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  • News | RIO 2016

    History man Phelps sets new records in Rio

    When Michael Phelps led the USA team out into the Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony at the Maracana, he was already the most decorated Olympian of all time. As he showed over the next two weeks, he was in no mood to rest on his laurels.
    30 Sep 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, PHELPS, Michael, Swimming
  • News | RIO 2016

    Phelps golden swansong brings swimming at Rio 2016 to an emotional end

    Michael Phelps captured his 23rd and – he claims - final Olympic gold medal on 13 August as the USA sealed a week of terrific performances in the pool by winning the men's and women's medley relays.
    13 Aug 2016 | Swimming, RIO 2016, Olympic News, United States of America
  • News | RIO 2016

    Water baby McKeon ready to make a splash in Rio

    Australian swimmer Emma McKeon, 22, was virtually born in the water. Both of her parents represented their country in swimming – her father Ron competed at the Olympic Games in 1980 and 1984 - so the sport was part of her life from an early age.
    20 Jul 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, YOG, Swimming
  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016: Michael Phelps’ last challenge

    Already the most decorated Olympian of all time, swimmer Michael Phelps has come out of retirement at the age of 30 in a bid to add to his stunning medal record. 
    11 Mar 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, PHELPS, Michael, United States of America, Swimming
  • News | Sydney 2000

    Torres makes a golden comeback

    After returning to competitive swimming at the age of 33, the USA’s Dara Torres won medals in all five of the events she contested at Sydney 2000, including two relay golds.
    23 Sep 2015 | Sydney 2000, Olympic News, Swimming, United States of America
  • Olympics Day 9 - Swimming

    Olympics Day 9 - Swimming

    BEIJING - AUGUST 17: Emily Seebohm of Australia starts the backstroke leg of the Women's 4x100m Medley Relay final held at the National Aquatics Centre during Day 9 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 17, 2008 in Beijing, China. The Australian team won the gold medal with a world record time of 3:52:69.
    Saturday, August 16, 2008 10:00 PM | Photo
  • Phelps and teammates thank London

    Phelps and teammates thank London

    London 2012 - United States swimming gold medallists (L-R) Michael Phelps, Nathan Adrian, Matthew Grevers and Brendan Hansen send a message of thanks after the medal ceremony for the Men's 4x100m Medley Relay Final at the Aquatics Centre on August 4, 2012. The race marked the end of Phelps' Olympic career, during which time he won gold an astonishing 18 times.
    Saturday, August 4, 2012 10:30 AM | Photo
  • News | YOG

    Kaylee McKeown: “There are so many YOG experiences that I'll take with me forever”

    Australian swimmer Kaylee McKeown speaks to olympic.org about her medal-winning exploits at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Buenos Aires 2018, how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted her, and her dream of competing at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
    13 Oct 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Buenos Aires 2018, Swimming, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Australia
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    All systems go as Peaty seeks Olympic defence in Frog King’s back yard

    When asked to name the people he looks up to in swimming, Adam Peaty is quick to single out Kosuke Kitajima – the “Frog King” who is the only man to have won the 100m breaststroke at successive Olympic Games.
    25 Apr 2019 | Olympic News, Swimming, Great Britain, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo
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