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Mixed results: Australian swim coach wants improvement ahead of Olympic trials

Mixed results: Australian swim coach wants improvement ahead of Olympic trials

Australia’s head swimming coach Rohan Taylor liked what he saw on the Gold Coast but wants to see some sharp improvement in a key meet in Sydney in May.

  • by Phil Lutton

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Cody Simpson, followed by millions, has been starstruck at the Australian swimming championships

Cody Simpson, followed by millions, has been starstruck at the Australian swimming championships

Music star-turned-elite swimmer Cody Simpson is used to the spotlight. But says it’s ‘surreal’ to be competing alongside Australia’s aquatic superstars on the Gold Coast.

  • by Phil Lutton
Warning signs for Horton as young talent time their run towards Tokyo

Warning signs for Horton as young talent time their run towards Tokyo

Horton is notorious for struggling when he’s in heavy training, but even senior figures in swimming were split on the Olympic champion’s efforts this week.

  • by Phil Lutton
Chalmers on fast-track to Olympic showdown as McKeon springs 100m upset at champs

Chalmers on fast-track to Olympic showdown as McKeon springs 100m upset at champs

Kyle Chalmers made a bold statement on the way back from shoulder surgery while Emma McKeon dethroned Cate Campbell at the Australian Swimming Championships.

  • by Phil Lutton
Big guns Titmus, Chalmers get it done in first key meet since injury

Big guns Titmus, Chalmers get it done in first key meet since injury

Two of the biggest names in Australian swimming showed they were on track for Tokyo with a pair of confidence-boosting wins on the Gold Coast.

  • by Phil Lutton
Gap in drug testing has athletes on edge for Tokyo: Horton

Gap in drug testing has athletes on edge for Tokyo: Horton

The Olympic champion swimmer said he went for nine months without a drug test during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • by Phil Lutton
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‘It gives me tingles’: Tearful McKeon praises inspirational comeback

‘It gives me tingles’: Tearful McKeon praises inspirational comeback

Emma McKeon couldn’t hold back tears as she spoke of close friend and cancer survivor Rikako Ikee, who will swim in Tokyo after 10 months in hospital.

  • by Phil Lutton
From the Archives, 1996: Kieren Perkins, the indisputable world no.1

From the Archives, 1996: Kieren Perkins, the indisputable world no.1

On April 5, 1992, Kieren Perkins set a second world record in just 48 hours when he slashed the 1500m freestyle time by almost two seconds. The record was Perkins’ fourth, with world record times also in the 400m, 800m and 1500m short course.

  • by Ron Carter
Sun Yang hearing won’t hang over Tokyo Games, say experts

Sun Yang hearing won’t hang over Tokyo Games, say experts

Banned swimmer Sun Yang will face another CAS hearing but it’s unlikely the verdict will be left hanging in time for him to swim at the Tokyo Olympics.

  • by Phil Lutton
Cody Simpson’s Olympic fairytale continues but now comes the hard part

Cody Simpson’s Olympic fairytale continues but now comes the hard part

The pop star has made a remarkable return to the sport he excelled in as a junior, but the real tests are just beginning as he prepares to swim on the Gold Coast in April.

  • by Phil Lutton
Winnington roars into Tokyo frame with eye-catching Sydney swims

Winnington roars into Tokyo frame with eye-catching Sydney swims

Elijah Winnington has put himself firmly in the Tokyo medal discussion as some of Australia’s biggest swim stars set the clock alight in Sydney.

  • by Phil Lutton