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Swim.com Partners with Pebble For Swimming’s First Smartwatch

1 tími 54 min síðani
With Swim.com, Pebble Becomes the First and Only Smartwatch with Advanced Swimming Functionality Swim.com, the world’s most advanced swim workout and training platform, has launched its Pebble app, making Pebble the first and only waterproof smartwatch with swimming functionality available on the market. The Pebble Swim.com app allows users to automatically track distance, pace, times, [...]

Michael Phelps Arrested For DUI In Baltimore City

2 tímar 20 min síðani
The Baltimore bullet has been arrested for driving under the influence in Baltimore City early Tuesday morning. Michael Phelps was arrested around 1:40 a.m. in the Fort McHenry Tunnel on I-95 by Maryland Transit Authority police. MDTA released the following statement: “A Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police Officer was operating stationary radar on southbound I-395 [...]

Little Deer Gets Into Big Trouble In Encino Swimming Pool

Mán, 29/09/2014 - 20:45
A little deer got into big trouble Saturday when he went for a dip in an Encino swimming pool. The deer jumped the 7-foot fence and then got caught in the pool cover and flailed around a bit. The homeowner and two neighbors were able to pull the cover off but the deer had a [...]

Lewis Pugh – Swimming Through Garbage

Mán, 29/09/2014 - 20:42
The swims were intended to draw attention to the health of the oceans. But I seriously underestimated the urgency of the issue I was swimming for. As the United Nations Patron of the Oceans, I have given many speeches stressing the need to protect our environment for the sake of our children and grandchildren. I [...]

The Trail to Triumph | Margaret Hoelzer | TEDxHuntsville

Mán, 29/09/2014 - 19:03
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Ten-year-old Margaret began telling her mom how, between the ages of 5 and 7, she thought she might have been sexually abused by the father of one of Margaret’s friends. Margaret Hoelzer is an Olympic medalist, winning two silver medals [...]

Swim Team’s Punishment Outrages Parents

Sun, 28/09/2014 - 23:15
10 News digs deeper after parents say they’re outraged over a coach’s actions. Pictures of the Osceola Fundamental High School Swim Team allegedly shows them being forced to hang from a chain link fence as a punishment. Gina Jones took photos of her daughter’s hands that were blistered and sore from the punishment. Her daughter [...]

Special needs kids buck the odds and learn to swim

Sun, 28/09/2014 - 23:10
Ever since 3-year-old Cobi Sky could walk, her mom’s been worried about her drowning. She doesn’t worry so much anymore. “I know she can survive; it’s just a comfort level for me that I know we are OK,” said Atiya Young. Children with special needs are at an especially high risk for drowning, but they’re [...]

USC commit Patrick Mulcare reflects on Youth Olympics in China and knee injuries

Sun, 28/09/2014 - 23:01
Patrick Mulcare could not have predicted that the best swimming performances of his young career would come in the days after a dense layer of smog inflamed his throat. Mulcare, a USC commit, was in Nanjing, China in August for the Youth Olympic Games. Amid the challenges of time zone changes, hours upon hours of [...]

China Swim King Sun Yang Bashes Japan’s ‘Ugly’ National Anthem

Sun, 28/09/2014 - 22:46
China’s controversial swimming superstar Sun Yang has taken a potshot at rival Japan’s national anthem at the Asian Games, describing it as “ugly”. The double Olympic champion told Chinese media he had taken great pleasure in helping the men’s 4×100 freestyle relay team beat the Japanese on Wednesday. He then indulged in a spot of [...]

Children petition against natatorium in University Park, Texas

Sun, 28/09/2014 - 22:34
Neighborhood children are petitioning against Highland Park Independent School District’s $15-$20 million plan to build a new swim center at Curtis Park. The park is considered the summer aquatic, social and recreational hub of University Park. “We think we should have a say in our community,” one child told CBS 11 News about their petition, [...]

Drowning victim’s family sues Transy, citing ‘culture of disregard’ at swimming pool

Sun, 28/09/2014 - 22:18
A Frankfort couple have charged in a Fayette Circuit Court lawsuit that negligence by Transylvania University led to the drowning of their 13-year-old son in a university swimming pool in June. The suit was filed Monday by Ricky L. and Jessica A. Harris, whose son, Ricky Harris III,died June 23 after losing consciousness during a [...]

Orcas vs Shark: Killer Whales Take Down Tiger Shark

Sun, 28/09/2014 - 22:08
New underwater footage posted online Friday is believed to be the world’s first video showing a pod of killer whales hunting and killing a tiger shark. According to Barcroft TV, the video was captured off the coast of Costa Rica by photographer Caroline Power on September 8th. See The Blaze

Natalia Molchanova sets new Freediving World Record, 237 meter Dynamic

Sun, 28/09/2014 - 17:13
At the AIDA team world championships in Sardinia, Italy, on Friday the 26th of september 2014, Natalia Molchanova from Russia broke the world record dynamic with a dive of 237 meters. Camera Daan Verhoeven http://daanverhoeven.com

Naoya Tomita ejected from Asiad in disgrace for stealing camera

Ley, 27/09/2014 - 18:51
A Japanese swimmer has been kicked out of the Asian Games and will have to pay his own way back home after being charged by police for stealing a camera from a South Korean journalist. Naoya Tomita, a gold medallist from Guangzhou in 2010 but outside the medals in Incheon, had been captured by video [...]

Kay, you’re swimming out of frame!

Ley, 27/09/2014 - 11:59
A Swedish lady struggling with keeping her husband in frame. Apparently, it is a thing ! :-)

FINA World cup action resumes in Hong Kong

Frí, 26/09/2014 - 10:59
Hong Kong will welcome the international swimming elite for the third leg of the FINA/MASTBANK Swimming World Cup 2014 from September 29-30. Hong Kong, together with Moscow (RUS, October 4-5), constitute the second cluster of the Series. A total USD 300’000 is on offer for cluster no.2 and will be distributed to the six highest-ranked [...]

Film on 60 Year-Old Swimming the Strait of Gibraltar

Frí, 26/09/2014 - 08:23
Why take a risk at 60? At this ripe age, Barney Heller decided he wanted to honor his late friend Doug by doing something extraordinary. Attempt an 11-mile open water swim from Spain to Morocco. Barney Heller has been swimming all of his life. It’s the only sport he was ever good at. On the [...]

Amazing Freedive with The Ocean Brothers

Hós, 25/09/2014 - 19:57
A new vision of the sensations and emotions in the oceans. 4′ video WINNER in World ShootOut 2014 Video clip category underwater grand prix. Just camera tricks. No special effects by computer.

FINA videos of Hosszu’s and Gyurta’s World Records at the Dubai 2014 World Cup leg

Hós, 25/09/2014 - 10:59
Specifically Katinka Hosszu’s 100 and 200 meter individual medley short course world records, and Daniel Gyurta’s 200 meter breaststroke short course world records.

‘Don’t Stop Believin” Motivates 3 Men To Swim To Shore After Boat Capsizes In Hawaii

Mik, 24/09/2014 - 23:40
Last Sunday night, a powerful wave capsized Zack Romanak’s boat off the coast of the Hawaiian island of Kauai. Romanak, his 10-year-old son Noah, and Brad Warren, a tourist from California they had met earlier that day, clung to the boat for nearly four hours in dark waters. The impact of the wave had snapped [...]