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Sep 22

Dan Wallace: Olympic swimmer loses elite podium funding

Olympic swimmer Dan Wallace loses his elite podium funding as as fellow Scot Ross Murdoch has his restored.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/swimming/41358758

Sep 20

Michael Phelps says he has ‘no desire’ to return to competitive swimming

  • American says he has ‘no desire’ to add to haul of 28 Olympic medals
  • Father of one says he’s excited about building a life beyond swimming
  • Phelps, 32, claimed five goal medals and one silver at Rio Olympics

Michael Phelps wondered if watching others compete at the world championships would pique his desire for another comeback.

Nope.

Related: The brilliant Caeleb Dressel doesn’t need to be the next Michael Phelps

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/sep/19/michael-phelps-no-desire-comeback-tokyo

Sep 13

Bethany Firth ruled out of World Para-swimming Championships through injury

Four-time Paralympic champion Bethany Firth pulls out of the British team for the World Para-swimming Championships in Mexico because of injury.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/disability-sport/41255562

Aug 28

‘There is more to life than medals’ – Peaty on changing lives in Zambia

Olympic and world champion Adam Peaty aims to make the most of his gold medals by heading to Zambia to help local causes.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/swimming/41053764

Aug 24

Rumbelows Sprint Challenge, explosive post-match interviews and Shahid Afridi | Classic YouTube

This week’s footage also features a Kobe Bryant tribute, a spectacular mountain bike victory and cameramen in the wrong place

1) In 1992 professional footballers would race 100m down the side of the Wembley pitch in their respective club’s full kit and boots before the League Cup final, for the not-inconsiderable prize of £10,000. Back then the final was known as the Rumbelows Cup, and so the Rumbelows Sprint Challenge was the perfect warm-up to the main event, hosted by John McCririck and with cameos from Steve Cram and a dodgy-looking bookie. After six regional heats only eight sprinters remained, the fastest players from Hull, Notts County, Reading, Swansea, Sheffield United, QPR, Bournemouth and Mansfield taking their marks on the start line. Swansea’s John Williams – aka the Flying Postman, having recently given up the day job – prevailed, and afterwards revealed he had bet hundreds of pounds on himself. If it all sounds a bit crazy, that’s because it is.

2) More post-match interviews like this, please, from the German striker Marvin Pourié of the Danish side Randers, who manages to bring himself to the verge of tears in his second language, effing and blinding with rage at his team’s performance after they threw away a half-time lead. Get that man a ice bath. However, Pourié’s post-match analysis pales in comparison with the Michigan Wolverines women’s basketball head coach Kevin Borseth – particularly his entrance: “that’s how I feel” – who was just a little bit upset about the game’s offensive rebounds.

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Aug 23

James Guy: World champion swimmer on 2020 Games and his mum doing his washing

World champion swimmer James Guy talks about Tokyo 2020, his Mum doing his washing and why he does not swim on his holidays.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/swimming/41025172

Aug 22

Swimmer’s lone tribute to Spain attack victims – video

Spanish swimmer Fernando Álvarez sacrifices his race at the Fina World Masters Championships in tribute to those affected by the recent terror attacks in Spain. Álvarez stood alone on the blocks after his request for a minute’s silence for all competitors was denied, he claims. Organisers did arrange for a moment of silence the following day at the main pool and before the closing ceremony when all participants were present

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/video/2017/aug/22/swimmers-tribute-spain-attack-victims-video

Aug 13

‘When I’m swimming I just feel at peace’

Sylvia Mac spent most of her life trying to hide the scars which cover her body – the legacy of a childhood accident. But at the age of 48, she decided it was time to stop hiding.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-40862546

Aug 08

Flesh-eating fleas no concern for Chloe McCardel in record Channel swim bid

  • Australian hoping to cross English Channel four times non-stop
  • ‘It’s been calling me since 2015,’ says 32-year old of the 136km swim

Ultra-marathon swimmer Chloe McCardel has no fear of flesh-eating sea fleas, sharks or even ships, saying her record non-stop quadruple English Channel crossing bid is about pushing her body and mind to a new level.

The 32-year-old will set off later this month, hoping to become the first swimmer to achieve the 136km feat, which will take her upwards of 45 hours.

Related: Australian teen just ‘unfortunate’ to be attacked by meat-loving sea fleas

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/aug/08/flesh-eating-fleas-no-concern-for-chloe-mccardel-in-record-channel-swim-bid

Aug 03

Adam Peaty: World champion says he can break his own 50m breaststroke world record

World champion Adam Peaty insists he can still improve on his 50m breaststroke world record.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/swimming/40811837

Aug 02

‘I need man strength – I’m still on boy strength’

British Olympic gold medallist and double world champion Adam Peaty tells BBC Sport his best is yet to come.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/swimming/40803503

Jul 31

Fina 2017 world aquatics championships – in pictures

With almost 3,000 athletes competing in 75 contests across six different aquatic disciplines, the 2017 FINA world championships in Budapest was one of the biggest sporting events in the world in terms of participation and global exposure. We bring you …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/gallery/2017/jul/31/fina-2017-world-championships-in-pictures

Jul 31

Adam Peaty: ‘The main question is – how fast can we go?’

Record-breaking British swimmer believes many male athletes prefer a male coach but his relationship with Mel Marshall means he is targeting a sub-56 second 100m breaststroke

Adam Peaty further cemented his place in the pantheon of sporting pioneers last week in Budapest, 11 years after his first swimming gala at Dove Valley in Uttoxeter where his grandmother Mavis’s very vocal support led to someone having a quiet word.

Peaty almost did not get that far. His older brothers Richard and Jamie instilled in him a fear of sharks coming through the bath plug when he was a young boy, resulting in a very loud refusal to go near water, distressing for his mother, Caroline, until eventually a friend took him to a pool and he took to the water.

Related: Adam Peaty: patriot, performer, and the best breaststroker in history

I don’t want people to think this has been an easy journey – he fought every step of the way, it made him the man he is

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/jul/31/adam-peaty-all-women-in-life-make-easier-work-coach-mel-marshall

Jul 30

Adam Peaty vows to get faster as GB win seven medals at world championships

• British swimmers finish competition second in medal table
• ‘He’s a gentleman, he’s humble, he’s a lion,’ says head coach of Peaty

Adam Peaty vowed to continue improving after taking Great Britain’s medal haul to seven at the world championships in Budapest.

Peaty, James Guy, Chris Walker-Hebborn and Duncan Scott took silver behind the United States in the 4x100m medley relay on the final day of competition in Budapest to leave Great Britain second in the medal table, also behind the US.

Related: Adam Peaty: patriot, performer, and the best breaststroker in history

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/jul/30/adam-peaty-great-britain-world-swimming-championships

Jul 30

World Swimming Championships: Adam Peaty & Great Britain win 4x100m medley relay silver

Great Britain claim silver in the 4x100m medley relay at the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/swimming/40771437

Jul 30

World Swimming Championships: Adam Peaty helps GB to men’s 4x100m medley silver

Adam Peaty helps the men’s 4x100m medley relay team to silver as Britain end the World Swimming Championships with seven medals.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/swimming/40770816

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