Swimming ban issued for Magnesia and Larissa coastlines

The Thessaly Water Directorate announced on Thursday a temporary swimming ban for all coasts of the Magnesia and Larissa regions, central Greece, excluding the beaches in Northern Sporades, after the floods caused by the deadly storm Daniel.

Greek wins bronze in swimming at Tokyo Paralympics

Gold medalist, Ben Popham of Australia, celebrates on the podium next to silver medalist, Andrei Nikolaev of the Russian Paralympic Committee, and bronze medalist, Dimosthenis Michalentzakis of Greece in men’s 100m freestyle.

Vazaios wins two Euro golds at Short-Course Championships

Greece has completed a remarkable tally of four medals, including two golds, by the end of the European Short-Course Swimming Championships in Glasgow, with Andreas Vazaios having the Greek national anthem played twice in his honor.

Greece’s artistic swimmers seeking Korean glory

The Greek Women’s Free Combination Team advanced Thursday to their event’s final at the FINA 2019 World Aquatics Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, achieving the sixth highest score among the 12 teams that qualified. The final will take place Friday afternoon. [Reuters]

Gkolomeev takes silver in Glasgow

Greece’s performance in the 2018 European Aquatics Championships in Glasgow ended on a high note on Thursday, with swimmer Kristian Gkolomeev taking silver in the 50 m freestyle.