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Comeback queen Libby Trickett will be shooting for her place on the Australian Olympic Team when she takes to the pool in the 100m freestyle final tonight at the National Championships in Adelaide.
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.
Three-time Olympic gold medallist Leisel Jones has made history as the first Australian swimmer to qualify for four Olympic Games after finishing second in the women’s 100m breaststroke behind protégé Leiston Pickett.
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.
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
It's hard to imagine the fastest swimmer in the world ever flying under the radar. But world 100m freestyle champion James Magnussen believes the hype surrounding Ian Thorpe's comeback will allow him to thrive at the Olympic trials in Adelaide starting this week.
Lane 8, 1500m freestyle, Atlanta 1996... You know the rest of the story! Kieren Perkins lit up the history books with his second Olympic gold medal. Having struck gold in the 1500m at the 1992 Barcelona Games, Perkins became the first Australian since Dawn Fraser to defend an individual Olympic swimming title.
Two superstars of Australian swimming take to the pool in Sydney this weekend for the NSW Titles. Olympic gold medal contender James Magnussen is set to fly and triple Olympic gold medallist Stephanie Rice is using the meet as her first hit-out since shoulder surgery.
Triple Olympic gold medallists Libby Trickett, Leisel Jones and Stephanie Rice will headline over 2,000 athletes competing at this year’s Queensland State Championships from 10 to 16 December, at the Brisbane Aquatic Centre.