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Simpson respects Chalmers’ decision to compete after ‘whirlwind week’

Simpson respects Chalmers’ decision to compete after ‘whirlwind week’

After a turbulent week in the pool, Cody Simpson says he and Kyle Chalmers cleared the air and are both keen to resume rivalries at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham this July.

  • by Angus Thomson

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The inside story of a Titmus world record two months in the making

The inside story of a Titmus world record two months in the making

For eight weeks, Ariarne Titmus and Dean Boxall had been secretly plotting to take down one of the greatest records in swimming. On Sunday night, she delivered.

  • by Phil Lutton
Melbourne to replace Russia as host of swimming world championships

Melbourne to replace Russia as host of swimming world championships

Melbourne will replace Russia in hosting the 25-metre short course FINA World Swimming Championships from December 13-18.

  • by Alexander Dabb
Simpson earns Commonwealth Games spot
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Simpson earns Commonwealth Games spot

Cody Simpson has earned a spot in Australia's swimming team for the Birmingham Commonwealth Games.

Titmus breaks Ledecky's 400m world record
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Titmus breaks Ledecky's 400m world record

Olympic champion Ariarne Titmus has broken the 400m women's freestyle world record of great United States rival Katie Ledecky

Chalmers savages selection coverage, skips Dolphins team announcement

Chalmers savages selection coverage, skips Dolphins team announcement

Kyle Chalmers and Cody Simpson were named on national teams on Sunday but Chalmers stayed away citing mental health concerns and slammed media coverage of the selection drama.

  • by Phil Lutton
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Titmus swims into history as she breaks Ledecky’s 400m world record

Titmus swims into history as she breaks Ledecky’s 400m world record

Olympic champion Ariarne Titmus has unleashed the mightiest of swims to take down the 400m world record of her great American rival Katie Ledecky.

  • by Phil Lutton
‘I’ve had some dark times’: Fresh reminder of swimming stars’ mental struggles

‘I’ve had some dark times’: Fresh reminder of swimming stars’ mental struggles

Sports know the mental welfare of their athletes is paramount, but some jarring stories at Australian trials show the heavy toll taken on those in the water.

  • by Phil Lutton
Yang on song as King Kyle’s absence gives young prince breathing room

Yang on song as King Kyle’s absence gives young prince breathing room

With no Kyle Chalmers, the 100m freestyle produced a trio of storylines, including the arrival of a teenage star making waves at his first senior trials.

  • by Phil Lutton
‘Mollie O’ to ‘Mollie Whoa’: All hail the new pocket rocket of the Australian pool

‘Mollie O’ to ‘Mollie Whoa’: All hail the new pocket rocket of the Australian pool

Mollie O’Callaghan has confirmed her status as one of the rising stars of Australian swimming as she prepares for a breakout year on the international stage.

  • by Phil Lutton
Titmus won’t be swayed on world titles despite sizzling form

Titmus won’t be swayed on world titles despite sizzling form

Ariarne Titmus has been tempted to pivot towards the World Championships but will keep her Commonwealth Games plans in place after a top return to racing.

  • by Phil Lutton