Sophie Edington

Swimming

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

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.

Aussie swimmers eye World Cup cash

Butterflyer Marieke Guehrer is eying a handsome windfall after increasing her lead in the short-course swimming World Cup series in Singapore.

Swimmer Hurley in gold rush in Singapore

Australia's rising backstroke star Robert Hurley went close to claiming a second short course world record at the swimming World Cup meeting in Singapore.

Swimmer Sprenger continues winning ways

Beijing Olympian Christian Sprenger has continued his winning ways on the opening day of the second leg of the swimming short-course World Cup in Durban.

Aussies win gold at Swimming World Cup

Olympians Christian Sprenger and Marieke Guerher have opened up Australia's Swimming World Cup campaign with three gold medals in the first round in Brazil.

Olympic swimmers chasing form in Sydney

John Coomber Australia's Olympic swimmers will have their last competitive hit-out before the Beijing Games in a three-day Grand Prix meeting starting in Sydney on Friday.

Sullivan ends tour on stunning high

World record holder Eamon Sullivan has ended Australia's pre-Olympic European tour on a high.

Australians swimmers sizzle in Spain

Australia has completed a dominant performance at the Mare Nostrum swimming series in Barcelona by winning another 20 medals, eleven of them gold.

Seebohm 'quit school over bullying'

Teenage swimming star Emily Seebohm quit an exclusive girls' school after being suspended for bullying a fellow student, according to News Ltd newspapers.

Seebohm lowers Commonwealth record

By Tom Wald Emily Seebohm continued her stunning form by breaking her own Commonwealth record in winning the 100m backstroke at the Olympic trials.

Lenton swats Schipper in 100m butterfly

By Tom Wald Libby Lenton has reinforced her status as the world's premier 100m butterfly swimmer by swatting away Jess Schipper at the trials in Sydney.

Seebohm prepared to sacrifice Olympics

By Tom Wald Emily Seebohm's camp is prepared to sacrifice Olympic glory in Beijing this year to ensure the 15-year-old swimmer's long-term welfare.