Stathi Paxinos ALICIA COUTTS has again been named Australia's swimmer of the year after she won five medals at the London Olympic Games.
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.
Stathi Paxinos Barry Kime knew he had something special when Chelsea Gubecka joined his Sunshine Coast swim squad just after her eighth birthday.
Stathi Paxinos Swim team has rebounded well from the fallout of its London Olympic Games campaign.
Ironman champion Ky Hurst and long-distance swimmer Melissa Gorman have been named as the 2008 Olympic open water swimming team.
Queensland's Melissa Gorman qualified for the Olympic Games with a 25th place finish in the FINA World 10km Open Water Championships in Seville, Spain.
Tom Wald Swimmer Grant Hackett's says winning the 10km event is equally important as the Olympic 1500m freestyle crown.