Leigh Russell

Aussies Sticking To Plan Of Olympic Trials Closer To Actual Event For 2020

Gold Medalist Kyle Chalmers will see the 2020 Olympic Trials for Australia be held at his home pool, the SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre.


OW Swimmer Kareena Lee First Aussie Woman Nominated For 2020 Olympic Team

25-year-old Kareena Lee of the Sunshine Coast has been announced as the first female nominated to Australia’s 2020 Olympic team.


World Champion Ariarne Titmus Nominated For Aussies’ Don Award

19-year-old Ariarne Titmus has been nominated for Australia’s prestigious Don Award, partly due to her gold medal-winning 400m free performance in Gwangju.


Mack Horton & Coach Dean Boxall Comment On Shayna Jack’s Positive Test

Read what Shayna Jack’s coach Dean Boxall and her Aussie teammate Mack Horton have to say about her positive doping test.


Both Shayna Jack’s A & B Samples Tested Positive For Ligandrol

Shayna Jack has seen both her A and B samples test positive for a banned substance. Read more about her situation and the timing involved.


Former ASADA Head Questions Swimming Australia’s Transparency On Shayna Jack

Former Australian Sport Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) head Richard Ings puts the spotlight on how Swimming Australia is handling Shayna Jack’s situation.


Australia Swim CEO: Jack Failed Test “Bitterly Disappointing and Embarrassing”

Swimming Australia CEO Leigh Russell spoke to media on Sunday, and declined to name the substance that World Record holder Shayna Jack has tested positive for.


Swimming Australia CEO Confirms No World C’ships Broadcast Deal

Swimming Australia CEO Leigh Russell confirmed today that no deal between FINA and Australian broadcasters could be reached to air the World Championships.


2020 Australian Open Water Championships Set for Brighton Beach

Swimming Australia is delighted to announce its 2020 Australian Open Water Swimming Championships will return to South Australia’s Brighton Beach next year.

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Funding Boost Fuels Aussies Ahead Of Tokyo

In a boost to Australian athletes, including its swimmers, in the lead-up to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, the Federal Government announced a funding injection of more than $54 million over the next 2 years.

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Beyond The Lane Lines: Possibly The Youngest Olympian

Cate Campbell, Alain Bernard, Natalie Coughlin and possible the world’s youngest Olympic athlete highlight this edition of ‘Beyond the Lane Lines.’

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Swimming Australia CEO Seeks FINA, ISL Compromise To Avoid OLY Bans

In light of the fact that the idea of Olympic bans for athletes who compete in ISL events this year is still lurking in the air, Swimming Australia Chief Executive Leigh Russell is initiating talks to try to avoid devastation in 2020.

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Swimming Australia & Sponsor Optus Part Ways Pre-Tokyo

Just weeks after Swimming Australia announced that its National Training Centre (NTC) Transition Program in Canberra will be closing at the end of the 2018 calendar year, the organization has revealed it has now parted ways with major sponsor Optus.

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Cate Campbell: “FINA Have Forgotten They Exist Because Of Athletes”

“It’s a sad day for sport because we are taking away a great event and losing an opportunity to grow the sport,” World Record holder and 3-time Olympian Cate Campbell of Australia said this week concerning the now-cancelled Energy for Swim meet.


Tickets on Sale for Super Short Course Spectacular in Melbourne

Victorians have the chance to catch all the action poolside as Australia’s swimming superheroes converge on Melbourne for the splash and dash, 2018 Hancock Prospecting Australian Short Course Championships taking place this 25 – 27 October.

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