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Chalmers Missing From South Aussie States; McKeown Lined Up

Reigning Olympic champion Kyle Chalmers underwent shoulder surgery last November and won’t be competing at the annual South Aussie States.

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Former Aussie Head Coach Jacco Verhaeren Joins German Staff

Jacco Verhaeren left Swimming Australia last September and has already landed a role with the German Swimming Association (DSV).

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SSPC: Matt Wilson Explains The Work He’s Doing to Recapture the 200 Breast WR

Wilson paces 30.lows in training consistently, indicating that we could see Anton Chupkov’s 2:06.1 WR from 2019 go down come Tokyo. 

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Aussie Open Water Nationals Rescheduled For March

Open water swimmer Nick Sloman will try to retain his Aussie national title at the rescheduled national open water championships set for March.

Looking At The Last Decade Of The Women’s 200 Fly

The women’s 200m fly has seen some masterful performances in the past, but what does the data tell us about the event’s overall progression?

Tokyo 2021 Olympic Relay Qualification Update — Men’s 400 Free Relay

Caeleb Dressel leads the Americans to the top ranking in the 400 Free Relay. Close behind are the Russians, who will be challenging for the gold.

Coronavirus Causes 2021 Australian Open Water C’ships Delay

The 2021 Swimming Australia Open Water Championships have been officially postponed (new date TBD) due to coronavirus-related concerns.

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Tokyo Olympic Relay Qualification Update — Women’s 400 Medley Relay

The US women of Regan Smith, Lilly King, Kelsi Dahlia, and Simone Manuel lead the pack in the 400 Medley Relay with a WR time of 3:50.40

SSPC: Elijah Winnington Explains Moving Programs to Train More Distance

He explains how moving to a new program has helped him reignite his swimming as well as why he needed more distance in his training overall.

Tokyo 2021 Olympic Relay Qualification Update — Women’s 800 Free Relay

Valentine Dumont, who set who Belgian records in 2020, has helped Belgium move into a wildcard spot in the Women’s 800 Free Relay

Two-Time Aussie Olympian David McKeon Announces Retirement

Says 2-time Olympian David McKeon, “This isn’t a goodbye to swimming by any means, this is just the start of a new chapter in my journey!”

SSPC: Kaylee Mckeown Describes 21-Day Training Blocks with 17-on, 4-Off

McKeown re-wrote half of the Australian backstroke record book last year, setting records in the 100 and 200 backs long course and the 200 back short course

Tokyo 2021 Olympic Relay Qualification Update – Women’s 400 Free Relay

Charlotte Bonnet and the French women now have the fifth fastest 400 Free Relay time as they look ahead to Tokyo while other countries fight to qualify.

Australian Coach Dean Pugh Loses Battle With Cancer

Australian coach Dean Pugh lost his battle with lung cancer, dying in his sleep earlier this week surrounded by his family and friends.

2020 Swammy For Female Swimmer Of The Year Goes To Australia’s Kaylee McKeown

This year’s Swammy award for Female Swimmer of the Year goes to backstroke ace and Australia’s newest world record holder – Kaylee McKeown.