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49 Swimmers Named To Australia’s Home Games Roster

The 4-day Australian Championships, which doubled as the Commonwealth Games Trials, came to a close tonight in Southport, but not before 49 able-bodied and 21 Para Sport athletes were named to the green and gold roster for a home-based Games coming up in April.


Verhaeren: These Australian Trials Truly Are A Test For All Of Us

We unpacked the Australian Trials’ new format in our SwimSwam preview, but hear from Australian Head Coach Jacco Verhaeren himself on how he envisions the 4-day meet unrolling.


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.


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.


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.


Magnussen Criticizes Australia’s Relay Tactics, Jacco Responds

James Magnussen questioned Australia’s relay lineup choices in an interview yesterday, arguing that the fastest swimmer should lead off the 4×100 free relay.


Australian Dolphins Swim Prepares For Budapest

The Australian Dolphins Swim team has assembled in the heartland of legendary Netherlands swimmers Pieter van den Hoogenband and Inge…

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Australian World C’ships Squad Headed To The Hague For Training Camp

The Australian World Championships squad will head to The Hague to conduct its pre-Budapest training camp.

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Singapore Swimming Hires Aussie Stephan Widmer As National Head Coach

Joseph Schooling, Singapore’s first-ever Olympic gold medalist in swimming, will have an Aussie at the helm of his nation’s swimming program.


Kyle Chalmers Withdraws From 2017 World Championships

2016 Olympic 100 free gold medalist Kyle Chalmers has withdrawn from the 2017 World Championships.


Ashwood Latest Aussie To Withdraw From Budapest

Jess Ashwood joins the list of elite Aussie athletes choosing not to attend the World Championships in Budapest this July.


‘Australian Swimming Framework’ Launched To Better Define Athlete Paths

Swimming Australia has partnered with the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) to establish more defined athletic pathways within its new ‘Framework’ system.


Lack Of FINA Initiative Leads Verhaeren To Quit Coaches Committee

Australian National Team Head Coach Jacco Verhaeren has submitted his resignation from his ancillary post as Vice Chairman of FINA’s Coaches Committee.


James Magnussen Opting Out Of Aussie Nationals, World Championships

Two-time 100m freestyle world champion and 2012 Olympic silver medalist James Magnussen is going all-in for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.


Swimming Australia Shake-up: Olympic Trials Moves To American Model

A major shift in the timing of Australian Olympic Trials marks Swimming Australia’s latest important announcement.