swimming

swimming March 13, 2021

Australian swimming and the Tokyo Olympics

With disruption and doubt still surrounding the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, now scheduled to start in July 2021, can the Australian swim team stay in their lane and remain focused on the quest for gold?

swimming February 27, 2021

Athletes and mental health

Where once elite athletes were encouraged to show no chinks in their armour, today’s sporting heroes are keen to share their vulnerabilities in the hope of reducing the stigma surrounding mental health challenges.

swimming August 17, 2019

Hypocrisy and bad blood

Swimmer Mack Horton’s stand against drug cheats, while admirable, brings into focus the double standard over who is doping and who is seen to have made an innocent mistake.

swimming February 24, 2018

Rolling strokes: Dean Summers, 58, channel swimmer

Dean Summers on his plan to swim the Seven Seas in support of exploited international seafarers.

swimming April 8, 2017

In the gene pool: Emma McKeon, swimmer

Emma McKeon on her Rio Olympics triumph, her swimming pedigree and her plans for the future.

swimming June 11, 2016

Different strokes: Jarrod Poort, 21, long-distance swimmer

Open-water swimmer Jarrod Poort’s plan to make waves in Rio.

swimming June 20, 2015

Super fish: Mack Horton, 19, swimmer

Commonwealth Games silver medallist Mack Horton on the Australian swim team’s cultural turnaround.

swimming May 9, 2015

Keeping up with the Jones: Taylor McKeown, swimmer, 20

Commonwealth Games 200-metres breaststroke gold medallist Taylor McKeown reveals her animal instincts.

swimming March 28, 2015

The professor: Cameron McEvoy, 20, swimmer

Is this Australia's brainiest sportsman?

swimming February 28, 2015

Gold rush: Ellie Cole, 23, swimmer and wheelchair basketball player

Four-time London Paralympics gold medallist Ellie Cole on the shock of being a champion.

swimming July 12, 2014

Making a splash: Cate Campbell, 22, swimmer

Her best friends were always the nerds and never the jocks, but then Cate Campbell fell in love with winning.