France's Frederick Bousquet broke Eamon Sullivan's world 50m freestyle record on Sunday, setting a time of 20.94sec and becoming the first man to beak the 21-second barrier.
French swimmer Alain Bernard has reclaimed the 100m freestyle world record from Australia's Eamon Sullivan.
Controversial swimmer Nick D'Arcy has been kicked off the Australian swimming team for the 2009 world championships in Rome after he was found guilty of recklessly causing grievous bodily harm in court last month.
Swimmer Nick D'Arcy has been given a 14 month suspended sentence over the assault of former swimmer Simon Cowley last year. In Sydney's Downing Centre Local Court, Magistrate John Favretto revealed what sentence he would hand down as he began detailing his reasons.
Australia's swim team has come up with a cure for the post-Olympic blues - an injection of fresh blood.Australia named 10 first-timers in its 41-strong squad for July's world titles in Rome and that pleased Australian head coach Alan Thompson.
So this is what happens when the world's fastest female swimmer trains alongside the world's fastest man.
Triple Olympic medallist Andrew Lauterstein and company look set to dump cold water on Geoff Huegill's comeback as Cate Campbell crashed out in the 100m freestyle at the world swimming trials.Lauterstein (23.30s) smashed Matt Welsh's national record in the semi-finals of the 50m butterfly on Wednesday night
Triple Olympic gold medallist Stephanie Rice booked her flight to July's world swimming titles in Rome while fellow winner Nick D'Arcy knows his boarding card is far from secured. Rice put aside fitness and niggling injuries to eclipse young contender Emily Seebohm
Leisel Jones would spend more time in the shower than a pool nowadays but the Olympic breaststroke champion doesn't consider herself a "part-time" swimmer. The Beijing 100m gold medallist on Wednesday revealed the extent of her radical training regime that has taken preparing for the 'frog stroke' to a totally new amphibious level.
Australia has a newly discovered Olympic hero, and the nation’s tally of Olympic medals has suddenly, and quite unexpectedly, been boosted by four --- three silver and one bronze. For well over a century Francis (Frank) Gailey, a swimmer from Brisbane, has mistakenly been listed in official records as an American.