Category: Swimming & Diving

Swimming And Diving News

Jan 05

Commonwealth Games: Chris Walker-Hebborn left out of England swimming squad

Defending 100m backstroke champion Chris Walker-Hebborn is left out of England’s Commonwealth Games swimming squad.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/swimming/42581676

Dec 17

Second European Short Course bronze for Scott

Duncan Scott sets a new Scottish record to win bronze in the 100m freestyle at the European Short Course Championships.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/swimming/42386506

Dec 16

Adam Peaty wins 100m breaststroke gold at European Short Course Championships

Britain’s Olympic champion Adam Peaty won 100m breaststroke gold at the European Short Course Championships.

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Dec 15

GB’s Proud wins silver at European Short Course Championships

Britain’s Ben Proud wins silver in the 50m freestyle at the European Short Course Championships in Copenhagen.

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Dec 13

Adam Peaty third in European Short Course 50m despite personal best

Britain’s Adam Peaty is third at the European Short Course 50m breaststroke final, despite a personal best in Copenhagen.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/swimming/42343863

Dec 04

Watch the National Winter Swimming Championships on the BBC

Follow live coverage of the National Winter Swimming Championships on Connected TV, the BBC Sport website and mobile app.

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Dec 02

The best books on sport of 2017

We pick a celebration of Britain’s female hockey players, an exposé of youth football and a study of Muhammad AliHistory is too often written not only by, but about, the winners. Marginalised groups – poor, female, the wrong colour – are silenced, the …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/dec/02/best-sport-books-2017

Nov 29

Clockwise captions causing confusion | Brief letters

MPs as private landlords | Dowsing | Coming out | Picture captions | Rodney BewesStephanie Lovett asks why “crippling private rent” is not being addressed by politicians (Letters, 28 November). The answer could lie in reports following the Grenfel…

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Nov 27

Mark Foster: ‘I tiptoed around in the shadows for so long, but now is the time to come out’

In his first interview confirming he is gay the former swimmer admits that he has spent years not being his true self and how he feels that probably had a negative impact on his career in the poolSunlight streams through the huge windows that make Mark…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/nov/27/mark-foster-come-out-gay-swimming-interview

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.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/swimming/41916798

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 …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/nov/01/para-swimmers-are-exaggerating-disability-select-committee-told

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.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/41823005

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…

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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