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The World's Most Amazing Swimming Pools

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Our list of the world's most amazing swimming pools is sure to have you searching for your passport and suitcase in no time!

These are 10 of the most spectacular swimming pools the world has to offer, providing stunning scenery and incredible backdrops while you relax in the water.

We all work incredibly hard in the pool to constantly improve our performances, so how cool would it be to reward ourselves with a warm-down session in one of these?

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Top 10 Funny Swimming Memes to Share

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Social media has made it easier than ever before to share your swimming thoughts and frustrations with your friends.

To help you even more, we've compiled a list of our 10 favourite funny swimming memes that you can use on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest.

So the next time your coach adds your least favourite drill to your training schedule, or you turn up to a packed pool, look no further... we have the swimming meme for you!

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Team GB Olympian Lizzie Simmonds announces retirement from swimming

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Two-time Olympian Lizzie Simmonds has announced her retirement from competitive swimming in a heartfelt blog post.

The 27-year-old has written at length about her 15-year elite level career which saw her claim medals in Commonwealth Games, European and World Championships.

Simmonds said: "I’ve sacrificed a lot, but received so much more in return, and I’m left with an abundance of truly wonderful memories from the process."

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Cliff diver Rhiannan Iffland's Instagram pool diving stunt goes viral

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This incredible new video showing cliff diver Rhiannan Iffland's stunning dive from a poolside swing into a swimming pool has already clocked up more than 8,000 views on Instagram.

The Australian, a high diving world champion in 2017, performed the risky stunt with her fellow Red Bull Cliff Diving star Todor Spasov.

She is catapulted nearly 25ft into the air before performing multiple flips and landing it perfectly. Check out the video here, but remember – don't try it yourself!

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This week in swimming on social media - 15/06/18

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Adam Peaty revealed to his 89,000 followers on Twitter that he's feeling in great shape for the European Championships after his double win in France.

Peaty won the 50m and 100m breaststroke races in the opening meet of the 2018 Mare Nostrum Series at Cante-en-Roussillon.

Also in our social media round-up from this week, we get updates from Ben Lecomte and Ross Edgley during their open water swim challenges, along with an important message from Michael Phelps.

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Adam Peaty 100m Breaststroke Victory Reaction - Commonwealth Games 2018

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As the world of swimming congratulated Adam Peaty on a four-year unbeaten winning streak in an event he has made his own, the Team England swimmer was his own harshest critic as he reflected on a race in which he felt for the first time in his career that he was not in control. Here's how the world reacted to a race in which Peaty was pushed hard by teammate James Wilby.

In his post-race interview, Peaty admitted that 'even though it’s a gold medal and it’s four years undefeated and that has completed the quad, I’m disappointed, I was nowhere my best'.

He continued; 'My stroke feels nowhere near where it should feel like so I think we’ve got to go back to the drawing board and see how we improve. I think that’s the first time ever where I didn’t feel in control of my race and let the event get to me. I was thinking of the end result rather than the process.'

It appears his problem is that he is a victim of his own success. He is so far ahead of his competitors that he has admitted it is sometimes a struggle to keep himself mentally engaged and motivated enough to keep on winning.

Perhaps he can find that motivation in his 'Project 56' programme which has the sole aim of improving on his own world record of 57.13 seconds which he achieved at the Rio Olympics in 2016. He believes a 56 second time is achievable and he has also stated that a human could potentially swim a 55 second race.

Peaty will now turn his attention to the 50 breaststroke event on Monday, after allowing himself 'a few beers, just to keep my sanity' as a way of celebrating his latest medal-winning performance.

This Week in Swimming on Social Media - 08/06/18

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There has been plenty to discuss for swimmers on social media this week, including the announcement that Missy Franklin will return to the pool for the first time since the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Franklin, a five-time Olympic champion, has been recovering from shoulder surgery but will be back in action at meets in France this weekend and Spain next week.

There were two other big announcements from Olympians this week - one a retirement and one a pregnancy. For a round-up of all the week's activity on Twitter and Instagram, open the article to check out our social media timeline.

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