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.
Sydney Olympic bronze medallist Geoff Huegill has confirmed his return to competitive swimming as part of coach Grant Stoelwinder's star-studded squad in Sydney. The five-time Commonwealth champion has had major battles with his weight since quitting the sport following the 2004 Athens Olympics.
Grant Hackett has pulled down the curtain on one of Australia's greatest swimming careers to a standing ovation. The national team captain announced his retirement at Swimming Australia's swimmer of the year awards in Sydney and it drew the entire crowd to their feet.
The younger sisters of Cate Campbell and Christopher Ashwood will compete at the 2009 Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF) in January.
Losing his three world titles in Melbourne this year might turn out to be the best thing that has happened to Grant Hackett.
Grant Hackett has left no doubt about his intentions at next year’s Beijing Games.He is aiming for a record third gold medal in his pet event the 1500 metres freestyle, but the 400m freestyle and the 10km open water swim are very much on his radar.In Sydney today for the announcement of a partnership between Uncle Tobys and the 2008 Australian Olympic Team Hackett made it clear three gold medals were within his grasp.