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Jessicah Schipper is the latest Australian to break a record at the Games Swimming Trials.

Schipper flies as Trials end

01 Feb 06 00:35
Clocking 2 minutes 6.25 seconds at the end of the 200m Butterfly, the 10th-fastest time in history, Jessicah Schipper fell just 0.64 outside the world record of Poland's Otylia Jedrzejczak.
Jade Edmistone of Australia after the 50m breastroke final during the Games Swimming Trials.

A new pool, a new world record

31 Jan 06 01:11
By the time she climbed out of the new Melbourne Sports and Aquatics Centre pool, Jade Edmistone had smashed her own 50m Breaststroke record in her first race in the purpose built outdoor undercover pool.
Ryk Neethling of South Africa celebrates at the FINA World Cup at the Sydney Olympic Aquatic Centre in 2005.

South African swimmers firm as threat in Melbourne

20 Jan 06 04:42
South Africa’s Olympic 4x100m Freestyle champions are continuing to build a strong focus ahead of the anticipated showdown at Melbourne 2006.
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EAD competitors in training

19 Jan 06 07:06
With the naming of Commonwealth Games squads well and truly underway, the selection of Elite Athletes with a Disability (EAD) to take part in the fully-integrated program at Melbourne 2006 is also taking shape.
Brett Hawke savours a great race.

Hawke-eyes Games sprint double

09 Jan 06 06:31
Freestyle sprinter, Brett Hawke broke a personal best at the Victorian Championships in Melbourne when he won the semi-final 100 metres in under 50 seconds.
Danni Miatke competing in the XI FINA World Championships.

Swimmer Miatke wins despite poor touch

09 Jan 06 05:06
Despite an exceptional performance at the Victorian Swimming Championships in Melbourne, Danni Miatke is disappointed with her win.
he Australian Paralympic Team during the opening ceremony in Athens.

EAD program finalised

25 Nov 05 00:53
The Federal Minister for the Arts and Sport, Senator Rod Kemp, has announced the finalisation of the largest ever, fully integrated sports program for Elite Athletes with a Disability (EAD).

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