Aquatics

Alabama's Auburn University to be base for Australian swimmers prior to Rio 2016

By Gary Anderson

Australian Swimmers will be based at Auburn University in the United States prior to Rio 2016 ©Swimming AustraliaAustralian swimmers will hold their staging camps in the build-up to the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games at Auburn University, Alabama, in the United States.

USA Swimming chief withdraws Hall of Fame nomination after sex abuse scandal

By Nick Butler

USA Swimming executive director Chuck Wielgus has had his Hall of Fame induction rescinded following allegations ©TwitterUSA Swimming chief executive Chuck Wielgus has withdrawn his induction into the International Swimming Hall of Fame following a report criticising his role in sexual abuse cases which occurred under his leadership.

Drive to get more Scots open water swimming launched by world champion Keri-Anne Payne

By Gary Anderson

Kerri-Anne Payne was on hand today to launch come and try open water sessions at the Helix Park Lagoon in Falkirk ©Ian MacNicolFormer world champion and Olympic silver medallist Keri-Anne Payne helped launch a drive to get more people involved in open water swimming today at the newly opened Lagoon at the Helix in Falkirk.

Sir Owen Glenn visits under-construction National Aquatics Centre in New Zealand

By Paul Osborne

Owen Glenn visited the Owen G Glenn National Aquatics Centre in AUT Millennium today, with less than a year left until the venue is expected to be completed ©AUT MillennumBusinessman Sir Owen Glenn visited the site of the highly anticipated National Aquatics Centre today as construction work enters its final year.

Pan Pacific Swimming Championships tickets go on sale

By Emily Goddard

Alicia Coutts is one of the stars expected to compete for Australia at the 2014 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships, tickets for which have gone on sale today ©Getty ImagesTickets for this year's Pan Pacific Swimming Championships, which will take place in Australia's Gold Coast, have gone on sale today.

USA Swimming appoints Scott Leightman as public relations director

By Zjan Shirinian

Scott Leightman has been appointed USA Swimming's director of public relations and communications ©TwitterUSA Swimming has appointed Scott Leightman as its director of public relations and communications.

TV Asahi to broadcast next three FINA World Championships across Japan

By Zjan Shirinian

TV Asahi will continue to broadcast the FINA World Championships to Japanese audiences until 2019 ©Getty ImagesTV Asahi will broadcast the next three International Swimming Federation (FINA) World Championships to Japanese viewers, after a deal was struck to extend a partnership established in 2001.

Bidders emerge to host 2018 and 2020 Short Course World Championships

By Paul Osborne

Potential bidders for the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) and FINA World Aquatics Convention in 2018 and 2020 have attended an information meeting in Lausanne ©Getty ImagesStrong interest has been expressed by nine countries in bidding for the International Swimming Federation (FINA) World Short Course Swimming Championships and World Aquatics Convention in 2018 and 2020.

London 2012 breaststroke medallist Efimova handed 16-month ban after positive test

By Nick Butler

Yulia Efimova has been handed a 16-month back-dated ban for her positive drugs test ©Getty ImagesOlympic bronze medal-winning swimmer Yulia Efimova of Russia has been handed a backdated 16-month ban by the International Swimming Federation (FINA) after a positive drugs test last year.
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