2018 has seen it all - from world records to happy ever afters to awards and to major retirements.
Numerous world records were broken this year both in 25m and 50m championships - turning 2018 into a year where swimmers were able to excel and display their skills worldwide.
When the Nepal Open Swimming Championships take place next year, a new winner will be crowned among the women, as multi-event national record holder Sofia Shah will not be present.
At this year's championship, Sofia managed to attain a medal in every event she raced in, winning gold in the 50m
Swimmers celebrate the holiday season a bit differently to others. This time of the year brings on the dreaded holiday training weeks where coaches worldwide are cooking up some mighty sessions for their swimmers. As the sets get harder - approaching the end of the year, the Christmas theme always
Tilka Paljk is the poster girl for Zambian sport. The 21-year-old is Zambia’s number one swimmer, the nation’s sportswoman of the year, and has nearly booked her place to represent her country at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
However, her success in the sport masks the difficulties African swimmers face when
15 hundredths of a second were all that stood between Hannah Miley and an Olympic medal. Despite a tricky year, the girl from Inverurie is back and ready to defend her crown for the second time at next year’s Commonwealth Games.
After her disappointment in Rio, Miley has spent the past