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.

Aussie swimming coach slams late night Olympic finals
Aussie swimming coach slams late night Olympic finals

Australian head coach Jacco Verhaeren has described the apparent decision to stage the swimming finals at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro at 10pm as showing "a lack of respect".

FINA World Swimming Championships: Swimmers vie to podium finishes in Doha
FINA World Swimming Championships: Swimmers vie to podium finishes in Doha

Top notch swimmers from across the world are vying for podium finishes at the 12th FINA World Swimming Championships that got underway at the state-of-the-art Hamad Aquatic Centre, here on Wednesday.

FINA approves mixed-gender teams in synchronised diving
FINA approves mixed-gender teams in synchronised diving

In a ground-breaking step, the world aquatics governing body (FINA) has approved the introduction of mixed-gender teams in synchronised diving during the Extraordinary Congress in Doha last week.

Three Chinese named FINA Athletes of Year 2014
Three Chinese named FINA Athletes of Year 2014

Three Chinese swimmers were named FINA Athletes of the Year 2014 by the world swimming governing body.

Australia opposed to late-night swimming finals in Rio Olympics
Australia opposed to late-night swimming finals in Rio Olympics

 Australian Olympic officials say they will oppose plans to stage the 2016 Rio Olympics swimming finals late at night.

World swimming body stands by decision to honour Vladimir Putin
World swimming body stands by decision to honour Vladimir Putin

Swimming`s world governing body has defended a decision to award it highest honour to Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying it had nothing to do with politics.

Michael Phelps teams with Aqua Sphere to develop suit line

Olympic swimming great Michael Phelps, on a comeback that could take him to the Rio Games, is teaming up with a swimwear manufacturer to develop a line of competitive swimming equipment.

China`s rookie Yang Jian sparkles in 10m platform

China`s rookie Yang Jian made a brilliant debut at the FINA Diving World Cup, winning his first world title in the men`s 10m platform and in the process helping the hosts to claim all nine gold medals on offer.

China`s He Chong wins men`s 3m springboard gold

Olympic and World champion He Chong has denied his teammate Cao Yuan`s triple gold at the 19th FINA Diving World Cup by winning the men`s three-metre springboard.