The History of Swimwear

“Wool was virtually the only fiber that was available. While cotton was a booming business at the time it creates a denser fiber than wool and does not have any of wool’s natural water-repelling capabilities.” (Image: Buster Crabbe, 1932 Olympic gold medalist, 400m freestyle)


Bud McAllister to Leave for Job in Australia in February; Jazz Carlin to Split Time

British National Record holder says she will split her time between her native Wales and Australia after her coach takes a new post down under.


British Record Holder Michael Rock Retires

Michael Rock has been THE British Champion in the 100 fly for the last 6 years.


FINIS Hires Ross Davenport to Join International Business Development Staff

British Olympian Ross Davenport, above, poses with the 2012 Olympics behind him. He was a part of three British Olympic Teams, and has now joined the staff at FINIS.

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2013 Swammy Awards: Female European Swimmer of the Year

Consistency and endurance is was set Katinka Hozzsu apart from the rest of the world this year.


Katie Ledecky 7th; Missy Franklin 9th in Eurosport’s Top 10 Athletes of 2013

Katie Ledecky (front) and Missy Franklin (back) were two of the top 10 athletes in the world in 2013, according to EuroSport.


Halsall British Aquatic’s Olympic Athlete Of The Year

It was announced today that Fran Halsall has won the British Aquatic Athlete of the Year, which is decided upon…

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Duel in the Pool 2013 Final Thoughts: The Outcome Didn’t Matter as Much as the Score

The 2013 Duel in the Pool was the most exciting edition of the meet yet. In fact, since the modern…


Belmonte On Fire; Ledecky 6th In 400 Freestyle; Europe 68 USA 54 after Day 1 of 2013 Duel in the Pool

In what was one of, if not the most anticipated races of the evening the crowd saw an extremely shocking…


British Swimming Continues “Smaller is Better” Policy in 2014 Euro Selection Policies

After a very tight roster netted 8 medals at the European SC Championships, the Brits are planning to send a few more to Berlin in 2014, but not many.

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British Swimming Seeks Elite Coach Development Manager

The World Class Swimming Programme, the team responsible for driving GB Swimming to Olympic success, has an exciting new opportunity for an experienced professional in the field of élite coaching development to join our programme.

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Furniss Happy With The Performance Of British Swimmers

British National Team Head Coach Bill Furniss is very happy with the performances he saw from the British team at the European Short Course Championships in Herning.

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European SC Swimming Championships Victory Photo Vault

Many thanks to Jesper Nielsen ( for these beautiful swimming photos.


An Astonishing Number Of Records Broken At Scottish Nationals

Lizzie Simmonds, who earlier in the meet broke the 50 meter backstroke British record, took down the British record in the 100 meter distance posting a time of 56.49.

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Team USA Duel in the Pool Squad Gathers in Newark on Monday

Tyler Clary will be on his third Duel in the Pool team when the meet begins Friday in Glasgow, Scotland.