Get Ready For The 2018 Commonwealth Games: All The Links You Need


We’re just over one day away from the 2018 Commonwealth Games hosted by Gold Coast, Australia, which means high-profile swimmers such as Cate Campbell, Kyle Chalmers, James Guy, Adam Peaty, Ben Proud, Alia Atkinson and more will be hitting the Optus Aquatic Centre pool in search of a shiny new hardware collection.

At the 2014 edition of the Games, England wound up on top of the overall medal table across all sports, holding 174 total medals to runner-up Australia’s total of 137. They were the only 2 nations to enter triple digits across all sports, with 3rd place Canada winding up with 82.

Within the sport of swimming specifically, Australia more than doubled its medal count ahead of any other nation, collecting 57 on the whole, with 19 of those being gold. England was next with 28 medals, including 10 gold, while Canada rounded out the top 3 with 4 gold.

The Aussies historically race at their best on their home soil, so look for Emily Seebohm, Mack Horton, Emma McKeon and others to drop some of the fastest times of their career. They are not only hoping to stand atop the podium in their events here, but the athletes are also competing for a chance to compete for their nation at the Pan Pacific Championships later this year.

Additionally, visiting swimmers, such as the aforementioned Peaty and South Africa’s Chad Le Clos are looking to make history, with the former seeking to extend his 4-year 100m breast winning streak while Le Clos’ quest is to become the winningest Commonwealth athlete ever.

Refresh yourself on the fields ready to rumble down under by taking a look at our event preview links below.

Men’s Event Previews

Women’s Event Previews

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I like that all the previews are now in one place, but am curious as to why no Canadians were mentioned in this article…

Rampant anti-Canadian bias by SwimSwam staff.




I wonder if we’ll see any WRs at the meet.

I think Kylie Masse may break her 100 back record. There are other backstrokers right there with her as well.

If Cate Campbell swam a WR in front of her home crowd, that would be thrilling too.


O I can’t tell you how much i would love to see Cate set a WR at home!


That would be pretty cool


Imagine Emma Mckeon got to Sjostrom’s 100 fly record, it takes an amazing swim, and she’d need to be at her best to drop 6-7 tenths or the men’s 100 free with Cam Macevoy and Chalmers??

Dan D.

Adam Peaty. ‘Nuff said


Cate will get the 50


And jumping ahead, any retirements, particularly Aussies?


Hilary Caldwell, Olympic and LC World Championship bronze medalist in 2 bk

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After 16 years at a Fortune 1000 financial company, long-time swimmer Retta Race decided to change lanes and pursue her sporting passion. She currently is Coach for the Northern KY Swordfish Masters, a team she started up in December 2013, while also offering private coaching. Retta is also an MBA …

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