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Long Distance Swimmer Stuck in Swarm of Box Jellyfish

10 tímar 15 min síðani
While trying to swim from Cuba to Florida, Diana Nyad swims right into a swarm of deadly jellyfish.

Katie Ledecky – Champion of the Champions

16 tímar 20 min síðani
Kathleen Genevieve Ledecky better known as Katie Ledecky had her Olympic debut in 2012 when she was only 15 years old. Since then she has won 15 gold medals and broke 11 world records and is clearly one of the favourites for the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio.

Rūta Meilutytė [LTU] relives her Breaststroke gold at London 2012

16 tímar 22 min síðani
At the age of 15, Rūta Meilutytė became an Olympic champion after she won the Women’s 100m Breaststroke final at London 2012.

Jeremy Stravius – Swimmer

Ley, 28/05/2016 - 00:36

XMetrics – The Ultimate Activity Tracker Designed For Swimming

Frí, 27/05/2016 - 21:53
The first activity tracker designed by swimmers for swimmers. Unlike any other, due to its ergonomic back-of-head positioning and real-time audio feedback while you are swimming. Its cutting-edge technology combines biomechanical sensors with advanced algorithms for exceptional precision. After the training an extremely detailed data-driven analysis allows you to maximize your real potential! See xmetrics.it

Technique vs. Training – An Olympic Swimmer’s Perspective

Frí, 27/05/2016 - 21:47
My stroke has always been in my favour, my strength. Up to the age of 13, I won races thanks to an effective stroke and a winner’s mind. It got me pretty far but eventually my competitors came up beside and passed me. I realized there and then: I have to start training for real! [...]

Inside the Story: Utah swimmer hopes to compete in 2016 Olympic Games

Frí, 27/05/2016 - 15:15
Ever wonder what it would be like to compete against 18-time gold medalist Michael Phelps? An American Fork man knows exactly what it feels like and now he’s hoping to be on the same Olympic team. McKay King, 24, is hoping to make the U.S. Olympic swim team and head to Rio de Janeiro this [...]

Luxembourg boasts cleanest swimming spots in Europe

Frí, 27/05/2016 - 15:01
Landlocked Luxembourg has among the cleanest swimming spots in Europe, an EU-wide water quality auditi has found. Luxembourg topped the ranking in the report released on Wednesday, recording “good” or “excellent” water quality in all 11 of its outdoor wild swimming holes. The tests concerned bathing water at the Remerschen swimming lake in south-east Luxembourg, [...]

Blind Cap: The first swimming cap with built-in vibration system to alert the blind swimmer

Frí, 27/05/2016 - 13:42
Blind Cap, is the first swimming cap provided with a vibration system and Bluetooth technology that, synchronized to Samsung Gear S2 or Android, removes the touch signal used so far to alert blind swimmer at the exact moment of the turn. Blind cap is more than just a cap, it’s a project in which Samsung [...]

United We Will Swim … Again

Frí, 27/05/2016 - 12:58
United We Will Swim… Again tells the incredible story of a community’s fight to save their swimming pool. It’s one of Glasgow’s famous political stories and is brought to life in this inspiring documentary, with original footage from the protest and interviews with the key activists involved. The film aims to inspire and motivate community [...]

Is your swimming pool brimming with bacteria?

Frí, 27/05/2016 - 12:42
How to determine if your water is safe

Stroke, Swim, Succeed – Making Strides With Aquatic Therapy

Frí, 27/05/2016 - 10:24
A stroke left David with little use of his arm and leg. Thanks to his aquatic therapy classes at Sharp Grossmont Hospital, David grows stronger each day and closer to his goal of getting back on skiis.

The ‘sea-nomad’ children who see like dolphins

Frí, 27/05/2016 - 08:29
Unlike most people, the children of a Thailand tribe see with total clarity beneath the waves – how do they do it, and might their talent be learned? “When the tide came in, these kids started swimming. But not like I had seen before. They were more underwater than above water, they had their eyes [...]

Cameron van der Burgh’s coach Dirk Lange angry over China dope claims

Frí, 27/05/2016 - 08:23
The former head coach of SA swimming‚ Dirk Lange‚ is threatening to sue over accusations that he is helping swimmers from China to dope ahead of the 2016 Rio Games. The Sunday Telegraph in Britain reported that some of the China’s top swimmers‚ including two who have previously tested positive for drugs‚ have moved their [...]

I Love Movies: Ryan Lochte – Belly

Hós, 26/05/2016 - 13:15

What Happens When 30 Pounds of Dry Ice Is Dumped Into a Swimming Pool

Hós, 26/05/2016 - 10:54
Taras Kulakov the “Crazy Russian Hacker” performed an experiment to see what would happen if hedumped 30 pounds of dry ice into a swimming pool. The ice sublimates into a large cloud of mist with the larger chunks creating an effect Kulakov compares to a volcano. See Laughing Squid

Is Swimming Fair?

Hós, 26/05/2016 - 09:23
Mel Stewart comments on the nature of swimming at the 2015 NCAA Championships.

Man’s DIY Natural Swimming Pool Makes Waves Across The Globe

Hós, 26/05/2016 - 09:20
Filmmaker David Pagan Butler, created his own eco-friendly pool in his back garden and is now teaching others to do the same. Mr Butler created a step-by-step self-build video which has been viewed more than five million times on YouTube. The father-of-four said: “I’ve always been interested in swimming in wild water, free from chemicals, because afterwards you feel [...]