SWIMMING: The Australian Swim Team for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow has been announced, tonight following a week of world class action at the Australian Swimming Championships in Brisbane.
SWIMMING: Strong swims from James Magnussen and Cate Campbell highlighted Saturday's final day of the Australian time trials in Brisbane, with the focus switching to July's world championships in Barcelona.
SWIMMING: Sprint king James Magnussen swam a new personal best time to reclaim his men’s 50m freestyle national title at the 2013 Australian Swimming Championships in Adelaide tonight, with teammate and relay world champion Matthew Abood also securing an individual swim in Spain.
SWIMMING: Gold Coast swimmer Thomas Fraser-Holmes produced an electric final 50 metres to highlight the increasing depth in Australian swimming and win his third straight men’s 200m freestyle title at the 2013 Swimming Championships tonight in Adelaide.
SWIMMING: Meagan Nay (2:07.43) has finished fifth in the women’s 200m backstroke behind 17 year-old American superstar Missy Franklin who shattered the world record with a stunning 2:04.06 for her third gold medal of these Olympic Games.
SWIMMING: Australian Melanie Schlanger (53.47) has powered home over the last lap to finish fourth – a mere 0.09 shy of the silver medal - in the women’s 100 metres freestyle final won by Dutch world number one Ranomi Kromowidjojo on Day 6 in the Aquatic Centre.
SWIMMING: Less than 14 hours after he won silver in the 100 metre freestyle, James Magnussen was back in the water at the Aquatic Centre and qualifying through to the semi-finals of the 50m freestyle.
SWIMMING: Ironman champion and dual Olympian Ky Hurst took another step forward in is preparation for the London Olympics in Switzerland yesterday, winning the Swiss National 5km Open Water Swimming Championship yesterday.
A handful of Australia's London-bound Olympians are competing in this week's national surf lifesaving championships as a welcome change from training and the strain of qualifying events.
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.