Australia

Swimming Australia Says Their Entire Board Will Vote For Marriage Equality

Double Olympic medalist Mitch Larkin (above) is one of the few Australian elites who have spoken out on the marriage equality vote this week in Australia.

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Asian Games No Longer Considering Addition of Australia

Australia/Oceania will not be partaking in the 2022 Asian Games, as once proposed.

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2017 Victorian Open SC Championships Recap

Catch up on the 2017 Vic Open Short Course Championships, which took place on September 16th and 17th.

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Poort Handed 12-Month Ban; Groves’ Case Now Sole Remainder

“Now, facing one year ineligibility for this, from the sport and a way of life I’ve dedicated so much to over the past years, it has been a very tough pill to swallow, however I’ve chose to accept and respect the situation,” says now-suspended Australian open water athlete Jarrod Poort.

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Official 2018 Pan Pacific Championships Website Now Available

The official website, www.panpacs2018.com, is now available to the public, with general competition information available at this time.

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President Of Swimming Victoria Moving On To National Role

Swimming Victoria’s President, Paul Malcolm, is leaving his post for a role within Swimming Australia.

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Australian World Champion Seebohm Up For Prestigious ‘Don Award’

The definition of perseverance, Aussie Emily Seebohm has been nominated for Australia’s prestigious ‘Don Award’.

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Olympic Legends Thorpe & Van Den Hoogenband Reunite In Sydney

Olympic swimmers Ian Thorpe and Pieter Van den Hoogenband reunite in Sydney, just one site of their several storied freestyle battles.

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New Swimming Tasmania Rule Excludes Non-Citizens From Records, Relays

Per Swimming Tasmania, any swimmer not holding Australian citizenship will be deemed ineligible to claim Tasmanian titles or records posted at Tasmanian Championship events.

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Usain Bolt Says He Would Beat Aussie Icon Ian Thorpe In Swim Race

Picture this – Olympic track star Usain Bolt racing against Aussie icon Ian Thorpe in the water.

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James Magnussen Voices Concerns Over His Home State’s Swimming Status

I have no doubt there are hundreds of swimmers in country NSW, and NSW as a whole, who have just as much talent as I ever did but sadly we lose a lot of those,” James Magnussen said recently of his home state of New South Wales.

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Former World Champion Mitch Larkin Returns To Bohl-Less St. Peters

“Jacco said to me that if you have 1% of doubt in your mind, it’s too much and I did have those doubts,” said two-time Olympian Mitch Larkin of his time with Simon Cusack.

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Swimming Australia Updates Open Water Event Bylaws

Swimming Australia announced that the 2018 Australian Open Water Swimming Championships will remain at Brighton Beach in Adelaide, but participants should expect some notable changes at next year’s event.

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Former Swimming Australia Director Hired As Sport New Zealand Chief

In the same week that Swimming New Zealand Head Coach Jerry Olszewski announced his resignation, a new High Performance Sport NZ Chief Executive has been hired.

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Chalmers & Campbell Sisters Expected At Aussie SC C’ships In October

Olympic gold medalist Kyle Chalmers is set to compete in his home pool at the Australian Short Course Championships next month.

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