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Freediver William Trubridge Plunges Into Nightmarish Abyss Without Oxygen

Mán, 21/07/2014 - 15:25
This will take your breath away. In a gorgeously shot video (above) for Steinlager Pure beer, freediving star William Trubridge looks like a man with gills as he plunges — without oxygen tanks — into the depths of the sea. Trubridge appears almost otherworldly, swimming down, down, down into an abyss called Dean’s Blue Hole, located in the [...]

Family Gets ‘Seal’ Of Approval While Boating Off Santa Barbara

Mán, 21/07/2014 - 14:16
It’s video almost too cute to ignore. It’s also a sea lion captured on video in a way most people never get to see. Andrew Hahn, his family and his fiance’s family were sailing off Santa Barbara about 2 p.m. Wednesday. They noticed they were being followed by a sea lion. Make that a most [...]

Over 1,600 people swim in Cross-Continental Race across Istanbul’s Bosphorus

Mán, 21/07/2014 - 13:41
Turkish swimmer Hasan Emre Musluoğlu has won the 26th edition of the Cross-Continental Swimming Race, which took place in Istanbul on July 20. Musluoğlu crossed the Bosphorus, the straight that divides Asia and Europe, in 41 minutes and 26 seconds. Fellow Turkish swimmer Bertuğ Coşkun came second with 42 minutes 58 seconds, followed by Russian [...]

Doping still a big issue in swimming, says Michael Jamieson

Mán, 21/07/2014 - 13:35
Michael Jamieson, who will lead the charge for Scottish medals in his native Glasgow on Thursday, has admitted he cannot say “with 100% certainty” that the Commonwealth Games will not be blighted by doping controversy. Read Herald Scotland

Chad Le Clos – Arena Backstage Photoshoot

Mán, 21/07/2014 - 13:29
Olympic 200m Butterfly Champion, Chad le Clos joined us recently in Barcelona for a photoshoot! Watch him in action, as he works out the latest arena swimsuits and accessories, paying particular attention to the end ‘penguin’ scene.

James Magnussen and Cameron McEvoy unlikely rivals in Glasgow

Frí, 18/07/2014 - 12:30
The battle between James Magnussen and Cameron McEvoy for Australia’s – and potentially the world’s – freestyle sprint crown is shaping as swimming’s newest rivalry but the friends are such unlikely combatants that neither really believe that rivalry is the correct description. Dual world champion Magnussen is an alpha-male personality, tall and solidly built and [...]

Matt Abood finally gets his Commonwealth Games chance in Glasgow

Frí, 18/07/2014 - 11:35
No one would have blamed Matt Abood if, during the course of his unlucky journey, he decided that it was all too hard and gave swimming away. The freestyle sprinter has made three world championship teams for Australia and was a member of the 4×100-metre freestyle relay team that won gold in Shanghai in 2011, [...]

Eamon Sullivan retires dues to ongoing shoulder problems

Frí, 18/07/2014 - 11:23
Former freestyle world record holder Eamon Sullivan has announced his immediate retirement from competitive swimming due to ongoing shoulder injury concerns. Once holder of the 50m and 100m freestyle world records, West Australian Sullivan – who won two Olympic silver medals in Beijing – had been plagued by shoulder issues in recent times. The 28-year-old [...]

Swimming Australia #OurTeam Fast Facts 4

Mik, 16/07/2014 - 13:57
When they are not training or racing ‪#‎OurTeam‬ surfs, dunks, sleeps, eats, rests, rides, walks, slides, shops, cooks, tweets and dreams about what it means to ‪#‎Swim4Gold

Ellie Simmonds Reveals How To Swim Happy

Mik, 16/07/2014 - 13:11
This summer, Ellie Simmonds is encouraging the nation to get back in the water and rediscover their love of swimming with an exclusive SwimBritain training session. A new four-week study by British Gas SwimBritain reveals that swimming increases sleep quality, energy levels and fitness. In fact, it can improve well-being by 20% after only one [...]

Camille Muffat retires after quarrel with coach

Sun, 13/07/2014 - 14:45
Read NBC Sports and original story on L’Equipe France’s Camille Muffat, a rival to U.S. stars Missy Franklin and Katie Ledecky, has abruptly retired due to a dispute with her coach, according to L’Equipe. “I have taken a big decision to stop swimming,” she said, according to L’Equipe, translated by Agence France-Presse. “[The disagreement with [...]

Ian Thorpe comes out as gay

Sun, 13/07/2014 - 13:35
After years of dismissing speculation about his sexuality, Ian Thorpe has revealed he is gay.Thorpe made the admission in a tell-all interview with Sir Michael Parkinson, News Corp reports. The interview, which will air on Sunday night on Channel Ten, has been described by Sir Michael as one he had wanted to do for a long [...]

Life is hard without internet :-)

Hós, 10/07/2014 - 20:12
Sorry about this site being so dead these days. I’m on a family holiday to Lake Garda in Italy and back, which meant that there wasn’t time while driving, and then unfortunately bad internet here at the camp site. We will be back in Denmark late Saturday, though still on holiday. In the meantime, please [...]

Sarah Sjöström 24.43 and New 50 Fly World Record

Sun, 06/07/2014 - 06:16
At the Swedish national championships, yesterday, Sarah Sjöström absolutely demolished the women’s 50 meter butterfly world record, clocking 24.43 seconds where Therese Alshammer’s world record from the Rome 2009 World Championships was 25.07 seconds. That is the 7th biggest improvement ever of a world record according to masterskapssidan.se. See the result list here.

Chippewa county kids learn to swim for free, in memory of boy who drown

Mik, 02/07/2014 - 21:45
A Cornell grandmother is making a difference one swimming lesson and one life jacket at a time. The Chippewa Valley community has banded together to help her cause, with a 4-year-old boy at the center of it all. At age 11 Greg Chojnacki is learning how to kick, scoop and dive for the first time. [...]

Olympians Hope To Inspire Young Swimmers In Galt

Mik, 02/07/2014 - 20:24
With each stroke, Joseph Lopez hopes to learn. “It’s really special because they’re going to help you,” Lopez said. “They’re the best in the world.” Over the weekend, Olympic gold medalists Alyssa Anderson and Peter Vanderkaay gave the Galt Gators pointers. “It’s a lot of fun for us to see the impact we can make,” [...]

Safety experts offer safe swimming tips

Mik, 02/07/2014 - 20:07
Following the drowning of 28-year-old Luis Robles of Springfield over the weekend, safety officials were warning residents to use caution when going swimming. On Monday, Five Mile Pond lifeguard Robert Carvalho said it was important for people to take at least one other person when swimming in case there is an emergency. He said water [...]

Tyler Clary to try his hand in a race car at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Týs, 01/07/2014 - 20:43
Olympic swimmer Tyler Clary has a passion for going fast. In the 2012 London Olympics, he won swimming gold in the 200-meter backstroke, passing favorite Ryan Lochte and Japan’s Ryosuke Irie late in the race. His time of 1 minute, 53.41 seconds was the fastest in Olympic history. Tuesday, Clary will be trying to go [...]

It’s a myth: swimming right after eating is totally fine

Týs, 01/07/2014 - 20:26
In the coming weeks and months, you might hear some well-meaning parents warn their children against swimming right after they eat. The idea is that swimming after eating can cause muscle cramps or a side stitch. The preventative measure, usually, is to wait 30 minutes after eating before getting in the water. It’s unclear where this originally [...]

Underwater Photographers Capture The Ocean’s Mysteries

Týs, 01/07/2014 - 20:04
Imagine floating weightless, hearing nothing, surrounded by darkness. It might sound like outer space. But it’s right here on earth, underwater. A Delaware County husband and wife are underwater adventurers off the New Jersey coast and around the world. See CBS Philly