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Day 3 Highlight of World Junior Swimming Championships in Singapore

8 tímar 12 min síðani
Taylor Ruck got the most out of Day 3, Canada’s shining swimming talent earned three medals, including two golds and was part of a World Junior Record-beating relay. China, Russia and Australia also had a fine evening with a title apiece, the Russian swimmers added four bronze medals to their tally this evening.

Danish Swimming boasts record many swimmers Round Christiansborg

8 tímar 54 min síðani
Saturday 29 August 2015, the canals around the Danish parliament in Copenhagen were venue for the 9th Round Christiansborg and Krüger Relay, where a record number of almost 3300 swimmers participated. The weather was as beautiful as ever, when the heats of 65 swimmers in each set out from 9:00 to 15:30, to complete the [...]

DNA of a Pacific Island Swimmer

Frí, 28/08/2015 - 13:32
The World Swimming Championships in Kazan offered the opportunity for the Pacific island swimmers to provide an insight into their thoughts about the sport. They tell us how they got into swimming, outline the dedication and commitment that is required and also offer valuable viewpoints about the fun that can be had and real life [...]

Balearic Swim Challenge

Hós, 27/08/2015 - 21:27
Endurance swimmer Anna Wardley will attempt a world first in 2015 with her Balearic Swim Challenge. Partnership opportunities available.

A Model Held Her Breath For 5 Minutes for this Single Take Music Video

Hós, 27/08/2015 - 20:48
Typically, tying a model up and throwing her to the bottom of a pool isn’t a recommended practice for both legal and moral reasons. However, this new music video for the song “Lydia” by Highly Suspect dares to do just that. You begin to realize something is a bit odd as the video rolls on and on [...]

FINA clarifies: Ryan Lochte used illegal dolphin kicks in Kazan

Hós, 27/08/2015 - 20:42
At the World Championships in Kazan, Ryan Lochte used a new freestyle turning technique, pushing away from the turn while still on his back, and then utilising his powerful dolphin kicks until turning to a prone position just before surfacing at the 15m mark. While this is no problem in normal freestyle swimming, the regulation [...]

Setting up a Pool-Side Studio

Hós, 27/08/2015 - 20:26
Images and setup time-lapse of a studio that I put together in a pool to photograph two swimmers.

Meet the man who’s swimming from Senegal to Brazil

Hós, 27/08/2015 - 17:14
Meet Ben Hooper, the man who’s swimming from Senegal to Brazil in a bid to become the first person to swim the Atlantic Ocean. More people have landed on the moon than have swum an ocean in full, Ben is hoping to add his name to that list. It’ll take him around 120 days of [...]

FINA clears China’s Sun over ‘altercation’ at worlds

Hós, 27/08/2015 - 14:34
Swimming’s world governing body has cleared Chinese Olympic champion Sun Yang of any wrongdoing following complaints over his behavior at this month’s world championships in Russia. FINA executive director Cornel Marculescu told Reuters the altercation that led to a complaint against Sun was the result of overcongestion in the warmup pool in Kazan and did [...]

Sale´s Round Jersey Swim

Hós, 27/08/2015 - 14:22
Austrian Long Distance Swimmer Sale Savel swims round the Island of Jersey (Channel Islands/English Channel). 10h48, about 58km / 36Mi (tidally assisted).

Joseph Schooling says bronze at World Championships was no fluke

Hós, 27/08/2015 - 14:16
Was Joseph Schooling​’s FINA Swimming​ World Championships bronze medal winning performance a fluke? The swimmer tells SuperSports 360​ how he intends to prove he’s no one-hit wonder. Potentially in his way, former idol Michael Phelps​, but that only seems to excite the University of Texas at Austin​ student even further

Michael Andrew Training Session

Hós, 27/08/2015 - 14:15
Professional swimmer Michael Andrew works his way through a training session at his Lawrence, Kansas home.

2015 Kings Of The Coast – World Series Swims

Hós, 27/08/2015 - 14:13
Whether you’re a competitive swimmer or a weekend warrior, the Kings of the Coast Ocean Swim is your chance to conquer one of four open water distances – 3.8km, 2km, 1km or a free 300m Kids Dash.

A Central Texas man plans on swimming across the Pacific Ocean this fall

Hós, 27/08/2015 - 12:24
Ben Lecomte swam across the Atlantic in 1998, this year he plans on swimming the Pacific Ocean. He’ll leave from Tokyo and arrive an estimated six months later in San Francisco with the aid of a GPS tracker,

Day 2 Highlight of World Junior Swimming Championships in Singapore

Hós, 27/08/2015 - 12:04
USA, Australia and Russia clinched two titles apiece on the second day of the FINA World Junior Swimming Championships, but a Romanian and a Turkish swimmer also made the headlines after respective gold-medal winning performances. China entered the title-winners’ circle, too, on a day which also saw the fall of two more World Junior Records.

Race for Gold: Olympic Trials-Swimming Nerves

Mik, 26/08/2015 - 20:00
A few of your favorite National Team athletes open up about the reality of dealing with nerves at the Olympic Trials.

Race for Gold: Kelsi Worrell

Mik, 26/08/2015 - 18:58
Kelsi Worrell talks about her recent experience at the Pan American Games in Toronto.

Hawaii’s Waikiki beaches shut after 500,000-gallon sewage spill

Mik, 26/08/2015 - 15:45
Desiree Smith would’ve loved to dip into the water off Honolulu’s famous white-sand Waikiki beaches. The 500,000-gallon sewage spill, though, was a deal-breaker.

One-legged teen is crushing it in the swimming pool

Mik, 26/08/2015 - 15:44
Christina Lang of Dunedin, Florida is so good at her sport, competitors and judges forget she only has one leg. The award-winning swimmer is crushing the competition one stroke at a time.

Race for Gold: Jack Conger

Mik, 26/08/2015 - 14:57
Jack Conger is one of USA Swimming’s up and coming stars. The University of Texas swimmer talks about his National Team experience.