Swimming: 'United' Australian squad say they have learnt their lessons from London 2012
BARCELONA (AFP) - The Australian swim team insist they have learnt from the London Olympic debacle, where they failed to win a single individual gold.
Independent inquiries into Australia's flop in the London pool revealed a "toxic" team environment where incidents such as drunkenness and bullying went unchecked.
It also emerged members of the six-man 4x100m freestyle relay squad had taken sleeping pills, banned by the Australian Olympic Committee, and played pranks at a pre-Games training camp.
London was Australian swimming's first Olympics without an individual gold medal since 1976 and its worst Games medal haul - of one gold medal, six silver and three bronze - for 20 years.