'I wanted to do something different for my country, that’s why I chose swimming. It didn't matter where I finished'
Organisers attack 'narrow-minded polemicists and politicians' who sought to cancel event
The crowd erupts into cheers for Mr Anis as he is introduced ahead of the race
'We only found out when we got here. We came looking for our place, and then we saw that we had this column in front,' says a disappointed fan
Where to make a splash this summer
The bacteria can cause human disease, infections or rashes
Paris says that, in a year, you’ll be able to swim in the Seine. But don’t let that stop you going wild in Britain now, says Kashmira Gander
Keri Morrison's son drowned during a family holday
The talented Briton lost the use of one arm in the run-up to 2012 but tells Kevin Garside how the Paralympics offers a road to Brazil
Swaying your arms to the strains of Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy hardly constitutes a typical modern lesson
From protectors for novices racking up lengths in the pool, to eyewear made for open-water racing
Nearly 100 per cent of elite competitive swimmers pee in the pool. Regularly. Some deny it, some proudly embrace it, but everyone does it.
The fish already injured swimmers cooling down from the heat last month
I was waiting for the Australian author, Christos Tsiolkas to begin his first UK event this week and, as the audience filed in from the drizzle, I noticed a particular absence in the room. That of women. It was just me until – phew – three others slunk in. Tsiolkas's reading at a Bloomsbury basement bar had been organised by the bookshop Gay's the Word, so the clue was in the title, but I was thrown at first, to be among an audience with shared affinities that reared themselves – fascinatingly – during the discussion.
The incredible image was captured from the tiny island of Lovund in central Norway after temperatures suddenly dipped, freezing the water and trapping the fish
TV picks, Tuesday 14 January