Fast Fix Blog About Swimming
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She’s a breaststroke world record holder and was the first black woman to win a swimming world title. We meet Team Speedo swim sensation, Alia Atkinson, and quiz the Jamaican athlete on cartoons, sports and her favourite guilty pleasure.
Max interviews some of the world’s best swimmers specially chosen by FINA to train at the state of the art Thanyapura, Phuket ahead of the 2016 Olympics.This video gives a sneak peek at their daily routine and the swimmers insights on what it takes to be a young athlete training to be the best in [...]
You never know what you’ll see during a photo safari, especially one led by Frans Lanting, a world-famous photographer with decades of experience photographing wildlife around the world. But even he notes that, “This is the most unbelievable lion encounter that I’ve had in my entire career.” See mother nature network
The video, filmed in Georgia in August this year, shows Willow the mini pig excitedly spinning around and splashing in the water.
A group of humpback whales basking under the Northern Lights has been captured on camera by Norwegian TV. The video was filmed off the coast of Kvaløya (Whale Island) near the city of Tromsø.
19-year-old Georgian swimmer Ana Lominadze swam 25m in just 21.76 seconds while wearing handcuffs and leg-irons, on 3 April 2014, at the Dighomi Swimming Pool in Tbilisi, Georgia.
In a field packed with some of the world’s best swimmers, Singapore’s Quah Zheng Wen and Yeo Kai Quan did the nation proud by winning three silver medals in the FINA/ airweave Swimming World Cup 2015.
Divers have been using underwater cameras for many years, to capture a glimpse of goings on beneath the surface. Of course, these divers have traditionally been human. With the help of GoPro cameras, however, dogs can now also become like underwater tour guides. Far from engaging in the sort of rough splashing that can be [...]
Hungary’s “Iron Lady” Katinka Hosszu and Cameron Van Der Burgh of South Africa remain the provisional overall leaders of the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup 2015 circuit. At the fifth meet of the event in Singapore (SIN) on October 3-4, Hosszu kept consistent by winning the longest events, the 400m free and medley. These two wins [...]
“Unbelievable, unbelievable…” It was one of the iconic moments of the London 2012 Olympic Games when the father of Chad Le Clos, Bert, gave an emotional interview to the BBC following his son’s shock gold medal victory over Michael Phelps in the 200 metre butterfly. Three years on, the Le Clos family are attempting to [...]
Courtesy of Dominik Meichtry Fun video I made at TSC swim practice yesterday :) http://t.co/7BJX93FmIl — Dominik Meichtry (@SwissDom) October 12, 2015
December 18, 1975: This is no casual swim: astronauts Carolyn Griner, Ann Whitaker, and Mary-Helen Johnston train in the Neutral Buoyancy Simulator to help design new experiments to conduct in the challenging environment of space. Unlike many early space agency programs composed of all-women teams, the program had nothing to do with testing the suitability [...]
After chasing for so long the gold medal, Gary Hunt (GBR) finally got the world title in Kazan (RUS), winning the men’s High Diving competition, with a total of 629.30 points. The British star (31 years old) had been second in both the 2013 Worlds in Barcelona (ESP) and last year, also at the Kazanka [...]
Costs were raised across the board last month as part of an annual pricing review with an off-peak casual swim now costing £4.95 for an adult – a rise of £1.45. A group exercise session, which includes pilates, yoga or water workouts, has risen by £5 to £12 a session for those paying as they [...]
Aussie swimmer Cam McEvoy is the fifth fastest 100m freestyle swimmer in history. We meet the Commonwealth Games gold medallist away from the pool to chat sports, cartoons and lifesaving on the Gold Coast, in this Team Speedo video Q&A.
“It’s like a heavyweight title fight”, that’s how defending Olympic 200 metre butterfly champion Chad Le Clos has described his showdown with Michael Phelps in Rio next year. The South African pipped Phelps to gold in London by 0.05 seconds, but Phelps has recorded the fastest time of 2015, so how does he feel about [...]
A quick internet search for ‘girl dives with sharks’ will throw up the name Ocean Ramsey. This will surely contain videos of her swimming alongside great white sharks, as well as images showing her close interactions with marine life. But there’s more to this girl than that – a life spent in the ocean has led [...]
Eugene Finney went to the hospital after bumping into a shark off the coast of Huntington Beach, California. His doctors discovered he had a tumor.