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Amaury Leveaux: ‘We used drugs at the London Olympics’

Sun, 19/04/2015 - 21:38
On April 22, former swimmer Amaury Leveaux publishes an explosive autobiography titled “Sex, drugs and swimming”, depicting a vitriolic portrait of the French swim team between lines of cocaine and unbridled sex. ‘Some of us didn’t frown upon a line from time to time, while it for others was not a line, but a highway [...]

Why I took swimming lessons at age 41

Frí, 17/04/2015 - 21:59
A few months ago, I started taking swimming lessons. At 42, I bought my first swim cap and pair of goggles, and joined a handful of other adults at our local YMCA for a six-week course. I ignored my pasty white legs and tried to look nonchalant. I regretted my vibrant blue swimsuit after noticing [...]

Swim coach under investigation for innapropriate texts with swimmer

Frí, 17/04/2015 - 21:48
A coach with the STAR Swim club is under investigation by police for inappropriate cell phone contact with a minor. The Erie County District Attorney’s Office says this is an ongoing investigation and Hamburg Police are the lead agency on the case. 7 Eyewitness News received a letter from a concerned parent about the investigation. [...]

Adam Peaty 57.92 and New 100 Breaststroke World Record

Frí, 17/04/2015 - 20:27
Adam Peaty’s world record in the 100 breaststroke today at the British nationals capped off a session in which he was the only person to beat the very tough automatic qualifying times for the world championship team set by British Swimming. Peaty blazed through the final with a 57.92, beating the world record of 58.46 [...]

Underwater robot meets sperm whale 2000 ft down in the Mexican Gulf

Frí, 17/04/2015 - 15:07
Don’t call it Ishmael; the remotely operated underwater vehicle is named Hercules. Used by the Nautilus Live expedition to explore the depths of the sea, Hercules is one of a pair of robots live-streaming the depths of the ocean. Yesterday, south of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico and at a depth of almost 2000 [...]

A Swim Team for Children With Autism | The New York Times

Frí, 17/04/2015 - 15:06
Children with disabilities often can’t participate in team sports. A new documentary called “Swim Team” chronicles the Jersey Hammerheads, a swim team for kids with autism.

SwimToday: Teamwork

Hós, 16/04/2015 - 23:49
Swimming is the #funnestsport because of…Teamwork. Olympians Jessica Hardy and Brendan Hansen, rising swimmer Kendall Shields, and swim club parent Pat Forde talk about why they believe teamwork makes swimming so much fun.

CAS rules against Indian swimmer Muralidharan in 2010 doping case

Hós, 16/04/2015 - 23:40
The Court of Arbitration for Sport has dismissed an appeal by Indian swimmer Amar Muralidharan over a 2010 positive doping test for the banned stimulant methylhexaneamine. The decision announced Thursday was the first case conducted at the CAS Alternative Hearing Centre in Abu Dhabi. CAS is based in Lausanne, Switzerland. Muralidharan, a butterfly and freestyle [...]

Swim coach says he was sexting wife from hotel pool, police say

Hós, 16/04/2015 - 23:32
The former coach of Michigan Lakeshore Aquatics told police he was sexting his wife when he was caught exposing himself at a hotel pool, police said. Troy Emmons, 53, was “completely naked” when Saugatuck-Douglas police showed up after being dispatched on a lewdness complaint at AmericInn in Douglas, Police Chief Ken Giles told a judge. “He said [...]

‘Worst night at SA champs’ for Chad Le Clos

Hós, 16/04/2015 - 23:24
Myles Brown held on for dear life to claim the 200m freestyle title from Olympic star Chad Le Clos at the SA championships in Durban on Wednesday night. Le Clos failed to win either of his two races‚ including his favourite 200m butterfly‚ on a night he described as one of his worst. Brown had [...]

Katinka Hosszu emerges from depression to become swimming’s Iron Lady

Hós, 16/04/2015 - 23:20
It’s July 28, 2012. What turns out to be the night of the most scrutinized 100 meters of swimming at the London Olympics. China’s Ye Shiwen, 16, covers the final two lengths of the eight-length 400m individual medley in 58.68 seconds, a time that didn’t seem possible for a woman. Ye destroyed those closing 100 [...]

Campus reacts to suspension of WKU swim and dive programs

Hós, 16/04/2015 - 22:13
After a months-long investigation into a hazing scandal Western Kentucky University was rocked by the announcement that the swim and dive program had been suspended for five years. Pictures on the swim and dive team’s Facebook page shows members huddled together during a match. But now, the team is torn apart in the wake of [...]

Michael Phelps confirms he’s aiming to swim at 2016 Olympics

Hós, 16/04/2015 - 14:34
An emotional and rejuvenated Michael Phelps confirmed Wednesday what the swimming world had long assumed — he’ll try to add to his record total of 22 Olympic medals at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. Phelps made his Olympic intentions plain the day before his return to competition after a six-month suspension for drunk driving. He’ll swim [...]

Graphic Details Released In WKU Swim Team Probe

Hós, 16/04/2015 - 14:31
This morning, President Ransdell and Athletic Director Todd Stewart informed coaches and swimmers about their decision to suspend the team for five years. We reached out to President Ransdell for additional comments, but did not receive a reply. However, an e-mail was addressed to WKU faculty and staff, saying the action is both prudent and [...]

A Day in the Life of Grovesy #AusChamps15

Hós, 16/04/2015 - 07:57
We gave Madeline Groves a GoPro and an objective to film her day at the National Champs last week. Here’s the result. Courtesy of Australian Dolphins Swim Team on YouTube

MSAA Swim for MS – Get Started!

Mik, 15/04/2015 - 18:09
Swim for MS is a national fundraiser in which volunteers create their own swim challenge while recruiting online donations to support the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA). Swim for MS is unique because you can create and arrange your own special Swim activity, participating individually or recruiting other swim enthusiasts to form a team.

WKU Student Reactions

Mik, 15/04/2015 - 17:41
The WKU Men’s and Women’s Swim and Dive teams have been suspended due to hazing allegations. WKU student opinions are all over the place when it comes down to whether the university made the right decision.

WKU suspends swimming & diving program for 5 years

Mik, 15/04/2015 - 17:39
After complaints of hazing, sexual assault and drug use from a former team member prompted police and Title IX investigations into Western Kentucky University’s swimming and diving teams, the school on Tuesday announced a 5-year suspension of the program. According to a news release from WKU, Title IX Coordinator Huda Melky found evidence of violations [...]

Underwater hockey: Is it a sport?

Mik, 15/04/2015 - 17:15
Underwater hockey. Underwater WHAT? It’s hockey. Only it happens underwater. What’s so complicated about that? Some people think it means hockey sticks and (somehow) ice, but as a group of local players showed us, that’s not the case. Here’s what it does mean: Underwater hockey involves six person teams wearing snorkels, masks and fins. They [...]

Swimming To Lose Belly Fat

Týs, 14/04/2015 - 20:00
Swimming is considered one of the best sports to improve overall health, increase muscle tone and get rid of unwanted pounds once and for all. For all these reasons, this video will focus on the great benefits of swimming to burn body fat; I will also show you the best two exercises to burn stored [...]