Aquatics

Portuguese appointed new executive director of LEN

By Duncan Mackay

Paulo Frischknecht has been appointed as the new executive director of LENSeptember 27 - Portugal's Paulo Frischknecht has been appointed as the new executive director of LEN, the European governing body for aquatic sports, it was announced today at the organisation's Congress in Edinburgh.

Swimmers ready to make a splash for the second GO Swim Month in Australia

By Gary Anderson

September 27 - Go Swim Month 2013 starts on October 1The second annual GO Swim Month run by Swimming Australia is set to get underway next Tuesday (October 1) as the governing body launches its national campaign to get more youngsters into the pool.

Double Olympic gold medallist Steffen calls time on swimming career

By James Crook

German swimmer Britta Steffen has announced her retirement from the sportSeptember 27 - Germany's two-time Olympic champion swimmer Britta Steffen has announced her retirement at the age of 29 following medal-less campaigns at London 2012 and the FINA World Championships earlier this year.

Oldest living Olympic champion celebrates 100th birthday

By Gary Anderson

September 25 - The worlds oldest Olympic champion Sandor Tarics centre receives his special gifts from Dr Denes Kemeny President of the HWPF left and general secretary of the HOC Bence SzaboThe world's oldest living Olympic champion, Hungarian Sandor Tarics has celebrated his 100th birthday, with a specially commissioned personalised bathrobe and a vintage bottle of wine.

Commonwealth champion swimmer Goddard announces retirement

By James Crook

Swimmer James Goddard has announced his retirement at the age of 30September 25 - England's double Commonwealth champion James Goddard will not defend his 200 metre backstroke and medley titles at Glasgow 2014, after he announced his retirement from swimming today at the age of 30.

England and Scotland unveil swimming coaches for Glasgow 2014

By James Crook

England has appointed Olympic and world title-winning coach Jon Rudd to lead its swimming team at Glasgow 2014September 24 - Jon Rudd, coach of Lithuanian world and Olympic 100 metres breaststroke champion Rūta Meilutytė, and Graham Wardell have been named to lead the English and Scottish swimming squads respectively at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Australian double Olympic swimming medallist Faith Leech dies aged 72

By Gary Anderson

September 15 - Faith Leech far right won freestyle team gold at the Melbourne 1956 Olympic GamesAustralian Olympic swimmer Faith Leech, who won an individual bronze and team relay gold at Melbourne 1956, passed away yesterday at the age of 72, it has been announced.

Edinburgh to host inaugural European swimming Congress Conference and Exhibition

By James Crook

LEN-Logo-300x170September 6 - British Swimming will host the first European Swimming League (LEN) Congress Conference and Exhibition in Edinburgh this month, which will focus on issues around governance of the sports, the training of elite coaches and bidding for major international events.

Greece's Vamvakaris named as British women's water polo head coach

By Emily Goddard

Konstantinos Vamvakaris will lead the British women's water polo squad as they aim to qualify for Rio 2016September 2 - Konstantinos Vamvakaris has today been named as the new head coach of the British women's water polo team as they begin their journey to the Rio 2016 Olympics.
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