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Swimming royalty ready to shine

Swimming royalty ready to shine

20 March 2012

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.

Trickett out to buck comeback trend

Trickett out to buck comeback trend

19 March 2012

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.

Jones stoked to create Olympic history

Jones stoked to create Olympic history

18 March 2012

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.

Leisel set to make history

Leisel set to make history

17 March 2012

Triple Olympian Leisel Jones is poised to become the first Australian swimmer to go to four Olympic Games

Six swimmers bolt to London, Thorpe stalls

Six swimmers bolt to London, Thorpe stalls

16 March 2012

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 Swimming Trials: Form Guide

Olympic Swimming Trials: Form Guide

14 March 2012

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

Magnussen happy in Thorpe shadow

Magnussen happy in Thorpe shadow

14 March 2012

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.

ALO Column: Kieren Perkins

ALO Column: Kieren Perkins

26 February 2012

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.

Missile & Golden Girl to race in Sydney

Missile & Golden Girl to race in Sydney

9 February 2012

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.

Olympic triple treat in Queensland

Olympic triple treat in Queensland

9 December 2011

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.