Australia

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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Olympian Tommaso D’Orsogna Cameos At West Aussie State C’ships

The 2017 West Australia Short Course Championships took place over the weekend, with several familiar faces taking to the HBF Stadium pool.

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Swimming Australia Clarifies Changes Due To New Tokyo Events

Swimming Australia announced specific changes to its planning in light of the newly-added events for Tokyo 2020.

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2017 West Australia SC Championships: Olympian Tamsin Cook Returns

After a hiatus to rest both mind and body, 18-year-old Olympian Tamsin Cook of Western Australia is ready to get back to racing.

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Australia’s Anti-Doping Agency Appoints New CEO

David Sharpe has been appointed as Australia’s new anti-doping Chief.

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2017 World Juniors: USA Adds 10 Medals on Final Night of Competition

The USA finished with double the number of total medals earned by any other country. They tallied up 32 medals, while Japan and Hungary tied for 2nd with 16 medals each.

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Australia Steps Up Anti-Doping Efforts For 2018 Commonwealth Games

For the first time at a Commonwealth Games, samples taken from in-competition tests in 2018 will remain in storage for future use.

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