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A Dangerous Walk by the Sea

Hós, 11/02/2016 - 12:20
A couple, aged 75 and 76, went down to the beach in Porsguen in Portsall on the French coast this past Monday. A wave surprised them and knocked the man down. As he was being swept out to sea, his wife chased after, and was soon swept under herself! A tourist from Paris went in [...]

HBCU Gameday Presents: “I’m a black girl and I swim

Mik, 10/02/2016 - 22:57
Members of the North Carolina A&T swim team shared their swim journeys with HBCU Gameday.

1952 Helsinki Olympic Games Men’s 100 meter freestyle

Mik, 10/02/2016 - 22:54
Clarke Scholes (USA) led from the start, was first at the turn and finished inches ahead of Hiroshi Suzuki of Japan, who came up with a rousing burst of speed in the final 25 yards. Both were clocked in 57 point 4 seconds.

Matt Biondi Named Pac-12 Swimmer Of The Century

Mik, 10/02/2016 - 22:35
In a conference that has few rivals when it comes to the amount of Olympic talent it has produced in the pool, the conversation for greatest male swimmer of the last 100 years starts and stops in Berkeley. So said the Pac-12 on Monday when it announced Cal legend Matt Biondi has been named the [...]

Austrian swimming pool off-limits to ‘unaccompanied refugees’ amid child rape outrage

Mik, 10/02/2016 - 22:29
The alleged sexual assault of a 10-year-old boy by an Iraqi refugee in Vienna has sparked mixed reactions: while locals feel unsafe and blame the government, pro-immigration campaigners claim such cases should not be the basis for “general mistrust.” After the boy was allegedly brutally raped in southwestern Vienna by a 20-year-old refugee in the [...]

Dirigo Stories: Classmates help immigrant students learn to swim

Mik, 10/02/2016 - 22:15
On a cold day in Portland, the water’s warm at the YMCA. It’s great news for the group of Casco Bay High School students taking their swim test. “Swimming is a life skill. It’s a life-saving skill, and it’s essential,” said Grant Gerber, a junior on the swim team at Husson University. Gerber returned to [...]

Lana Del Rey and Father John Misty Go for a Swim in Trippy New ‘Freak’ Video

Mik, 10/02/2016 - 22:07
Having a rough day and meditation just isn’t cutting it? Then I suggest checking out Lana Del Rey’s new video for “Freak,” off her 2015 album “Honeymoon,” for a touch of inner peace. Word of warning: You’ll need about 11 minutes of your time to watch the clip, which Del Rey released late Tuesday night. See [...]

Swim star Cameron McEvoy says passing up chance to train with Michael Phelps a great decision

Mik, 10/02/2016 - 22:03
Cameron McEvoy believes passing up the rare chance to go head-to-head with Olympic legend Michael Phelps may be the best decision he has made as he chases gold in Rio. McEvoy, 21, had the chance to head to America to train with and race 18-time Olympic gold medallist Phelps at the US winter titles, and [...]

Cameron van der Burgh older but wiser

Mik, 10/02/2016 - 21:49
Cameron van der Burgh, who is preparing to compete at his third Olympics at the Rio Games, joked yesterday that he’s getting old after finding himself surrounded by new young faces at a weekend gala. “There were all these kids and I didn’t know who they were. “I was thinking ‘where did they come from’? [...]

Gregory Burns interviews world record freediver Christian Redl

Mik, 10/02/2016 - 11:18
Gregory Burns interview with world record holder free diver Christian Redl who shares his passion for diving and sharks.

Swimming Education In Finland in the 1960s

Mik, 10/02/2016 - 07:35
Filmed by my father, Bengt Lagus in the 1960´s, I have edited the material. The water temperature was something between 15-18 degrees Celsius this day and it felt really cold for the children, also the air temperature was below 20 C.. The swimming “school” was in Luvia (Verkkoranta) Finland. I have also in the early [...]

Cold swimming at night

Mik, 10/02/2016 - 06:42
Cold swimming in Novosibirsk, January 2016

First-years swimming gala on the University of the Free State’s Bloemfontein Campus

Mik, 10/02/2016 - 05:29
It was fun in the sun at the annual swimming gala held on 5 February 2016. Residences showed off their colours and cheered their swimmers to victory.

Swimming 101 with Flat Hat Sports

Mik, 10/02/2016 - 03:28
Sports Editors Sumner Higginbotham ’16 and Nick Cipolla ’17 make a splash in the Campus Recreation pool to see if their swimming skills hold any water.

Silesia Winter Swimming 2016

Mik, 10/02/2016 - 02:37
Polish Open Winter Swimming Championships Silesia Winter Swimming 2016 January 23, 2016 Katowice

Winter Swimming & Dancing in Lipetsk, Russia

Mik, 10/02/2016 - 01:40
Ice-hole swimming is a traditional Russian fun. Winter swimmers are called “walruses” here. “Lipetsk Walrus Club” exists for over 60 years and since then a lot of people have joined our healthy lifestyle community. Winter swimming is popular not only among seniors but also among young people. Lipetsk ‘walruses’ enjoy the cold water as well [...]

Cullen Jones and the cultural barriers preventing minorities from the sport of swimming

Mik, 10/02/2016 - 00:46
Four-time Olympic Medalist and USA Swimming Foundation Ambassador, Cullen Jones, discusses the cultural barriers that influence the lack of African-American involvement in the sport of swimming. He shares his thoughts on the evolution of the sport and the necessary steps to make the sport more inclusive.

AS Carlos Tejada, high competition swimming rewarded with 200 medals

Mik, 10/02/2016 - 00:26
Carlos Tejada, a swimmer who has an intellectual disability with a degree of 65%, is considered to be one of the best sportsmen from the province of Almería. There are no boundaries for him, just hard work. He began to swim when he was 8 years old and started to compete at 12. Throughout all [...]

Help wanted for CWS, Olympic Swim Trials

Mik, 10/02/2016 - 00:23
The Metropolitan Entertainment and Convention Authority will host a job fair on Feb. 22 and March 1 to fill positions for the College World Series and Olympic Swim Trials.

Doggy Paddle: Hulk’s Adorable Pit Bull Puppies Learn To Swim

Mik, 10/02/2016 - 00:21
Tigger is the son of Marlon’s world-famous 12 stone giant pit bull Hulk and his mate Roxy. Some of their prize puppies can sell for as much as $65,000 (£45,000) and in 2015 he valued a litter fathered by Hulk at $500,000 (£350,000). Hulk towers above his handlers when standing on his hind legs and [...]