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.”

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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2016 NSW Open C’ships Preview: Maggie, McEvoy, Campbell, Seebohm

Stacked talent awaits in Sydney at the 2016 NSW Open Championships starting Thursday.

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Toxic Culture Turn-Around Leads To Aussie Success In The Pool

The Australian National Team has done an about-face internally since its so-called ‘toxic culture’ was brought into the spotlight post-2012 London.

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Minna Atherton Breaks Junior World Record at Local Brisbane Meet

Australian Minna Atherton has knocked half-a-second from the Junior World Record in the 50 backstroke at a local meet in Brisbane, Queensland.

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2015 Swammy Awards: Viktoria Gunes, World Jr Swimmer of the Year

Turkey’s Viktoria Zeynep Gunes not only rose to the top of the world in junior swimming, she actually rose to the top of the senior level as well.

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Minna Atherton Takes Sole Possession of 100 Back Junior World Record

Previously tied for the Junior World Record in the 100 backstroke, Australia’s Minna Atherton nabbed the record all for herself Wednesday with a 59.37 at the Queensland Championships.

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Campbell Posts World’s Top Time in the 50 Freestyle in Brisbane

Cate Campbell won the women’s 50 freestyle at the Queensland Championships in a time of 24.12…

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