Category: Swimming & Diving

Swimming And Diving News

Nov 08

Refugee to Olympian – Yusra Mardini’s incredible journey as she targets Tokyo 2020

Yusra Mardini represented Team Refugee as a swimmer at the Rio Olympics in 2016, less than a year beforehand she fled war-torn Syria and made the 25-day journey to Europe.

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Nov 03

Taped limbs, Valium and cold showers: Paralympic cheating claims mount

• Athletes have drugged themselves and rolled in snow says former IPC expert• IPC insists system is ‘robust’ as allegations mount of intentional misleadingA former classification expert for the International Paralympic Committee has lifted the lid on a…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/nov/03/para-swimming-classification-claims-ipc

Nov 01

Para-swimmers are ‘exaggerating disability’, select committee told

• Levana Hanson’s father Mark says concerns have been ignored • Tanni Grey-Thomson: athletes who raised alarm feared deselectionThe crisis facing the Paralympic movement over alleged abuse of the classification system deepened on Wednesday as swimming …

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Oct 31

Commonwealth Games Federation had ‘170 queries’ over Birmingham’s 2022 bid

The Commonwealth Games Federation raised “170 detailed queries” when deeming Birmingham’s bid for the 2022 event non-compliant.

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Oct 27

Rob Greenwood: Concern raised about ex-swimming coach in 2014

Concern around the coach accused of creating a ‘climate of fear’ within British Para-swimming was brought to the squad’s performance director in 2014.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/disability-sport/41776761

Oct 26

A tricky centenary for Theresa May to celebrate | Brief letters

First female MP | Plus ça change | Watching indoor swimming | Lessons from letters | Reader’s shameTheresa May said at prime minister’s questions this week that she thinks it is important that we mark the centenary of the election of the first female M…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/oct/26/a-tricky-centenary-for-theresa-may-to-celebrate

Oct 25

Sarah Barrow: GB diver returns to sport as a coach in Ireland

Olympic diver Sarah Barrow is returning to the sport as a coach in Ireland after 16-year career

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/diving/41748034

Oct 24

UK Sport may hit British Para-Swimming in pocket over bullying crisis

• UK Sport could withhold salary of performance director Chris Furber• Unprecedented decision would be watershed moment in duty of care scandalsUK Sport may withhold the funding of British Para-Swimming’s performance director, Chris Furber, for his rol…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/oct/24/uk-sport-british-para-swimming-bullying-crisis-chris-furber

Oct 24

Swimming coach ‘rejects bullying allegations’

Rob Greenwood, the coach accused of creating a “climate of fear” within the British Para-swimming set-up, “wholly rejects allegations of bullying and intimidation”.

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Oct 23

Iron woman Lucy Charles: ‘I kept willing my body to fight that little bit longer’ | Sean Ingle

The 24-year-old from Essex talks about London 2012 swimming frustrations, taking up triathlon and coming second at the Ironman World Championship“In the last five miles my legs were screaming at me to stop and I was praying I wouldn’t cramp up,” admits…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/oct/23/lucy-charles-ironman-triathlon-british-swimming

Oct 23

Adam Peaty wins 100m at Manchester International

Olympic champion Adam Peaty proves he’s on good form after the World Championships with a comfortable win in the 100m breaststroke at the Manchester International swim meet at Manchester Aquatics Centre.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/swimming/41725072

Oct 23

Love Swimming: Swim England initiative encourages families to put gadgets away

A new initiative by Swim England encourages families to put their phones, tablets and devices away once a week and visit their local swimming pool instead.

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Oct 20

‘I prepared not to come back’: the woman who finished the world’s hardest swim

Kim Chambers started swimming after a life-changing accident. Just a few years later, she became the first woman to take on a notorious stretch of shark-inhabited waters Under a black sky in August 2015, Kim Chambers boarded a boat and headed out benea…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/oct/20/kim-chambers-farallon-islands-swimming-documentary

Oct 18

Jack Thomas: Swimmer’s funding boost from Frankie Boyle and Michael Sheen

Welsh para-swimmer Jack Thomas is overwhelmed by support for his fundraising campaign, including a donation from comedian Frankie Boyle.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/wales/41672180

Oct 16

Jazz Carlin: Welsh swimmer 11th on open water debut

Welsh swimmer Jazz Carlin finishes in 11th place on her 10k open water debut in China.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/swimming/41634084

Oct 15

New details emerge from report into Para-swimming ‘climate of fear’

New details emerge of the “climate of fear” GB Para-swimmers were subjected to by their former head coach.

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