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Melbourne’s Outdoor Pool Will Host 2022 Short Course Worlds (With Expanded Capacity)

The outdoor pool at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre is covered, with an expanded 4,000-seat capacity thanks to a temporary grand stand.

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Kyle Chalmers: “I Have 2 Big Boxes I Want to Tick So I Can Retire Happily”

“…There are two more things I want to achieve, which is the world short-course championship and then the [long-course] world championship,” Chalmers said.

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Zac Stubblety-Cook Among Aussie Swimmers Nominated For AIS Sport Performance Awards

After winning Olympic gold in 2021, Stubblety-Cook won the men’s 200 breast at both the World Championships and Commonwealth Games in 2022.

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Ian Thorpe on FINA’s Transgender Ban: “They’ve Actually Got It Wrong”

Australian swimming legend Ian Thorpe spoke out against FINA’s decision to ban transgender women from elite female competitions in a recent interview. 

Coach Peter Bishop And Swimmers Chalmers, Wilson, Harris Receive 2022 SASI Awards

The South Australian Sports Institute honors Head Coach Peter Bishop and swimmers Kyle Chalmers, Madi Wilson, and Meg Harris for their 2022 achievements.

FINA Confirms $2.1 Million Prize Money Pool For 2022 Short Course World Championships

The total amount of prize money handed out at this year’s Short Course World Championships will see a significant decrease compared to last year.

New Australian Prime Minister Reneges on 2032 Olympic Infrastructure Deal

Australia’s new prime minister pulled out of a federal pledge to split the cost of 2032 Olympic and Paralympic spending with Queensland last week.

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Australia’s Michael Bohl, Matthew Dunn, Nicole Livingstone Receive SA Life Memberships

Swimming Australia awards Life Memberships to Olympic Coach Michael Bohl, FINA Second Vice President Matthew Dunn, and sports commentator Nicole Livingstone.

Taylor McKeown Finishes Off Big Career Goal in Last Meet Before Retirement

Taylor McKeown checked one last item off her bucket list this weekend before officially calling it quits from competitive swimming.

Cody Simpson Laying 100 Butterfly Groundwork in Queensland

Cody Simpson cruised to the top of the podium in the men’s 100m butterfly event while competing at the Queensland LC Preparation Meet.

Simpson Scores 100 Free Win Over Incerti In Queensland

Cody Simpson stood atop the men’s 100m freestyle podium today in Queensland while competing at the Long Course Preparation Meet.

Tracy Stockwell (Caulkins) Out As President of Swimming Australia After Nine Months

Swimming Australia announced the election of Dr. Michelle Gallen as its new President, axing Tracy Stockwell after just nine months.

McKeown & McEvoy Among Racers Set For QLD Prep Meet #2

Several big Aussie stars, including Olympic champion Kaylee McKeown, are headed to the Queensland Long Course Preparation Meet #2.

Australian Olympic Medalist Scott Miller Sentenced To Five Years In Prison

Miller was convicted and sentenced to five years and six months in jail after pleading guilty to running a drug operation.

World Champs Medalist Holly Barratt Retires From Competitive Swimming

World Championships medalist Holly Barratt announced her retirement from the sport following the completion of the 2022 World Cup.