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British water polo's funding axe set to have knock-on effect at planned new Manchester base

By David Owen

Water Polo has lost its UK Sport funding, but a pool earmaked as a base for Britain's teams is still set to open ©AFP/Getty ImagesApril 1 - A pool earmarked to serve as a high performance base for British water polo is expected to open later this year - a few months after the team was stripped of its funding by UK Sport.

British Swimming to appeal funding cut to synchro, but not water polo

By David Owen

British Swimming has announced it plans to appeal against the UK Sport to cut its funding for synchronised swimming, but not water polo ©Getty ImagesMarch 26 - British Swimming has decided not to appeal UK Sport's withdrawal of elite performance funding from water polo.

Sparkes gives up dual role in British Swimming

By Gary Anderson

David Sparkes will leave his role as ASA chief executive later this year to concentrate fully on British Swimming ©BBCMarch 25 - David Sparkes is set to become the sole chief executive of British Swimming after combining the position with the same role at the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) for the past 20 years. 

Shock win for Russia's Manibaev on final day of FINA Diving World Series

By Paul Osborne

Victor Manibaev pulled off the shock of the day with victory in the men's 10m platform final at the FINA Diving World Series in Dubai ©Getty ImagesMarch 22 - There was a shock on the third and final day of the International Swimming Federation (FINA) Diving World Series in Dubai, as Russia's Victor Manibaev pounced on a Chinese mistake to take victory in the men's 10 metre platform final.

Relentless China continue domination of FINA Diving World Series

By Paul Osborne

Chinese divers have dominated day two of the FINA Diving World Series in Dubai ©Getty ImagesMarch 21 - Another day, another dominant performance by Chinese competitors as they walked away with a double one-two finish on day two of the International Swimming Federation (FINA) Diving World Series at the Hamdan Sports Complex in Dubai.

Different venue but same result as Chinese divers dominate in Dubai

By Gary Anderson

March 20 - Minxia Wu and Tingmao Shi claimed a second successive Diving World Series win of the year in Dubai ©PromoSeven Sports MarketingChinese divers once again demonstrated their superiority in Dubai as they claimed three of the four titles on offer on day one of the second leg of the International Swimming Federation (FINA) Diving World Series at the Hamdan Sports Complex.

FINA agrees four-year deal with temporary constructions supplier NUSSLI

By Zjan Shirinian

FINA's partnership with NUSSLI runs for the next four years ©AFP/Getty ImagesMarch 18 - Temporary constructions supplier NUSSLI has signed a four-year deal with swimming's governing body.

Final day in Beijing sees yet more medal success for home divers

By Gary Anderson

March 16 - Cao Yuan continued Chinese dominance in Beijing with gold in the men's 10m platform event ©Getty Images China's Cao Yuan and Liu Huixia took the men's and women's 10 metre individual platform titles, the final two events of the first Diving World Series meeting of the season, as the home team enjoyed yet more success at the Water Cube in Beijing.

Golden day for China at FINA Diving World Series

By Paul Osborne

Wang Han stole victory from compatriot He Zi on day two of the FINA Diving World Series in Beijing ©Getty ImagesMarch 15 - After dominating proceedings on day one, Chinese athletes have gone one better and completed a clean sweep in today's events at the International Swimming Federation (FINA) Diving World Series in Beijing.
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