Category Archive: Swimming & Diving

Swimming And Diving News

Jul 22

World Aquatics Championships: Adam Peaty preparation ‘off the chart’

Adam Peaty says his mental preparation is “off the chart” as he eyes continued success at the World Championships.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/swimming/40653396

Jul 20

22 and done it all? Get a lion tattoo and go for history

Britain’s Adam Peaty appears to have done everything there is to do in 100m breaststroke – but he still wants more.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/swimming/40671849

Jul 20

Dartmouth College women’s swim team on probation over sexualized hazing

  • Ivy League athletes made to give inappropriate PowerPoint presentations
  • Team will not be able to compete until December as punishment

The women’s swimming and diving team at Dartmouth College is on probation for telling first-year members to give sexualized PowerPoint presentations to team-mates.

The team admitted violating the Ivy League school’s hazing policy during a winter-break training trip in December. According to school officials, drugs and alcohol were not involved, and no students were physically harmed. While police were informed, the case was not pursued as a criminal violation under state hazing laws.

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/jul/20/dartmouth-college-womens-swim-team-hazing-probation

Jul 20

Adam Peaty: Olympic champion explains his Project 56

Olympic breaststroke champion Adam Peaty explains Project 56, the challenge he has set himself to surpass his own world record set at Rio 2016.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/swimming/40650276

Jul 19

MP floats an all-party group for swimming | Letters

Labour MP Catherine West on the group she is setting up to campaign for more access to affordable swimming facilities

A new parliament, a new series of all-party groups. I will be forming an all-party group for swimming, which I believe to be the first of its kind. The group will look at access to swimming, the affordability of swimming, and swimming outdoors. So far the response from MPs has been positive, and the group will have its first AGM in September. Not a day goes by without encouragement from doctors to take more exercise, and– unlike weight-bearing exercise like jogging – swimming is a great form of exercise, which – if learned young enough – can provide a lifetime of enjoyment and help keep you fit at the same time. Since the landmark “Swim for a pound” scheme introduced around the time of the Olympics was halted by council cuts, the cost of swimming has shot up again. We will campaign to restore the scheme. We also need more swimming pools to avoid overcrowding and to allow schools to fit swimming into the PE curriculum.
Catherine West MP
Labour, Hornsey & Wood Green

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/jul/19/mp-floats-an-all-party-group-for-swimming

Jul 19

Man v beast: from Jesse Owens taking on a horse to Michael Phelps racing a shark

The 23-times Olympic swimming champion is to race one of nature’s most fearsome creatures, but he’s not the first to face an opponent from the animal kingdom

Ever since the dawn of time, man has yearned to really rub animals’ faces in it. Team Human wants to be No 1. That’s a given. We have an inbuilt need to show cheetahs, ostriches, elephants and suchlike that we can kick their asses in a range of sporting disciplines.

Some are obvious; everyone knows seals have difficulty with beach volleyball. Others are more marginal. Which could be why Michael Phelps, after winning 23 Olympic gold medals, has alighted on the great white shark as his next swimming race opponent.

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/shortcuts/2017/jul/19/man-v-beast-michael-phelps-great-white-shark-jesse-owens-horse

Jul 18

World Aquatics Championships: Jack Burnell fourth in Budapest

Great Britain’s Jack Burnell finishes fourth and misses out on a medal at the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/swimming/40644930

Jul 17

‘I can sometimes feel his hand on my leg’ – Burnell on life after Rio ‘outrage’

The Rio Olympics left Jack Burnell angry, but the British marathon swimmer has refocused and wants to dominate the sport.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/swimming/40632585

Jul 16

Charges dropped over Lochte’s false robbery claims

A court in Brazil dismisses charges against US swimmer Ryan Lochte relating to false robbery claims he made at the Rio Olympics.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/swimming/40623647

Jul 15

World Aquatics Championships: Lois Toulson and Matty Lee win diving silver

Great Britain’s Lois Toulson and Matty Lee win silver in diving’s mixed 10m synchronised event at the World Aquatics Championships.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/swimming/40618056

Jul 04

GB’s Adam Peaty and James Guy part of swimmers union against Fina

British swimmers Adam Peaty and James Guy are named in the newly formed Global Association of Professional Swimmers.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/swimming/40493186

Jul 01

World Aquatics Championships 2017: Live BBC Sport swimming coverage

How and when to follow the swimming events at the 2017 World Aquatics Championships on BBC TV and digital services.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/swimming/40423389

Jun 28

Olympic swimmer Wallace admits drink-driving

Silver medallist Dan Wallace was more than twice the legal limit when he was stopped by police.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-40431600

Jun 26

WTF, FML and a brief history of sporting acronyms in the modern age

The World Taekwondo Federation has finally rebranded but it is far from the only sporting entity to cause controversy with an acronym or abbreviation

The World Taekwondo Federation did the inevitable last weekend, changing its name to escape the “negative connotations” of its acronym.

World Taekwondo, as it is now officially known, first considered changing its name in 2015, but decided to give it another 18 months before accepting that the ubiquitous online abbreviation was going nowhere. The new slogan? It’s “Taekwondo For All”. Thanks for asking.

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2017/jun/26/world-taekwondo-federation-sporting-name-changes-wtf-fml

Jun 22

Olympian Wallace suspended after drink-drive charge

British Swimming and Scottish Swimming ban Olympian Dan Wallace for three months after the 24-year-old admits to drink-driving.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/swimming/40368678

Jun 22

Jazz Carlin and Aimee Willmott withdraw from World Swimming Championships

Jazz Carlin and Aimee Willmott pull out of Great Britain’s team for the World Swimming Championships.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/swimming/40367248

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