/ 23 October 2023

Paddling away from some problems


Swimming Australia has saved itself from being expelled from the global governing body World Aquatics after a tense few months… The organisation has been under pressure to adopt a new constitution to address its governance problems – there were issues with its representation policies and criticisms that not enough consultation with athletes and coaches was happening. That happened on Friday night – if it didn’t, there was the prospect of expulsion from the international scene, meaning our swimmers would not be able to compete for Australia (they would be under a ‘neutral’ flag) in next year’s Olympics. Can. You. Imagine… One star we want to see in green and gold is Kaylee McKeown – she’s set new records for the 100-metre and 50-metre backstroke on the weekend. “I just wanted to get out fast and see what I can do… I am super stoked with that,” she said.

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