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
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
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
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
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
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
Khade (50m freestyle), Nataraj (100m backstroke) and Rawat (400m freestyle) have breached the 'B' qualification mark for the Olympics.
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
With the coronavirus pandemic disrupting routines like nothing else before, swimmers like Suyash Jadhav have had to come up with creative, quick-fix solutions.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
'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.
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
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