Cleaning up the Seine ahead of the Olympics
Despite its romance and beauty, the Seine has historically been quite toxic with swimming mostly off limits for a century. But holding swimming events in the Seine was a key part of Paris' bid to host the 2024 Olympics. And with the game...
Ukraine swim stars Olympic dreams in limbo
Ukrainian artistic swimmers Maryna and Vladyslava Aleksiiva have spent years training for Paris 2024 but their Olympic dreams hang in the balance after the government decided to block its athletes from competing in qualifiers if they inc...
Paris plans river cleanup ahead of Olympics
Officials are hoping to reduce pollution levels in the Seine to make it safe to swim in ahead of an Olympic river race in 2024. However high levels of e.coli, sewage and industrial dumping pose huge challenges.
Record breaking swim across Channel crossing
The record for the fastest swim across the Channel has been broken by a French swimmer who completed the crossing in nine hours and 22 minutes.
Hero coach rescues swimmer during event
A U.S Coach has saved the life of an American Swimmer at the FINA World Championships after diving into the pool to rescue unconscious Anita Alvarez during her Olympic qualifying event. The 25-year-old didn't return to breathe after her ...
Ice swimmer becomes first to cross 'most feared waters'
Barbara Hernandez is the first person ever to swim three nautical miles in the world’s ‘most feared waters’.
World swimming changes transgender rules
The governing body for competitive swimming, FINA, has voted to severely restrict transgender participation in elite women's events. Now, only those who fully transitioned before the onset of male puberty — typically starting at age 12 —...