Michael Klim


Ian Thorpe overcame adversity: Michael Klim

Michael Klim has rejected claims Australia's greatest Olympian Ian Thorpe could have been greater if he had come out while competing.


Sprint king Eamon Sullivan retires from swimming

Eamon Sullivan has announced his retirement.

Former freestyle world record holder Eamon Sullivan has announced his immediate retirement from competitive swimming due to ongoing shoulder injury concerns.

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Cate Campbell gets inspiration from Grant Hackett as a role model

Cate Campbell says she gained inspiration from the leadership qualities of Grant Hackett.

Stathi Paxinos Cate Campbell knows the kind of leader she would like to become within the Australian swim team. The role models came in the shape of a team legend who simply took the time to make her feel...


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
Photos:Steve Christo

Stathi Paxinos ALICIA COUTTS has again been named Australia's swimmer of the year after she won five medals at the London Olympic Games.


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.

In too deep

Ian Thorpe

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


Funding to be based on form, not favour: boss

Ian Thorpe.

Stathi Paxinos No backing for comeback attempts by swimmers with no current form.


Teen swimmer facing difficult choice over titles

David Morgan, Christopher Wright and Declan Potts in the 200 butterfly.

Stathi Paxinos Melbourne teenager Alexander Graham has a choice to make in the coming days.


Trickett says au revoir - again

Libby Trickett

Stathi Paxinos Former world and Olympic champion Libby Trickett has again retired, because of a wrist injury.

Injury forces Trickett into second retirement

Libby Trickett

Stathi Paxinos Australia has lost one of the final reminders of its golden age of swimming for the second time, with former world and Olympic champion Libby Trickett again retiring.

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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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.


Magnussen magnificent and happy to boast about it

James Magnussen, prior to the NSWIS Swimming Program available for media in the lead up to the 2012 NSW Open Swimming ChampionshipsPhotography Brendan Espositosmh, 6th February 2012.

Michael Cowley JAMES MAGNUSSEN would be the bane of all football coaches. He chooses not to speak in cliches and has the confidence to say exactly what he believes about his own ability.

Coach defends aid for Thorpe

Ian Thorpe

Michael Cowley Australian swimming head coach Leigh Nugent has declared anyone who would begrudge the financial support being given to Ian Thorpe and fellow comeback swimmers Libby Trickett and Michael Klim to be...

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Six figures too much? not according to Nugent

Michael Cowley Australian swimming's head coach Leigh Nugent has declared anyone who would begrudge the financial support being given to Ian Thorpe and fellow comeback swimmers Libby Trickett and Michael Klim,...

Stars have earned assistance: Nugent

Swimming Telstra Australian Swimming Championships 2010 Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre Australia s new head coach Leigh Nugent ,Tuesday 16th March 2010, Pictures STEVE CHRISTO SMH Sport/News SPECIAL 00124038

Michael Cowley Head coach Leigh Nugent has declared anyone who would begrudge the financial support being given to Ian Thorpe, Libby Trickett and Michael Klim to be an ''ungrateful Australian''.

Thorpe hits back at funding criticism

Ian Thorpe

Michael Cowley Ian Thorpe says he doesn't believe any funding he has received to prepare for his Olympic campaign has been excessive.

Olympic swimmers in battle over swimsuits

Samantha Lane A battle has erupted between two of the world's biggest swimsuit manufacturers.


Thorpe Olympic comeback sinks - but he's not quitting


Michael Cowley Ian Thorpe's Olympic comeback is officially over after he failed this morning to advance out of the 100m freestyle heats into tonight's semi-finals.


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.