Melbourne 2006

canada names commonwealth squad

Canada became the first of the big three Commonwealth swimming nations to finalise their squad for Melbourne following the conclusion of their trials in British Columbia at the weekend. A full complement of 31 swimmers will travel down under with high hopes of improving on the under par performance produced in Manchester, where Canada failed to … Continue Reading→

hackett to miss melbourne

Australia's Olympic and world swimming champion Grant Hackett is pulling out of next year's Commonwealth Games. Hackett will formally announce his withdrawal at a news conference later today his manager Brian Taylor told Australian television. A reason for the withdrawal has not been made public but it is widely known that he has been troubled by … Continue Reading→

scotland selects games squad

Scotland has announced its 166 strong team for the Melbourne commonwealth games, a squad that includes 20 swimmers. The Scottish squad has a strong performance in Manchester and will be looking to repeat the dose this time around, with likely medal winner including world bronze winner Caitlin McClatchey and British Record holders Gregor Tait … Continue Reading→

problems for commonwealth games pool

With under five months to go before the opening of the 2006 Commonwealth Games, the Melbourne Sport and Aquatic Centre pool which will host the swimming competition is suffering from 12 water leaks. The leaks are believed to be a result of faults in the rubber membrane of the tank and the pool is currently … Continue Reading→

Baker back as a kiwi

Three of England’s gold medal winners from Manchester will be in Melbourne attempting to retain the titles they won in 2002. Only two of them will be sporting the red rose however as the third, Zoe Baker, returns under the silver fern. The former British swimmer is aiming to add a second Commonwealth gold medal to her collection but this time for her adopted New Zealand.

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