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Injured Olympian swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen on moving forward

Mán, 28/07/2014 - 11:38
In this web extra, Van Dyken-Rouen shares how she stays optimistic during her recovery from an ATV accident that severely injured her spine.

National Swim Teams Train in Flagstaff for 2016 Olympics

Mán, 28/07/2014 - 10:20
NAZ Today’s Alex Lucero reports on NAU’s Hypo2 training program for Olympic athletes. Currently, NAU is hosting the Brazilian and Japanese National Swimteams at their Aquatic Center to train for the 2016 summer Olympics in Brazil. Brazilian swimmer Henrique Rodrigues says this is his second time training in Flagstaff and thinks the high altitude training [...]

Aquaballin

Sun, 27/07/2014 - 20:24
Via GoPro on Google+ A group of marine conservationists get crazy with the aquaball. Video by Christopher Cilfone. 

Chad Le Clos survives bus scare to retain 200m butterfly title

Sun, 27/07/2014 - 18:59
South Africa’s Chad le Clos solidified his status as the world’s best 200m butterfly swimmer as he retained his Commonwealth Games title on Saturday, while Australia added another four golds in the pool. [...] Le Clos nearly came a cropper before he even got into the pool on Saturday after twisting his ankle when slipping [...]

Glasgow 2014: Adam Peaty beats idol Cameron van der Burgh in the breaststroke

Sun, 27/07/2014 - 18:53
Adam Peaty produced a storming last 25 metres to land the Commonwealth 100m breaststroke title on a night of double Glasgow gold for England at the Tollcross Swimming Centre. The 19-year-old reeled in South Africa’s Cameron van der Burgh in the closing stages to touch in a Games record of 58.94 seconds, with home favourite [...]

Jessica Hardy | Breaststroke Breathing – Swim Technique

Sun, 27/07/2014 - 17:30
Two-time Olympic medallist, Jessica Hardy, demonstrates how to breathe effectively during breaststroke in our how-to video, devised to help you improve your breaststroke breathing technique. Learn how and when to take a breath with advice from our elite swim coach.

Ryan Lochte | Backstroke Turn Technique

Sun, 27/07/2014 - 17:00
Discover how to master your backstroke turn with our informative swimming video. Featuring a demonstration from Olympic gold medallist, Ryan Lochte, it’s packed with advice from our elite swim coach to help you change direction quickly and effectively.

Jessica Hardy | Breaststroke Kick – Swim Technique

Sun, 27/07/2014 - 16:30
Olympic gold medallist, Jessica Hardy, performs a powerful breaststroke kick demonstration in this how-to swimming video, devised to help you master your breaststroke kick technique. Featuring commentary from our elite swim coach, it includes tips on ankle and foot placement to help you maximise your kick power and speed.

Ryan Lochte | Backstroke Breathing – Swim Technique

Sun, 27/07/2014 - 16:00
Want to improve your backstroke breathing technique? Eleven-time Olympic medallist, Ryan Lochte, demonstrates how to breathe efficiently during backstroke in our expert how-to video, which includes tips and advice on finding a comfortable breathing pattern.

Jessica Hardy | Breaststroke Stroke – Swim Technique

Sun, 27/07/2014 - 15:30
Olympic gold medallist, Jessica Hardy, demonstrates the perfect breaststroke stroke technique in our how-to video, devised to help you perform your arm pull, catch position and hand entry more efficiently.

Ryan Lochte | Backstroke Stroke – Swim Technique

Sun, 27/07/2014 - 15:00
Want to improve your backstroke stroke technique? Superstar swimmer and quadruple world record holder, Ryan Lochte, demonstrates the perfect backstroke stroke technique in our elite-coach devised video, complete with commentary to help you achieve the correct hand, arm and elbow position.

Jessica Hardy | Breaststroke Body Position – Swim Technique

Sun, 27/07/2014 - 14:30
Speedo athlete and gold medallist, Jessica Hardy, demonstrates the most effective breaststroke body position in our informative how-to video, devised by our elite swim coach to help you improve your head, spine and body alignment during breaststroke.

Ryan Lochte | Backstroke Body Position – Swim Technique

Sun, 27/07/2014 - 14:00
Want to improve your backstroke body positioning? World champion swimmer, Ryan Lochte, demonstrates how to achieve the perfect backstroke body position in our expert-led swimming video, which includes tips from our elite swim coach to help you align your head, body and spine more efficiently.

Dan Wallace goes from peeing on American cop cars to Glasgow Gold

Sun, 27/07/2014 - 13:54
The Scottish Commonwealth hero of Freedom Friday, Dan Wallace, has turned away from his bady boy days in Florida to make a splash in Glasgow. Twenty four hours after Thunder Thursday Dan Wallace gave us something even more special in the Tollcross swimming complex. This big, gangly ginger lad gave us Freedom Friday and in [...]

Ryan Lochte | Backstroke Kick – Swim Technique

Sun, 27/07/2014 - 13:39
Want to improve your backstroke kick technique? World champion backstroke swimmer and Speedo athlete, Ryan Lochte, demonstrates the perfect backstroke kick technique in our instructional how-to video, which includes drill ideas and kick tips to help you increase your swim speed and propulsive power.

Lac St-Jean (CAN) comes alive with finest marathon swimmers

Sun, 27/07/2014 - 12:01
Nice performances were observed this week at the fourth legs of the FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup and FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix 2014, taking place in Lac St-Jean (CAN) on July 24 and 26, respectively. On Thursday (July 24), 16 women and 23 men from 11 countries took the departure in the [...]

Home Made Hammock Raft on the Cape Fear

Sun, 27/07/2014 - 10:20
Colin Surra, Ben Rice, Alex Prestrud and I built this raft from recycled and donated wood and pickle barrels to suit Eno Hammocks. We spent three days on the Cape Fear river, starting in Erwin NC to the Old Bluff Church.

Crazy kid jumps off a 5 story roof into a 5 foot deep pool

Ley, 26/07/2014 - 21:30
Kids, don’t do this. It is crazy. 70+ foot jump into a 5 foot deep pool

Whale Shark Nearly Eats Diver

Ley, 26/07/2014 - 19:34
While diving, this diver suddenly counters a whale shark that nearly eats her! Luckily a fellow diver is nearby to quickly pull her out of the way.

Swimmer Training In Baltimore Hopes To Make History

Ley, 26/07/2014 - 19:32
Three Americans hope to make history by becoming the first trio of siblings to swim across the English Channel at the same time. As Linh Bui reports, there’s a Baltimore connection. Devin, Dustin, and Danielle Wahl will face extreme conditions — from jellyfish, to cold temperatures, to rough ocean currents. See CBS Baltimore