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Record-breaking American swimmer Michael Phelps, is to get back into the water, coming out of retirement and will compete again at a meeting in Arizona on 24-26 April.  Phelps, the most successful Olympian in history, won 22 Olympic medals during his career, including 18 gold medals at the last three Summer Games.  

One of Team GB’s London 2012 Olympians has said the latest decision by UK Sport to cut funding across her sport of synchronised swimming is ‘catastrophic.'   UK Sport makes no secret of its criteria for funding, distributing £100m of public funds to sports where it believes Britain has realistic Olympic medal hopes.  

Double Olympic champion Rebecca Adlington has agreed to be part of a new mentoring programme in British swimming, through which she will offer help advice and support to an elite group of Britain’s most promising swimmers.  

Four-time paralympic swimming champion Ellie Simmonds has endorsed British Swimming’s hopes that the new National Performance Centre will give a boost to future Paralympic athletes.  The Manchester Aquatics Centre is the third NPC, after Loughborough and Bath which host able-bodied swimmers.  

Team GB Win 12 Medals In Denmark

Britain’s Michael Jamieson, who recently revealed he had experienced a heart problem while training which had required doctors to restart his heart, showed no ill-effects as he won silver in the 200m breaststroke at the European Short-Course Championships in Denmark.  The Olympic silver medallist, 25, also broke his British record finishing in 2:01.  

Olympic silver medallist Michael Jamieson has stated his intention to break his new British 200m breaststroke record in front of a home crowd, as he heads to the Europe-America ‘Duel in the Pool’ clash in Glasgow.