Vince Vaughn, Lady Gaga swim in icy cold water for Polar Plunge event

Swimmer's Daily - 4 tímar 41 min síðani
Celebrities, including Vince Vaughn, Lady Gaga, her fiancé and actor Taylor Kinney, participated in Chicago’s Polar Plunge on Sunday by swimming alongside locals in frigid Lake Michigan. An estimated 4,500 people took the icy plunge — despite the 32 degree Fahrenheit water temperature — to support the Special Olympics, according to the Chicago Tribune. Via Mashable

Video shows ex-NFL player Rob Konrad after swim to survival

Swimmer's Daily - 4 tímar 53 min síðani
Officials closed an investigation into the boating accident that forced former Miami Dolphins player Robert Konrad to swim about 16 hours to shore. An incident report released by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission details the account Konrad gave law enforcement after he reached shore early on Jan. 8, including an estimate that his [...]

FINA 10KM Marathon Swimming World Cup Patagones-Viedma

Swimmer's Daily - 8 tímar 40 min síðani
33 women and 48 men took the departure in Viedma (ARG) with amongst them some big names in the world of open water: Germany’s Angela Maurer (2013 10km World bronze medallist) and Thomas Lurz (2012 10km Olympic silver medallist), Brazilian Alan do Carmo (2014 overall winner of the Series), Greek Spyridon Gianniotis (2013 10km World [...]

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Top Rocky swimmer pulled from state after bullying allegations

Swimmer's Daily - Týs, 03/03/2015 - 19:22
A top Rocky swimmer won’t be able to compete at state this weekend after district leaders decided not to let him. Allegations of hazing essentially ended his season early. Late this week, district administrators decided not to let him compete as they investigate claims that he and three other swimmers hazed a teammate over the [...]

Is Chlorine in Indoor Swimming Pools Hard on Your Lungs?

Swimmer's Daily - Týs, 03/03/2015 - 19:16
In winter or on a rainy day, an indoor pool can be just the way to get moving and to get your heart pumping. However, common chemicals in pool water that can get more concentrated indoors may make it harder on your lungs. “The main concern with indoor pools is the chlorine, which is used [...]

Michael Phelps pushes Grant Hackett to return

Swimmer's Daily - Týs, 03/03/2015 - 15:40
The dual Olympic 1500m champion may be on the comeback trail, but he reserves the right to step off at any time if he doesn’t want to continue. Having watched the hype that surrounded his great friend and rival Ian Thorpe’s failed comeback for the 2012 Olympics, Hackett is cautious about his own prospects and [...]

Nature Watch: Shallow water blackout poses a danger to swimmers

Swimmer's Daily - Mán, 02/03/2015 - 11:40
One reason for my love of underwater swimming was my failure on the surface. My college roommate, Cromwell Anderson, was captain of the swim team, but I was simply a flop at the crawl or backstroke. I could, however, swim farther underwater than he could. I was able to make it twice the length of [...]

Dánjal Martin Hofgaard is World Champion in Indoor Rowing

Swimmer's Daily - Mán, 02/03/2015 - 10:11
Yesterday at the CRASH-B Sprint World Indoor Rowing Championships in Boston, USA, Faroe Island’s Dánjal Martin Hofgaard won the men’s open lightweight discipline. The Men’s Open Lwt was won by Danjal Martin Hofgaard in 6:16.7 – first ever Open gold medal for the Faroe Islands. #crashb — Concept2 (@concept2) March 1, 2015 Get this, Dánjal [...]

Emily Seebohm picks up pole dancing in search for an edge

Swimmer's Daily - Mán, 02/03/2015 - 09:41
Every elite athlete is looking for an edge, and Emily Seebohm has found hers while hanging upside down from a pole. After beginning her year with unprecedented speed, the world’s No 1-ranked 100m backstroker has revealed that twice-weekly pole dancing classes have contributed to her outstanding form. “I’ve done that for about a year now [...]

Lívbjargingarroynd á Tvøroyri í dag - Sun, 01/03/2015 - 22:42
Seks lívbjargarar hava í dag fingið endurnýggjað síni lívbjargingarprógv, undir leiðslu av Reidari Simonsen í svimjihylinum á Tvøroyri. Hetta vóru fólk frá Suðuroyar Svimjifelag, barnagarðinum á Tvøroyri og starvsfólk í svimjihylinum, umframt ein áhugaður privatpersónur.

IOC executive board proposes rule change for athletes, sponsors during Olympics

Swimmer's Daily - Sun, 01/03/2015 - 10:00
Generic, non-Olympic advertising by athletes during the Olympics will be allowed if an International Olympic Committee executive board proposal is approved in July. The board proposed changes to Rule 40 and Rule 50 of the Olympic Charter, the IOC said Thursday. “It has to do with advertising around the games, on a social media site, or [...]

EOC brotið lyftið um føroyska luttøku í Baku - Ley, 28/02/2015 - 20:53
Svimjisamband Føroya fekk í gjár fráboðan frá evropeisku olympisku nevndini EOC, umvegis Ítróttasamband Føroya, at vit allíkavæl ikki sleppa at luttaka á evropeisku juniormeistarastevnuni 2015, sum LEN fyriskipar á Evropeisku Leikum í Baku. Hetta hóast endurtikin munnlig lyfti, at vit … Continue reading →

‘I have never felt pain like this before': Lewis Pugh breaks record with Antarctic dip wearing only speedos

Swimmer's Daily - Hós, 26/02/2015 - 17:20
Lewis Pugh, who is the United Nation’s Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Patron of the Oceans, is undertaking a series of swims in the Antarctic Ocean to influence world leaders to make the Ross Sea – which is under serious threat from commercial fishing and global warming – a Marine Protected Area. And Pugh has spoken of [...]

World Cup winner Cannavaro faces jail after swimming in his own pool

Swimmer's Daily - Hós, 26/02/2015 - 17:20
World Cup winner and former World Player of the Year Fabio Cannavaro has been given a 10-month custodial sentence for breaking into his own home. The retired footballer, who captained Italy to World Cup glory in 2006, had been ordered to stay out of his Naples address after prosecutors claimed that elements of the property [...]

Teen Swimming in Sweatpants Drowns in Apartment Complex Pool

Swimmer's Daily - Hós, 26/02/2015 - 17:14
A 17-year-old boy who had been swimming in an apartment complex’s Olympic-size indoor pool while wearing sweatpants drowned on Wednesday, prosecutors said. Ibrahim Iqbal, of New York City, had been swimming for some time in the pool at the Crystal Village Apartments in Attleboro, where he had been staying with relatives, and his cousin was [...]

Diana Nyad turns her record swim into a 1-woman stage show in Florida

Swimmer's Daily - Hós, 26/02/2015 - 16:57
Diana Nyad, who made history as the first person to swim across the Florida Straits without a shark cage, isn’t scared of wading into another challenge — theater. The 65-year-old endurance swimmer is performing “Onward! The Diana Nyad Story,” a one-woman show in Key West, Florida, near the spot where in 2013 she achieved her [...]

Investigators: Ex-Dolphins player did swim 9 miles after falling overboard

Swimmer's Daily - Hós, 26/02/2015 - 16:18
Former Miami Dolphins fullback Rob Konrad wasn’t exaggerating when he said he was stranded in the ocean for 16 hours after falling overboard last month. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission confirmed Konrad’s account of what happened after investigating the incident that occurred Jan. 7. According to the review, which was obtained by the [...]

Fitness: 50 lengths a lunchbreak – secrets of a regular swimmer

Swimmer's Daily - Hós, 26/02/2015 - 16:05
A high-speed collision between my shoulder and somebody else’s knee during a tag-rugby match smashed my clavicle and resulted in my arm being put in a sling for three weeks. During the ensuing lay-off – when even the simplest activity, such as dressing, became an epic struggle – I reached an irrevocable conclusion: my days [...]

Blind swimmer sees no obstacles

Swimmer's Daily - Hós, 26/02/2015 - 16:02
Inside a small college in Conway, some of the best swimmers in Central Arkansas are racing for a trip to the state tournament. The stands are packed with parents, but most are cheering for one swimmer in particular: the swimmer in lane seven. He can hear it and feel it, but he can’t see it. [...]
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