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Great White Sharks stress tests diving cage

Sun, 05/07/2015 - 18:04
While shark cage diving, our cage was attacked by an 11.5 foot Great White shark. The round buoy attached to the side of the cage was bent in half. Some of the lining of the outside blue barrier bar was bitten through as well. It was quite the up close and personal experience! This was [...]

Baku 2015 European Games – Summary: Swimming Day 5

Ley, 27/06/2015 - 20:10
Russia amasses 23 titles – a record Russia managed to better its best ever result at the junior Europeans by amassing 23 gold medals, one more than in last year – this is a record in the championship’s history. Their youngsters clinched 8 titles on the last day of the European Games’ swimming competitions. It [...]

Baku 2015 European Games – Summary: Swimming Day 4

Ley, 27/06/2015 - 00:56
Russia: five more titles The Russians fully dominated the penultimate day of the swimming competitions, winning 5 out of 7 finals. They brought their gold medal tally to 15, capturing almost half of the titles on offer (31) so far. Still, the day’s most outstanding performance belonged to a Brit: Luke Greenbank. The British backstroker [...]

Andrew Bree to get £25K damages over car crash that ended his London 2012 dreams

Hós, 25/06/2015 - 22:12
The payout to Andrew Bree forms part of a settlement reached in his compensation claim at the High Court in Belfast. The 200m breaststroke swimmer, from County Down, represented Ireland at the 2000 and 2008 Olympics. He was in a road accident on Belfast’s Ravenhill Road in October 2010. Three months after sustaining head, back [...]

Budapest Mayor: aquatics world championship could promote Olympic bid

Hós, 25/06/2015 - 22:05
A successful Budapest World Aquatic Championships in 2017 could help Hungary in its bid to host the 2024 Olympics, Budapest Mayor István Tarlós told public television M1. Tarlós said the expected success of the championships would “obviously” be considered when the decision is made on the venue for the 2024 Olympics just a few weeks [...]

Michael Phelps wanted to play football instead of swim as a teenager

Hós, 25/06/2015 - 22:03
Michael Phelps is one the greatest Olympic athletes in history, but we’ll never know how close he came to being an NFL star because his mom wouldn’t let him. According to Deborah Phelps, her son envied his buddies and was dying to play football when he was growing up. But mother knows best, or more [...]

Baku 2015 European Games – Summary: Swimming Day 3

Hós, 25/06/2015 - 21:55
Austria’s golden 15 minutes Austrian swimmers produced big news on the third day of the swimming competitions at the European Games in Baku by clinching two titles in a span of 15 minutes. Italy also enjoyed a fine afternoon with a gold and three silvers, while the Russians were as outstanding as it was usual [...]

Baku 2015 European Games – Summary: Swimming Day 2

Mik, 24/06/2015 - 21:52
Ten Russian medals in eight finals The Russian swimmers were on fire in the water at the European Games in Baku (AZE): they collected 10 medals in eight finals, four of them gold. The rest of the titles went to France, Great Britain, Germany and the Netherlands. The finals started where it finished on the [...]

Baku 2015 European Games – Summary: Swimming Day 1

Mik, 24/06/2015 - 17:43
Golden Britain: three titles on the opening day British swimmers got things going in Baku, on the first day of the swimming competition at the European Games, as they clinched three titles in seven finals. Russia captured two while Germany and Ukraine could also be happy with one gold apiece. The first swimming gold of [...]

Jeanette Ottesen and Marco Loughran injured during road rage assault in Copenhagen

Mik, 24/06/2015 - 16:17
Jeanette Ottesen, the Danish world swimming champion, and her boyfriend Marco Loughran, an English backstroke specialist who competed in the 2012 Olympics, were both injured after being assaulted during a road rage attack on Østerbrogade in Copenhagen on Sunday. Ottesen, whose injuries might jeopardise her chances of competing in the next major championship, told TV2 [...]

FINA announces Kylie Palmer (AUS) failed doping test at Barcelona 2013

Hós, 18/06/2015 - 10:39
See statement on FINA.org On 31 July 2013, FINA has conducted an in-competition doping control test on Ms Kylie Palmer, member of the Australian National Team with the occasion of the FINA World Championships held in Barcelona (ESP). The sample provided by the athlete showed low levels of a prohibited substance. As per the FINA [...]

A swimmer’s guide to mobile technology

Hós, 18/06/2015 - 10:10
By Jena Birch Back in 2012 at the London Olympics, The Independent reported that mobile devices will be banned at the Arena since it causes disturbance to the players. Apart from smartphones and tablets, the coordinators of the event also banned any distracting items such as horn, whistles, banners, and musical instruments. But, unknown to many, [...]

What to eat before the Great North Swim advice from Cassie Patten

Mik, 17/06/2015 - 23:50
Following on from our previous Great North Swim Video with Cassie Patten where we covered Sighting and Confidence Kate, Anna and Rachel ask for some tips on what they should eat before a Great Swim or an Open Water Swimming event.

Behold BSR MegaSlide – The Royal Flush in 4K

Mik, 17/06/2015 - 23:43
Filmed and edited by AJ Aguirre and Ben Hamner

Swimisodes – Yoga for Swimmers – Core Exercise

Mik, 17/06/2015 - 23:40
Follow Olympians in this 20 minute vinyasa yoga for swimmers focusing on core exercise. At the Race Club we find the benefits of yoga to strengthen and lengthen muscles, help improve recovery and nutrition giving an Athlete and advantage in competing at a top level and prevent injury from occurring. In this core exercise video [...]

USA Swimming Foundation #MakeASplash Chalk Drawing Time-Lapse

Mik, 17/06/2015 - 23:37
Watch as a 3-D chalk drawing comes to life in Chicago’s Pioneer Court to mark the USA Swimming Foundation’s Make A Splash Tour Presented by Phillips 66. For more information on the importance of swimming lessons, visit http://www.makeasplash.org.

Setting Electronic Communication Rules for Coaches and Athletes

Mik, 17/06/2015 - 23:26
By Susan Woessner The formality of communications with today’s youth has all but disappeared with texting and pervasive social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram. Even email is becoming outdated with young people. But when it comes to interactions between adults and children, etiquette, boundaries and safe behaviors are still important. At [...]

How beachgoers helped save two shark attack victims

Týs, 16/06/2015 - 23:22
Tom Foreman looks at the response to a pair of shark attacks that left two teens fighting for their lives on a North Carolina beach.

The Pal Effect: Rod Gilmour’s book about Pál Joensen to be released on August 1

Týs, 16/06/2015 - 22:46
So there we are, Rod Gilmour’s “lyrical account of how one man beat the odds and galvanised a nation” will be out on 1 August 2015. Pre-order here on Chequered Flag Publishing or here on Amazon, and read the introduction here. See also Tumblr and Facebook.

Preventing swimmer’s ear and bacteria in pools

Týs, 16/06/2015 - 22:22
As the temperature heats up, a lot of people are cooling off at the pools. Doctors at Greater Mobile Urgent Care say swimmers ear and gastrointestinal illnesses are common during the summer. If you have nausea, vomiting or diarrhea you may have caught a bug. Bacteria can also infect the ear canal and cause swimmer’s [...]