US leads list of FINA Athletes of the Year for 2013

By Gary Anderson

January 6 - Ryan Lochte of the United States has been named as a FINA Athlete of the Year for a third time in 2013 ©AFP/Getty ImagesSwimmers Ryan Lochte and Katie Ledecky, along with high diver Cesilie Carlton of the United States, are among the 11 names revealed as the 2013 Athletes of the Year by the International Swimming Federation (FINA).

Berlin dropped as FINA announces 2014 World Cup schedule

By Gary Anderson

January 5 - FINA has announced the 2014 World Cup series schedule ©Bongarts/Getty Images The International Aquatics Federation (FINA) has announced the host cities for the eight stops on the 2014 World Cup series, which will not feature a meeting in Berlin for the first time in 14 years.

US win tiebreaker to retain Duel in the Pool crown

By Emily Goddard

The US won a thrilling tiebreaker to retain their title at the 2013 Speedo Duel in the Pool in Glasgow ©British Swimming and The ASADecember 21 - The United States retained their Duel in the Pool crown in one of the tightest finishes yet that saw them defeating the European Allstars in a tiebreaker race.

Jamieson inspires Europe to surprise lead on day one of Duel in the Pool

By Nick Butler

Michael Jamieson celebrates after the crowd fired him to victory for Europe in Glasgow ©Getty ImagesDecember 20 - Scotland's Michael Jamieson inspired Europe to a surprise lead over the United States on the opening day of the Duel in the Pool in front of partisan support in Glasgow's Tollcross International Swimming Pool.

United States team arrive in Glasgow for Duel in the Pool

By Nick Butler

US team members Simone Manuel and Katie Ledecky touch down ahead of the Duel in the Pool clash with Europe ©Gouley GraphicsDecember 17 - A strong United States squad has arrived in Scotland ahead of taking on a European All Stars team in the "Ryder Cup" of swimming in Glasgow this weekend.

New podium centres unveiled by Swimming Australia in latest attempt to revive fortunes

By Nick Butler

2013 World Champion Cate Campbell will be among those taking advantage of the Podium Centres ©Getty ImagesDecember 13 - Swimming Australia have announced 15 podium centres for 2014 in a latest move designed to reverse their recent decline and return to the top of the international stage.

Speedo partners with Duel in the Pool

By Emily Goddard

Speedo has announced it will be the Premier Partner of the Duel in the Pool ©Speedo International Limited 2011December 12 - Speedo has today been named as a premier partner of Duel in the Pool as part of a deal that starts with this year's edition, taking place at Glasgow's Tollcross International Swimming Centre next weekend.

French Olympic and world champion swimmer Leveaux retires

By Emily Goddard

Amaury Leveaux has announced his retirement at the age of 28 ©AFP/Getty ImagesDecember 9 - Amaury Leveaux, who won gold with his French teammates in the 4x100 metres freestyle swimming relay at London 2012, today announced his retirement from the sport.

Sport Depot named new distribution partner for Speedo in Bulgaria and Romania

By Paul Osborne

Speedo International has appointed Sport Depot as its new distribution partner in Bulgaria and Romania ©Getty ImagesDecember 9 - Speedo International has announced Sport Depot as its new distribution partner in Bulgaria and Romania.
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