FINA to consider minimum age limits for world champs
FINA to consider minimum age limits for world champs

The 10-year-old Bahraini girl who competed at this month`s world championships in Russia could end up holding a record that will never be beaten if swimming officials push ahead with plans to close the loophole that allowed her to race.

Adam Peaty breaks men`s 50m breaststroke world record
Adam Peaty breaks men`s 50m breaststroke world record

Britain`s Adam Peaty said it was easy to break the men`s 50m breaststroke record at the world swimming championships -- the second time it has fallen on Tuesday alone.

Olympic failure taught Katinka Hosszu to seek gold in business
Olympic failure taught Katinka Hosszu to seek gold in business

Before she became 2014 World Swimmer of the Year and the first to pass the $1 million mark in prize money, Hungarian Katinka Hosszu nearly hung up her goggles, frustrated that she failed to win a medal at the 2012 London Olympics.

Park Tae-hwan's team says he asked for doping assurances
Park Tae-hwan's team says he asked for doping assurances

South Korea`s Olympic swimming champion Park Tae-hwan maintains he was not told about the contents of an injection that led to him to failing a doping test and says a doctor currently on trial for professional negligence said the shot was safe.

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.

Olympic champ Park Tae-hwan allowed back in pool from Monday
Olympic champ Park Tae-hwan allowed back in pool from Monday

Olympic gold medallist Park Tae-hwan, serving an 18 month ban for doping, will return to action in a public pool in Seoul on Monday after parents of local school children allowed him to join a class, local media reported.

Olympic champion swimmer Sun Yang's doctor handed new ban
Olympic champion swimmer Sun Yang's doctor handed new ban

The International Swimming Federation (FINA) on Saturday imposed a new ban on Ba Zhen, Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang's doctor, for breaking rules during his suspension.

New ban on Olympic champ Sun Yang`s doctor
New ban on Olympic champ Sun Yang`s doctor

China`s swimming authorities have imposed a new ban on the doctor of national hero Sun Yang for helping the double Olympic champion when he was suspended, the world body announced Friday.

Michael Phelps wins on return, could get world champs invite
Michael Phelps wins on return, could get world champs invite

Olympic legend Michael Phelps beat his longtime rival Ryan Lochte in his return from a six month ban and found out he could get a special invitation to the world championships.

FINA president flies business class but no salary
FINA president flies business class but no salary

FINA president Julio Maglione travels business class but gets no salary, the world swimming federation said Friday as it became the first major sport to answer calls by the Olympic leader for greater transparency.

Report of World Championship chance catches Michael Phelps off-guard
Report of World Championship chance catches Michael Phelps off-guard

Suggestions that Olympic swimming great Michael Phelps could yet compete at this year`s World Championships in Russia just won`t go away.

100-year-old woman swims 1,500 meters in masters meet

Mieko Nagaoka, a 100-year-old Japanese female swimmer, finished a 1,500 meters swim in one hour, 15 minutes and 54.39 seconds in the masters swimming competition in Matsuyama, a media report said on Sunday.

Tearful Park Tae-Hwan apologises for failed dope test
Tearful Park Tae-Hwan apologises for failed dope test

Disgraced South Korean swim star Park Tae-Hwan made an emotional public apology over his failed doping test Friday, fighting back tears and begging to be forgiven.

2008 Olympic champion Park Tae-hwan banned for 18 months
2008 Olympic champion Park Tae-hwan banned for 18 months

South Korea`s four-time Olympic swimming medallist Park Tae-hwan was banned for 18 months by world swimming body FINA on Monday for failing a dope test.

Mandar, Nikita, Sajan and Pooja to represent India in FINA
Mandar, Nikita, Sajan and Pooja to represent India in FINA

Mandar Divse, Nikita Prabhu, Sajan Prakash and Pooja Kumre who won in different categories of Swimmathon 2015 held in Goa would qualify to be the Indian selections for the FINA World Championship scheduled in Russia this year.

FINA "surprise" at Mexico withdrawal as championship hosts
FINA "surprise" at Mexico withdrawal as championship hosts

Mexico`s decision to withdraw from hosting the 2017 world swimming championships was greeted with "surprise" by the sport`s governing body, FINA, on Thursday.

FINA approves National Games as qualifiers for Swimming Worlds
FINA approves National Games as qualifiers for Swimming Worlds

The swimmers competing in the ongoing National Games will not just be fighting it out for medals but also for a slot in the World Championships after governing body FINA approved the event as a qualifier for the big-ticket showpiece scheduled later this year.

South Korean sports officials meet over Park Tae-hwan's doping hearing
South Korean sports officials meet over Park Tae-hwan's doping hearing

A team of South Korean sports officials met Friday to discuss preparations for an upcoming doping hearing for Park Tae-hwan, a beleaguered swimmer who recently tested positive for testosterone.

Korea's Park Tae-hwan ''shocked'' by failed dope test
Korea's Park Tae-hwan ''shocked'' by failed dope test

 South Korean swim star Park Tae-hwan has been left "shocked" by a failed doping test, which local media said was a result of a local hospital injecting him with testosterone.