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Park Tae-Hwan test positive for doping

Týs, 27/01/2015 - 00:25
South Korean Olympic swimming champ Park Tae-hwan has failed a doping test, his agency said on Monday, blaming the result on an illegal injection administered by a local doctor. Team GMP, the swimmer’s agency, confirmed an earlier report that the 25-year-old tested positive in a recent World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) test. In a statement, the [...]

Man ‘cooked alive’ while using malfunctioning sauna

Ley, 24/01/2015 - 12:37
A woman has been left devastated after she found her father’s blackened, charred body inside a malfunctioning sauna. Dennis Antiporek, 68, left a note for his family saying he was going to relax in the sauna at his condominium complex in North Miami Beach, Florida, on Sunday. See Arbroath

Sports Illustrated’s Alexander Wolff on Chuck Wielgus and USA Swimming

Frí, 23/01/2015 - 23:21
Alexander Wolff of Sports Illustrated on how USA Swimming has become more mainstream under the leadership of Chuck Wielgus Courtesy of USA Swimming on YouTube

#SuperSeriousFun with Cate and Bronte Campbell

Frí, 23/01/2015 - 22:22
Cate and Bronte Campbell have #SuperSeriousFun dressing up for Swimmer of the Year See them race at the 2015 BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series.

Brainless Animal Turns Out to Be World-class Swimmer

Frí, 23/01/2015 - 22:04
Jellyfish do not have bones, a brain or a heart, but what they do have is incredible swimming skills, finds new research. Jellyfish can detect the direction of ocean currents and swim strongly against them, according to the study, which is published in the latest issue of the journal Current Biology. The research adds to [...]

Breeja Larson Adjusts To Life As Pro Swimmer

Frí, 23/01/2015 - 21:44
Breeja Larson will be very busy this summer, preparing for the world championships … and a wedding. She talks about planning her racing schedule around her May wedding date, and why swimming at the Arena Pro Swim Series in Charlotte might be a good distraction from last-minute wedding planning. See SwimmingWorld

Jordy the dog dives 12ft under water

Frí, 23/01/2015 - 20:59
Our chocolate lab Jordy swimming like a fish in the Smith River (near Crescent City, CA in a small town called Hiouchi). He taught himself how to dive down deeper and deeper to get rocks. This as deep of water he’s ever been in and went straight to the bottom. Courtesy of Bryce Lund on [...]

Danish Swimming Federation seeking a National Coach

Mik, 21/01/2015 - 16:25
The Danish Swimming Federation, in collaboration with Team Denmark, is looking for a National Coach. The overall objective for the National Coach will be to ensure the continued development of Danish high performance swimming at the highest international level. The specific goal of the Sports department is to win medals for Denmark at the Olympics, [...]

Laguna Beach man paddle boards with Orcas

Týs, 20/01/2015 - 22:19
A Laguna Beach man took a chance on a tip and ended up paddle boarding with a pod of orcas as they made their way along the coast. Rich German heard the orcas were heading south off the coast of Long Beach. The next day, he got on his paddle board and went out into [...]

Mekong swimmer ‘drowns’ in trash

Mán, 19/01/2015 - 22:45
Six months after Frenchman Remi Camus ended his six-month, 4,400-kilometre swim down the Mekong River in Vietnam’s Tien Giang province last year, he has returned to seek partners for his initiative to collect rubbish dumped in the world’s 10th-longest river. While in Ho Chi Minh City, the 30-year-old former restaurant manager attended the VietWater exhibition, [...]

USA Swimming anger at decision to host open-water race in UAE

Mán, 19/01/2015 - 22:25
More than four years after the death of open-water star Fran Crippen, swimming’s international governing body plans to hold a World Cup race in the UAE. But USA Swimming has opposed the March 13 event in Abu Dhabi, saying it was “disappointed” that Fina, swimming’s world governing body, decided to return to the country where [...]

Serbian star Čavić fires warning to swimmer switching nationality from Russia

Mán, 19/01/2015 - 22:18
Retired Serbian swimming star Milorad Čavić has fired a warning to world record holder Arkady Vyatchanin after it was announced the Russian wants to compete for the Balkan nation, claiming the Serbian Swimming Federation is “plagued with corruption”. Vyatchanin announced his intention to leave the Russian national team in April 2013 and to begin competing [...]

Atkinson, Walters Rule – Swimmer, Boxer Top RJR Awards

Mán, 19/01/2015 - 22:12
No surprises, as boxer Nicholas ‘The Axeman’ Walters and swimming star Alia Atkinson, were last night added to the hallowed corridors of Jamaican sporting heritage, after coming out on top at the 54th RJR Sports Foundation National Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Awards ceremony at The Jamaica Pegasus last night. The pair, who a [...]

Jennifer Lawrence to star as Audrey Mestre in true freediving drama ‘The Dive’

Sun, 18/01/2015 - 16:30
Jennifer Lawrence is reportedly set to star in “The Dive,” the James Cameron-produced freediving drama that revolves around a husband and wife team, their record-breaking dives, and the tragedy that ended it all. Lawrence, who once again teams with director Francis Lawrence (“Hunger Games), will star as Audrey Mestre, a French marine biologist and freediver. A scuba diving enthusiast, [...]

RC Plane Crashes Into the Sea and Captures Beautiful Underwater Scenes

Ley, 17/01/2015 - 18:50
MrLiftHog was flying his camera-equipped RC plane one afternoon when he became disoriented by the glare of the sun and accidentally crashed his plane into the waters below. The plane was supposed to capture some aerial imagery, but it ended up seeing beautiful sights as an underwater camera. See PetaPixel

Los Angeles County lifeguard dies during recertification swim exercise

Frí, 16/01/2015 - 22:02
A Los Angeles County Fire Department lifeguard died during a swimming exercise Thursday morning, the first on-duty department death in recent memory. Brian K. Kutil, 42, began struggling during the lifeguards’ annual 500-meter swim recertification exercise at Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach and was pulled from the water about 7 a.m., said Lifeguard [...]

What Happens When Fireworks Are Shot Under the Surface of a Frozen Lake

Frí, 16/01/2015 - 21:50
Courtesy of Swedish YouTube user Nils Bremer. For science! Via Laughing Squid

Watch: Golf’s first ever underwater hole-in-one

Hós, 15/01/2015 - 17:50
Australian trick shot specialists, How Ridiculous, have completed what they are calling the world’s first ever underwater hole-in-one. The par-one course was set up with a bucket on the ocean floor 2.5 metres down. Brett Stanford hit the successful shot while his friends recorded the whole thing on their underwater cameras. See The Telegraph

Former WKU Swimmer Accuses Team Of Hazing

Mik, 14/01/2015 - 23:43
Collin Craig came to WKU last Fall to not only go to class as a student, but to also compete at a high level in the swimming pool. Just like his mom and dad, Collin is a swimmer, but he’s no longer a student at WKU. The accusations he’s making against his former teammates could [...]

Indian Open Water Swimmer Bhakti Sharma Sets A World Record In The Antarctic Ocean

Mik, 14/01/2015 - 23:40
People in India never thought we were good at swimming. However, in a matter of months after Sandeep Sejwal won an unprecedented bronze for India at the 2014 Asian Games, Indian open water swimmer Bhakti Sharma has set a world record in the Antarctic ocean. Bhakti swam 1.4 miles in 52 minutes in one degree [...]