Aquatics

Exclusive: Sparkes appeals for funds to sustain British water polo’s winning streak

By David Owen

British Swimming chief executive David Sparkes has appealed for private individuals to support Britain's women's water polo team ©Getty ImagesApril 24 - David Sparkes, British Swimming's chief executive, has appealed to private individuals to put their hands in their pockets to ensure that Great Britain's in-form women's water polo team can prepare as well as possible for a make-or-break European Championships in Budapest.

UK Sport's funding axe questioned after Britain's water polo team shocks world champions Spain

By David Owen at the Manchester Aquatics Centre

Captain and goalkeeper Rosie Morris, pictured during London 2012, made some crucial saves late on in the match ©Getty ImagesApril 23 - UK Sport's decision to withdraw funding for the British women's water polo team has been called into question after they beat world champions Spain 9-7 in a hard-fought contest here.

Hosts Scotland name largest ever aquatics squad for Glasgow 2014

By Gary Anderson

April 16 - Double Commonwealth Games gold medallist Caitlin McClatchey will be representing Team Scotland at her third Games in Glasgow ©Getty Images Scotland has announced its biggest ever aquatics squad for a Commonwealth Games as 38 swimmers and two divers are set to compete at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre during Glasgow 2014.

Phelps comes out of retirement as he eyes Rio 2016 glory

By Zjan Shirinian

Michael Phelps is chasing more medals as he gets back in the pool less than two years after announcing his retirement at London 2012 ©AFP/Getty ImagesApril 14 - Michael Phelps, the most successful Olympian of all time, has come out of retirement less than two years after bowing out at London 2012.

Olympic champion Mitcham leads 12-strong Australian diving team for Glasgow 2014

By Paul Osborne

Matthew Mitcham leads a 12-strong Australian diving team for the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Glasgow ©Getty ImagesApril 13 - Olympic gold medallist Matthew Mitcham will lead a 12-strong Australian diving team to the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, the Australian Commonwealth Games Association announced today.

Double gold for England at Commonwealth Water Polo Championships

By Emily Goddard

England's men overcame Malta 16-9 to take gold at the Commonwealth Water Polo Championships ©Getty ImagesApril 12 - England's men and women have secured both gold medals at the Commonwealth Water Polo Championships for the first time ever.

Hosts Scotland confirm places in water polo bronze medal matches

By Gary Anderson

April 11 - The line-ups for the medal matches at this year's Commonwealth Water Polo Championships have been decided ©Scottish SwimmingThe line-ups for the medal matches at this year's Commonwealth Water Polo Championships were confirmed today, as Scotland's men and women sealed their spots with victories over Singapore and Wales.

Qatar gets ready for festival of swimming

By Paul Osborne at the Susesi Convention Center in Belek

FINA and QOC sign Memorandum of Understanding as Qatar gets set to host the 3rd FINA World Aquatic Convention ©ITGApril 10 - A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) and International Swimming Federation (FINA) to recognise Doha as the hosts of the third edition of the World Aquatics Convention.

Scotland secure crucial water polo win to virtually book a place in bronze medal match

By Gary Anderson

April 10 – Scotland's men came out on top in a crucial battle with New Zealand at the Commonwealth Water Polo Championships ©Scottish SwimmingScotland's men secured a vital win at the Commonwealth Water Polo Championships in Aberdeen to put one foot in Saturday's bronze medal play-off after emerging with a 9-7 win over New Zealand.
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