Questions linger over US swimmer Diana Nyad’s record swim

US long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad. Photo: Reuters

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.

Thursday, 12 September, 2013, 11:56am

Aussies look for world pool redemption

Australia's James Magnussen. Photo: AFP

The James Magnussen-led Australian team is seeking redemption for an under-achieving London Olympics, and the tumultuous 12 months which followed, when swimming’s world championships get underway this Sunday in Barcelona.

25 Jul 2013 - 10:41am

Chinese divers chasing clean sweep of golds at world titles

Ye Shiwen. Photo: Xinhua

China’s divers are looking for another gold medal clean sweep when the world aquatic championships starts on Saturday in Barcelona as the swimming world adjusts to life without pool legend Michael Phelps.

20 Jul 2013 - 3:44am

Lochte claims two titles at US trials

Ryan Lochte. Photo: AP

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.

27 Jun 2013 - 2:49pm

Australian abruptly ends Cuba-Florida swim attempt

Australian long-distance swimmer Chloe McCardel. Photo: Reuters

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.

13 Jun 2013 - 12:58pm

Australia chief resigns over inappropriate remark

Swimming Australia President Barclay Nettlefold (left) with swimmers Matthew Targett and James Roberts sit at a table during a press conference in Sydney. Photo: AP

Swimming Australia president Barclay Nettlefold resigned on Sunday over allegations of “inappropriate” behaviour.

Stood down on Saturday, Nettlefold is being investigated for an alleged inappropriate remark he made to a female team consultant and another allegation of misbehaviour.

2 Jun 2013 - 4:46pm

Olympic swim champion teaching the kids to keep up with Jones

Olympic gold medallist Cullen Jones helps a child overcome his fear of water during a clinic in Harlem, New York. Photo: AP

In Beijing and London, US Olympian Cullen Jones was fierce in the water, bringing home gold and silver and setting a world record along the way.

26 May 2013 - 5:54am

Swim coach sentenced to 7 years for sex abuse

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.

24 May 2013 - 10:15am

Sichuan quake amputee dives back into life

Zhang Chunmei and coach Liu Chunyi. Photo: Choi Chi-yuk

Zhang Chunmei lost both her legs, amputated above the knee, after she was trapped for almost three days when her school collapsed in the massive earthquake that struck Sichuan five years ago. She now wants to be an "outstanding athlete".

12 May 2013 - 6:28am

Australia holds off on new swimming coach

Leigh Nugent. Photo: AP

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 in Barcelona.

Taylor will coach the men’s team at the championships, while Bohl will run the women’s team.

26 Apr 2013 - 9:40am

Troubled waters for Australian world champ trials

 Australia's James Magnussen. Photo: AFP

Australia’s world championship selection trials begin in Adelaide on Friday as fallout from last year’s mediocre performance in the pool at the London Olympics continues to haunt the team.

In the eight months since the nation’s worst Olympics swimming medal tally in 20 years a massive shake-up has taken place.

25 Apr 2013 - 12:59pm

Chan's 31 years of dedicated service

Outgoing head coach Chan Yiu-hoi has worked with Hong Kong's swimming squad for the past 31 years. Photo: David Wong

Chan Yiu-hoi could write a book about commitment. It's a word he has used often during his 31 years as a swimming coach at the Hong Kong Sports Institute, the last 18 as head coach.

14 Apr 2013 - 4:44am

Australia appoints new chief, performance director

Australian swimming team head coach Leigh Nugent. Photo: EPA

Swimming Australia (SA) has appointed a new chief executive and high performance director as the governing body seeks to rebuild the sport in the wake of a dismal last year Olympic campaign and scathing reviews of its administration.

9 Apr 2013 - 11:38am

Perkins lashes Australia’s ‘show pony’ swimmers

Kieren Perkins. Photo: Felix Wong

Australia’s under-fire men’s swimmers must focus on their sport and not act as “celebrity show ponies”, former Olympic champion Kieren Perkins said on Thursday.

4 Apr 2013 - 1:20pm

Swimmer David Wong prays for dispensation from ban for drug use

David Wong

Top swimmer and asthma sufferer David Wong Kai-wai is hoping for a therapeutic use exemption (TUE) to escape a lengthy ban after he failed a drug test at the start of the year.

27 Mar 2013 - 4:52am