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Man rescued after attempting to swim across Lake Norman

Sun, 19/10/2014 - 22:51
A man was rescued around midnight Sunday after he attempted to swim across Lake Norman following a fight with his brother on a jet ski, deputies said. The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office said it received a call just before 9 p.m. Saturday. The caller stated a man had swam up to the shore at his [...]

Drone Captures Amazing Video Of Whale Sharks, Mantas And Humans Swimming Together

Sun, 19/10/2014 - 22:40
An aerial drone has captured amazing footage off the coast of Mexico that shows whale sharks swimming close to giant manta rays, all while human divers move among them and observe the animals. The video was caught using a quadcopter drone, according to Shark Attack News. Filmed in Isla Mujeres, Mexico, the footage was taken [...]

Italian couple get stuck in frolic at sea

Sun, 19/10/2014 - 19:06
Il Mattino reported that the amorous couple were making the most of a warm day, and a practically deserted beach, when they decided to take a dip in the ocean at Porto San Giorgio to express their love. But their lovemaking came to an embarrassing end when the man was unable to extricate himself from [...]

Ocean Pines Aquatics to Host First Dive-In Movie Night

Sun, 19/10/2014 - 18:57
Enjoy a dip in the pool and a fun family movie at Ocean Pines Aquatics’ first Dive-In Movie Night on Saturday, Nov. 1 at 6 p.m. at the Sports Core Pool, located at 11443 Cathell Rd. in Ocean Pines. Guests will be able to watch Finding Nemo on a blow-up screen while splashing and swimming [...]

Panama City Divers To Carve Pumpkins Underwater

Sun, 19/10/2014 - 18:48
Diver’s Den is hosting its first ever underwater pumpkin carving contest at 3 p.m. Oct. 26 at the jetties at St. Andrews State Park. The event is free for all certified scuba divers — except for the cost of a pumpkin. See Panama City News Herald

A President Now

Sun, 19/10/2014 - 12:09
Yesterday in Tórshavn (Thor’s Harbour, our capitol), I was elected president of the Faroe Islands Swimming Association. A maybe logical but still humbling milestone for me personally, to be appointed head of this tiny federation of ours, that these past few years has seen successes as never before. Former president Jon Hestoy had announced last [...]

Koa Smith’s 27 Second Skeleton Barrel

Frí, 17/10/2014 - 22:04
Hawaiian surfer Koa Smith shot GoPro video of an impressive 27-second ride inside the the tube of a wave at Skeleton Bay in Namibia, Africa. Via Laughing Squid

Kazan 2015 presents the 16th FINA World Championships Athlete’s Village

Hós, 16/10/2014 - 15:46
The 16th FINA World Championships will be held in Kazan, Russia, from July 24 – August 9, 2015. Kazan has now developed the most advanced sporting infrastructure in all of Russia and has one of the most advanced Aquatic facilities in the world.

Muslim mother turned away from rec center pool over swim attire

Mik, 15/10/2014 - 22:03
A Commerce City woman says she was not allowed to use the pool at the local rec center because her clothing doesn’t conform to pool rules. Jaclyn Allen has the story. Courtesy of 7 NEWS – The Denver Channel

NIGHT SWIM (Horror short film)

Mik, 15/10/2014 - 22:00
‘There’s something in the water.’

Mark Foster launches campaign to get people active

Mik, 15/10/2014 - 17:09
Active Essex and Olympic swimming and TV personality Mark Foster launched “Get Active Essex” today, kicking off the sports campaign with a 3k park run in Central Park, Chelmsford. Get Active Essex is a campaign that aims to encourage a healthier and more active county. Around 80 people attended the first event, some running, others [...]

Oregon Beachgoers Form Human Chain to Rescue Swimmer

Mik, 15/10/2014 - 17:05
A dramatic scene played out at Oregon’s Fogarty Creek State Park on Saturday after five people had to be rescued from a rocky outcrop by helicopter and one more was saved by beachgoers who formed a human chain. A group of eight people between 18 and 30 years old were stranded on craggy rocks near [...]

Make A Wish with Ryan Lochte

Mik, 15/10/2014 - 08:31
15 year old Erik Nieman is a competitive swimmer with cyclic fibrosis. Make A Wish Foundation gave him the opportunity to train with olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte.

Franklin teen’s family adjusts to life after swimming tragedy

Týs, 14/10/2014 - 20:40
June 6, 2014 is a day that has forever changed the Franklin community. On that Friday, six teenagers from Franklin Community High School were along the Big Blue River Dam, when Sarah McLevish, 16, became trapped in the churning water. Two other teenagers, Michael Chadbourne and Jason Moran, died trying to save her. McLevish spent [...]

Spencer swimming team uses “Pink Out” night to help family

Týs, 14/10/2014 - 19:50
Over the years, we’ve seen a lot of teams find different ways to promote breast cancer awareness, through pink uniforms or accessories. Spencer took it to a new level on Monday, turning a swimming pool pink for their high school swim meet. The pool had a slightly pink hue as the “Pink Out” was held [...]

Alicia Coutts contemplates retirement from swimming

Týs, 14/10/2014 - 18:58
Five-time Olympic Games medallist Alicia Coutts has contemplated an immediate retirement from swimming, declaring “if I retired tomorrow, I would be satisfied with what I’ve done in the sport”. Canberra swimmer Coutts also hit out at the sport’s critics, saying that constant criticism was “disheartening” as she weighs up her future. It was speculated last [...]

Deja the cat goes swimming

Týs, 14/10/2014 - 18:46
Deja the F2B Savannah cat goes swimming for the first time in the family pool. Watch as the adorable 3-month-old kitten treads water with confidence while wearing her personal life jacket.

Cesar Cielo calling for Rio 2016 volunteers – BOOOORAAAA!

Týs, 14/10/2014 - 16:22
Cesar Cielo is calling you to volunteer. Accept the challenge? Then BOOOORAAAA!

Dan Bullock: Freestyle technique in open water

Týs, 14/10/2014 - 10:33
Swim for Tri coach, Dan Bullock, gives his top tips on freestyle swimming technique in the pool and in open water.

Little Boy and Dolphin Play Catch

Týs, 14/10/2014 - 08:34
Via Neatorama