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For the third consecutive year Total Swimming are proud to announce we will be running three Summer Swim Camps at David Lloyd, Glasgow West End this summer. Lead by Total Swimmi...
Wednesday 01 May 2013 at 16:06
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Friday 19 April 2013 at 19:45
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Thursday 18 April 2013 at 16:23
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VIDEO: Simmonds 'honoured' by Worlds call
British Paralympic champion Ellie Simmonds says she is "honoured" to be selected for the forthcoming IPC World Championships.
Simmonds heads GB squad for Worlds
Paralympic champion Ellie Simmonds is named in a 32-strong GB squad for August's IPC World Swimming Championships.
Marren secures World qualification
Teenager Amy Marren rounds off an incredible British Disability Swimming Championships with her fourth World qualifying time.
Gold medals? Now I've got a ring, too
Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington takes plunge with engagement, months after saying boyfriend was too young for marriage.
Rebecca Adlington announces her engagement to boyfriend
Former Olympic swimmer has said she is "the happiest person ever" after announcing her engagement to her long-term boyfriend.
Australia's Olympic swimming team confess to using sedative during 'bonding' ses...
Australia's men's relay team's could have funding cut after admitting to taking controversial sleeping pill Stilnox during 'bonding' session at London 2012.
Olympic Games - Pellegrini to take year out after Olympic defeat
Federica Pellegrini plans to take a year out to recharge her batteries after surrendering her Olympic 200 metres freestyle title.
Marathon swimmer abandons Cuba-US journey
Marathon swimmer Penny Palfrey, who failed to complete a record breaking 103-mile (166-km) swim from Cuba to the United States, was bested by mighty Gulf Stream currents, according to her husband.
Phelps celebrates birthday by beating Lochte
Michael Phelps celebrated his 27th birthday by beating his great rival Ryan Lochte in their penultimate showdown before the London Olympics.
Sport picture of the day: swimming from a fish eye view
With the parallel lines of the swimmers, the ropes and the ceiling contrasting with the horizontal lines of the striplights and the curve from the fisheye lens, the result looks decidedly science fiction
Tom Daley transforms diving as girls go wild for their heartthrob | Andy Bull
Forget Olympic legacy or Commonwealth Games anticipation – it is the popularity of Tom Daley that is driving the huge upsurge of interest in diving in Britain"All sold out," said the signs. "Sorry". There are 800 seats inside Edinburgh's Royal Commonwealth Leisure Centre, and every single one of them has been filled for the final three sessions of the diving World Cup, at a cost of around £10 a pop. On Sunday evening, an hour before the doors were due to open, a queue of excited young girls, some chaperoned by their parents, was already snaking its way around the building, the kids pawing over posters that showed Tom Daley tearing off a wet T-shirt, water dripping from his brow. The hundreds haven't just come to admire his back three-and-a-half somersault with pike, fine as it is.It was that very dive, in fact, that Daley nailed to win this competition. After two scrappy opening efforts, Daley was immaculate on his two hardest dives. He ended up beating Russia's Victor Minibaev by five points, with a score of 542.15. The roar raised the roof.Despite what the administrators may say, the sport's new-found popularity is not proof of the efficacy of the Olympic legacy, or evidence of local enthusiasm for the upcoming Commonwealth Games. It is all due to Daley, the hottest teen heartthrob in British sport. There were kids wearing T-shirts that say "Call me Mrs Daley", others in hoodies that read "I love you Tom". In the morning session, before Daley walked out on the pool deck to a backdrop of flashing lights and roaring flames, one young girl broke down in tears as she read out a poem she'd written about "the hunk in the trunks".The security team actually had to turn away some of his young female fans. Two policemen caught a gaggle of them sneaking around the back of the centre, looking for another way in. Foiled, they took up stations by the front door, where they stood on their tip-toes as they jostled each other to try to catch a glimpse of the pool.This is Daley's first senior international contest since the Olympics. And it is also his first since he finished filming Splash!, the hilariously awful TV programme in which he taught a bunch of celebrities how to high dive. Daley reckons that the sold-out crowd has as much to do with that show as it does with the bronze medal he won last summer. Given that 6.6 million people tuned in to watch the final, which was won by Eddie "the Eagle" Edwards, he has a point.Earlier this year David Sparkes, the CEO of British Swimming, said that by focusing so much on media work Daley might be putting "the cart before the horse". The comments sounded silly at the time, and now they look plain bone-headed. Daley is transforming his sport in this country."I think Splash! helped," Daley says. "Since the Olympic Games participation numbers have tripled at our diving club down in Plymouth, and after Splash! there was a noticeable increase again." After all, if Eddie can do it, you probably can too. In the run-up to this very competition, 2,050 Edinburgh schoolchildren took part in a local talent ID scheme.Daley admits that he has "been struggling for motivation" since the Olympics ended, but he is sensible enough to recognise that those feelings are shared by pretty much every athlete who competed at the Games. "As any athlete will tell you, after the Olympic Games is the hardest time," he says. "That year is the toughest year you will ever go through. So, yeah, there have been lots of ups and lots of downs in the last few months." Competing in Edinburgh, he says, has helped revive his enthusiasm. "This was what I needed. It is great to see the crowds selling out."Alexei Evangulov, the performance director of British diving, agrees that Daley's slight depression is "absolutely normal". Evangulov, mindful that many competitors are starting to perform dives that are more difficult than any Daley has in his routine, has brought in a specialist coach from British gymnastics to try to help Daley become more flexible. "We have an army of biomechanical experts trying to work out if we can teach Tom to do the inward four-and-one-half somersault dive," Evangulov says. "It scares me, because it is so hard and so dangerous."In the meantime, he has got Daley and his coach, Andy Banks, to break down the dives Daley already knows, so they can hone his technique for each of them. "I have given them two targets," says Evangulov. "To improve his technique and to improve his beauty, to make himself more aesthetically pleasing." Daley's fans would say that wasn't possible. If he does it, they'll be fainting in the aisles.Tom DaleyDivingSwimmingAndy Bullguardian.co.uk © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds
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Inside the Games
Tongan London 2012 flag bearer comes out as gay
By Duncan MackayMay 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 DegunMay 5 - Swimming New Zealand have hired former British coach David Lyles to lead their preparations for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Omaha named as host city for US Olympic swimming trials for third time
By James CrookApril 27 - Omaha will host the United States Olympic swimming trials for the third consecutive time after beating competition from San Antonio and St. Louis to secure the rights to host the event.