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Nearly 100 per cent of elite competitive swimmers pee in the pool. Regularly. Some deny it, some proudly embrace it, but everyone does it.

Wimbledon final Sunday is hottest day of the year

Thermometers expected to read 30°C or higher by the end of the day in the south

'Dead' body of pensioner floating in Nottinghamshire river was actually alive

Police were called to Colwick Marina after the captain of a pleasure cruiser reported a body floating in the water on Tuesday

Coach Bill Furniss shares Rebecca Adlington’s joy after she won a bronze medal in the 400m freestyle at the London Olympics

Swimming: Bill Furniss eager to turn up the heat on British hopefuls in quest to make bigger splash

New national swimming coach has Adlington's blessing but World Championships may be too soon to tell

Daniel Unger of Germany competes in the running portion of the Men's Triathlon Final

Matt Butler: Why people take a neoprene and Lycra-clad journey to hell

View From The Sofa: Ironman 2013, Channel 4

Trenton Oldfield after he was pulled from the River Thames when he temporarily halted the Boat Race last year

Boat race protester Trenton Oldfield brands deportation plans as his wife waits to give birth 'extremist'

The Australian protester who spent two months in prison after disrupting last year’s Oxford and Cambridge boat race yesterday accused the Government of “extremist” behaviour after he was ordered to leave the country by the Home Office.

The Google Doodle celebrating the summer solstice

Google Doodle celebrates summer solstice

The latest Google Doodle celebrates the summer solstice, the longest day of the year.

The Girl Guides have nothing to do with religion and they never have done

Anyone feeling nostalgic for the old wording of the Girl Guides' oath should remember the real joy of guiding is in meeting new friends and learning new skills

Andy McSmith's Diary: Dear Leader Dave dips his toe into the macho political pool

By taking a 6am dip in the chilly waters of Lough Erne, accompanied by a reluctant police protection officer, while the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, stayed in bed, David Cameron has joined the macho band of political leaders who have sought to reinforce their authority with displays of physical fitness.

David Cameron prepares for G8 summit with early morning dip... but Vladimir Putin did not join him

PM takes tha plunge in Lough Erne, joined by one of his ever-present bodyguards

Gonzalez in a Maserati on his way to second place at the 1952 Italian Grand Prix at Monza

Jose Froilan Gonzalez: Racing driver who gave Ferrari their first Grand Prix victory

Jose Froilan Gonzalez, the first man to win a world championship race for Ferrari, the 1951 British Grand Prix, has died days before the 62nd running of that event. His passing, at the age of 90, leaves Sir Jack Brabham at 87 as the oldest surviving grand prix winner.

Chloe McCardel ends attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida after being stung by jellyfish

Australian endurance swimmer Chloe McCardel ended her attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida after 11 hours in the water when she was stung by a jellyfish.

Australian swimmer Chloe McCardel, 29, poses in a swimming position in front of a painting of Ernest Hemingway inside a hotel at the Marina Hemingway after an interview in Havana, Cuba

Aiming for a first: Swimmer to tackle 100-mile Cuba to Florida crossing - without shark cage

Challenge should last about 55-65 hours, raising money for cancer research

Man and teen drown in disused quarry in Northern Ireland

A man has drowned in a vain bid to rescue a teenage boy in a disused quarry in Northern Ireland.

Sea rescue off Suffolk coast after charity swim

More than 50 people taking part in a charity swimming race had to be pulled from the sea after more than 130 swimmers got into difficulty off the coast of Southwold, in Suffolk.

Charity swimmers rescued from sea off the coast of Southwold

A search and rescue operation was under way today after dozens of people taking part in a charity swimming race had to be pulled from the sea, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) said.

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