Swimming

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Olympic Games’ €1.4bn clean-up aims to get Parisians swimming in the Seine
Organisers expect 75% of identified bacterial pollution will be gone by the time the starting gun fires for the open water events

Angelique Chrisafis in Paris

24, May, 2024 @2:30 PM

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David Wilkie obituary
One of the greatest British swimmers who won gold in the 200m breaststroke at the Montreal Olympics in 1976

Ashley Newman

23, May, 2024 @4:59 PM

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Gina Rinehart portrait saga: largesse comes at a peculiar cost for Australia’s swimmers
To understand why some Olympians would go into bat for the mining magnate on a matter unrelated to the pool, one need only look at the financial hold she has over the sport

Kieran Pender

21, May, 2024 @3:00 PM

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Olympic dreams in 3D: Australian swimmers turn to VR goggles in pursuit of Paris gold | Nicole Jeffrey
Australia’s swim team are using virtual reality to practice relay changeovers and cut fractions of a second off their times

Nicole Jeffery

20, May, 2024 @2:18 AM

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Swimming boss defends athletes lobbying national gallery to take down Gina Rinehart portraits
Swimming Queensland chief Kevin Hasemann says ‘I’ve never been to a gallery’ and furore has ‘evolved into something I could never have imagined’

Ben Doherty

17, May, 2024 @7:50 AM

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‘The ambition is gold’: Kate Shortman and Izzy Thorpe target Olympic splash
University students believe they can deliver Great Britain’s first-ever artistic swimming medals in Paris this summer

Sean Ingle

13, May, 2024 @11:01 PM

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Will Yang: the Olympic swim hopeful bridging the gap between Australia and China | Nicole Jeffery
After surgery on a tumour in his spine and despite recent ructions in the pool the powerhouse is fully focused on reaching Paris

Nicole Jeffery

10, May, 2024 @3:00 PM

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UK water sports alliance calls on government to end ‘death-knell’ pollution
British Rowing, British Triathlon and Swim England are among the sports demanding the government go ‘further and faster’ in tackling water pollution

Sean Ingle

30, Apr, 2024 @9:41 AM

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Inside anti-doping’s civil war: anger and suspicion spill into the open
A doping case involving Chinese swimmers has brought years of pent-up feeling into the public domain – and it shows no sign of stopping

Sean Ingle

28, Apr, 2024 @7:00 AM

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Wada hits back at ‘damaging’ bias accusations over handling of China case
Independent prosecutor Eric Cottier has been to appointed to look at the cases of 23 swimmers who were cleared of doping after positive tests in 2021

Sean Ingle

25, Apr, 2024 @5:44 PM

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Chinese swimming row rumbles on as Ukad joins clamour for investigation
UK Anti-Doping has called for an independent review into events that led to 23 Chinese swimmers competing at the Tokyo Olympics despite recording positive drug tests

Paul MacInnes

24, Apr, 2024 @5:33 PM

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Mollie O’Callaghan: Australia’s ‘dolphin in a human body’ set for bumper Olympic haul | Nicole Jeffery
The swimmer is ‘slippery in the water’ while her ‘underwaters are phenomenal’ – and she is being backed to win six golds in Paris

Nicole Jeffery

24, Apr, 2024 @12:00 AM

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