The video, EFFORT, was produced as a campaign to encourage athletes to achieve based on “effort,” not by using performance-enhancing drugs and cheating.
In what was a very difficult 2012-2013 season for Australian Swimming one of the brightest spots was the creation of…
The IOC has a new president, and for the first time, it’s an Olympic gold medal athlete. (Photo: Sven Teshcke)
Chad le Clos is the greatest Youth Olympics success story in swimming, having won a World Short Course title later that year, and ending up with Olympic gold in 2011, and double gold at Worlds in 2013. (Photo: Victor Puig/victorpuig.com)
The International Olympic Committee will change the future of sports this coming weekend.
American Caeleb Dressel won the boy’s 100 freestyle in a championship and NAG record time of 48.97… (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, the swim pictures)
Mack Horton’s dominance in the men’s freestyle events powered the Australians to the top spot in the medal standings…
(Stock Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
It may be a bit blurry, but the image captures Gunnar Bentz’s emotion and intensity after winning the boys’ 400 IM. (Photo: Colin Blair/SwimSwam.com)
Luke Percy already won the 50 free at World Juniors; he’ll be looking for a middle lane coming out of Friday’s semifinals in the 100. (Photo: Colin Blair/SwimSwam.com)
Luke Percy was also among the top seeds coming out of prelims, with his coming in the 100 free. (Photo: Colin Blair/SwimSwam.com)
Le Clos was one of the stars of the first Youth Olympics in Singapore in 2010 where he won 5 total medals, including gold in the 200 fly. He is also easily the most successful alumni of that meet so far, winning gold in the 200 fly at the Olympics and following it up with World Championships in both the 100 and 200 butterfly at the 2013 Barcelona World Championships. (Photo Credit: Victor Puig, victorpuig.com)
The Australian Junior team is having an impressive run of success at this year’s World Junior Championships. (Photo: Colin Blair/SwimSwam.com)
In the men’s 800 free relay final, Australia’s Mack Horton will be looking for his 6th gold medal of the meet in four days. (Photo: Colin Blair/SwimSwam.com)
The title went to Hong Kong’s Siobhan Haughey in 54.47, which broke the Meet Record set by American Lia Neal in 2011 at 54.90. That also re-broke the Hong Kong National Age Group Record for 15-17′s that she set in prelims, and came within a tenth of former NCAA standout Hannah Wilson’s overall National Record.