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Goran Colak 288m Dynamic Freediving World Record (CMAS)

6 tímar 26 min síðani
At the recent CMAS European Apnea World Championships in Tenerife, Croatian Freediver Goran Colak set a new CMAS Dynamic World Record by swimming 288m with fins in one breath. Via DeeperBlue

Dawn Fraser on the feeling of competing in her first Olympics | Words of Olympians

7 tímar 11 min síðani
Australia’s Dawn Fraser recalls how she felt taking part in the Olympic games for the first time and describes how it felt winning gold at the Melbourne 1956 games. The four time Olympic gold medalist still considers 1956 as her most enjoyable Olympic games and explains the pride she felt swimming for her country at [...]

Alexander Dale Oen Arena opens in Bergen

Frí, 24/10/2014 - 20:28
Today in Bergen, Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg officially opened the impressive AdO arena svimming facility, named after Alexander Dale Oen. Solberg mentioned Alex in her opening speech: ‘A person is missing here today. Norway’s undisputed top swimmer who passed away far too early, barely 27 years old. A great athlete, arguably one of the greatest.’ Images [...]

Freediving to 54′ / 16m in Jacob’s Well

Frí, 24/10/2014 - 11:15
Jacob’s Well, Wimberley, Texas, see for instance Wikipedia and visitwimberley.com

Chloe McCardel finishes 128 km World Record swim in the Bahamas

Frí, 24/10/2014 - 10:58
Australian marathon swimmer Chloe McCardel has successfully completed a world record 126km swim in the Bahamas. McCardel’s support team says the 42 hour effort between two islands is the longest open-water solo, continuous marathon swim in history. McCardel’s team say her effort surpasses a similar record set by Australian-British swimmer Penny Palfrey in 2011. Read [...]

Record number of athletes register for Doha 2014 FINA World SC Championships

Hós, 23/10/2014 - 16:32
With just over a month to go before the 12th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m), Qatar is already setting records as an unprecedented 1,300 swimmers have registered their interest in competing at Hamad Aquatic Centre. Also, more than 500 team officials have registered to participate in the event. As of yesterday, 174 countries will be [...]

Swimming is the UK’s real national sport

Mik, 22/10/2014 - 20:53
Sport England’s Active People Survey shows that participation in football continues to decrease from 4.97% to 4.33% of the population and that 94% of participants are male. In fact, if walking is excluded, swimming is the national sport for participation, and 64% of participants are female. Running and cycling, in which the sexual division of [...]

Xmetrics – World’s First Activity Tracker For Swimmers

Mik, 22/10/2014 - 20:37
Swimmers’ dream is to have an easy to use device to keep tracks of their performance, such as laps, time count, frequency monitoring etc. With Xmetrics this dream comes to reality: fixed at your goggles, just on the back of your head, it provides a customizable real time audio feedback directly while swimming. See Indiegogo

Monster Energy: Ryan Hipwood ‘The Right’

Mik, 22/10/2014 - 18:32
‘The Right’. The world’s most dangerous and unpredictable wave. Watch on as Monster Energy’s Ryan ‘Hippo’ Hipwood returns to conquer the wave that in 2012 nearly took his life. Courtesy of Monster Energy on YouTube

The Complete Atlanta 1996 Olympic Film | Olympic History

Mik, 22/10/2014 - 14:07
The official Olympic film of the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games in it’s entirety is now here on the official Olympic YouTube channel. Swimming starts at 2:03:00

Stig Severinsen Swimming with Icebergs

Mik, 22/10/2014 - 08:31
Swimming inside an iceberg looks amazing because the ice looks like glass and that’s crazy, and because it kind of resembles an underwater version of Superman’s Fortress of Solitude. Or at least, like a crystal palace. National Geographic shows us how a free diver explores the ice cold waters below. See Sploid

The perfect joy of swimming and running through London

Mik, 22/10/2014 - 08:19
In The Swimmer, John Cheever’s celebrated 1964 short story [pdf], Neddy Merrill decides to swim home via a dozen or so of his neighbours’ pools. Of course, to link this chain of water, he has to run across lawns, through woods and down busy roads. Inspired by Neddy’s watery journey, two south Londoners, Will Watt [...]

Christian Sprenger eyes Rio after tough year

Mik, 22/10/2014 - 08:14
Reigning world-champion breaststroker Christian Sprenger is determined to shake off a major shoulder injury in time for what will likely be his last Olympic Games. The 28-year-old fell apart at Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games, failing to make the 100m breaststroke final and swimming three seconds under his personal best. He blamed shoulder issues, which had started [...]

Ultimate Backflop – The Slow Mo Guys

Týs, 21/10/2014 - 22:04
Gavin Free captured footage of Dan Gruchy doing side flops and back flops into a swimming pool in the latest video by The Slow Mo Guys. The episode was filmed at 1,600 frames per second using a Phantom Flex camera. See Laughing Squid

Seashine, a scary, poetic oceanic survival game coming to iOS and Android

Týs, 21/10/2014 - 15:14
You play as a luminous jellyfish at the bottom of an oceanic abyss. Your task is to weave through the narrow workings of the caverns to find light sources. You need this light in order to live a little longer, so it’s a constant race against time. Unfortunately for this fragile creature of the deep, [...]

Chloe McCardel’s World Record Swim Attempt From Eleuthera To Nassau Underway

Týs, 21/10/2014 - 14:51
Chloe McCardel started her solo swim from Lighthouse Beach, Eleuthera at 7.45 on Monday morning. She hopes to finish some 48 hours later in Nassau. The 29-year-old athlete from Melbourne is making the attempt under Marathon Swimmers Federation rules, which means she can’t intentionally touch her support boat or hold on to anything. McCardel last [...]

Man photobombs live TV interview with a selfie slip off the dock

Týs, 21/10/2014 - 11:17
Probably not intended, but still :-) Smartphones can be a hazard when in the wrong hands; this fact has been established by distracted users spanning the globe. Some people, caught up in the task at hand, wander into traffic, into closed doors, trip on curbs, and other sorts of humiliating things. While being absorbed in [...]

Natalie Coughlin Inducted into the Cal Athletics Hall of Fame

Mán, 20/10/2014 - 16:33
University of California Swimming alum Natalie Coughlin, winner of more Olympic medals than any American woman in history, is honored at California Memorial Stadium during the Cal-UCLA game. October 18, 2014. Berkeley, California.

Rūta Meilutytė interview – The record breaker

Mán, 20/10/2014 - 16:28
We speak to Lithuania’s Rūta Meilutytė, swimming gold medal winner from the London 2012 Olympics and Nanjing 2014 Youth Games about her incredible achievements in the pool, dealing with success at such a young age and her plans for Rio 2016.

Man rescued after attempting to swim across Lake Norman

Sun, 19/10/2014 - 22:51
A man was rescued around midnight Sunday after he attempted to swim across Lake Norman following a fight with his brother on a jet ski, deputies said. The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office said it received a call just before 9 p.m. Saturday. The caller stated a man had swam up to the shore at his [...]