Thirty-six of Australia’s best young swimmers have been selected to compete at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF) in Sydney this January, in a meet that has proven to be a strong pathway to Olympic selection.
Ian Thorpe has described himself as an introverted nerd who is enjoying swimming even after the shock of missing the London Olympics.
SWIMMING: Seven-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist and dual Olympic medallist Geoff Huegill wants to help change the mentality in the Australian swim team from "I" to "we" following his second retirement from the sport.
SWIMMING: James Magnussen admits he made mistakes and could have carried himself better during the London Olympics but says his failure to win a gold medal has made him stronger.
2009 Australian Youth Olympic Festival star Kenneth To has won two gold medals at the FINA World Cup short course event in Dubai overnight.
SWIMMING: London Olympian Tommaso D’Orsogna and EnergyAustralia Short Course Championships king and 2010 Youth Olympian Kenneth To will help lead the Australian team at the 2012 World Short Course Championships in Turkey in December.
Australian record-holder Ellen Fullerton has won her fourth national 400m IM short course title in five years on the first night of the 2012 EnergyAustralia Short Course Swimming Championships in Perth.
SWIMMING: The postman wants an autograph. The cab driver wants a picture. The waitress wants a handshake. Everyone wants a piece of Alicia Coutts.
SWIMMING: London Olympic gold medallists Melanie Schlanger and Brittany Elmslie will headline a group of more than 450 athletes heading to Perth for the EnergyAustralia Short Course Championships next week, with swimmers vying for selection for the FINA World Championships in Turkey this December.
SWIMMING: Australia has ended the swimming program at the 2012 London Olympic Games with a total of 10 medals – a gold, six silver and three bronze.