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.
For the first time in history open water swimming will be on the Olympic program. Queensland’s Kate Brookes-Peterson is endeavouring to swim the distance to qualify for the inaugural start-line.
An electric shock was the cause of champion Australian swimmer Brooke Hanson's collapse at a pool and spa exhibition, Victoria's electricity safety watchdog said.The 29-year-old dual Olympic medallist keeled over after stepping out of a demonstration spa pool
Six-time Olympic swimming medallist Michael Klim has announced his retirement from the sport.The 29-year-old sprinter had a brilliant international career that spanned 13 years and included three Olympics, four long course FINA World Championships and two Commonwealth Games appearances.
The Australian swim team have wrapped up the Mare Nostrum series by clinching five gold medals on the final day of competition in Monaco. At the same time former Ironman star Ky Hurst won the FINA 10 kilometre Marathon Swimming World Cup event in London.
The Australian Swim team has continued on its winning way through Europe, taking out eight events on the opening night of the Mare Nostrum meet in Barcelona. Team Captain Grant Hackett led the way with victory in the 400 metre freestyle.
Team Captain Grant Hackett led the way with victory in the 400 metre freestyle.
Brisbane schoolgirl Cate Campbell continued her charge for the Beijing Olympics with another prized scalp at the Telstra Grand Prix meet in Brisbane.
Dual world record holder Leisel Jones will return to her former hometown of Brisbane this weekend to begin her campaign for gold at next year’s Beijing Olympic Games.
Australia’s top swimmers including recently married Grant Hackett and Libby Lenton are back in training after a short break post the World Championships.
World Anti-Doping Agency chairman Dick Pound has denied any drug-testing laboratory leaked news of Ian Thorpe's investigation for abnormal hormone levels.French newspaper L'Equipe recently alleged a urine sample Thorpe provided in May last year produced abnormally high readings for testosterone