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Swimming And Diving News

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.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/disability-sport/41629365

Oct 14

GB para-swimming coach left police after ‘mocking disabled person’

• Rob Greenwood alleged to have made jokes at takeaway restaurant• He was working for Lancashire police in 2002The coach who is at the centre of the Paralympic swimming bullying scandal resigned from a previous job with the police after it was alleged …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/oct/14/rob-greenwood-gb-para-swimming-coach-police-mocking-disabled

Oct 13

GB para-swimming coach could lose top award amid bullying scandal

• Coach at centre of bullying scandal could be stripped of 2016 award• Greenwood shared 2016 High Performance Coach of the Year prizeThe coach at the centre of the British para-swimming team bullying scandal, Rob Greenwood, could be stripped of an awar…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/oct/13/rob-greenwood-bullying-para-swimming-award

Oct 12

Families put through years of turmoil, says Paralympic champion’s father

The father of two-time Paralympic gold medallist Hannah Russell says families were put through “a lot of turmoil” by British Swimming.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/disability-sport/41602134

Oct 11

British Swimming apologises to Paralympians over ‘climate of fear’ findings

British Swimming apologises to Paralympic athletes over findings that a coach “created a climate of fear”.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/disability-sport/41586743

Oct 11

Para-swimmers bullied and verbally abused in coach’s ‘climate of fear’

• British Swimming takes rare step of apologising• UK sport looking at independent report which spoke to 13 athletesThe duty of care scandal engulfing Olympic and Paralympic sport has plunged to a new low as British Swimming admitted disabled swimmers,…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/oct/12/paraswimmers-verbally-abused-by-coach-climate-fear

Oct 06

‘People think I’m quite nuts!’ – Jazz Carlin reveals 10k open-water ambition

Double Olympic silver medallist Jazz Carlin tells BBC Sport she will start racing in open water as well as in the pool.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/swimming/41524961

Oct 06

Carlin on post-Olympic blues, jellyfish and chasing history

Double Olympic medallist Jazz Carlin set for 10km marathon bid and could challenge for up to four medals at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/swimming/41520134

Oct 06

Jazz Carlin: Welsh double Olympic medallist to launch ‘crazy’ medal bid

Double Olympic silver medallist Jazz Carlin will bid to become the first woman to win medals in both the pool and open water at the same Olympics.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/swimming/41523308

Oct 04

Adam Peaty selected for Team England Commonwealth Games squad

Olympic champion Adam Peaty is among the first swimmers to be selected for the Team England Gold Coast Commonwealth Games squad.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/commonwealth-games/41493545

Oct 03

Commonwealth Games 2018: Dan Wallace selected for Scotland swimming team

Dan Wallace is included in Scotland’s swimming team for next year’s Commonwealth Games following a three-month suspension.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/commonwealth-games/41481836

Sep 25

Olympian Wallace ’embarrassed’ by conviction

Commonwealth Games and Olympic swimming medallist Dan Wallace tells of “embarrassment” and “regret” at drink driving conviction.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/swimming/41387109

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