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Russian Redneck DIY Excavator Water Park Ride

Swimmer's Daily - 3 tímar 29 min síðani
These guys had the bright idea on a hot summers day to take an excavator to the creek and have some fun. Courtesy of newvideo on YouTube

English swimming numbers down 245,000 as sport participation falls

Swimmer's Daily - 3 tímar 47 min síðani
Swimming has seen a 245,000 fall in participation numbers over the last year, according to Sport England. A total of 2.69m people swam at least once a week for 30 minutes between October 2013 and October 2014. The number of people participating regularly in sport is also down, by 125,000 to 15.6m, while 121,700 fewer [...]

Park Tae-Hwan test positive for doping

Swimmer's Daily - Týs, 27/01/2015 - 00:25
South Korean Olympic swimming champ Park Tae-hwan has failed a doping test, his agency said on Monday, blaming the result on an illegal injection administered by a local doctor. Team GMP, the swimmer’s agency, confirmed an earlier report that the 25-year-old tested positive in a recent World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) test. In a statement, the [...]

100 dagar

ssf.fo - Mán, 26/01/2015 - 22:20
Í dag eru 100 dagar síðani síðsta aðalfund hjá Svimjisambandi Føroya, og sostatt eisini 100 dagar síðani nýggja starvsnevndin tók yvir við mær sum formanni. Ein spennandi tíð, um enn hin setningurin eisini rennur mær til hugs, at ‘tað er … Continue reading →

Man ‘cooked alive’ while using malfunctioning sauna

Swimmer's Daily - Ley, 24/01/2015 - 12:37
A woman has been left devastated after she found her father’s blackened, charred body inside a malfunctioning sauna. Dennis Antiporek, 68, left a note for his family saying he was going to relax in the sauna at his condominium complex in North Miami Beach, Florida, on Sunday. See Arbroath

Sports Illustrated’s Alexander Wolff on Chuck Wielgus and USA Swimming

Swimmer's Daily - Frí, 23/01/2015 - 23:21
Alexander Wolff of Sports Illustrated on how USA Swimming has become more mainstream under the leadership of Chuck Wielgus Courtesy of USA Swimming on YouTube

#SuperSeriousFun with Cate and Bronte Campbell

Swimmer's Daily - Frí, 23/01/2015 - 22:22
Cate and Bronte Campbell have #SuperSeriousFun dressing up for Swimmer of the Year See them race at the 2015 BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series.

Brainless Animal Turns Out to Be World-class Swimmer

Swimmer's Daily - Frí, 23/01/2015 - 22:04
Jellyfish do not have bones, a brain or a heart, but what they do have is incredible swimming skills, finds new research. Jellyfish can detect the direction of ocean currents and swim strongly against them, according to the study, which is published in the latest issue of the journal Current Biology. The research adds to [...]

Breeja Larson Adjusts To Life As Pro Swimmer

Swimmer's Daily - Frí, 23/01/2015 - 21:44
Breeja Larson will be very busy this summer, preparing for the world championships … and a wedding. She talks about planning her racing schedule around her May wedding date, and why swimming at the Arena Pro Swim Series in Charlotte might be a good distraction from last-minute wedding planning. See SwimmingWorld

Jordy the dog dives 12ft under water

Swimmer's Daily - Frí, 23/01/2015 - 20:59
Our chocolate lab Jordy swimming like a fish in the Smith River (near Crescent City, CA in a small town called Hiouchi). He taught himself how to dive down deeper and deeper to get rocks. This as deep of water he’s ever been in and went straight to the bottom. Courtesy of Bryce Lund on [...]

Danish Swimming Federation seeking a National Coach

Swimmer's Daily - Mik, 21/01/2015 - 16:25
The Danish Swimming Federation, in collaboration with Team Denmark, is looking for a National Coach. The overall objective for the National Coach will be to ensure the continued development of Danish high performance swimming at the highest international level. The specific goal of the Sports department is to win medals for Denmark at the Olympics, [...]

Laguna Beach man paddle boards with Orcas

Swimmer's Daily - Týs, 20/01/2015 - 22:19
A Laguna Beach man took a chance on a tip and ended up paddle boarding with a pod of orcas as they made their way along the coast. Rich German heard the orcas were heading south off the coast of Long Beach. The next day, he got on his paddle board and went out into [...]

Mekong swimmer ‘drowns’ in trash

Swimmer's Daily - Mán, 19/01/2015 - 22:45
Six months after Frenchman Remi Camus ended his six-month, 4,400-kilometre swim down the Mekong River in Vietnam’s Tien Giang province last year, he has returned to seek partners for his initiative to collect rubbish dumped in the world’s 10th-longest river. While in Ho Chi Minh City, the 30-year-old former restaurant manager attended the VietWater exhibition, [...]

USA Swimming anger at decision to host open-water race in UAE

Swimmer's Daily - Mán, 19/01/2015 - 22:25
More than four years after the death of open-water star Fran Crippen, swimming’s international governing body plans to hold a World Cup race in the UAE. But USA Swimming has opposed the March 13 event in Abu Dhabi, saying it was “disappointed” that Fina, swimming’s world governing body, decided to return to the country where [...]

Serbian star Čavić fires warning to swimmer switching nationality from Russia

Swimmer's Daily - Mán, 19/01/2015 - 22:18
Retired Serbian swimming star Milorad Čavić has fired a warning to world record holder Arkady Vyatchanin after it was announced the Russian wants to compete for the Balkan nation, claiming the Serbian Swimming Federation is “plagued with corruption”. Vyatchanin announced his intention to leave the Russian national team in April 2013 and to begin competing [...]

Atkinson, Walters Rule – Swimmer, Boxer Top RJR Awards

Swimmer's Daily - Mán, 19/01/2015 - 22:12
No surprises, as boxer Nicholas ‘The Axeman’ Walters and swimming star Alia Atkinson, were last night added to the hallowed corridors of Jamaican sporting heritage, after coming out on top at the 54th RJR Sports Foundation National Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Awards ceremony at The Jamaica Pegasus last night. The pair, who a [...]

Heilsan til føroyingarnar á RIG 2015

ssf.fo - Sun, 18/01/2015 - 22:00
Góðu tit svimjarar, venjarar og leiðarar, Hjartaliga til lukku við óføru úrslitunum á Reykjavík International Games 2015 ! Meðan føroyska samfelagið meira ella minni lá lamið vegna illveður og stórkava, so stríddu tit tykkum til Íslands at kappast, og hava … Continue reading →

Jennifer Lawrence to star as Audrey Mestre in true freediving drama ‘The Dive’

Swimmer's Daily - Sun, 18/01/2015 - 16:30
Jennifer Lawrence is reportedly set to star in “The Dive,” the James Cameron-produced freediving drama that revolves around a husband and wife team, their record-breaking dives, and the tragedy that ended it all. Lawrence, who once again teams with director Francis Lawrence (“Hunger Games), will star as Audrey Mestre, a French marine biologist and freediver. A scuba diving enthusiast, [...]

RC Plane Crashes Into the Sea and Captures Beautiful Underwater Scenes

Swimmer's Daily - Ley, 17/01/2015 - 18:50
MrLiftHog was flying his camera-equipped RC plane one afternoon when he became disoriented by the glare of the sun and accidentally crashed his plane into the waters below. The plane was supposed to capture some aerial imagery, but it ended up seeing beautiful sights as an underwater camera. See PetaPixel

Los Angeles County lifeguard dies during recertification swim exercise

Swimmer's Daily - Frí, 16/01/2015 - 22:02
A Los Angeles County Fire Department lifeguard died during a swimming exercise Thursday morning, the first on-duty department death in recent memory. Brian K. Kutil, 42, began struggling during the lifeguards’ annual 500-meter swim recertification exercise at Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach and was pulled from the water about 7 a.m., said Lifeguard [...]
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