Researchers Call For Action As Elite Swimmers At Heightened Risk Of Developing Melanoma | ABC News

Australia’s elite swimmers will hunt for gold at next month’s Paris Olympics, after years of training that has put them at a heightened risk of developing melanoma — a potentially deadly form of skin cancer.

Reigning world 400m freestyle champion Sam Short, who is competing in this week’s Olympic swimming trials in Brisbane, was still a teenager when a melanoma on his back was diagnosed in 2022.

The 20-year-old, who grew up heavily involved in surf lifesaving, joins other champion swimmers Cate Campbell, Julie McDonald and Susie Maroney, who are all known to have had melanomas removed.

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