China's Sun Yang sets sights on golden haul in Kazan
China's Sun Yang sets sights on golden haul in Kazan

Chinese swimming sensation Sun Yang cannot seem to escape the spotlight in or out of the water, and at the world championships, starting in Russia on Aug. 2, the towering freestyler will again be the name of everyone`s lips.

Stars battle for world titles in Kazan`s pool duel
Stars battle for world titles in Kazan`s pool duel

With one eye on Rio de Janeiro, swimming`s stars begin the battle on Sunday for world championship medals in Kazan to prove their form heading into the 2016 Olympic Games.

''Dead in water'' US swimming team expects slow start in Kazan
''Dead in water'' US swimming team expects slow start in Kazan

USA Swimming was rubbing its hands with glee when it announced a squad packed full of gold medal winners and record breakers for the 2015 world championships, but that was a year ago and the team that lands in Kazan may need time to fire on all cylinders.

Cirque du Soleil to synchro history for USA
Cirque du Soleil to synchro history for USA

Bill May teamed up with American compatriot Christina Jones and made history Sunday when they became the first world champions of a mixed synchronised swimming event.

Svetlana Romashina retains technical synchro gold at world championships
Svetlana Romashina retains technical synchro gold at world championships

Russia`s Svetlana Romashina defended her gold medal in the technical solo synchronised swimming event at the world championships on Saturday.

Chinese pair win mixed synchro diving gold
Chinese pair win mixed synchro diving gold

Si Yajie and Tai Xiaohu of China won the mixed synchro 10-metre diving gold at the World Swimming Championships in Kazan on Saturday with a points total of 350.88.

Swimming: Ho, Anderson win 5km open water golds

South African Chad Ho won the men`s open water 5-kilometre gold medal at the World Swimming Championships in Kazan on Saturday.

Maana Patel, 15-year-old national swimming champion targets 2016 Rio Olympics
Maana Patel, 15-year-old national swimming champion targets 2016 Rio Olympics

Swimming is still in a nascent stage in India. But this aquatic sports is likely to make big splash in India, if a certain Maana Patel sees her dream translate into reality. The young swimmer is targeting a place in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Top Spanish swimmer Mireia Belmonte doubtful over Worlds
Top Spanish swimmer Mireia Belmonte doubtful over Worlds

Two-time Olympic silver medallist Mireia Belmonte has so far failed to confirm whether or not she will compete in the Swimming World Championships to be held in Kazan, Russia, between July 24 and August 9.

China`s Sun Yang set for four events in Kazan
China`s Sun Yang set for four events in Kazan

China`s controversial Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang will probably compete in four events at the world championships starting in Russia this week, a report said Monday, a year after a secret three-month doping ban.

Swimming champion Sun Yang to compete in four events at Kakan World Championships
Swimming champion Sun Yang to compete in four events at Kakan World Championships

Chinese Olympic champion Sun Yang confirmed on Friday that he will compete in the men's 200, 400, 800 and 1,500 metres freestyle events at the upcoming swimming World Championships in Kazan, Russia.

Grant Hackett commits for tilt at Rio Olympics

Dual Olympic champion Grant Hackett said Thursday he would go after a place in the Australian team for next year`s Rio Olympics.

Helsinki Olympics swimmer Adi Bharucha passes away

Adi Bharucha, a man who devoted almost his entire life to swimming and took part in the 1952 Helsinki Olympic Games, died here on Friday.

Michael Phelps wins again at Santa Clara Pro Swim
Michael Phelps wins again at Santa Clara Pro Swim

Olympic great Michael Phelps won the 200m individual medley at the Santa Clara Pro Swim on Sunday for his second victory in as many nights.

Michael Phelps wins 200m fly at Santa Clara
Michael Phelps wins 200m fly at Santa Clara

Olympic superstar Michael Phelps, who admitted this week he`s fed up with losing in a comeback aimed at the 2016 Olympics, won the 200m butterfly on Saturday at the Santa Clara Pro Swim.

Michael Phelps, Missy Franklin finish third at Santa Clara
Michael Phelps, Missy Franklin finish third at Santa Clara

Olympic legend Michael Phelps and 2012 London Olympic star Missy Franklin each finished third Friday in the 200-meter freestyle in their opening events at a US Pro Swim Series meet.

FINA had cleared Olympic relay champion Kylie Palmer of doping
FINA had cleared Olympic relay champion Kylie Palmer of doping

Former Olympic relay champion Kylie Palmer had been cleared of a doping violation by FINA in 2013 but the World Anti-Doping Agency appealed the decision leading to her current suspension, swimming`s world governing body has said.

Olympic relay champion Kylie Palmer fails doping test
Olympic relay champion Kylie Palmer fails doping test

Former Olympic relay champion Kylie Palmer has pulled out of the Australia team for next month`s swimming world championships in Russia after being informed she had failed a dope test at the 2013 edition of the event.

SEA Games: Singapore's Joseph Schooling schools the pool
SEA Games: Singapore's Joseph Schooling schools the pool

It`s not often a swimmer from Southeast Asia makes waves on the world stage, but Singapore`s Joseph Schooling looks poised to do just that.

SEA Games: Olympic hope Joseph Schooling makes early mark
SEA Games: Olympic hope Joseph Schooling makes early mark

 Singapore`s great Olympic swimming hope Joseph Schooling got off to a fast start in his quest for nine SEA Games gold medals as he made his much-anticipated entrance on Sunday.