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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Italian swim team reports 10 more COVID-19 positive cases, training camp suspended
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Italian swim team reports 10 more COVID-19 positive cases, training camp suspended

World champions Simona Quadarella and Gabriele Detti are among those who contracted COVID-19 at a high-altitude training camp in Livigno, the Italian Swimming Federation said.

SFI won't hold meets until all states open pools, says national swimming federation after unveiling long-term roadmap
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SFI won't hold meets until all states open pools, says national swimming federation after unveiling long-term roadmap

SFI's strategic roadmap looks at several factors: creating a national talent pool; setting up a national database for swimmers, coaches and academies; having an education and certification pathway for Indian coaches; having a talent-scouting structure.

Olympic hopefuls to be given priority, says Swimming Federation after re-opening of pools gets green light
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Olympic hopefuls to be given priority, says Swimming Federation after re-opening of pools gets green light

In the Ministry of Home Affairs' (MHA) latest guidelines on easing of lockdown restrictions, swimming pools being used for training of sports persons have been given permission to open across the country from 15 October.

Karnataka Swimming Association to provide three-month financial relief package worth Rs 15 lakh to coaches, pool staff
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Karnataka Swimming Association to provide three-month financial relief package worth Rs 15 lakh to coaches, pool staff

Calling it a first-of-a-kind initiative by a state governing body for swimming in India, the Karnataka Swimming Association said in a statement that it will provide the monetary assistance through its fundraiser 'KSA Cares.'

Focus is now on government job, priorities have changed in five months away from pool, says swimmer Virdhawal Khade
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Focus is now on government job, priorities have changed in five months away from pool, says swimmer Virdhawal Khade

Khade opted out of a training camp in Dubai for Olympic hopefuls, making it clear that he intends to focus on his job in Maharashtra government.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Japan's Rikako Ikee returns to competitive swimming after year-long leukemia treatment
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Japan's Rikako Ikee returns to competitive swimming after year-long leukemia treatment

Rikako Ikee is not expected to try to qualify for the delayed Tokyo Olympics in 2021 but could target the 2024 edition in Paris.

SAI sanctions two-month training for swimmers Virdhawal Khade, Srihari Nataraj and Kushagra Rawat in Dubai
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SAI sanctions two-month training for swimmers Virdhawal Khade, Srihari Nataraj and Kushagra Rawat in Dubai

Khade (50m freestyle), Nataraj (100m backstroke) and Rawat (400m freestyle) have breached the 'B' qualification mark for the Olympics.

Singaporean Olympic swimming champion Joseph Schooling handed national service deferment
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Singaporean Olympic swimming champion Joseph Schooling handed national service deferment

Schooling was given another reprieve to train for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, but the Games were moved to next year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

As pools remain closed, Paralympic swimmer Suyash Jadhav keeps Tokyo 2020 dreams afloat by training in pond
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As pools remain closed, Paralympic swimmer Suyash Jadhav keeps Tokyo 2020 dreams afloat by training in pond

With the coronavirus pandemic disrupting routines like nothing else before, swimmers like Suyash Jadhav have had to come up with creative, quick-fix solutions.

SAI shortlists 258 athletes for Junior TOPS group, to be provided Rs 25,000 in monthly allowance
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SAI shortlists 258 athletes for Junior TOPS group, to be provided Rs 25,000 in monthly allowance

The support will be extended through a group/systems approach and a monthly out of pocket allowance of Rs 25,000 will be given to every TOPS athlete.

Restrictions on use of pools taking toll on mental health, say Indian swimmers
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Restrictions on use of pools taking toll on mental health, say Indian swimmers

Swimmers in the country have not entered the pools since 25 March, when the first coronavirus-forced lockdown was announced.

'Might have to consider retiring': Swimmer Virdhawal Khade expresses frustration over lack of clarity on reopening of pools
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'Might have to consider retiring': Swimmer Virdhawal Khade expresses frustration over lack of clarity on reopening of pools

One of India's top swimmers Virdhawal Khade has spoken about quitting the sport due to lack of clarity with regard to the use of swimming pools again for practice.

Coronavirus Outbreak: FINA postpones World Swimming Championships (25m) by a year to December 2021
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Coronavirus Outbreak: FINA postpones World Swimming Championships (25m) by a year to December 2021

The governing body of swimming has postponed the short course world championships for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Swimming Federation of India requests consent for reopening of pools to allow training of elite swimmers
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Swimming Federation of India requests consent for reopening of pools to allow training of elite swimmers

The SFI has asked permission for only those swimmers to resume training, who have achieved the 'B' qualification mark for next year's Tokyo Olympics

Firstpost Masterclass: 'Swimming is more mental than physical,' Srihari Nataraj decodes various aspects of sport
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Firstpost Masterclass: 'Swimming is more mental than physical,' Srihari Nataraj decodes various aspects of sport

In this edition of Firstpost Masterclass, Srihari decodes the various aspects of swimming. He talks about the training methods, diet, mental strength, body language and more.

European Aquatics Championships postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19 pandemic
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European Aquatics Championships postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19 pandemic

The aquatics championships, which include disciplines such as swimming, diving, open water swimming, and artistic synchronised swimming, had been provisionally delayed until late August but will now take place from 10 to 23 May next year

Chinese swimmer Sun Yang lodges appeal at Swiss federal court to overturn eight-year ban, says report
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Chinese swimmer Sun Yang lodges appeal at Swiss federal court to overturn eight-year ban, says report

Sun was banned by the Switzerland-based Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in March after the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) appealed against a decision to clear him of wrongdoing during a 2018 doping test.

Coronavirus Outbreak: FINA postpones 2021 aquatics world championships to May 2022
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Coronavirus Outbreak: FINA postpones 2021 aquatics world championships to May 2022

'At a time of unprecedented uncertainty, FINA hopes the announcement of these dates will allow for some clarity in planning for all concerned,' FINA's president Julio Maglione said.

British Olympic champion Adam Peaty now making a splash in a training pool in his own back garden
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British Olympic champion Adam Peaty now making a splash in a training pool in his own back garden

Peaty, 25, world record holder in 50 and 100 metres breaststroke, accepted with alacrity when offered the loan of a 5.7m long SwimFit ‘flume’ pool to use during the coronavirus lockdown

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju says India must focus on swimming to excel in Olympics
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Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju says India must focus on swimming to excel in Olympics

Historically, the top countries in the Olympics have bagged a large number of medals in swimming. In the last five Olympics, the USA has won about 31 percent of its total medals in swimming