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Kazan 2015 already with more World Records than BCN 2013

Týs, 04/08/2015 - 21:29
At the end of the third day of competition, the 16th FINA World Championships in Kazan (RUS) already register more new World Records (seven) than in the eight sessions of this discipline in Barcelona 2013. In the Catalonian capital, the number of new best global marks had not exceeded six, but thanks to the courtesy [...]

Teen swim star Kyle Chalmers almost ruins Olympic dream after AFL mishap

Hós, 23/07/2015 - 07:58
AUSTRALIA’S teen superfish Kyle Chalmers almost ruined his Dolphins swim team debut this year after his desire to play just one First XVIII AFL game for his South Australian school left him with a broken wrist and torn ankle ligaments. Chalmers, 17, revealed from Australia’s staging camp in Doha before the world titles starting August [...]

China’s Sun Yang set for four events in Kazan world championships

Týs, 21/07/2015 - 22:36
China’s controversial Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang will probably compete in four events at the world championships starting in Russia this week, a report said Monday, a year after a secret three-month doping ban. Sun, a triple gold medalist at the 2013 Barcelona worlds, is expected to line up in the 200-meter, 400-meter, 800-meter and [...]

SA swimming team named for Kazan

Týs, 21/07/2015 - 20:53
Swimming South Africa (SSA) announced a five-member squad on Tuesday, revealing a significant cut from the 17-member team that competed at the 2013 showpiece in Barcelona. The South African contingent would be spearheaded by defending 100m and 200m champion Chad le Clos and fellow Olympic gold medallist Cameron van der Burgh, who earned gold and [...]

21-year-old man found dead in Demi Moore’s swimming pool

Týs, 21/07/2015 - 20:38
The body of a 21-year-old man was found in the swimming pool at the Los Angeles home of actress Demi Moore, a spokeswoman for the film star and police said on Sunday. “I am in absolute shock,” Moore said in a statement through a representative. “I was out of the country traveling to meet my [...]

Swimming among best sports for ADHD Children

Týs, 21/07/2015 - 19:55
Learning proper swim technique can have long-term benefits for a child with ADHD, since each motion requires focus and attention. Swimming also encourages rhythmic breathing and oxygen exchange, which increases blood flow to the brain. Read ADDitude Photo by North Charleston

DHB Wetsuit Test under the Turning Torso

Týs, 21/07/2015 - 18:00
First test of the new dbh wetsuit completed here by the beach near the Turning Torso in Malmö. The wetsuit is fine, especially compared to its price point. I had no problems with chafing, which is the main issue that I have experienced with other (and back then more expensive) brands. The suit I got [...]

Markus Rogan to help Austrian swim federation amid crisis

Týs, 21/07/2015 - 11:15
Three-time Olympian Markus Rogan has stepped forward to help rebuild the Austrian swim federation following a financial scandal. The OSV is facing claims for compensation totaling nearly 580,000 euros ($628,000) after long-term misappropriation of funds by former officials. According to the federation general secretary, Thomas Unger, an investigation into the misused subsidies is ongoing. Rogan [...]

Don’t rush greatness

Mán, 20/07/2015 - 22:53
In their first Olympics, in Barcelona in 1992, Penny Heyns came 33rd and 34th in her events. In his Olympic debut in Beijing in 2008, Cameron van der Burgh did not make it out of the semi-finals. Ryk Neethling took fifth in the 1500m freestyle in Atlanta and Sydney, and eighth in the 400m freestyle [...]

Ryan Lochte faces his smallest Worlds schedule ever after throwaway 2014

Mán, 20/07/2015 - 21:54
Ryan Lochte is swimming his fewest individual events at major international meet in 11 years at the World Championships in Kazan, Russia, in a little more than two weeks. He’s coming off what he called probably the worst year of his career, which followed the worst injury of his career in November 2013 and retirement [...]

Men’s Highlight from Balatonfured (HUN) – FINA/HOSA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup 2015

Mán, 20/07/2015 - 21:39
This annually staged elite-level competition is organised around eleven meets and takes place in some of the world’s most amazing natural water bodies, either freshwater (lake, rowing course, river) or saltwater (sea).

Women’s Highlight from Balatonfured (HUN) – FINA/HOSA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup 2015

Mán, 20/07/2015 - 21:38
This annually staged elite-level competition is organised around eleven meets and takes place in some of the world’s most amazing natural water bodies, either freshwater (lake, rowing course, river) or saltwater (sea).

7 Things About… Olympic Swimming Pools

Mán, 20/07/2015 - 21:36
Here is everything you need to know about the centrepiece of an Olympic Aquatics Centre, the swimming pool.

Ooh, a DHB wetsuit on my doorstep

Mán, 20/07/2015 - 21:23
The good people at wiggle have provided me with a dhb wetsuit for open water swimming and triathlon. So it looks like I will have to suit up now on holiday in Sweden, and maybe even upon return to the Faroe Isles ! ;-)

Kazan Teaser 2015

Mán, 20/07/2015 - 14:19
16th FINA World Championships 2015 – Kazan (RUS) July 24 – August 09, 2015

Behold Rulof Maker’s DIY Underwater Breathing Device

Mán, 20/07/2015 - 10:20
This tiny underwater breathing device is one of the coolest we have seen – and you can make it yourself! This small device uses a water nebuliser – also known as a water mister – as the core of the apparatus. It’s essentially a hand-held pump, which you normally use to pressurise water enough for [...]

Limitations Are Optional – Gary Hall Jr. and his Story Behind the Shirt

Mán, 20/07/2015 - 09:46
Everybody’s got a story or message where inspiration can be found. This has inspired STORY BEHIND THE SHIRT where we seek out interesting individuals that have excelled in their respective field. We interview the individual and create an inspiring shirt from the essence of the interview. Lets Inspire the World! Click here to see Gary’s [...]

Pro surfer Fanning beats off shark attack live on TV

Mán, 20/07/2015 - 08:55
Irish-Australian surfer Mick Fanning survived a shark attack in Sunday’s final of the World Surfing League’s J-Bay Open, fighting off the circling predator with his fists. Fanning, three-times world surfing champion, was paddling out to ride his first wave when the unidentified species of shark surfaced next to him, knocking the 34-year-old off his board. [...]

Swimmer saved by a selfie stick

Frí, 10/07/2015 - 13:29
Watch swimmer saved from a riptide by a selfie stick. CNN’s Jeanne Moos reports the waves and the camera kept rolling.

Pan Am organizers say a good dining hall is crucial for athletes

Hós, 09/07/2015 - 23:24
Former Olympic swimmer Julia Wilkinson says it’s really important for athletes to have access to familiar foods during competition. Wilkinson is part of the organizing committee at the Pan Am Games in Toronto.