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  1. News - World - WORLD RECORD

    Australian Cyril Baldock sets English Channel swim age record

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 09:37pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Australian sets Channel swim record An Australian grandfather has become the oldest person to swim the English Channel, celebrating his feat by having a couple ... swim from England to France on Wednesday that made him feel unwell. Baldock took 12 hours and 45 minutes to swim from Dover to Cap Gris-Nez. a straight line distance of 34km, beating ...

  2. Sport - Hong Kong - YOUTH OLYMPICS

    Teen swimming star bags first medal for Hong Kong at Youth Olympics

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 10:37pm by Kevin Kung

    ... Kevin Kung in Nanjing kevin.kung@scmp.com World junior champion Siobhan Haughey picks up silver in 200m individual medley at Nanjing Teen swimming star secures first medal for HK Siobhan Haughey struck silver in the pool on Sunday night to secure Hong Kong's first medal of the Nanjing Youth Olympics. The 16-year-old swimming prodigy clocked two minutes 13.21 seconds to finish ...

  3. Sport - Other Sport - SWIMMING

    Questions linger over US swimmer Diana Nyad’s record swim

    Posted Sep 12th 2013, 11:25am by Reuters in Miami

    ... Reuters in Miami US long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad has agreed to turn over all her navigation data and official observer logs on her record-breaking swim from Cuba to southern Florida last week, after sceptics raised questions about the grueling crossing. “I think it will be more than enough to settle the question, did she swim from A to B?” Steven Munatones, ...

  4. Sport - Other Sport

    Aussies look for world pool redemption

    Posted Jul 25th 2013, 10:36am by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... swimming’s world championships get underway this Sunday in Barcelona. London was Australian swimming’s first Games without an individual gold medal since the 1976 Montreal Olympics and its worst ... faces a busy schedule in Spain where she has qualified for five individual events, plus the prospect of swimming in three relay teams. Coutts, who holds the year’s fastest times in the 100m ...

  5. Sport - China - SWIMMING

    Chinese divers chasing clean sweep of golds at world titles

    Posted Jul 19th 2013, 08:25am by AFP

    ... on Saturday in Barcelona as the swimming world adjusts to life without pool legend Michael Phelps. Having quit after London last year, where he collected a record 18th Olympic gold medal, Phelps, 28, ... of compatriots Missy Franklin and Ryan Lochte, Australia’s James Magnussen plus Chinese pair Ye Shiwen and Sun Yang are aiming to tale over Phelps’ mantle. The eight-day swimming section runs from July ...

  6. Sport - Other Sport - SWIMMING

    Australian abruptly ends Cuba-Florida swim attempt

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 12:51pm by Associated Press in Havana

    ... Associated Press in Havana Australian endurance swimmer Chloe McCardel ended her attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida after 11 hours in the water when she was stung by a jellyfish Wednesday night. It was the fifth failure involving three women swimmers who have tried to make the marathon swim since 2011. Jellyfish stings and strong currents have been the main impediments. Her ...

  7. Sport - Other Sport - SWIMMING

    Lochte claims two titles at US trials

    Posted Jun 27th 2013, 02:38pm by Reuters in Los Angeles

    ... Reuters in Los Angeles Olympic champion Ryan Lochte, who has been appearing in his own reality television show and not fully committed to training since last year’s London Games, showed he had lost none of his drive by winning two titles 90 minutes apart at the US national swimming championships on Wednesday. Lochte, who has said he will swim through until the 2016 Olympics ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport

    Swim coach sentenced to 7 years for sex abuse

    Posted May 24th 2013, 10:12am by Associated Press in Rockville, Maryland

    ... Associated Press in Rockville, Maryland A once-prominent swimming coach who trained thousands of children was sentenced to seven years in prison Thursday for sexually abusing one of the girls he instructed. Richard J. Curl, who last year was banned for life from the sport by USA Swimming, apologised for abusing the girl over a four-year period in the 1980s. The abuse started ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport - SWIMMING

    Australia chief resigns over inappropriate remark

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 04:06pm by Reuters in New Delhi

    ... Reuters in New Delhi Swimming Australia president Barclay Nettlefold resigned on Sunday over allegations of “inappropriate” behaviour. Stood down on Saturday, Nettlefold is being ... that were not consistent with the standards expected of me, standards I have urged to be incorporated into the future culture of Swimming Australia,” Nettlefold said in a statement. Elected ...

  10. Sport - Other Sport - SWIMMING

    Australia holds off on new swimming coach

    Posted Apr 26th 2013, 09:26am

    ... Swimming Australia has delayed the appointment of a head coach, instead sharing the duties between existing mentors Michael Bohl and Rohan Taylor through this year’s World Championships ... high expectations, Australia failed to win a single individual gold medal. In the ensuing shakeup, SA this month appointed former British Swimming performance director Michael Scott as director ...




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