Swimming news / swimming video is courtesy of Swimming Australia.
Swimming Australia’s Grand Prix series is madeup of three teams using athletes selected onto the Commonwealth Games, Australia Junior and Senior Pan Pacific Championship teams with additional swimmers who performed well at the 2014 Australian Swimming Championships in Brisbane.
The three teams are captained by swimming legends and Olympic gold medallists Petria Thomas, Ashley Callus and Bill Kirby.
Swimming has proud history of achievement at the Olympic Games and is without doubt Australia’s most successful Olympic sport. Swimmers have represented Australia at every summer Olympics since 1900 in Paris, after only sending a runner, Edwin Flack to the 1896 Athens Olympics. In total Australia has won 58 swimming gold medals at the Olympic Games, second only to the United States, who have won 217. East Germany is in third place with 32 gold medals.