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Latest news: Swimming

If we emptied Lake Burley Griffin, what would we find?

Lake Burley Griffin acts as Canberra’s centrepiece, surrounded by national institutions, parks, walking tracks, cafés and restaurants, but what lies beneath the glistening water?

Heart to heart, Canberra’s new program keeps at-risk kids swimming

Jump Swim Schools has launched a new program to teach children with congenital heart disease swimming and water safety.

Debrief: Drop the robes and jump in the Winter Solstice charity swim

The Ian Lindeman Memorial Winter Solstice Swim encourages locals to strip down and take a plunge for Lifeline Canberra this June.

‘If in doubt, don’t go out’: risks of swimming at unpatrolled beaches

Thinking of swimming at unpatrolled beaches this summer? Don't do it until you know the risks.

Starting swimming lessons

The age your child starts can lead to different experiences. Starting before age 1 is a great way to create very natural affinity with the water.

New safety standards for ACT home swimming pools

Today, the ACT Government will make it mandatory for all home swimming pools to comply with modern safety standards.

Aussies top medal table but miss swim award at worlds

Swimming Australia's head coach Rohan Taylor says his team, not the United States, performed the best at the world championships in Japan.

Mollie O’Callaghan and Australia on cusp of swim history

Australia's swimmers are on the verge of creating history as their triumphant world championships in Japan comes to a close.

King Kyle Chalmers wins 100m freestyle world title

Australia's Kyle Chalmers has won the 100 metres freestyle at the world championships in Japan.

Mollie O’Callaghan breaks 200m freestyle world record as Australia go 1-2

Australia's Mollie O'Callaghan has broken the longest-standing world record in women's swiming in winning the 200 metres freestyle at the world championships.

Canberra swim project aims to see all migrants safe in water

From the tragic death of a friend comes a project that would see every person coming to make a home in Australia know how to be safe in and around water – Canberra’s own Refugee and Migrant Swimming Project.

Canberra mum wins Good Sports award for Water Wombats

Water Wombats is helping Canberra’s children with additional needs, anxiety, and those who just need a helping hand, to be safe around water.

Best summer swimming spots in Canberra

Love a classic pool day, or prefer a natural swimming hole? Look no further - we've compiled a list of Canberra's best summer swimming spots!