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2014 Pan Pacs – Michael Phelps is back

6 tímar 27 min síðani
Courtesy of Swimming Australia

Ross Murdoch meets five-year-old fan after letter appeal

6 tímar 48 min síðani
Swimming star Ross Murdoch received the fan mail from the mystery young fan after his gold medal win. Murdoch then took to Twitter in an effort to track down the five-year-old, known only as Brian. The 20-year-old Commonwealth gold medal winner called on his followers to help him trace the youngster to show him where [...]

Katinka Hosszu (HUN) 56.86 and New 100 IM Short Course World Record

12 tímar 27 min síðani
At the FINA/Mastbank Swimming World Cup leg in Dubai this morning, Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu set a new short course world record yet again, clocking incredible 56.86 in the 100 meter short course individual medley, where her world record from Doha last Thursday was 57.25. First woman ever under 57 in the 100 IM, and her [...]

Ice-swimming grannies defy age and cold in Patagonia

Sun, 31/08/2014 - 23:40
At 67 years old, grandmother Margot Anderson could be enjoying the quiet retired life at home in England. Instead, she works a string of part-time jobs so she can afford to be standing at the foot of a pale blue glacier in Patagonia, about to jump into near-freezing water with 53 other extreme swimmers from [...]

Daniel Gyurta (HUN) 2:00.48 and New 200 Breast Short Course World Record

Sun, 31/08/2014 - 17:14
At the FINA/Mastbank Swimming World Cup leg in Dubai today, Hungary’s Daniel Gyurta set a new 200 meter short course breaststroke world record, clocking 2:00.48 where his own world record from the Istanbul 2009 World Short Course Championships was 2:00.67. See the result list here. Featured image of Gyurta at the Bergen Swim Festival 2014 [...]

Katinka Hosszu (HUN) 2:02.13 and New 200 IM Short Course World Record

Sun, 31/08/2014 - 17:06
At the FINA/Mastbank Swimming World Cup leg in Dubai today, Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu took another good chunk of her 200 individual medley short course world record, clocking 2:02.13 where her record from the Doha leg a few days ago was 2:02.61. See the result list here. Image courtesy of Doha Stadium Plus Qatar, CC BY 2.0

A Liquid Fear – New Yorker Faces His Aquaphobia, One Stroke at a Time

Ley, 30/08/2014 - 13:46
On the morning before he was to report to the pool, Attis Clopton sat in a storefront breakfast spot near his Brooklyn apartment munching a glazed doughnut. He was worrying. It was a glorious day, blue sky and hot. The kind when they say the only sensible place to be is in the water. But, [...]

Lewis Pugh to complete final leg of seven swims in all Seven Seas

Ley, 30/08/2014 - 13:36
Lewis Pugh, the UN Patron of the Oceans and renowned endurance swimmer, will complete the final leg of his Seven Seas Campaign by swimming up the Thames. Nicknamed the Human Polar Bear for his ability to swim long distances in freezing waters, Lewis is swimming from Southend to Gravesend before swimming to the Thames Barrier. [...]

Federica Pellegrini does the Ice Bucket Challenge

Frí, 29/08/2014 - 20:01
With good help from boyfriend Magnini

Tyler Clary eyeing V8 Supercar career

Frí, 29/08/2014 - 16:00
Olympic Gold Medal winning American swimmer Tyler Clary tested a V8 Supercar at the V8 Supercars Official Driving Experience on Australia’s Gold Coast today as part of his development towards a serious motorsport career. Clary has been on the Gold Coast for the last two weeks competing at the Hancock Prospecting Pan-Pacific Championships where he [...]

3000 to swim Round Christiansborg 2014

Frí, 29/08/2014 - 15:53
Saturday 30 August 2014, a record number of 3000 swimmers will participate in the 2014 Round Christiansborg and optional Krüger Relay, in the canals around the seat of the Danish Parliament, in the heart of Copenhagen. See svoem.org, Facebook and this nice promo below.

Diana Nyad pulling a Forest Gump: ‘I’m Gonna Walk Across USA’

Frí, 29/08/2014 - 15:41
She already swam from Cuba to Florida and now super athlete Diana Nyad tells TMZ Sports she has brand new goal, she wants to pull a Forrest Gump and trek across the USA by foot! Nyad was out in L.A. on Monday where she’s getting ready to celebrate the 1 year anniversary of her historic [...]

Human Water Catapult – 55 Foot Launch In 4k

Frí, 29/08/2014 - 15:04
Huge thanks to our friends at Boardco for making this video happen, without them it would not have been possible! Boardco specializes in everything water sports related! Courtesy of devinsupertramp on YouTube

FINA/MASTBANK Swimming World Cup Dubai 2014 Promo

Frí, 29/08/2014 - 14:53
August 31 – September 1 at the Hamdan Sports Complex in Dubai, see FINA

Ye Shiwen enrolls in top China college

Frí, 29/08/2014 - 13:31
China’s two-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer Ye Shiwen has a new title: College freshman. The 2012 London Games champion in the women’s 200- and 400-metre medleys registered this week at Beijing’s prestigious Tsinghua University under a government program waiving the grueling entrance exam for outstanding athletes. The 18-year-old Ye told local media she plans to [...]

Ross Murdoch traces boy who wrote him ‘amazing’ fan letter

Frí, 29/08/2014 - 13:24
A five-year-old boy who wrote an “amazing” fan letter to Scottish Commonwealth swimming champion Ross Murdoch has been traced. Brian Fitzpatrick’s note reached the swimmer despite being addressed simply to “Ross Murdoch, Commonwealth Champion, Balloch”. The 200m Breaststroke gold medal winner asked Twitter users to help him get back in touch with the youngster. Ross [...]

Doggy Daycare in Michigan Throws Pool Party for Their Canine Clients

Hós, 28/08/2014 - 23:31
Our Lucky Puppies Delight in Swimming Pool Pawty

Italian explorer plans to live on an iceberg for up to a year

Hós, 28/08/2014 - 19:37
Italian explorer Alex Bellini has conceived an extraordinary plan to live alone on a drifting iceberg in northwest Greenland for up to a year, or until it melts away – whichever happens first. He aims to stay alive during this time in a tiny survival pod, and hopes his experience will encourage further discourse on [...]

Katinka Hosszu (HUN) 4:20.83 and New 400 IM Short Course World Record

Hós, 28/08/2014 - 19:16
At the FINA/Mastbank Swimming World Cup leg in Doha tonight, Hungary’s “Iron Lady” clipped the short course world record, clocking 4:20.83 in the 400 meters individual medley where her own world record from the Berlin leg of the 2013 World Cup series was 2:20.85. In the 100 meter IM later in the session, she was [...]

High-Speed Canyon Jet Ski – Lake Powell

Hós, 28/08/2014 - 18:43
California Polytechnic State University student Christian Yellott recently captured some first-personGoPro footage of a fast jet ski trip through Mountain Sheep Canyon on Lake Powell in Arizona that bears more than a passing resemblance to a video game. Via Laughing Squid