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Swimming the distance

8 July 2007
Kate Brookes-Peterson, open water swimming.

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.

Brooke Hanson celebrates her silver medal performance in the 100m breaststroke at the Athens Olympics.

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

Klim hangs up Speedos

27 June 2007
Michael Klim celebrates gold and the World Record in the 4x100m freestyle relay at Sydney 2000.

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.

Ky Hurst of Australia leaves the water after finishing 22nd in the 10km Open Water event at the Melbourne 2007 FINA World Championships on March 20, 2007. Hurst led after 7.5km.

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.

Cate claims big scalp

21 May 2007
Cate Campbell breaks 25 seconds in the women's 50m freestyle.

Brisbane schoolgirl Cate Campbell continued her charge for the Beijing Olympics with another prized scalp at the Telstra Grand Prix meet in Brisbane.

Liesel Jones relieved at winning her first World Title at Montreal in 2005.

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.

Libby Lenton celebrates winning the 100m butterfly at the 2007 World Championsips in Melbourne.

Australia’s top swimmers including recently married Grant Hackett and Libby Lenton are back in training after a short break post the World Championships.

Ian Thorpe announcing his retirement from swimming in Sydney on 21 November 2006.

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

Libby Lenton celebrates swimming the world's fastest ever 100m freestyle clocking 52.99 secs at the Duel in the Pool in Sydney.

Swimming Australia has received confirmation from the sport’s world governing body, FINA, that the 100 metre freestyle time of 52.99 that Libby Lenton swam at this month’s Duel in the Pool will not be ratified as a world record.The time, swum by Lenton as the lead-off leg of a mixed 4x100m freestyle relay where she was racing a