Fast Fix Blog About Swimming
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A nudist resort in Northern California has been accused of stealing water from a local creek during the state’s severe drought, according to local news media. Authorities from the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District, which protects wildlife habitat, said the clothing-optional Lupin Lodge had been diverting water, some of which was used to fill the [...]
In preparation for the Asian Games starting September 19, 2014, 361 have released a tongue-in-cheek campaign featuring Olympic Swimmer Sun Yang. The Asian Games will see Sun Yang face his chief opponent, the Korean swimmer Park Tae-hwan. In the series of 4 commercials, Sun Yang pokes fun at Park Tae-hwan telling him with a cheeky [...]
We (Brazil) were diving at Bat Islands, Costa Rica, when this peaceful manta came. Brian Thompson (Canada) gently cut the net fishing and now the manta can live with no pain. Courtesy of Oceano VideoSub on YouTube
Ocean advocate and endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh is undertaking the first long distance swim in all the 7 Seas (Mediterranean, Adriatic, Aegean, Black, Red and North Seas) to highlight the urgent need for more Marine Protected Areas (essentially national parks in the sea).
USA Swimming, in collaboration with the United States Olympic Committee, announced in April of 2013 that Omaha, Neb., has been selected as the host city for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Swimming.
LEN European Open Water Swimming Cup, Final – Castellabate (ITA) Italians sweep overall titles Italy’s Andrea Bianchi and Arianna Bridi won the respective overall titles in Castellabate in the two-day final of the LEN European Open Water Swimming Cup series. A tough challenge awaited those who went for the highest ranks in the general classifications: [...]
Olympians Jimmy Feigen and Chloe Sutton talk about a myriad of topics as they interview each other on today’s episode of The Morning Swim Show!
A Philadelphia-area swimming pool that opened in the late 1950s for black members who were denied access to a nearby whites-only pool has filed for bankruptcy. Officials who put the Nile Swim Club of Yeadon into Chapter 11 protection on Wednesday didn’t explain the club’s survival plan in the seven-page bankruptcy petition. Officials launched a [...]
Club Borgosub Freediving freediving on a sunken ship
Her doctor’s words shook her like an earthquake: “If you don’t lose weight, you won’t get to your 60th birthday.” Vivian Stancil, a retired Long Beach schoolteacher, was 50. She stood 5 feet tall and weighed 319 pounds. “A bowling ball wouldn’t even describe what I was,” Stancil says. “I could barely walk. But I [...]
A rich horde of fossils from the Sahara has revealed that the largest known predator to ever walk the earth was also a superb swimmer, overturning the common view that dinosaurs were terrestrial beasts. In a study published Thursday in the journal Science, an international research team described how it had uncovered the partial skeleton [...]
First man home was Ger Wilkes, from Malahide and a member of North Dublin swimming club. “The hardest bit thinking people are coming up behind you, thinking, ‘Am I doing enough?’ I knew I was in the lead from about the Hal’penny Bridge. It was only a matter of hanging on then. O’Connell Bridge is [...]
Sudbury’s Derald Balson competes in swimming at a national level at the age of 86. That’s pretty impressive but consider also that he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis more than 40 years ago. Swimming using only his arms, he won two gold medals last month at the Canada 55 Plus Games in Strathcona County, Alberta. [...]
Police are appealing for information about this man who was caught on camera rifling through a purse a Birmingham swimming baths. See ITV
Kyiv wants its combat dolphins back, but now they’re swimming for Russia. Read Foreign Policy via KiyvPost
An 81-year-old Korean War veteran is making a big push to raise money for a local war memorial by making the one and a quarter mile swim from Alcatraz to San Francisco in the 19th annual Alcatraz Invitational on Sunday. Wally Stewart got in some final training laps at the Finley Aquatic Center in Santa [...]
Sun Yang has always been different from China‘s other top swimmers, as much a maverick as a pioneer. And not just because he is the first Chinese man to win an Olympic swimming gold medal. Or that he spent time in jail. While most of China’s best swimmers prefer to keep a low profile, Sun [...]
Lewis is the first to complete long distance swims in every one of the world’s oceans – including the waters around the melting ice cap. He’s witnessed retreating glaciers, coral bleaching and changing patterns of migration, and now focuses on raising awareness of the fragile maritime environment. He’s also swum across a lake on Mount [...]
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Swimmers at SwimMAC Carolina, a nonprofit organization where world record holders and Olympians train, are using LumaLanes(tm), a system of computer-controlled pacing lights that, when placed at the pool bottom, show the swimmers their ideal pace. Endorsed by David Marsh, the head coach, CEO and executive director at SwimMAC, the technology behind LumaLanes was developed [...]