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Mare Nostrum: Olympic champion Adam Peaty wins 100m breaststroke in France

Olympic champion Adam Peaty continues his dominance in the 100m breaststroke by winning at the Mare Nostrum meeting in France.

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Jellyfish and extreme chafing: The reality of open water swimming

Ben Lecomte plans to swim across the Pacific Ocean – but what will he experience during his gruelling six month swim?

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Simmonds in British team for Para-swimming Euros

Ellie Simmonds heads a 24-strong British team for August’s Para-swimming European Championships in Dublin.

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British Para-swimmer Tom Hamer achieves European Championships qualifying standard

Tom Hamer achieves the European Championships qualifying standard at the British Para-swimming International Meet in Sheffield.

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GB’s Tai has mixed feelings despite setting second world record

Britain’s Alice Tai says she has mixed feelings after setting her second world record at the British Para-swimming International Meet in Sheffield.

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Paralympic champion Simmonds critical of British Swimming after successful comeback

Paralympic champion Ellie Simmonds criticises British Swimming after she sets a European Championship qualification mark.

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British Para-swimmers Alice Tai and Maisie Summers-Newton set world records

Britain’s Alice Tai and Maisie Summers-Newton set new world records at the British Para-swimming International Meet.

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I hated swimming – how Paralympian Ellie Simmonds rediscovered her love of the sport

Paralympic swimming champion Ellie Simmonds says she came close to quitting after losing her love for the sport.

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Former world champion sues over alleged cover-up of sexual abuse by USA Swimming

Ariana Kukors Smith says she was abused by coach while a minorUSA Swimming says it did not find any evidence of misconductOlympic swimmer Ariana Kukors Smith is suing USA Swimming, alleging the governing body knew her former coach sexually abused her a…

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I never wanted bowel condition to be an excuse – Commonwealth gold medallist O’Connor

Commonwealth Games gold medallist Siobhan-Marie O’Connor tells BBC Points West how she deals with having a chronic bowel condition.

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Katie Ledecky breaks own world record on pro debut

Five-time Olympic champion Katie Ledecky breaks her own 1500m freestyle world record in her first professional race.

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Katie Ledecky smashes first world record since Rio in dream pro debut

Ledecky breaks own mark in 1500m freestyle by five secondsOlympic hero was making professional debut at Pro Series meet Katie Ledecky broke her first world record since the Rio Olympics on Wednesday in her professional debut at a Pro Series meet in Ind…

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Commonwealth Games: Dan Wallace to retire from swimming

Scot Dan Wallace says he achieved “more than I ever wanted” in swimming as he announces his retirement from the sport.

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BBC presenter falls in swimming pool during live interview

Mike Bushell was preparing to chat to Commonwealth Games swimmers when he missed a stepThe sports presenter Mike Bushell made a splash as he fell in a swimming pool during a live interview on BBC Breakfast.Bushell was preparing to chat to the England C…

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Commonwealth Games swimmer Otto Putland cleared of rape

Welsh swimmer was accused of raping woman who had just had sex with his friendA Welsh international swimmer has been cleared of raping a woman who claimed he forced himself on her shortly after she had consensual sex with his friend. Otto Putland, 24, …

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No fairytale finish for Kurt Fearnley but Australia win eight golds in pool

Fearnley ends with a silver in T54 1500m finalMitch Larkin and Ariarne Titmus set Games records On a golden night for Australia’s Commonwealth Games athletes, a fairytale finish wasn’t to be for Australian Kurt Fearnley’s decorated career. The three-ti…

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