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US Olympic swimmer Adrian returns to pool after cancer fight

The 30-year-old announced in January that he had been diagnosed with cancer, saying it was caught early and his prognosis was good.

Swimming pools at fire stations, to help firemen and school children

Ministry official says the proposal is aimed at improving the skills of firefighters and for children to learn swimming.

Japan swimmer suspended after failing doping test

Fujimori is shocked he has failed the drugs test.

Young Russians seek health, highs in ice swimming

Ice swimming in Russia has long been associated with older, usually Speedo-clad men.

Minister unfazed by Olympic swimmer’s decision to turn down coaching offer

Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman says the country will rely on Malaysians to train the swimming squad until a new national coach is found.

World body strips Malaysia of right to host para swimming championships

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) says Malaysia has failed to provide guarantees that Israeli athletes are free to compete in the World Championships.

Ageless Santos eclipses Le Clos for butterfly world gold

Santos's winning 21.81secs was a new championship record.

Top swimmers sue Fina over independent meeting

The meeting was coordinated by organisers of a proposed International Swimming League that would operate outside Fina's control.

Former Australia swim coach to stand trial on child sex charges

The ex-national women's coach is accused of indecently dealing with two girls under the age of 16.

Faang Der shatters 400m medley swimming national record

The 20-year-old from Johor says he was only aiming to improve his personal best time.

Ex-Olympic champion Pellegrini targets fifth Games at Tokyo 2020

Former Olympic 200m freestyle champion Federica Pellegrini had been contemplating retirement, but decided against it.

Japanese golden girl Ikee becomes first female MVP

Rikako Ikee's six gold medals made her deserving of the award.

Asian Games: Malaysian women triathletes finish in 12th, 16th place

Irene Chong says the hot weather made it tough but she was determined to finish the race as it is National Day.

Olympic champ Schooling moving in ‘right direction’ for 2020

Schooling said winning gold in Jakarta on Wednesday brought him "relief and joy" and hopefully signalled an end to his dip in form.

Singapore’s Schooling snaps China-Japan grip on Jakarta pool gold

Hitting the turn with a clear lead over China's Li Zhuhao, the 23-year-old powered to the finish in 51.04 seconds to retain the title he won as a teenager in Incheon four years ago.

National freestyle swimmers set new national record at Asian Games

But, unfortunately, quartet finish in sixth place.

Liu shatters 27-second mark as fires, fans rage

As fans fumed over ticketing chaos and emergency services scrambled to douse a raging wildfire, Liu became the first female 50m backstroker to go below 27sec.

Singapore’s Schooling set to graduate, return to goldfish bowl

As the only Singaporean to ever win an Olympic gold medal, Schooling is a megastar in the tiny island-state.

Kazakhstani Olympic swimming champion skips pet event after injury

Kazakhstan's Olympic champion Dmitriy Balandin skipped the men's 200 metres breaststroke at the Asian Games on Tuesday out of fear of aggravating a leginjury.

Japan swim queen Ikee targets Asian Games records

Rikako Ikee hopes to not only win gold medals at the Asian Games, but also break records in the process of doing so.

China’s Sun Yang completes “golden slam” at Asian Games

The 26-year-old favourite absolutely smashed the final, finishing more than a second clear of Japan's Katsuhiro Matsumoto.

China swim king Sun eyes Asian sweep

Sun Yang is favoured to win four gold medals at the Asian Games.

Five swimmers set to make a splash at the Asian Games

Five athletes who could light up the Asian Games swimming competition, which begins on Sunday in Jakarta:

Singapore pin hopes on Schooling to beat six golds

Joseph Schooling is Singapore's best hope for medals at the upcoming Asian Games.