Leisel Jones

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Queen of breaststroke Leisel Jones to announce retirement

Australian swimming champion Leisel Jones has called a press conference for Friday morning where she is expected to announce her retirement.

Swimming

Leisel Jones confirms retirement

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Australia's most successful female swimmer Leisel Jones has confirmed her retirement.

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Leisel Jones to skip 2009 world champs

James Dampney Leisel Jones has decided to skip next year's swimming world championships in Rome, but the breaststroke queen insists she has no plans to retire.

Leisel Jones plans to increase swim gap

By Tom Wald She already towers over the world of breaststroke but Leisel Jones plans on increasing her dominance before the Beijing Olympics.

Swimming

From sinking to the fast lane

Daniel Kowalski.

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

Swimming

Nugent's final word

David Polkinghorne Former Swimming Australia head coach Leigh Nugent knows coaching jobs ''end up in tears''.

London of mass distraction re-arms Magnussen for Rio

James Magnussen

Chris Barrett Nearly three months have passed since James Magnussen dragged himself from the pool at the London Olympics and put his head in his hands in disbelief.

In too deep

Ian Thorpe

Stathi Paxinos Individualism and an emphasis on stars led Australian swimming into choppy water. Now, the reckoning.

Swimming

Bohl and Taylor named national swimming coaches

Michael Bohl

Stathi Paxinos Swimming Australia has appointed Michael Bohl and Rohan Taylor as respective coaches of the national women's and men's team to take the squads to this year's world championships in Barcelona.

Swimming

New coaches strive to unite 'toxic' team

Emily Seebohm

Stathi Paxinos Australia's team would not be divided into two despite the appointment of men's and women's head coaches to take the team into this year's world championships, the men appointed to the positions,...

In the same lane: new coaches aim to unite teams of men and women

Richard Eliason

Stathi Paxinos Australia's swim team will not be divided into two despite the appointment of men's and women's head coaches for this year's world championships, the men appointed to the positions have said.

Swimming

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.

Swimming

Perkins tells Thorpe to travel less

Kieren Perkins.

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

Olympics

Magnussen coach not fussed with NSW times

Sydney James Magnussen continues to make waves around the world with his performances but the 100m freestyle world champion's coach isn't fussed with how fast he swims at the NSW championships.

Swim stars make waves in a high-tech costume drama

Liesel Jones.

Samantha Lane They were designed to break world records, the key element of a 'revolutionary racing system' that would deliver gold medals.

Magnussen fires warning to rivals

Stathi Paxinos James Magnussen wants to intimidate rivals he knows will be watching him perform.

Swimming

To speed up, Thorpe needs to slow down, says Perkins

Kieren Perkins and Ian Thorpe

Olympic swimming great Kieren Perkins concedes Ian Thorpe has ''challenges'' ahead of him in his bid to qualify for the London Olympics and should consider travelling less in the next few months.

Swimming

If suit comes up short, dump it: AOC

Libby Trickett and Leisel Jones.

Samantha Lane Australian Olympic Committee offers athletes unprecedented rights to ditch the team sponsor and wear something else.

Swimming

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.

Swimming

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...