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Olympic team manager Peart to lead English swimmers at Glasgow 2014

By Emily Goddard

Dawn Peart Team GB managerJune 17 - Dawn Peart, manager of Britain's swimmers at the last two Olympics, has been named as the team leader for the English swimming squad heading to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Canadian diver Despatie named co-host of City Montreal’s morning show

By Tom Degun

Alexander Despatie divingJune 6 - Just days after announcing his retirement from his diving career, Canada's Alexandre Despatie has been named one of the two hosts of City Montreal's morning show Breakfast Television.

Swimming Australia chief promises change as major sponsors pull out of multi-million dollar deal

By James Crook

2473 swimming-aust-nettlefold-aap-130601-bJune 5 - Swimming Australia chief Mark Anderson has reassured that the organisation are on the road to recovery, despite the devastating blow of losing a major sponsor contract with Energy Australia, who pulled the plug on their five-year deal just 12 months in after President Barclay Nettlefold (left) resigned following comments he allegedly  made towards female colleagues.

Commonwealth champion and Olympic medal winning diver Despatie retires

By Emily Goddard

Alexandre Despatie 050613June 4 - Nine-time Commonwealth champion and two-time Olympic silver medal winning diver Alexandre Despatie, one of Canada's most successful athletes of all time, has announced his retirement from competitive international competition.

Swimming Australia President resigns after inappropriate comments to female staff

By Duncan Mackay

Barclay Nettleford at press conferenceJune 2 - Swimming Australia is facing a new crisis after Barclay Nettlefold resigned as President following allegations of inappropriate comments towards female staff.

Brisbane to host Glasgow 2014 Australian swim trials

By Duncan Mackay

Brisbane Aquatic CentreMay 31 - Brisbane will host the 2014 Australian Swimming Championships, an event which will double as the trials for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, it was announced today.

Washington swimming coach jailed for sexually abusing student

By James Crook

Richard CulrMay 23 - Washington D.C.-based swimming coach Richard Curl, who tutored the likes of two-time Olympic champion Tom Dolan, has been jailed for seven years for sexually abusing a student over a number of years.

Tongan London 2012 flag bearer comes out as gay

By Duncan Mackay

Amini Fonua profileMay 7 - Swimmer Amini Fonua, who carried Tonga's flag at the Opening Ceremony of London 2012, is the latest top sportsman to come out as gay.

Swimming New Zealand hire British coach to guide them to Rio 2016

By Tom Degun

David LylesMay 5 - Swimming New Zealand have hired former British coach David Lyles to lead their preparations for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

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