Swimming News

US Paralympic swimming stars reclassified ahead of competition

By Tom Degun at the Main Press Centre on the Olympic Park in London

Justin Zook_30-08-12August 30 - United States swimming stars Justin Zook, Mallory Weggemann and Victoria Arlen, the latter scheduled to be a major rival to Britain's Ellie Simmonds in the pool, have all been reclassified ahead of the start of London 2012 Paralympic competition at the Aquatics Centre.

Basildon Sporting Village praised by London 2012 Japanese swim coach

By Tom Degun

Basildon Sporting_Village_June_29June 30 - Fumiyo Minemura, head coach of the Japanese Paralympic swimming squad, has heaped praised on the £38 million ($61 million/€47 million) Basildon Sporting Village which Japan's top Olympic and Paralympic swimmers are using as their pre-London 2012 training camp to finalise their preparations for the Games.

Denniston named USOC Paralympic Coach of the Year

By Tom Degun

Dave Denniston_20-06-12June 20 - Dave Denniston, the United States Paralympics swimming team trainer, has been named by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) as the 2011 Paralympic Coach of the Year at a special reception during the 2012 National Coaching Conference at the NCAA Hall of Champions in Indianapolis.

US war veteran and Warrior Games champ has hopes set on London 2012

By Tom Degun

Warrior Games_Brad_Snyder_June_15June 15 - United States war veteran Bradley Snyder, who lost his eyesight in September 2011 when an improvised explosive device (IED) went off in front of him while serving in Afghanistan, said he is looking to compete in swimming at the London 2012 Paralympics after winning four gold medals in the sport at the Warrior Games last month.