Failure of Australian swimmers at London 2012 down to "toxic culture" review claims

By Duncan Mackay

Australian swimmer London 2012February 19 - Abuse of alcohol and prescription drugs, as well as flouting of curfews and bullying, were allowed to go unpunished among the Australian swimming team during the London 2012 Olympics, leading to a "culturally toxic" environment which contributed to the country's worst performance in the pool for 20 years, a review has claimed. 

Double Olympic gold medallist calls time on swimming career at 23

By Tom Degun at the InterContinental London Westminster

Becky Adlington at retirement press conference February 5 2013February 5 - Rebecca Adlington has officially announced her retirement at the age of 23 here today as she unveiled plans to focus on campaigning work that will see her look to get youngsters involved in swimming.

Furniss and Spice chosen to lead British Swimming to Rio 2016

By Duncan Mackay

Bill Furniss and Becky AdlingtonFebruary 4 -  Bill Furniss, the man who helped guide Rebecca Adlington to four Olympic medals, has been named as British Swimming's new head coach, it was announced today. 

Swimming Canada chief executive quits to take up new role

By Duncan Mackay

Pierre Lafontaine profileFebruary 1 - Swimming Canada chief executive Pierre Lafontaine is leaving to become head of Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS), it has been announced.

Head of British disability swimming appointed new high performance director by Canada

By Duncan Mackay

John Atkinson head and shouldersJanuary 31 - John Atkinson has been appointed as Swimming Canada's director of high performance after resigning from his role as Britain's national performance director fo disability swimming. 

Adlington poised to announce retirement

By James Crook

rebeccaadlington310113January 31 - Rebecca Adlington, Britain's four-time Olympic swimming medallist, looks set to announce her retirement from the sport next week at the age of 23.

Sweetenham appointed interim head coach of New Zealand

By Duncan Mackay

Bill Sweetenham head and shouldersJanuary 30 - Britain's former performance director Bill Sweetenham has been appointed as the interim head coach of Swimming New Zealand, it was announced today. 

Australian to be new chief executive of Swimming New Zealand

By Duncan Mackay

Swimming New Zealand logoJanuary 20 - Australian sports administrator Christian Renford has been appointed as chief executive of Swimming New Zealand, it has been announced. 

Four potential bidders for 2019 and 2021 FINA World Championships meet in Lausanne

By Emily Goddard

fina World Aquatics Championships 170113January 17 - Four potential bidders - Budapest, Tokyo, Gwangju and a yet to be confirmed Chinese city - have met with FINA in Lausanne to discuss the bidding procedure for the 2019, and possibly 2021, World Championships.
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