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Swimmer Sarah Sjöström’s Stockholm picks

10 tímar 12 min síðani
You might not be able to swim in her path, but you can follow in Sarah’s footsteps to her favorite places in Stockholm. Boulebar Surbrunn Does a great brunch, and once you’ve finished eating you can enjoy a game of boules with your friends. Surbrunnsgatan 46 boulebar.se Hornsbergs strand Take an afternoon walk here during [...]

Swimmer Sarah Sjöström’s dream destinations

12 tímar 1 min síðani
Lyon, Rome and Dubrovnik is on the list when swimmer Sarah Sjöström make her top list of destinations in the world. Lyon One of the gastronomic capitals of the world with an excellent culinary offering. It’s also a lovely city that’s easy to get around. Every year, La Fête de Lumières sets Lyon awash with [...]

Elizabeth Beisel’s Training Tips

Týs, 24/11/2015 - 12:41
TrueSport Ambassador and Olympic Swimmer, Elizabeth Beisel shares some training tips.

Team Speedo video ǀ Interview with swimmer Ye Shiwen

Týs, 24/11/2015 - 12:38
Go behind the scenes with Team Speedo to meet Ye Shiwen, the woman who stormed into the swimming record books aged 16, when she smashed the Olympic and world records. We meet the Chinese swimmer and get to know the double Olympic gold medallist.

Towson University coach charged in videotaping incident

Týs, 24/11/2015 - 09:41
A Towson University diving coach was indicted on criminal charges Monday in connection with a cellphone that was recording in the team’s locker room last month. Maureen Mead of Lutherville, 43, is charged in Baltimore County Circuit Court with interception of communication, peeping Tom and altering evidence, according to the university and online court records. On [...]

Cy-Fair Swim Club coach banned for life after sexual allegation

Týs, 24/11/2015 - 00:32
A sexual allegation against a local swim coach cost him his job and his future in the sport. Jack Maddan, the Head Coach of FLEET, the competitive swim team at Cy-Fair Swim Club on Spring Cypress Rd. has been banned for life from USA Swimming, the national governing body of competitive swimming in the United [...]

Katie Ledecky, Michael Phelps win top honors at USA Swimming Golden Goggle Awards

Týs, 24/11/2015 - 00:18
Olympic champions and world-record holders Katie Ledecky (Bethesda, Md.) and Michael Phelps (Baltimore, Md.) claimed top honors as repeat Athlete of the Year winners Sunday at the 2015 USA Swimming Golden Goggle Awards at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE. Ledecky was the night’s big winner, claiming three awards – Female Athlete of the Year, Female [...]

Michael Phelps Says His Unborn Son Will Be “Water Safe,” Will Travel to Rio for 2016 Olympics

Týs, 24/11/2015 - 00:13
One stroke at a time! Michael Phelps may be a reigning Olympic champion, but the athlete isn’t going to try to force swimming upon his unborn son, he exclusively told Us Weekly in an exclusive interview. “He’s definitely going to be water safe, that’s for sure!” the 22-time medalist said at the NBC Olympics promo [...]

Germans get cold feet for Israeli swim competition

Mán, 23/11/2015 - 15:50
A majority of German swimmers are considering skipping the upcoming European Short-Course Swimming Championships in Israel due to security fears, it emerged at their national championships over the weekend. “Honestly, for me, the risk just seems too great,” said Alexandra Wenk, a world bronze medalist who competes in the women’s 100-meter butterfly. Wenk is among [...]

Former Olympian Amy Van Dyken speaks on progress after paralysis

Frí, 20/11/2015 - 16:40
Paralyzed after an four-wheeler accident, former Olympic swimmer Amy Van Dyken speaks about the progress she has made through physical therapy.

Ann Long’s Swim a Mile in a Month Challenge

Frí, 20/11/2015 - 16:37
80 year old lung cancer survivor and swimmer Ann Long talks about her fundraising efforts for our Swim a Mile in a Month Challenge.

Team Speedo video ǀ Interview with swimmer Tyler Clary

Frí, 20/11/2015 - 16:03
Watch our video Q&A to get to know Team Speedo athlete, Olympic medallist and American backstroke star, Tyler Clary, as we chat to him about guilty pleasures, holiday hot spots and his love of motor sports.

UNESCO declares ability to swim as fundamental right for all

Frí, 20/11/2015 - 12:18
See press release from FINA FINA is very pleased to announce the adoption by UNESCO – the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation – of the revised version of the “International Charter of Physical Education, Physical Activity and Sport”. Originally adopted in 1978, the document’s main objective was to declare that “the practice of [...]

BP Paralympian Ambassador, swimmer Theresa Goh

Hós, 19/11/2015 - 16:21
Just like any other elite athlete – Theresa shares some of the highs and lows of her career. Find out why she has kept swimming competitively 16 years, and how she remains positive and as focused as ever towards her goal.

Women’s swim team finds hidden smartphone recording in Towson University locker room – TomoNews

Hós, 19/11/2015 - 16:19
It’s been a month since a cellphone with videos of students changing was found in the locker room of the women’s swimming and diving team at Towson University, and members of the team are upset that the university still hasn’t given them an explanation of the situation.

Grant Hacett Exclusive: “How Rehab Saved Me”

Hós, 19/11/2015 - 15:08
Grant Hackett learnt something valuable about himself in rehab — and it changed everything. “I’m an intense perfectionist,” the three-time Olympic gold medalist tells WHO. “I can’t stand anything that’s not 100 per cent right. I would never allow myself to relax, always wanted intensity, always wanted to swim hard, go to the gym hard, [...]

Russia among six nations declared “non-compliant” by WADA following Foundation Board meeting

Hós, 19/11/2015 - 14:25
Russia was among six countries declared “non-compliant” by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) today following a Foundation Board meeting in Colorado Springs, while six others were warned they face the same action next year if improvements are not made. Deeming the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) non-compliant was recommended last week by the WADA Indepedent Commission [...]

Towson Names New Swim Coach Amid Recording Device Investigation

Hós, 19/11/2015 - 00:06
Towson University pulls out from an upcoming swim meet amid anger over a recording device found in a locker room. The cell phone was discovered last month by members of the women’s swim team. At least 10 women were in the Burdick Hall locker room when a cell phone was discovered, allegedly recording the athletes [...]

A swimmer and wheelchair rugby player speaks about the value of being on a team

Mik, 18/11/2015 - 11:55
Cameron Leslie, a quadruple amputee from New Zealand, talks about his athletic career in swimming and wheelchair rugby and about the values sports have brought to his life. Don’t miss his advice for anyone looking to get involved in sports!

Fast facts on swimmer Diana Nyad

Mik, 18/11/2015 - 11:53
Health and fitness writer Leslie Barker gives you some cool facts on swimmer Diana Nyad, before her book signing at Barnes & Noble on Thursday, November 19 at 7:00pm. She’ll be signing copies of “Find a Way” at the 7700 W Northwest Highway location in Dallas. Nyad is best known for her record-breaking swim from [...]