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Australian swimmer Nick D'Arcy leaves the Downing Centre Local Court with his father Justin D'Arcy on April 21, 2008 in Sydney, Australia.

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.

Ryan Napoleon wins the 1500M freestyle during day six finals of the 2009 Australian Swimming Championships at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre on March 22, 2009.

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.

Lisbeth Trickett of the NSW Institute of Sport celebrates winning the Women's 100m Freestyle Final during day three of the 2009 Australian Swimming Championships at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre on March 19, 2009.

So this is what happens when the world's fastest female swimmer trains alongside the world's fastest man.

Marieke Guehrer waves to the crowd after winning the womens 50m butterfly final at the National Swimming Championships at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre on March 18, 2009 in Sydney, Australia.

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

Rice off to Rome

17 March 2009
Stephanie Rice of St Peters Western celebrates after winning the Women's 200 metre individual medley final during day one of the 2009 Australian Swimming Championships at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre on March 17, 2009 in Sydney, Australia.

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

Tara Kirk of the United States congratulates Leisel Jones following the Women's 100m Breaststroke final at the 2007 World Championships in Melbourne.

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.

A portrait of swimmer Francis Gailey who won four medals at the St Louis Games in 1904. Records indicated him representing the USA until corrected to Australia in 2009.

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.

Geoff Huegill of Australia celebrates his bronze medal in the Men's 100m Butterfly Final during the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

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.

Hackett calls it a day

27 October 2008

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.

Cate Campbell breaks 25 seconds in the women's 50m freestyle.

The younger sisters of Cate Campbell and Christopher Ashwood will compete at the 2009 Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF) in January.