Category Archive: Swimming & Diving

Swimming And Diving News

May 24

Olympic gold medallist Kyle Chalmers to undergo heart surgery

  • Australian pulls out of July’s world swimming championships
  • 18-year-old has long-standing condition that causes spikes in heart rate

Kyle Chalmers, Australia’s Olympic gold medallist, will undergo heart surgery and miss the upcoming swimming world championships in Hungary. The 18-year-old, who rose to prominence with victory in the 100m freestyle in Rio last year, suffers from a longstanding condition that has on occasion impacted his activities in the pool.

Related: ‘South Australia stops’ as Kyle Chalmers’ gold sends schoolmates into delirium

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/may/24/olympic-gold-medallist-kyle-chalmers-to-undergo-heart-surgery

May 22

Jack Buckner: British Swimming names new chief executive

Jack Buckner is appointed chief executive of British Swimming as preparations continue for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/swimming/40001834

May 10

Get Inspired: Swim England launches free Just Swim scheme with additional benefits

Swim England launches the free Just Swim scheme to provide additional benefits for regular swimmers.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/get-inspired/39846378

May 07

Australian swimmers face bans over missed drug tests

  • Members of Dolphins swim team failed to update whereabouts appropriately
  • ‘It is extremely disappointing,’ says Swimming Australia CEO

Three Australian swimmers are facing two-year bans from all competitions for missing three drugs tests over a period of 12 months.

“Swimming Australia confirms it has recently been informed by Asada and Fina that members of the Australian Dolphins Swim team may have failed to update their whereabouts appropriately over the previous 12-month period,” the Australian team said in a statement on Sunday.

Related: Australian Olympic Commitee: John Coates defeats Danni Roche to stay on as president

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/may/07/australian-swimmers-face-bans-over-missed-drug-tests

May 05

Gareth Southgate; England boss backs Adam Peaty’s charity sportathon

England boss Gareth Southgate has painful penalty memories revived as he backs swimmer Adam Peaty’s charity challenge.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/swimming/39820596

Apr 26

Charlotte Atkinson: Swimmer hopes there is ‘more to come’ at World Championships

Double British champion Charlotte Atkinson is “over the moon” to be named in the British Swimming team for July’s World Championships.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/swimming/39706001

Apr 25

Adam Peaty: Olympic champion in GB World Championships team

Olympic champion Adam Peaty is in a 29-strong British Swimming team for the World Championships in Hungary from 14-30 July.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/swimming/39704787

Apr 23

British Swimming Championships: Guy wins fourth gold as Proud sets another record

James Guy wins his fourth gold of the British Swimming Championships as Ben Proud sets another record.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/swimming/39688631

Apr 22

British Swimming Championships 2017: Ben Proud beats his own record

Ben Proud beats his own record as he takes 50m freestyle victory at the British Swimming Championships in Sheffield.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/swimming/39681804

Apr 22

British Swimming Championships: Georgia Davies wins women’s 50m backstroke title

Wales’ Georgia Davies seals her second gold medal of the 2017 British Swimming Championships by winning the 50m backstroke.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/wales/39681594

Apr 21

British Swimming Championships 2017: Ross Murdoch eyes Worlds after Sheffield win

Ross Murdoch puts himself in contention for June’s World Championships by winning the British 200m breaststroke title.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/swimming/39674899

Apr 21

British Championships: Charlotte Atkinson becomes double British champion

Isle of Man teenager Charlotte Atkinson claims her second British swimming title in as many days.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/swimming/39666037

Apr 20

British Championships: Duncan Scott and Max Litchfield set new records

Duncan Scott is the first British man to swim under 48 seconds in 100m freestyle as he breaks his own record at the British Championships.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/swimming/39662965

Apr 19

British Championships: Adam Peaty wins second gold medal in 50m breaststroke

Adam Peaty wins the 50m breaststroke, his second gold, at the British Swimming Championships – nearly breaking his own world record.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/swimming/39649232

Apr 19

Watch: Ulyett breaks British record to win 200m backstroke

Jocelyn Ulyett, 21, breaks the British record en route to a surprise victory in the 200m breaststroke at the British Championships in Sheffield.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/swimming/39649410

Apr 19

Watch: ‘Phenomenal’ Peaty eases to 50m title

Olympic champion Adam Peaty is in complete control as he cruises to a comfortable win in the 50m breaststroke final at the British Swimming Championships in Sheffield.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/swimming/39647764

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