The majority of the 2016 Rio Olympics swimming action took place
in the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre. Pic: Rio de Janeiro City Hall / Beth Santos.

Brazil’s Olympic Pools Are On The Move

The company behind the temporary swimming pools used at last year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro have refuted claims that the pools have fallen into disrepair and have revealed that the pools will soon be moved to permanent locations. Italian-based Myrtha Pools said the news concerning the deterioration of the facilities after the Games, […]

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History-making diving duo, Jack Laugher and Chris Mears, were the only athletes from the
diving community to be recognised in the New Year Honours List. Pic: SWpix.com.

Rio 2016 Heroes Recognised

A number of Olympic and Paralympic heroes in swimming and diving were recognised in the New Year Honours List 2017 for their outstanding contributions to their sports. Included in the list was Rio 2016 50m Butterfly gold medallist, Elle Robinson. Although only 15 at the time, Robinson made an incredible Paralympic debut to become a […]

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National Paralympics Day, Nottingham

Olympic Champions

It seems a short time since Olympic fever swept the nation as London hosted the 2012 Olympic Games. But the clock was already ticking on the next Olympiad. At the capital’s spectacular closing ceremony, Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, formally handed the Olympic flag to Eduardo Paes, Mayor of Rio de Janeiro. This summer, the […]

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Gold Medal For Exercise Pools

Olympic gold medallist Alistair Brownlee says he owes his London Games victory to an Endless swimming pool installed in the garden of his Yorkshire home.
The pool with an underwater treadmill not only hastened his recovery from a serious Achilles injury but enabled him to keep training.Alistair installed the pool himself with the help of some willing friends. He had to convince the local planning officer, the pool was permitted development.

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