Category Archive: Swimming & Diving

Swimming And Diving News

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.

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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 …

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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

Jul 30

Swimming world championships: Caeleb Dressel equals Phelps’ record for golds

  • Lilly King adds 50m breaststroke gold to 100m at world championships
  • Steve LoBue also wins gold for US in men’s high dive in Budapest

Michael Phelps has company. Caeleb Dressel won his seventh gold medal of the world championships on Sunday, putting the US team ahead to stay with another dominating swim in the 4x100m medley relay.

A day after becoming the first swimmer to win three golds in one night at a major international meet, Dressel joined Phelps in another elite club with seven golds at swimming’s second-biggest competition after the Olympics.

Related: Caeleb Dressel becomes first ever to win three gold medals in one night at worlds

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/jul/30/lilly-king-yulia-efimova-swimming-world-championships

Jul 30

World Aquatics Championships: Gary Hunt misses high diving medal

Defending champion Gary Hunt makes a mistake on his final dive to drop from first to fifth in the high dive at the World Championships.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/swimming/40768987

Jul 30

Caeleb Dressel becomes first ever to win three gold medals in one night at worlds

  • American becomes first ever to win three golds in one night at worlds
  • Dressel, 20, raced three time in roughly two hours and won each time
  • Katie Ledecky wins fifth gold of worlds by cruising to win in 800m free

Caeleb Dressel knows the comparisons are coming.

After pulling off an unprecedented Triple Crown at swimming’s world championships, it’s time to take on the legacy of Michael Phelps.

Related: Emily Seebohm takes gold at world swimming championships

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/jul/29/caeleb-dressel-three-golds-worlds-katie-ledecky

Jul 30

Emily Seebohm takes gold at world swimming championships

Seebohm sets national record to defend her 200m backstroke crown, edging out local favourite Katinka Hosszu

Australia’s gold drought is finally over at the world swimming championships after Emily Seebohm set a national record to defend her 200m backstroke crown in Budapest.

On the penultimate night of the eight-day titles, Seebohm, 25, clocked 2.05.68 seconds to hold out local hope Katinka Hosszu with American Kathleen Baker third.

Related: I won Olympic golds with endometriosis. Anything is possible | Emily Seebohm

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Jul 29

World Swimming Championships: Britons Ben Proud and James Guy win a bronze each

Ben Proud and James Guy take Britain’s medal tally at the World Swimming Championships to six with a bronze each in Budapest.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/swimming/40765510

Jul 29

World Swimming Championships: GB’s James Guy claims 100m butterfly bronze

Watch Great Britain’s James Guy win bronze in the men’s 100m butterfly final at the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/swimming/40765889

Jul 29

World Swimming Championships: GB’s Ben Proud wins 50m freestyle bronze in close final

Great Britain’s Ben Proud claims a bronze in the men’s 50m freestyle final at the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest.

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