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.
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.
One of the most anticipated comebacks in Australian sport- and world swimming- has finally got off the blocks with a tapered Ian Thorpe having an impressive start at the Olympic swimming trials in Adelaide.
D-Day has arrived for Ian Thorpe. One of the most anticipated comebacks in Australian sport will be judged when Thorpe contests Friday's 200m freestyle heats at the Olympic trials in Adelaide.
There was no stopping the women's K4 500 crew of Rachel Lovell, Hannah Davis, Jo Brigden-Jones and Lyndsie Fogarty as they stormed home to win their second Olympic selection race in Penrith and tick the qualification boxes for London.
Stephanie Rice's troublesome shoulder faces its biggest test on the opening day of swimming trials in Adelaide and coach Michael Bohl admits the Olympic champion faces a fight just to make it to London.
The men’s K4 Worlds crew have won the second Olympic nomination trial and with be nominated to the AOC, while Lyndsie Fogarty and Naomi Flood took a step closer to nomination, and Ken Wallace, Jacob Clear and Murray Stewart are all through to Thursday’s K1 1000 final!
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.