Minna Atherton

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Atherton discussed the Open Nationals race with Australian press after Friday’s final. “It was pretty intimidating,” she said. “But I was just going for the experience and to learn how to race against the older girls. It was a really good experience. I’m looking forward to my races tomorrow and throughout the rest of the year.”

Campbell and Magnussen Post Impressive Times at Aussie Grand Prix

Cate Campbell recorded a 24.04 in the 50 freestyle and went on to post a 23.59 relay split while Jame Magnussen swam his fastest 100 freestyle since having shoulder surgery last June…

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5 Races To Watch At The 2016 Arena Pro Swim Series at Santa Clara

Nathan Adrian has swept the 50 and 100 freestyles at 4 of 5 Arena Pro Swim Series stops so far. Can he beat Australia’s former world champ James Magnussen and junior world record-holder Kyle Chalmers to do it again in Santa Clara?

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Aussies Announce Robust Roster Headed To Junior Pan Pacs

Swimming Australia just released its roster headed to Hawaii at the end of August for the 2016 Junior Pan Pacific Championships.

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Australian Championships: Day 7 Finals Live Recap

Athletes will by vying for Olympic team spots in the women’s 200 backstroke and 800 freestyle as well as the men’s 100 butterfly and 50 freestyle…

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Australian Championships: Day 6 Finals Live Recap

Olympic team spots in the women’s 200 breaststroke and 100 freestyle as well the men’s 200 backstroke and 200 IM are on the line on day six…

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2016 Australian Olympic Trials: Day 6 Prelims Live Recaps

After missing an individual swim in the 100, James Magnussen will begin his quest for a spot in the 50 on Tuesday morning in Adelaide.

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Australian Championships: Day Three Live Recap

Mitch Larkin continues to chase Peirsol’s records while Emily Seebohm rocks another sub-59 swim.

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Australian Championships: Day Two Final Live Recap

Olympic team spots are up for grabs in the women’s 100 butterfly, men’s 100 breaststroke and women’s 400 freestyle…

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Australian Championships: 3 Big Things From Day Two Prelims

There were several storylines coming out of the second day of preliminaries in Adelaide, but here are what we saw as three of the biggest…

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2016 Australian Championships: Day 2 Prelims Live Recap

Both of Australia’s reigning world champion backstrokers – Mitch Larkin and Emily Seebohm – are set to take on heats of the 100 back on day 2 of the Australian Olympic Trials.

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2016 Australian Championships (Olympic Trials) – Women’s Preview

The depth in the women’s events will make several of the races at Australian Olympic Trials extremely exciting…

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McKeown Sets New 200 Backstroke Age Group Record in Adelaide

14 year old Kaylee McKeown destroyed the field on her way to setting a new Australian age group mark in the women’s 200 backstroke…

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Magnussen Gets Another Shot At NSW Championship Sprint Title

James Magnussen swam a smooth 50m freestyle this morning, setting himself up for the middle of the pool to lead tonight’s finals in Sydney.

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McKeon Puts Up World’s Second Fastest 100 Butterfly at NSW Champs

Emma McKeon posted a lifetime best to win the 100 butterfly at the NSW State Championships in a 57.24…

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15-Year-Old Atherton Goes 2:08 In 2Back, McEvoy Reigns At NSWs

Hard not to swim-nerd out over some of the eye-popping times thrown down in Sydney on night 1 of the NSW Open Championships.

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