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Brooke Hanson celebrates a win in the pool

Home crowd advantage for Hanson

13 Mar 06 09:39
Australian swimmer Brooke Hanson says she'll be using the home crowd to her advantage when she hits the water.
Australia's swimming captain for the Games Giaan Rooney.

No Pressure for Swim Girls

12 Mar 06 23:34
Australian swim captain Giaan Rooney insists the team’s female swimmers are not feeling under any extra pressure to compensate for the depleted men’s team.
Melanie Marshall looks ahead to the Games.

England to challenge in the pool

10 Mar 06 01:59
English Swimming superstar Melanie Marshall will be a major threat to Australia's dominance in the pool.
Kenrick Monk of Australia, set to replace the Thorpedo.

Monk replaces Thorpedo

09 Mar 06 02:16
Sydney teenager Kenrick Monk will swim the 100m and 200m Freestyle events, replacing Ian Thorpe after his decision to pull out of the Games due to illness.
New Australian team member Craig Stevens at Thorpe's withdrawal announcement.

Strong Australian squad ready

08 Mar 06 02:39
Australian Swimming team captain Giaan Rooney says the close-knit squad is determined to get the job done at the Games, with new swimmers ready to make their debut.
Ian Thorpe withdraws from the Games.

Thorpe withdraws from Games

07 Mar 06 03:20
An emotional Ian Thorpe has announced his withdrawal from the Games at a media conference with Swimming Australia.
Maria Mutola of Mozambique in action at the Manchester Games.

Mozambique targets pool and track

06 Mar 06 04:31
Sixteen year old Mozambique swimmer Ximene Gomes has arrived in Kuala Lumpur for preparation ahead of her 50m and 100m freestyle events in Melbourne.
Wilfred Bungei of Kenya in the men's 800m semi at the 10th IAAF World Athletics Championships.

Kenya on track for Melbourne

27 Feb 06 07:54
Members of Kenya’s Commonwealth Games team have made good use of their final outings before heading to Melbourne.
Gian Rooney named captain of the Australian Commonwealth Games swim team.

Rooney heads swim team

06 Feb 06 02:51
Triple Commonwealth Games representative and dual Olympian Giaan Rooney has been named as captain of the 53-member Commonwealth Games Swim Team which will head to Melbourne with the goal of owning the pool in March.
Matthew Cowdrey of Australia after winning silver in the Mens 100m Final S9 at the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games.

Swim hero slashes seven records

06 Feb 06 01:16
Jessicah Schipper, Leisel Jones, Libby Lenton and Jade Edmistone broke four world records at the six-day meet, but 17-year-old Matthew Cowdrey nailed seven.

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