Editorial: Twelth Night. Swimming is in the midst of its own epiphany, 2016 marking the rekindling of a yule log that has smoked not glowed for far too long. For log read clean sport and the failure of global sports governors to deliver it. Deep in the hearth is the ash of underlying crisis: governance structures that deliver poor to woeful ‘leadership’ that takes its cue from self-interest. The flow of Olympic money – $5.5bn in a quad – is interesting but deeper understanding tells us some of the reasons why athletes need professional representation at a time when national federations are falling down in their constitutional duty to hold the fire to FINA’s feet
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