Ian Thorpe looks increasingly likely to forgo a tilt at this year's world swimming championships in favour of targeting next year's Commonwealth Games.
Thorpe has clearly signalled his intention to continue swimming since missing out on a spot on Australia's London Olympic team.
But with world championship trials less than three months away, Thorpe is yet to confirm whether or not he will attempt to win a place on the team.
It's understood he will only return to Switzerland next month for full training.
Photo: Ian Thorpe (Supplied)