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Apr 4, 2013   Craig Lord
Former world champion and record holder Sarah Sjostrom of Soedertoerns SS in Sweden, clocked 57.66 for victory in the 100m butterfly at the SwimCup Eindhoven today to extend her world-ranks lead for 2013; 24.30 for Kromowidjojo 50 free...
Apr 4, 2013   Craig Lord
FINA, the international federation, writes to US authorities urging them not to allow Lance Armstrong, the disgraced former cyclist who doped for a decade, to race in masters swimming events; Armstrong withdraws; US Masters clarifies...
Apr 4, 2013   Craig Lord
Double Olympic champion Sun Yang, of Zhejiang Province, took the 800m freestyle in 7:45.60 on day four at China nationals hours after Ryan Cochrane (CAN) goes 7:43; coach Zhu says "it was not true to say Sun stopped training" ...
Apr 4, 2013   Craig Lord
News-Round-Up: Some of Spain's leading names, including Mireia Belmonte and Melanie Costa, are engaging in a little academic exercise at Spanish Uni Champs over two days this week; Coach Lohberg honoured; Sjostrom on 57.6 100 'fly in Eindhoven...
Apr 4, 2013   Craig Lord
Aussie distance free legend Kieren Perkins has challenged Australia's men to step up and become more focussed on their sport instead of being "celebrity show ponies"; time to lay recent woes to rest and get the job done...
Apr 3, 2013   Craig Lord
Olympic 1500m silver medallist Ryan Cochrane set the standard for the world over 800m freestyle this year with a 7:43.61 victory on the first night of action at Canadian world-title trials in Victoria; Noemie Thomas takes 'fly dash mark in 26.35...
Apr 3, 2013   Craig Lord
News Round-Up: Injury has forced Bruno Fratus, the Brazilian sprinter based at the ADN Project in Europe, to withdraw from the SwimCup Eindhoven - recovery aimed at getting him in shape for Brazil nationals; Armstrong in the pool...
Apr 3, 2013   Craig Lord
Australia may race at Barcelona FINA world titles this summer without a head coach at the helm after a recommendation from elite coaches to avoid interim solutions and wait until a proper replacement for Leigh Nugent can be found...
Apr 3, 2013   Craig Lord
Crisis? What Crisis? At China nationals in Zhengzhou, Sun Yang puts coach and shoulder worries aside with a 1:44.99 win in the 200m free, 0.06sec shy of his Olympic silver effort; teenagers Fu, Pang and Xu enter in world top 3 for 2012 ...
Apr 2, 2013   Craig Lord
The power of Bert Le Clos knows no bounds: a day after Chad's dad described as "pathetic" South Africa's inability to pay for its swimmers to race at world titles this summer, the cash has been found to foot the Barcelona 2013 bill for fastest fish...
Apr 2, 2013   Craig Lord
On the second day at Chinese National Swimming Championships in Zhengzhou, Lu Ying presses on in her mission to topple China's top 2 of late, a 57.94 in the 100m final granting her a narrow win over Jiao Liuyang and No 2 on 2013 ranks...
Apr 2, 2013   Craig Lord
Obituary: Karen Yvette Muir, a South African world-record holder at 12 who was denied international fame in the 1960s because of her country's apartheid regime, has passed away. She was 60 and had been fighting breast cancer...
Apr 2, 2013   Craig Lord
News Round-Up: Laszlo Szakadati, the Executive Director of the European swimming league, has left the continental federation's top job by mutual agreement ; move coincides with plans to take LEN back to Italy; Bo Jacobsen to lead Finland...
Apr 1, 2013   Craig Lord
Olympic 400 and 1500m free champion Sun Yang roared to the helm of the 2013 world rankings with a 3:42.93 victory over 400m on the first day of China nationals in Zhengzhou; row is over; time suggests Sun was never really away...
Apr 1, 2013   Craig Lord
"Pathetic" is how Bert Le Clos, Chad's dad, describes South Africa's inability to pay for its team to attend the FINA World Swimming Championships in Barcelona this summer; swimmers must fund their own travel and hotel...
Apr 1, 2013   Craig Lord
News Round-Up: Vladmir Moroz sets swift l/c targets; Thiago Pereira to race for Sesi, São Paulo, on the way to a home Rio 2016 Olympics; Miguel Nascimento, a junior making waves among seniors in Portugal; Canada's April Foolery...
Mar 31, 2013   Craig Lord
Mick Bottom's Michigan Wolverines scorched the men's NCAA title title 480-406.5 over California, Arizona third in 313.5; record-breaking efforts from Arizona's Kevin Cordes, man of the meet, Tom Shields, Cal, and SC's Vladimir Morozov ...
Mar 29, 2013   Craig Lord
Rikke Moeller Pedersen, of Denmark, today cracked the shiny and textile suit European record(s) with a 2:20.53 victory over 200m breaststroke on the last day at the Danish Open in Brønshøj...
Mar 28, 2013   Craig Lord
News Round-Up: in Havana, alone, Cuban Hanser Garcia clocks 48.89 in the 100m free and says 'I'm going to get on the podium' at Barcelona worlds; Italian juniors on the move; B2013 1500m and 10k for Mellouli; Spain's B2013 squad...
Mar 28, 2013   Craig Lord
At the Danish Open in Brønshøj, Rikke Møller Pedersen, Frem Odense, followed up a world-ranks topper 1:06.40 (31.34) in the 100m breaststroke with a 31.05 win in the dash today; distance doubles, too, for Friis and Joensen...
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