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Cate Campbell’s Swim Revival

Australia's swimming icon, Cate Campbell, gears up for her farewell year, aiming for the Paris Olympics after a rejuvenating hiatus. In this exclusive Q&A, she reflects on her break, the importance of rest, and the unique journey that blends science and personal contentment back into the competitive world of swimming. Campbell took a well-deserved break after Tokyo, exploring a corporate role and embarking on a European adventure with her partner. The hiatus, she reveals, was essential for mental and physical recovery, a departure

Aquatics Learn to Swim: Europe’s Ambitious Path

The European Aquatics Learn to Swim Conference, a groundbreaking two-day event held in Jurmala, Latvia, brought together nearly 200 delegates from 28 nations, uniting Olympians, academics, and aquatic experts. This historic gathering marked a pivotal moment for European Aquatics, concluding with ambitious plans for a two-year pilot project as the next phase of its Learn to Swim strategy. The conference served as a platform for wide-ranging presentations and discussions, providing a comprehensive overview of the challenges and opportunities in promoting swimming skills across

Doha 2024: Aquatics Travel Packages Unveiled

Doha 2024, the organizing committee for the World Aquatics Championships and World Aquatics Masters Championships, has unveiled exclusive travel packages for fans worldwide, marking 100 days until the World Masters Championships kick off. The packages offer fans the opportunity to witness these flagship aquatic competitions, held in the Middle East for the first time, while enjoying Doha's renowned hospitality and welcoming culture. The World Aquatics Championships are scheduled from February 2 to 18, followed by the World Aquatics Masters Championships from February 23


The World Aquatics Championships is a major international sporting event that features six aquatic sports. Traditionally held on a biennial basis, the event brings together elite athletes from around the world to compete in swimming, diving, water polo, artistic swimming, open water swimming and high diving. The World Aquatics Championships was first organized in 1973 by the World Aquatics with the aim of promoting and developing water sports worldwide. The World Aquatics Championships – Doha 2024 will be taking place in Doha for
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Doha 2023: Aquatic Drama Unfolds

The upcoming World Aquatic Championships in Doha are gearing up to be a fascinating clash of water polo titans, with draws that promise unpredictability and the potential for upsets. Coaches are already delving into permutations to strategize their teams' paths to success in the tournament scheduled for February. The complexities of the qualification process, especially for European teams facing geopolitical challenges, add an extra layer of intrigue to the competition. As anticipation builds for a third world championship in just 20 months, there's
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Sibling Power: Greek Sisters in Water Polo Spotlight

Greek Sisters Leading the Charge for Paris 2024 Olympics In the pursuit of Olympic inclusion for Paris 2024, three talented Greek sisters - Margarita, Eleftheria, and Vasiliki Plevritou - are making waves in the world of water polo. These sisters, known for their remarkable skills, are at the forefront as the Greek national team navigates the challenging path to the pinnacle of their sport. Their journey began over a decade ago when Margarita and Eleftheria Plevritou showcased their water polo prowess at the
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Yukiko Inui Retirement from Artistic Swimming

Yukiko Inui, one of Japan's most celebrated artistic swimmers, has decided to bring her remarkable career to a close. The 32-year-old athlete, known for her grace, precision, and artistry in the pool, will hold a retirement press conference in Tokyo on October 27, marking the end of an era in the world of artistic swimming. Inui leaves behind a legacy of extraordinary achievements, having made a significant impact on the sport throughout her career. Her retirement is a momentous occasion for the artistic
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2024 Bahrain Grand Prix: An Exciting F1 Season Opener

The Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix 2024: An Exciting Start to the F1 Season The Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) is preparing to launch the 2024 F1 season with the Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix. Notably, the event will mark its 20th anniversary, and for the first time ever, it will light up the desert skies with a Saturday night race. The 2024 Formula 1 season is all set to kick off in style, and it's not just any season opener. The Bahrain International

Europa League & Conference League Highlights

After Matchday Three in the Europa League and Europa Conference League, football fans have been treated to some thrilling matches and surprising developments. Let's take a closer look at the highlights and key takeaways from these competitions. Europa League Highlights: West Ham's Impressive Run Ends: West Ham United had been on an incredible 17-game unbeaten streak in European competitions. However, this impressive run came to an end with a disappointing 2-1 defeat to Olympiakos in Group A. The loss has opened up the
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Formula 1 Drivers Question Plank Wear Checks

Lewis Hamilton and Fellow Formula 1 Drivers Question Effectiveness of Plank Wear Checks Lewis Hamilton and several fellow Formula 1 drivers have questioned the effectiveness of the sport's plank wear checks after their experiences at the United States Grand Prix. Hamilton and Ferrari's Charles Leclerc were disqualified from the race due to excessive plank wear on their cars, a development that raised concerns about the consistency and fairness of the checks. At the US GP, the skid blocks on Hamilton's Mercedes were found
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Verstappen Challenges : Test Track Limits in My Car

Max Verstappen, the three-time Formula 1 World Champion, has offered to let anyone test his R19 Formula 1 car to see if they can better manage track limits, an area of debate and criticism among pundits. Verstappen believes that monitoring track limits, especially at certain tracks, can be difficult for drivers, and he thinks that the criticism on this issue has been excessive. The debate around track limits in Formula 1 has been ongoing for several seasons, with the FIA introducing stricter enforcement
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Max Verstappen Wins Third Straight Formula One Title

Max Verstappen secures his third consecutive Formula One title with a second-place finish at the Qatar Grand Prix, describing his achievement as "fantastic." Verstappen's success comes as his only rival, teammate Sergio Perez, was involved in a collision and retired from the race. Rookie Oscar Piastri won the sprint race, marking McLaren's first victory since 2021. Verstappen's title win, with six races remaining in the season, places him in an elite group of three-time champions in Formula One. He expresses his pride in

Hamilton Takes Blame for Crash with Russell

Hamilton Takes Blame for Crash with Russell In the high-speed world of Formula 1 racing, where split-second decisions can make all the difference between victory and defeat, accidents are an unfortunate but not uncommon occurrence. However, what sets some incidents apart is how the drivers involved handle the aftermath. Lewis Hamilton, a seven-time Formula 1 World Champion, demonstrated exceptional sportsmanship and humility when he took full responsibility for a collision with his teammate, George Russell. The incident occurred during the Emilia Romagna Grand

Nurturing Young Spirits: Unveiling the Behind-the-Scenes Stories of the…

As the curtains close on the grand spectacle of the World Aquatics Championships, the spotlight turns to the heartwarming narratives that unfolded behind the scenes. Amidst these captivating tales, a special emphasis was placed on the extraordinary experiences that touched the lives of local children. A multitude of young students from elementary schools in Fukuoka had the privilege to partake in a truly exceptional journey, engaging in exclusive backstage and spectator tours of the championships. Leading the charge in these meaningful endeavors was

Pursuing Her Ambitions: Aruban Teen Britta Schwengle Thrives in…

Nineteen-year-old Britta Schwengle, born into a fisherman's family in Aruba, has embarked on her journey on the global stage of the World Aquatics Championships in Fukuoka. Competing in the demanding women's 10km and 5km races, she secured commendable 49th and 47th positions, respectively, among a competitive field of over 60 swimmers. Schwengle's unwavering dedication and fervor for open water swimming were palpable as she shared her exhilaration with World Aquatics after the event. She conveyed her enthusiasm, saying, "I felt way faster than

World Junior Swimming Championships 2023 | Canada Proves Its…

Canada is gearing up to make a splash at the World Aquatics Junior Swimming Championships in Netanya, Israel, as they send a formidable team of twenty-six swimmers. The team selection trials showcased Canada's strength, with an impressive 76 swims meeting the selection standard. Among the squad, eleven swimmers are making a return to the international stage after their participation in last year's Junior Pan Pacific Championships held in Hawaii. Notable among them are Ella Jansen and Kamryn Cannings, who contributed to Canada's victory

San Diego Women Excel in Kumamoto Water Polo Tournament

Masters water polo is a realm that transcends age and gender barriers. While a significant contingent of seasoned male athletes is currently participating in the World Aquatics Masters Water Polo Championships in Kumamoto this week, there is a call for increased women's representation in the sport. This sentiment is echoed by an Olympian who is actively engaged in the event. Joelle Bekhazi (pictured above), who boasts a remarkable water polo career spanning 16 years with the Canadian women's team, has competed in nearly

AQUA Next Gen | A Fijian Pioneer: Introducing Maori…

Twenty-two years have elapsed since the Fukuoka World Aquatics Championships served as the launchpad for the illustrious international careers of individuals now synonymous with aquatic sports. As this premier global aquatics event returns to the southern Japanese city, World Aquatics seizes the opportunity to reconnect with the youthful contenders partaking in these championships, who might just be the next wave of breakout stars, echoing the Fukuoka legacy. Maori Pomeroy-Farrell (14) | Diving | Fiji Upon stepping onto the diving board at the Fukuoka

“Visionary Game-Changer: Bryan Weaver’s Influence on Masters Water Polo’s…

Since its introduction to the World Championships in Brisbane back in 1988, masters water polo has been a growing force on the international stage. However, the seeds of its rise were sown in Southern California by none other than Bryan Weaver, the Palos Verde masters swimming coach. A fateful conversation at a swim practice led to the birth of something extraordinary. Weaver recalls, “A group of swimmers grew tired of the monotonous black line and proposed playing water polo instead. It was a

San Diego Women Dominate Kumamoto Competition with Unyielding Grit

Amidst the fierce currents of the water polo arena, a testament to the indomitable spirit of women rises like a phoenix. Masters water polo, a realm often associated with aging athletes reminiscing their prime, finds a new crescendo in inclusivity, with the resounding call for more women to grace its exalted stage. As the World Aquatics Masters Water Polo Championships unfold in Kumamoto, a symphony of determination reverberates, led by none other than an Olympian herself. Joelle Bekhazi's Unyielding Echo: Joelle Bekhazi, a