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‘They found an extra ligament in my ankle’ – Miley faces a year out after surgery

Scotland’s Hannah Miley faces arguably the biggest challenge of her career as she recovers from ankle surgery and losing her funding.

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Peaty backs league despite threat of World Championship ban

Olympic champion Adam Peaty says the new International Swimming League is “exactly what the sport needs” and that he “wants to show his support”.

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‘Chunks of my tongue came off – you could see the tastebuds’: Ross Edgley on swimming around Great Britain

The fitness expert survived raw wounds and jellyfish stings, braved storms and emptied a 5kg bucket of petroleum jelly to complete the record-breaking feat of mental and physical endurance. So, is he a masochist?Ross Edgley, who has just become the fir…

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Adventurer completes record swim around Britain’s coastline – video

Ross Edgley became the first man to swim around the coast of mainland Britain as he completed a 1,780 mile-trip to make a triumphant return to dry land in Margate. The 33-year-old, from Lincolnshire, left the Kent on 1 June, swimming in a clockwise dir…

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‘It was brutal’: Ross Edgley completes 157-day swim around Britain

After 37 jellyfish stings and a rotting tongue, the 33-year-old finally surfaces in MargateAs he hobbled on to dry land for the first time in 157 days, having become the first swimmer to circumnavigate the whole of Great Britain, Ross Edgley’s first th…

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Worcester house fire victim was GB swimmer Tazmin Pugh

Tazmin Pugh, who represented England and Great Britain, was found dead with her partner Josh Kirk.

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Swim England in deep water over women’s swimwear advice

National sports body removes web advice on ‘flabby stomachs’ and ‘too long torsos’ after student’s criticismSwim England’s guidance on choosing swimwear has been criticised for focusing too much on the shape of women’s bodies.The national governing bod…

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Swim England removes article with advice on ‘jiggly bellies’ and ‘boyish bodies’

Swim England apologises and removes an article from its website which suggested how women could look slimmer in the pool.

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‘Have a seizure and get over it’ – Epileptic swimmer is world’s fourth fastest

Imogen Clark, 19, has not let epilepsy stop her winning silver at the European Championships 2018.

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‘It’s hurtful and scary’ – sports stars open up on social media abuse

After England footballer Karen Carney receives rape and death threats, sports stars open up about social media abuse.

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Josef Craig: London 2012 Paralympic swimming gold medallist retires

Britain’s 2012 Paralympic swimming gold medallist Josef Craig announces his retirement at the age of 21.

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Women Sport Australia calls for more respect for female stars

‘High time’ champions are recognised says Carol Fox Swimmer Cate Campbell named sportswoman of yearAustralia’s world-class female athletes still are not fully reaping what they sow as global stars, the nation’s peak advocacy body for women’s sport says…

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Youth Olympic Games: Men’s world record holder Kliment Kolesnikov powers to backstroke gold

Russia’s world record holder Kliment Kolesnikov wins the 50m backstroke at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires.

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Mental Health Day: How swimming improved the lives of three women

Over a million people find swimming reduces their symptoms of anxiety and/or depression, according to new research. Three women share their stories.

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‘Swimming is my escape’

Even if you have a hectic lifestyle, swimming can always be your escape.

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Ryan Lochte seeks treatment for ‘destructive pattern’ of alcohol addiction

Six-time Olympic champion already serving ban from swimmingLawyer says his client hopes to compete at 2020 OlympicsRyan Lochte’s lawyer has confirmed his client is seeking treatment for alcohol addiction.Lochte, a six-time Olympic swimming champion, wa…

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