Dolphins Go To Lengths To Rule The Pool; & Ariarne Titmus Moved 2300km For Just That

Ariarne Titmus - main image by Delly Carr / Swimming Australia Ltd ... and with Channel 7 on deck today ... as the first Aussie to win the 200, 400 and 800 triple since 2004

Cate Campbell summed up the mood of the hosts on the eve of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games when she noted: ” … we do set the standard of the meet but I don’t think Australia has ever been beaten in the pool, and I don’t think that this team is going to let that record fall.” She’s talking self, sister Bronte in sprint freestyle, Olympic 100m and 400m champions Mack Horton and Kyle Chalmers on freestyle, Mitch Larkin and Emily Seebohm on backstroke Emma McKeon on free and ‘fly. She’s not talking England’s Adam Peaty, Ben Proud and James Guy, South Africa’s Chad Le Clos nor Kylie Masse, for example. There’ll be plenty of competition for the hosts – as well as challenge from those ready to make great debuts and breakthroughs, too, Aussie Ariarne Titmus top of the league of expectations. Titmus’ whole family upped sticks and moved their lives, careers and home from Tasmania to Queensland to favour a swim career on the move. Says the swimmer’s father: “The things in life you regret are not the things that you did but the things you didn’t do. “

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Cate Campbell summed up the mood of the hosts on the eve of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games when she noted: ” … we do set the standard of the meet but I don’t think Australia has ever been beaten in the pool, and I don’t think that this team is going to let that record fall.” She’s talking self, sister Bronte in sprint freestyle, Olympic 100m and 400m champions Mack Horton and Kyle Chalmers on freestyle, Mitch Larkin and Emily Seebohm on backstroke Emma McKeon on free and ‘fly. She’s not talking England’s Adam Peaty, Ben Proud and James Guy, South Africa’s Chad Le Clos nor Kylie Masse, for example. There’ll be plenty of competition for the hosts – as well as challenge from those ready to make great debuts and breakthroughs, too, Aussie Ariarne Titmus top of the league of expectations. Titmus’ whole family upped sticks and moved their lives, careers and home from Tasmania to Queensland to favour a swim career on the move. Says the swimmer’s father: “The things in life you regret are not the things that you did but the things you didn’t do. “

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