Efimova's suspension lifted by Fina

Russia’s Yulia Efimova has had her provisional suspension for doping lifted by swimming’s governing body. The 24-year-old, who won 200m breaststroke bronze at the London 2012 Olympics, was given a provisional ban after testing positive for meldonium. The International Swimming Federation (Fina) lifted the ban after advice from the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada). Meldonium is…

GB synchronised swimmers seal Rio spots

Media playback is not supported on this device Olivia Federici and Katie Clark have been announced as the two synchronised swimmers to represent Great Britain in this summer’s Olympics in Rio. The pair will compete in the duet event after securing a quota place at the qualification event in Brazil in March. Both swimmers competed…

Cheltenham regain water polo crown

Cheltenham goalkeeper Sam Legge (centre-right) made a number of key saves in Sunday’s decider 26 January 2015 Last updated at 12:16 By Tom Garry BBC Sport at Surrey Sports Park Cheltenham and Liverpool Lizards have won the British Water Polo League men’s and women’s titles respectively. Cheltenham beat Lancaster 14-13 in a thrilling final game…

South Korea swimmer fails dope test

Park’s management claimed that he failed the test due to an injection for chiropractic treatment South Korea’s first Olympic swimming gold medallist Park Tae-hwan has failed a doping test, his agency has confirmed. The test was administered by global swimming body Fina before the Asian Games in September in Incheon, the Korea Swimming Federation said….

Swimming numbers down says survey

29 January 2015 Last updated at 10:44 Swimming has seen a 245,000 fall in participation numbers over the last year, according to Sport England. A total of 2.69m people swam at least once a week for 30 minutes between October 2013 and October 2014. The number of people participating regularly in sport is also down,…