Grace Reid interview: how channeling Beyonce, baking banana bread and table tennis is behind her remarkable success

When you enter a room with Grace Reid there is one thing you cannot fail to notice, her smile. It is the look of an athlete who is truly at peace with her life both in and out of the pool and why shouldn’t she be? 2018 was a breakthrough

These are the three most extreme water sports in the world

Today is world water day. A day that higlights the imprtance of sustainable management of fresh water resources. To celebrate we look at three extreme water sports. Cliff diving  Originally a niche sport, cliff diving has been popularised in recent years thanks to Red Bull’s Cliff Diving World Series in 2009.   Professional Red

The year in sport 2018: Swimming

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. From Kliment

“Swimming in Nepal isn’t a sport, but a dirty political game that stripped me of my passion” — Sofia Shah reflects on her decision to quit Nepal

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

“African Federations must realise how swimming can change lives:” Zambian sports woman of the year Tilka Paljk on swimming’s lack of recognition

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

“The thing that kept me moving forward was getting back in the water” – Hannah Miley on Olympic heartbreak and her road to recovery

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