ARTICLES RELATING TO SWIMMING

National orders to be awarded

2014-04-17 20:57

The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee has announced five new recipients of National Orders.

Hill expected more qualifiers

2014-04-13 12:24

SA swimming coach Graham Hill says he left the national trials for the Commonwealth Games a disappointed man.

Le Clos finishes in style

2014-04-11 20:47

Chad le Clos and Karin Prinsloo finished the week on a high note at the Commonwealth Games swimming trials in Durban.

So Clos - little bro duels Chad

2014-04-11 12:57

Chad le Clos' brother, Jordan, came close but could not quite emulate his brother at the the SA National Aquatic Championships.

Le Clos eases through heats

2014-04-10 13:59

Chad le Clos moved effortlessly through his heats on the fourth morning of the South African National Aquatic Championships.

Olympic heroine Rice retires

2014-04-09 09:12

Australia's triple Beijing Olympic champion Stephanie Rice has announced her retirement from competitive swimming.

Le Clos wins freestyle duel

2014-04-08 21:36

Chad le Clos has won the much-anticipated 200m freestyle final on a night when no Commonwealth Games qualifying times were set.

Ian Thorpe in ICU

2014-04-08 14:48

Australian swimming great Ian Thorpe is in intensive care in a Sydney hospital receiving treatment for an infection.

Le Clos dominates in Durban

2014-04-07 22:00

Chad le Clos won his big showdown with Dylan Bosch on the opening night of the South Africa Aquatic Championships.

Midmar event scrapped

2014-04-02 18:00

A Midmar mile seeding event in Gauteng has been cancelled because of water conditions, organiser Wayne Riddin has said.

SA swimmer sinks Phelps' record

2014-03-31 10:09

SA swimmer, Dylan Bosch, has broken Michael Phelps' 200m butterfly university record.

Thorpe, Hackett to mentor?

2014-03-21 10:01

Swimming Australia says it would welcome struggling heroes Ian Thorpe and Grant Hackett as mentors of the national swim team.

Chad would welcome Phelps back

2014-02-23 13:20

Chad Le Clos, the last swimmer to beat Michael Phelps, says he would welcome the retired star back to the pool.

Midmar swimmer's body found

2014-02-13 22:14

The body of Herman van Straten who went missing during the Midmar Mile swim has been found, KwaZulu-Natal police have said.

Taking the plunge for your heart

2014-02-11 15:47

Valentine’s Day might all be about getting your heart pumping but the truth is, the slower your heart beats, the healthier it is.

Tragedy hits Midmar Mile

2014-02-10 10:30

Tragedy has hit the Midmar Mile swimming event with a Johannesburg businessman feared to have drowned.

Thorpe is in rehab!

2014-02-04 11:00

Swimming great Ian Thorpe was in rehab for depression after being found disoriented on a Sydney street, his manager admits.

Le Clos enjoys mixed fortunes

2014-02-01 15:12

South African star Chad Le Clos has recovered his winning form on the second day of the Aquatic Super Series in Perth.

Thorpe rehab claims denied

2014-01-31 09:57

Australian swimming great Ian Thorpe's handlers have denied he was in rehab for depression and alcohol abuse.

Le Clos spearheads SA team

2014-01-27 07:50

SA's swimmers will use the Aquatic Super Series in Perth to gauge where they are ahead of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

The Mad Swim is on!

2014-01-07 13:15

Thane Williams and Jonno Proudfoot will be the first people in history to attempt this 'impossible' swim. In March 2014 they will attempt to swim 500km from Mozambique to Madagascar.

Summer water fun: safety comes first

2013-12-09 05:00

Water safety should come first this summer, especially when it involves your kids.

New signing for the Proteas?

2013-12-06 17:01

The Proteas are flying high at present, but could they do with help in the form of an Olympic gold medal winner... ?

Are public swimming pools unhygienic?

2013-11-27 11:42

Swimming is great for exercise and physical therapy, but if you don’t have the luxury of a pool at home you may have wondered, as this reader did: just how hygienic is that local municipal or gym "communal bath"?

Pool wipe-outs you have to see

2013-11-21 13:54

Watch this and be so happy that it wasn't you. (But what were these people thinking?)

 

Phelps to return to pool

2014-04-14 20:00

Olympic swimming superstar Michael Phelps will make his competitive comeback next week at a US Grand Prix series event.

Schoeman shines in Durban

2014-04-12 22:06

Roland Schoeman and Brad Tandy were the standout performers at the South African Aquatic Championships in Durban.

Schoeman sizzles in Durban

2014-04-11 13:01

Roland Schoeman clocked the fourth-fastest 50m freestyle time in the world this year on his way to topping the qualifiers in Durban.

Chad bounces back in Durban

2014-04-10 21:34

Chad le Clos has stormed to his fourth and fifth titles at the South African National Aquatic Championships.

Le Clos' eight-title bid ends

2014-04-09 21:47

Chad le Clos saw his bid to win eight individual titles at the South African Aquatic Championships come to an end.

Racing days over for Thorpe

2014-04-09 07:44

Swimming great Ian Thorpe is battling serious infections, his manager said, adding he would likely never swim competitively again.

Sport quotas to be opposed

2014-04-08 18:21
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A rights organisation and trade union Solidarity say they will oppose sport minister Fikile Mbalula’s new quota plan.

Cameron eases into semis

2014-04-08 14:18

Cameron van der Burgh marked his arrival at the South Africa National Aquatic Championships by easing into the semi-finals.

SA duo complete epic swim

2014-04-04 14:06

Two SA swimmers have returned home as heroes after swimming 459km from Mozambique to Madagascar in just 24 days.

'Proud' Hackett out of rehab

2014-04-02 07:42

Australian swimming great Grant Hackett has left rehab after seeking help for an addiction to sleeping pills.

Phelps eligible for comeback

2014-03-26 19:45

Olympic swimming superstar Michael Phelps is eligible to compete again now that he's met the anti-doping test requirements.

Oz great Hackett in rehab

2014-02-26 11:03

Australian swimming great Grant Hackett is seeking treatment for addiction to prescription drugs, his manager has said.

Miracle at Midmar Mile

2014-02-18 13:53

This year's Midmar Mile ended in tragedy, but also had a story that was nothing short of a miracle...

10 reasons why swimming is good for you

2014-02-11 16:24

Swimming has many health benefits. Here are 10 great reasons why you should start swimming today.

Dog joins search for swimmer

2014-02-11 09:12

A police dog appears to have identified the general area where the body of a man who went missing during the Midmar Mile could be.

Prinsloo comes into her own

2014-02-04 17:03

Karin Prinsloo has staked her claim as South Africa's queen of the pool following stellar performances at the Aquatics Super Series.

Police called to 'dazed' Thorpe

2014-02-03 10:00

A "dazed" Ian Thorpe was discovered by police in a Sydney street in the early hours of the morning and taken to hospital.

SA swimmers flop in Perth

2014-01-31 15:04

South African swimmers have failed to win a single race on the opening night of the second BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series.

Ian Thorpe in rehab - report

2014-01-31 07:16

Australian swimming great Ian Thorpe has been treated in a Sydney hospital for depression and alcohol abuse, a report indicates.

SA swimmers face uphill battle

2014-01-18 14:40

South Africa's swimming team will face a tough challenge at the Aquatic Super Series in Perth later this month.

Happy Holidays

2013-12-20 13:29

The holiday season is fast approaching, what better way to protect yourself than with Swimseal!

Swimming SA pay Tata homage

2013-12-07 11:14

Swimming South Africa has expressed its sadness at the loss of former President and global icon Nelson Mandela.

Le Clos: Bring it on!

2013-11-30 17:01

Swimming sensation Chad le Clos is excited with the prospect of a return to swimming for former Olympic champion Michael Phelps.

Public pools: dodge those germs

2013-11-25 16:27

Swimming is excellent exercise, and the relatively minor health risks of public pools shouldn't put you off - especially if you take these basic precautions.

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