of their sport, according to a member of the...

Swimming

D'Orsogna says relay swimmers misbehaved in camp

Commonwealth Games Delhi  2010. Swimming day 5. Mens  200m Individual Medley Preliminary .Tommaso D Orsogna  . 8th October 2010.  Photo by Jason South for THE AGE. SPECIAL 000000

AAP Members of Australia's swimming team behaved more like schoolboys than Olympians in camp before the London Games, a member of the under-fire men's 4x100 metres freestyle relay team has claimed.

Swimmer admits to childish pranks

Tommaso D'Orsogna

Swimming Heat swimmer Tommaso D'Orsogna has spoken out about allegations of misbehaviour.

Swimming

Swimming review to be independent

Australian swimming will be reviewed independently after it was announced yesterday former federal sport minister Warwick Smith would chair a thorough investigation of the sport.

Swimming

Olympic failure 'a lesson' for swimmers, says former coach

Don Talbot.

Michael Cowley Don Talbot, the last man to lead the Australian team to the pinnacle of world swimming, says it is no wonder the current team’s athletes did not perform at their best if reports of misbehaviour and...

Swimming

Don't be too harsh on young swim team: Coutts

Alicia Coutts.

Lee Gaskin Australia's most successful swimmer at this year's Olympic Games says criticism of the team's performance in London is ''harsh'' as the review into the sport begins.

Swimming

Coutts wins on land this time to take top gong

London Olympics 2012, Swimming, Women's 100m Butterfly Heats at the Aquatic Centre, Australia's Alicia Coutts.Saturday July 28th 2012
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Stathi Paxinos ALICIA COUTTS has again been named Australia's swimmer of the year after she won five medals at the London Olympic Games.

Swimming

Coutts wins top award for London performance

ALICIA COUTTS was rewarded for her standout performance at the London Olympics as she claimed her second Australian swimmer of the year award on Saturday night.

Richard Hinds

Swimming must focus on problems at the top, not the tomfoolery

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Richard Hinds Australian swimming's nationally televised visit to the headmaster's office did nothing to address the real problem with swimming: lack of leadership.

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Grow up and just swim, Perkins says

Kieren Perkins.

Gold Coast Australia's male swimmers must focus on their sport and not being "celebrity show ponies".

Swimming

Perkins tells Thorpe to travel less

Georgina Robinson Olympic swimming great says Ian Thorpe has ''challenges'' ahead in bid to qualify for Games.