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Montage image of Olympic medallist James Magnussen and Australian Youth Olympic Festival record holder Luke Percy.

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.

Australia celebrates winning the Women's Hockey Final between Australia and China at Sydney Olympic Park Hockey Centre on January 20, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

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.

Madeline Groves of Australia competes in the Women's 200m butterfly final during day two of the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre on January 17, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

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.

Ryo Fujimoto of Japan competes in the Men's 200m Individual Medley Final during day five of the Australian Youth Olympic Festival at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre on January 20, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

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.

Mack Horton of Australia competes in the Mens 1500 Freestyle Final during day eight of the Australian Olympic Swimming Trials at South Australian Aquatic & Leisure Centre on March 22, 2012 in Adelaide, Australia.

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.

Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre

SWIMMING: The AYOF record book has almost been rewritten, with three more records broken in Sunday morning’s heats.

Sydney's comeback

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Canada swimmer

SWIMMING: The biggest swimming comeback of AYOF2013 is definitely Canadian representative Sydney Pickrem.

Amelia Gould of Australia celebrates winning the Women's 200m freestyle final during day two of the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre on January 17, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

SWIMMING: Saturday night’s finals made a real splash in the record books with five new AYOF records and two dead heats.

Mitchell Pratt of Australia competes in the men's 200m butterfly final during day two of the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre on January 17, 2013.

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.

Oceania swimmers training at the Sydney Aquatic Centre ahead of a heats session at the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival.

SWIMMING: The swimmers representing Combined Oceania are competing in their first Australian Youth Olympic Festival and have already gained much from the experience.