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The battle for medals in the pool at the London Olympic Games will be fierce and swimmers selected to represent Australia are capable of taking down the world’s best.
The 26 individual events on the Olympic program for swimming were contested over eight days of racing in Adelaide with the Australian Olympic Committee officially selecting a 44-strong team for London 2012. Here is a wrap of every event at the Olympic Trials and the athletes who excelled.
Olympic trials have not proved a happy hunting ground for comeback swimmers so far, but Libby Trickett is confident she can buck the trend after an encouraging start in the 100m freestyle.
Stephanie Rice, Alicia Coutts, Bronte Barratt and Kylie Palmer secured their second individual Olympic starts in London while Nick D'Arcy and Chris Wright ticked the Olympic nomination boxes in the 200 metres butterfly on day four of the Australian Swimming Championships in Adelaide.
Kylie Palmer produced the swim of the second night of Olympic trials in the women's 400m freestyle final in front of Bronte Barratt. Alicia Coutts and Jessicah Schipper scored butterfly berths and Christian Sprenger produced a blistering breaststroke time ahead of Brenton Rickard while Ian Thorpe was knocked out in the 200m freestyle semi.
Olympic champion Stephanie Rice declared she had finally let her swimming do the talking after producing her best swim in three years to ensure a shot a defending her 400m individual medley title in London.
Olympic Champions Stephanie Rice and Libby Trickett have started well during the first heat session at the Olympic Swimming Trials in Adelaide. There is plenty of competition however for spots on the London 2012 Team and both will need to swim quicker on Thursday night.
The 2012 Australian Olympic Trials will be filled with high drama as athletes battle for Olympic qualification. Unlike most other sports, the Swim Team is selected based solely on performances at Trials. There are no second chances and athletes will be pushed to their limits. Enjoy our preview of the must-watch finals events
Alicia Coutts is chasing as many as five medals at the London Olympics, confident that a helpful program gives her a huge leg-up in her pet butterfly and medley events.