SWIMMING: In another bonding initiative following the London Olympics, the Australian swimming team will train alongside the country's rising stars at a six-day national camp on the Gold Coast next week.
Across all of the 17 sports at the 2013 AYOF the standard of competition was outstanding and future Olympians where in action across Sydney. Check out how all the competitions unfolded in the sport by sport wrap.
As the Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF) finishes up here in Sydney, the junior athletes could not have got a better experience on the road to Rio 2016.
SWIMMING: This year’s swimming at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF) has finished the way it began: several close finishes and plenty of AYOF records.
SWIMMING: Australia is set to witness a resurgence in distance swimming after Mack Horton had the swim of his life to win the Australian Youth Olympic Festival 1500m freestyle.
SWIMMING: The AYOF record book has almost been rewritten, with three more records broken in Sunday morning’s heats.
SWIMMING: The biggest swimming comeback of AYOF2013 is definitely Canadian representative Sydney Pickrem.
SWIMMING: Saturday night’s finals made a real splash in the record books with five new AYOF records and two dead heats.
SWIMMING: Crowds are starting to build at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre for ‘Super Saturday’, and the morning’s swimming heats did not disappoint the excited spectators. All racers displayed solid form, which should make for thrilling finals on Saturday night.
SWIMMING: The swimmers representing Combined Oceania are competing in their first Australian Youth Olympic Festival and have already gained much from the experience.