swimming

swimming October 30, 2021

Paralympic swimmer Grant ‘Scooter’ Patterson on becoming bulletproof

Born with a rare genetic disorder, Paralympian Grant ‘Scooter’ Patterson has won fans the world over for his larrikin quips and easygoing nature. Now with Tokyo medals under his belt, the swimmer is looking towards his next challenge.

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 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.

swimming May 31, 2014

Golden girl: Alicia Coutts, 26, swimmer

Only three Australians have taken home five medals from a single Olympic Games. We meet one of them.