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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.


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.


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.


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.


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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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.


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...


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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Swimming updates: Thorpe into semi-final

Ian Thorpe.

Stathi Paxinos Ian Thorpe qualifies for the final of the 200 metres freestyle semi-final at the national swiming trials after finishing with the fifth fastest heat time.


Thorpe shows glimpses of the champion of old

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...

Palmer blitzes the field

Kylie Palmer produced the swim of the night, beating Bronte Barratt in the 400-metres freestyle and stealing her Australian record in an impressive 4:03.

Liesel's going to London

Liam Fitzgibbon LEISEL JONES secured a slice of history despite relinquishing her national 100-metres breaststroke title for the first time in 12 years at the Olympic trials in Adelaide last night.


Quiet night planned: D'Arcy qualifies for London as Rice resurgence continues


Michael Cowley Just like he did four years ago, Nick D'Arcy tonight won the 200m butterfly Olympic selection trial.


D'Arcy off to Games, this time for keeps

Nick D'Arcy

Stathi Paxinos FOR the second time in his career Nick D'Arcy last night gained Olympic selection. This time he intends to make sure he goes.

No regrets as Skippy's Olympic dream ends

Liam Fitzgibbon Geoff Huegill's fairytale looks to have come to an end but the veteran insists it had a ''perfect ending'' despite missing a shot at London Olympic swan song.