Swimming News Articles

British Swimming joins Navy for recruitment splash - 04 Jul 2014

The Royal Navy has announced a partnership with British Swimming that will see the two organisations showcase the multiple opportunities available to recruits and the possibilities of a career in the Royal Navy. read more

Arena to supply Team England at Glasgow - 12 Feb 2014

Commonwealth Games England has announced that global aquatic sports brand Arena has been appointed Official Supplier of Aquatics Wear ahead of this summer’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. read more

Speedo dives in for Duel in the Pool - 17 Dec 2013

Speedo has signed a three-year sponsorship deal to become the premier partner of Duel in the Pool, an international swimming match that pits the USA against a team of European all-stars.  read more

Swimming World Champs to promote clean sport - 07 Aug 2013

Ahead of the 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships next week, some of the world’s leading swimmers have joined the IPC and WADA to promote clean sport, after announcing that day two of the competition will be dedicated to the movement. read more

Aquatics Centre set for international return in 2016 - 29 Jul 2013

International swimming action will return to London in 2016 after the capital city was selected to host the 2016 European Championships - the first international event at the Aquatics Centre since last year's Olympic Games. read more

British Gas’ SwimBritain in the Limelight - 31 May 2013

British Gas has appointed sport experience agency, Limelight Sports, to deliver SwimBritain, a national three-year programme that aims to get 500,000 people swimming more regularly by 2015.  read more

British Swimming names new chairman - 13 Dec 2012

British Swimming has confirmed former Manchester United club director Maurice Watkins as its new chairman, amidst a rebuild following the resignation of performance director Michael Scott and head coach Dennis Pursley after missing their medal target for the London 2012 Games. read more

Gillette funds new generation of sport coaches - 25 Sep 2012

Community coaches from across the country attended Gillette’s Great Starts event on Monday, alongside cycling legend Sir Chris Hoy and Olympic swimmer Liam Tancock to celebrate their successful applications for a Gillette ‘Great Starts’ grant - which will fund the aspiring coaches next stage coaching qualifications.   read more

Swimmers take on Channel for education in Africa - 06 Jul 2012

Cameron Bellamy, founder of the Ubunye Challenge, and his swimming team are embarking on the second phase of the Ubunye Challenge this week by swimming the English Channel.  read more

London confirms bid for Euro Swim Champs - 16 Mar 2012

British Swimming has announced that London is an official bid city for the 2016 LEN European Swimming Championships with the proposal largely based around the capital’s new Aquatics Centre. read more

Swimming test event open to public - 11 Aug 2011

The public will get the chance to watch world class swimmers, including a number of World and Olympic medallists at the London 10km Marathon Swimming International in Hyde Park this Saturday, 13th August, as part of the London Prepares Series and a test event for London 2012 Olympic Games. read more

Tom Daley fronts Nestlé campaign - 20 Jul 2011

World diving champion Tom Daley is fronting the new Get Set, Go Free campaign from Nestlé UK, which will run across seven categories – coffee, cereals, yoghurt, water, biscuits, Nesquik powder and confectionery. read more

British Swimming unveils official airline - 01 Jul 2011

British Swimming has announced British Airways as its official airline, in a deal that will provide national teams with flights to major swimming events. read more

Jodie Kidd launches Big Dip - 17 Jun 2011

Jodie Kidd is encouraging people to enjoy swimming like never before this summer, at the British Gas Big Dip in London and Manchester - advertised as the UK’s ultimate urban swimming festival, with a purpose built 25-metre pool and adjoining beach as its centre-piece. read more

Brands join to launch Big Splash - 13 May 2011

The BBC, British Gas, Kellogg’s and Speedo have launched the ‘Big Splash’ campaign, which aims to encourage swimming in the run-up to the London 2012 Olympic Games. read more

British Swimming and BBC announce deal - 18 Mar 2011

British Swimming has announced a four-year rights deal with the BBC to broadcast swimming and other aquatic sports in the run up to the London 2012 Olympics, the Commonwealth Games 2014, and beyond. read more

Speedo appoint new UK commercial director - 16 Feb 2011

Worldwide swimwear brand Speedo, has appointed Mark Wyatt as its new UK commercial director. read more


IMG Worldwide, has announced that it has signed five-time Olympic gold medallist and Australian freestyle swimmer Ian Thorpe as a global client.

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London 2012 organisers are hoping to showcase London’s famous landscape after submitting plans for the Olympic triathlon and marathon events.
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British Gas has rolled out the latest activity for its sponsorship of British Swimming – giving away free swims at health clubs, hotels and leisure centres around the country. read more

Coca-Cola to train swimming coaches - 24 Aug 2010

Coca-Cola Great Britain is supporting the training of over 120 new swimming teachers and coaches as part of its commitment to get people active in the build-up to the London 2012 Olympics. read more

IHG joins British Swimming sponsors - 05 Aug 2010

British Swimming has added to its burgeoning sponsorship portfolio after signing a deal with InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) which will become the governing body’s official hotel provider. read more

Government cuts hit free swimming - 18 Jun 2010

The Department of Culture, Media and Sport has announced that free swimming for those aged 16 and under and over 60 will be cancelled as part of government savings of around £73m. read more

Swimming sees biggest rise in participation - 18 Mar 2010

A survey by Sport England has shown that swimming remains the country’s most popular participation sport with 7.63% of the English population, equating to 3,219,900 individuals, regularly getting in the pool. read more

FINA approve new Jaked suits - 08 Feb 2010

The International Swimming Federation (FINA) has approved a new line of swimming suits designed by Italian manufacturer Jaked. read more

FINA to retest blood samples - 19 Jan 2010

World swimming governing body FINA has announced that it will retest blood samples taken from swimmers at last year's World Championships in Rome for evidence of doping. read more

British Gas runs swimming cinema ad - 17 Dec 2009

British Gas is running a cinema advertising campaign to promote its free swimming initiative, part of the energy provider’s long-term sponsorship deal with British Swimming. read more

GB Swimming funds support water polo - 11 Dec 2009

UK Sport has confirmed funding figures for all aquatic sports in the lead up... read more

'Duel in the Pool' event a sell-out - 27 Nov 2009

British Swimming has announced that its upcoming ‘British Gas Duel in the Pool’ international team event to be held at the Manchester Aquatic Centre has officially sold out. read more

FINA considers adopting two world record marks - 19 Nov 2009

The argument over the use of high-tech bodysuits in swimming has taken another turn after it was revealed the world governing body FINA is considering recommendations to adopt two sets of world records – one for times set using the performance-enhancing apparel and one without. read more

2012 Aquatics Centre roof in place - 12 Nov 2009

The roof of the Aquatics Centre for the London 2012 Olympics, a landmark 2,800-tonne wave-shaped structure, has been set into place. read more

Rio 2016 bid hit by swimming cancellation - 30 Sep 2009

Rio de Janeiro’s bid to host the 2016 Olympics has received a last-minute body blow after the Brazilian city’s cancellation of a World Cup swimming event prompted major question marks as to its ability to stage one of the flagship Olympic competitions. read more

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