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Swimming And Diving News

Apr 18

Adam Peaty easily wins 100m breaststroke final at GB Championships

Olympic champion Adam Peaty destroys the competition winning the men’s 100m breaststroke final in a time of 57.79s.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/swimming/39636853

Apr 18

Peaty books Worlds spot with victory in Sheffield

Olympic swimming champion Adam Peaty books his place at the 2017 World Championships with victory at the British Championships.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/swimming/39636925

Apr 17

Carlin and Davies plotting more success

Jazz Carlin and Georgia Davies are hoping success at the British Championships will be the springboard to further glory in the pool.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/swimming/39622722

Apr 17

British Championships: Adam Peaty among those seeking World Championship places

Olympic champion Adam Peaty will be among the GB stars trying to reach the World Championships when they compete at the British Championships in Sheffield this week.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/swimming/39567482

Apr 15

Dana Vollmer, the Olympic swimmer racing while six months pregnant

Dana Vollmer is aiming for the Tokyo Olympics, with a brief pause to have another child.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-39607912

Apr 05

James Magnussen ditches world championships for Commonwealth Games

  • Magnussen claims Gold Coast field will be more competitive
  • The three-times Olympic medallist hopes to work back into form at Games

Australia’s James Magnussen will forgo the chance to win a third 100 metres freestyle title at the swimming world championships in Budapest, and instead focus on defending his Commonwealth Games gold medal on the Gold Coast next year.

The 25-year-old said he felt a strong Commonwealth Games field, which includes compatriots Kyle Chalmers, the reigning Olympic champion, and Cameron McEvoy, would offer a better benchmark than the global championship.

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/apr/05/james-magnussen-ditches-world-championships-for-commonwealth-games

Apr 04

Swim England: Governing body ASA rebrands and launches four-year strategy

The Amateur Swimming Association has been rebranded as Swim England as part of a four-year strategy to strengthen the sport and boost participation numbers.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/get-inspired/39490480

Mar 31

Ollie Hynd: Paralympic swimmer chasing ‘perfection’ at Tokyo 2020

Three-time Paralympic swimming champion Ollie Hynd is happy with the challenge of chasing “perfection” at Tokyo 2020.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/disability-sport/39429059

Mar 24

Adam Peaty: Olympic champion passing on pressure and putting party time to bed

Olympic champion Adam Peaty puts party time in the past as he reflects on a career that nearly did not get started.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/swimming/39374316

Mar 24

Adam Peaty eyes Olympic repeat and chance to create British swimming history

Adam Peaty says the chance to become the first British swimmer to defend an Olympic title is driving him towards Tokyo 2020.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/swimming/39368431

Mar 23

British Swimming investigates bullying claims

British Swimming is conducting an investigation after multiple bullying claims by Paralympians about a coach, the BBC learns.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/disability-sport/39368319

Mar 20

Doping in amateur sport: Drug use ‘fast becoming a crisis’ – Nicole Sapstead

UK Anti-Doping says drug use in sport is “fast becoming a crisis” in response to a poll for BBC Sport into doping in amateur sport.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/38884801

Mar 19

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

Exclusive: The Olympic swimming champion tells how she discovered she had the disease and why she’s decided to talk about it now

It was before the Rio Olympics that I finally realised there was something wrong with me – that the cramps, back pain, stomach ache, irregular menstrual cycles, cravings and fatigue weren’t just the result of my gruelling training regime.

My gynaecologist suggested I could have endometriosis but the only way to diagnose that is through surgery and, in an Olympic year, there was no way that was going to happen. It wasn’t a possibility so I just had to deal with it.

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I never second guessed my dedication to swimming. I just thought, yeah, training is hard

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/mar/19/emily-seebohm-i-won-olympic-golds-with-endometriosis-anything-is-possible

Mar 17

Yusra Mardini: Syrian refugee and Olympic swimmer inspires film

Billy Elliot director to tell the epic story of teenager who fled conflict by crossing the Mediterranean and went on to compete at Rio

Stephen Daldry’s films have chronicled the lives and struggles of Brazilian street children, the madness and melancholy of Virginia Woolf, and, most famously of all, the trials and triumphs of a young boy from County Durham who dreams of becoming a ballet dancer.

Few of his characters, however, have had to show quite as much resilience and determination as his latest protagonist, Yusra Mardini.

I thought it would be a real shame if I drowned in the sea, because I am a swimmer

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/17/yusra-mardini-syrian-refugee-and-olympic-swimmer-inspires-film

Mar 17

Duncan Scott: Rio is in the past, says double Olympic medallist

Stirling University’s Duncan Scott is fully focused on making the British team for the World Championships in Budapest in July.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/swimming/39303247

Mar 11

GB’s Jack Burnell wins gold at Abu Dhabi leg of 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup

British swimmer Jack Burnell wins gold in the Abu Dhabi leg of the 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/swimming/39244562

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