Australia's powerful swim team is set to depart for the Olympics, led by swimming icons Ariarne Titmus and Kaylee McKeown, aiming to break a 68-year record against their main competitors, the United States. The team was finalized after a rigorous six-day trial period in Brisbane, with the goal of surpassing their medal count from Tokyo. Head coach Rohan Taylor, who guided the team to nine gold and 21 total medals in Japan, expressed enthusiasm for the upcoming games. Australia last topped the U.S. in the medal tally in 1956, but Taylor is confident in their chances. The team's success largely hinges on Titmus, McKeown, Mollie O'Callaghan, and their relay teams. Titmus, the defending champion in the 200m and 400m freestyle, also aims for the 800m, where she won silver. McKeown, defending her 100m and 200m backstroke titles and world records, will also compete in the 200m medley. The 400m freestyle is billed as the 'race of the century,' featuring Titmus, American Katie Ledecky, and Canadian Summer McIntosh. Titmus holds the world record and is a favorite, but remains cautious about her prospects. McKeown dominates the backstroke events, while O'Callaghan, who set a world record in the 200m freestyle, feels relieved after Titmus broke her record. Shayna Jack and Emma McKeon also have significant roles, with McKeon focusing on the 100m butterfly. Among the men, Zac Stubblety-Cook, Elijah Winnington, Sam Short, and Kyle Chalmers are key contenders. The team will first head to a training camp in France before the Paris Olympics.