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Swimming Australia statement regarding Madeline Groves
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Swimming Australia: October 21, 2017:Swimming Australia can confirm that the FINA Doping Panel have conducted a hearing regarding Madeline Groves’ alleged whereabouts breaches on Thursday night Australian time. On Friday night Australian time, the FINA Doping Panel have announced that they have cleared Madeline from the alleged third missed test. A complete summary of the decision will be provided in the future.

Groves was cleared by the FINA Doping Panel of the alleged third missed test under the FINA Doping Control Rules. The Panel ruled that Groves was not in breach of the Rules and she was fully compliant with her responsibilities and obligations to anti-doping rules as a professional athlete.


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Registrations now open for iconic Optus Swim Sydney Harbour
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Swimming Australia: October 20, 2017: Swimming Australia is excited to announce the launch of Optus Swim Sydney Harbour, giving Aussies of all-ages and abilities the opportunity to take part in a unique swimming experience on January 20th 2018

 

With the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge as back drops, you won’t want to miss out on your chance to take in the sights while you swim, and soak up the atmosphere on the shore.

 


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Aussie triathletes face a feast of hometown racing in 2017-18
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Triathlon Australia: October 20, 2017Australia’s triathletes are setting themselves for the biggest international and domestic 12 months on record with all roads leading to the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Devonport in Tasmania for a feast of major events.
 
The Gold Coast will play host to the XXI Commonwealth Games (April 5 and 7 for triathlon) and the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final (September, 12-16), while the Sunshine Coast will host the 2018 Mooloolaba ITU Triathlon World Cup (March 10) and Devonport the 2018 Devonport Paratriathlon World Cup (February 17) – a first for Triathlon Australia – as well as the Oceania Triathlon Union (OTU) Continental Sprint Championships.


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Swimming united in lead up to Tokyo 2020 as Bertrand, Livingstone and Johnson re-elected
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Swimming Australia: October 20, 2017: Swimming united in lead up to Tokyo 2020 as Bertrand, Livingstone and Johnson re-elected

 

Swimming Australia President John Bertrand AO and long-standing directors Nicole Livingstone and Graeme Johnson have been re-elected as Directors for a further three years following the Annual General Meeting (AGM) today.


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Australian brigade ready to tackle the Big Island
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Swimming Australia: October 11, 2017: Australian Sarah Crowley will head into the 2018 Ironman World Championship as a real contender for a podium after just two short years as a full-time professional. 
 
A 15th place in 2016 seemed to be a springboard that unleashed a career best year in 2017 that included two regional Ironman championship wins in a month. The first at Ironman Cairns (Asia-Pacific Championship) out splitting noted American biker Sarah Piampiano, and then running down UK’s Lucy Charles at Ironman Frankfurt (European Championship). 


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Royalty reigns in emotionally charged day at the Coates Hire Coolangatta Gold
Surf Sports

CG2017 BlackOrange RGBSurf Life Saving Australia, October 8, 2017: The reigning king and queen of the Coates Hire Coolangatta Gold, Ali Day and Courtney Hancock will sit on their thrones for another year, after holding off a host of potential usurpers today.

 

Day, from Surfers Paradise, won a record-equalling fifth title in the gruelling 41.8km course, while Hancock (Northcliffe) outlasted a fast-finishing Allie Britton (North Burleigh) to win for the third time.


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Kiwi Ben’s three-year mission for Gold as Kirstie lands a Vikings victory
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CG2017 BlackOrange RGBSurf Life Saving Australia, October 8, 2017: Inspired by messages from four-time Coates Hire Coolangatta Gold long course champion Ali Day and other clubmates, New Zealander Ben Cochrane powered his way to victory in the open men’s short course race at Coolangatta today.

In his first season competing for Surfers Paradise, Cochrane raced to victory ahead of Kyle Garrett (Avoca Beach) and Matthew Bell (Newport), while WA’s Currumbin-based Kirstie Hardstaff was a comfortable winner of open women’s race ahead of Carla Papac (Cronulla).


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Coates Hire Coolangatta Gold attracts record 780 competitors
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CG2017 BlackOrange RGBSurf Life Saving Australia, October 6, 2017: With months and many kilometres of training now behind them, a record field of more than 780 competitors is ready to take on the iconic Coates Hire Coolangatta Gold this weekend.

Athletes from inside and outside the surf lifesaving movement will contest the 21km short course race on Saturday, while the traditional 41.8km torture test will take place on Sunday as well as the Age Group and Teams events.


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Rowan Crothers spearheads Para Swim Team to another golden day
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Swimming Australia: October 5, 2017: Australia’s Para Swim Team has sent a clear message to its rivals for next year’s Commonwealth Games after a successful three-day Canada Open Meet concluded in Toronto today.

The Australians wrapped up the meet with three individual wins and two relay victories in a further show of strength that they will be ready to race when the cream of the Commonwealth nations arrive down under onto the Gold Coast next April.


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