Fast Fix Blog About Swimming
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Three out of five children are leaving primary school without the ability to swim to basic standards, which Lifesaving Victoria fears could lead to higher drowning rates in the future. Research reveals that 60 per cent of children aged under 12 cannot swim 50 metres without assistance or stay afloat for two minutes, the yardstick [...]
As swimming club coaches we have to correct basic errors in a vast majority of the swimmers we get from swim schools. Here’s one major problem we often see…
Hmmm, or maybe re-invents ? A woman from southwest China has invented a new swimming aid that allows children to learn how to swim on their own.
Former Huntley boys swimming and diving coach George Keenan and assistant coach Michelle Bradford resigned on Dec. 9 due to a disagreement with athletic director Chris Rozanski in which Keenan said Rozanski “accused us of trying to leave a kid at a swim meet.” Neither of the coaches nor Rozanski were initially willing to disclose [...]
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Coaches will understand the importance of this week’s video, especially when working with younger swimmers. Courtesy of GoSwim on YouTube
If they had timed their escape just right, three prisoners who slipped out of Alcatraz more than 50 years ago on a raft made from raincoats would have had a chance of survival, new research shows. Scientists who were studying the San Francisco Bay’s strong tides reconstructed the possible routes of the audacious 1962 escape. [...]
Swim for Tri coach Dan Bullock gives you open water and triathlon tips for body position in the water.
In this PSA, Bob Bowman, CEO/Head Coach of North Baltimore Aquatic Club, discusses the very serious topic of Shallow Water Blackout. Even experienced athletes can become a victim of this tragic phenomenon where oxygen is deprived from a swimmer’s system during practice which can lead to drowning. This PSA can help to prepare even highly [...]
Olympic gold medallist Brittany Elmslie has made the ultimate food sacrifice as she embarks on her journey to the Rio Games. Three months after learning she suffered from coeliac disease, the 20-year-old is flying towards her goal despite giving up her secret weapon, Vegemite. “I was devastated when I realised Vegemite wasn’t gluten free,” she [...]
The World Anti-Doping agency will not appeal a three-month ban imposed against China’s controversial double Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang but will warn China over the case. WADA had considered action after Sun failed a doping test in May and was banned for three months by the Chinese federation but it was only announced in [...]
Create half-ring vortices in a pool by sliding a plate through water and adding food coloring to the ends.
Located in Manchester, England, the Victoria Baths were originally a lush public bath house that catered to flocks of local bathers, but by the 1990s the ornate public pool had fallen into disrepair, until it was voted to be saved on a television competition. Read Atlas Obscura
Dominic Baber was diagnosed with hemophilia and swimming was about the only sport he could do. Now his name is on the record board at Blue Springs South as one of the best.
Learn to swim through playing water polo! What a great way to not be afraid of the water. Go to albertawaterpolo.ca to find a local club near you!
SWIM-IN is a therapeutic water exercise program for people with multiple sclerosis. The program is co-sponsored with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Teenager James Guy has already impressed the swimming world with his quick times over 400m Freestyle. He is one to watch in the build up to Rio 2016.
Profile of Australian Swim Star Emily Seebohm on Trans World Sport when she was just 14.
Back in 2005 Trans World Sport filmed with a talented Hungarian swimmer who had already won an Olympic medal at 15 years old! Daniel Gyurta has since gone on to win 3x world titles & Olympic gold in the 200m Breaststoke.
The World Anti-Doping Agency is mulling over appealing the 22-year-old′s secret ban to the Court for Arbitration for Sport. If they take action, WADA may elect to penalize him under their new rules, which come into effect in 2015, and double the doping ban to four years, meaning he′ll miss the 2016 Rio Games. A [...]