Aussie Olympic swimmers clear of COVID

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A group of Australia's Olympic swimmers have all returned negative results from coronavirus tests after being caught in a potential exposure scare.

Five swimmers - Kyle Chalmers, Mack Horton, Madi Wilson, Tamsin Cook and Zac Incerti - visited Magnetic Island in Queensland on Sunday.

The island has since been listed as an exposure site because a hospital worker holidaying there has tested positive to the Delta variant of COVID-19.

The five swimmers, who had been staying in Townsville, were not at the island at the same time as the infected person.

But they were all subsequently tested for COVID-19, with negative results returned on Thursday.

Another 15 swimmers and coaches were also tested and cleared of having the virus, a Swimming Australia spokesperson said on Thursday.

The swimmers and coaches are all now in Cairns for a training camp starting on Saturday.

Until their test results, the five who were at Magnetic Island had been isolated from the rest of the nation's 35-strong swim team for next month's Tokyo Olympics.

The entire swim team has been fully vaccinated.

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