FINA has moved to appease angry athletes by announcing it will launch the richest swimming event in history next year.
Some of Australia's top swimmers are backing an organisation set up as a rival to FINA, which is promising to pay athletes more in prize money.
Titmus' stirring effort on the opening night of the six-day event in Hangzhou shattered Emma McKeon's 2015 mark and moved her to fourth on the all-time rankings.
The 18-year-old mowed down competitors in the last 50m to claim victory in 1min 51.38sec - a new Commonwealth, Oceania and national record.
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Cate Campbell has capped her stellar comeback year by claiming the Olympic program swimmer of the year award at Swimming Australia's Awards night in Melbourne.
Olympic gold medallist will use the national short course swimming championships to work on a strategy for racing the new 800m distance.
Alex Graham, who has recently graduated from Bond University, will be training hard to join the Australian relay swimming team for the Olympics.
Australian swimming legend Ian Thorpe says ending medal predictions will ease pressure on athletes and defending Olympic champ Kyle Chalmers agrees.
The clock is ticking for James Magnussen, with the decorated freestyler nearing a decision on whether to retire or press ahead to Tokyo 2020.
Cameron McEvoy is one of the fastest swimmers in history. But after a Rio Olympics that went off course, the would-be astronaut has once again taken up his pursuit of the perfect race.
The sprint stars will complete their Tokyo preparations in the harbour city after deciding to follow their coach.
The monumental story of the Cecil Healy, the first Australian Olympic gold medallist to die in combat, must never be forgotten.
China's Liu Xiang has surprised even herself after swimming a world record time to win the women's 50 metres backstroke at the Asian Games.
Australian head coach Jacco Verhaeren is excited by the potential of technology to be unveiled in two weeks' time that will fine-tune skills ahead of Tokyo 2020.
Finishing in the same time zone as Katie Ledecky has put the 17-year-old Australian freestyle star on the map. Now the fun really begins.
Cate Campbell said it was refreshing to take a few points off Team USA but Jacco Verhaeren insists much work remains ahead of Tokyo 2020.
Campbell took home two more gold on the final night of Pan Pacs in Tokyo, with Australia's women sweeping the relays and Kyle Chalmers almost pulling off a miracle.
The sprint star anchored the gold-medal winning relay while Jack Cartwright upset teammate Mack Horton in the 400m freestyle in Tokyo.