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Natalie Coughlin says she’s ‘all in’ for fourth Olympics in 2016

Mik, 26/11/2014 - 23:59
One would think Natalie Coughlin has accomplished enough at the Olympics, with 12 medals in three appearances in the Games. One would be wrong. Coughlin, 32, told UniversalSports.com that she is “all in” for a fourth Olympics appearance in Rio in 2016: “Going into London [in 2012]and into that season I certainly didn’t think I’d [...]

2014 USA Swimming Golden Goggle Awards: Female Athlete of The Year

Týs, 25/11/2014 - 23:04
Katie Ledecky wins Female Athlete of the Year at the 2014 Golden Goggle Awards in New York.

2014 USA Swimming Golden Goggle Awards: Male Athlete of the Year

Týs, 25/11/2014 - 23:02
Michael Phelps wins Male Athlete of the Year at the 2014 Golden Goggle Awards in New York.

Strength in Numbers: Dryland Training in Large Groups

Týs, 25/11/2014 - 22:58
Special Correspondent Mike Mejia takes a look at a few dryland exercises that work well for large groups. Courtesy of USA Swimming on YouTube

A day with Chad Le Clos – Learn and Share | Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games

Týs, 25/11/2014 - 17:43
The life of an Olympian is a non-stop whirlwind of competing, training and sponsor and social engagements, so the YOG athletes at Nanjing 2014 were pretty lucky to have YOG graduate turned Olympic champion, South African swimmer Chad le Clos spend the day with them. See olympic.org

Jackie dog swimming with dolphins

Týs, 25/11/2014 - 17:38
My 10 month old puppy Jackie swam with dolphins when they came into the shallows at Whangaumu (Wellington’s) Bay on the Tutukaka Coast, Whangarei, New Zealand. I think they came to see her and play.

The Race Club Swimisodes – Backstroke with Junya Koga – Head Position

Týs, 25/11/2014 - 11:58
One of the most common problems in swimming is holding the head too high. In Backstroke, this swimming technique is common because it increases the pulling power and the awareness of where a swimmer’s body position is in the lane, particularly outdoors in the bright sun however elevating the head in swimming backstroke increases frontal [...]

Swimming legend Michael Phelps before Olympic success

Týs, 25/11/2014 - 00:03
Trans World Sport filmed with a talented 18-year-old swimmer by the name of Michael Phelps as he trained for the 2004 Athens Olympics. Since then he has gone on to become the most decorated Olympian of all time with 22 medals, 18 gold.

CCTV News: Olympic swimmer Sun Yang failed drug test

Mán, 24/11/2014 - 23:13
According to China Anti-Doping Agency, the country’s most successful swimmer Sun Yang tested positive for a banned stimulant back in May. Sun has already served the three-month ban earlier this year and has been stripped of his 1500-meter freestyle gold that he won at the national championship. But many are wondering why the announcement came [...]

Chinese doping officials say no cover-up of Sun ban

Mán, 24/11/2014 - 21:06
Chinese doping officials say they were not trying to cover up Sun Yang’s positive test and that they held back news of his three-month suspension because they did not want to make any mistakes with “the most famous athlete in China”. Sun, China’s most successful male swimmer, secretly served his ban during May and August [...]

Gold medals in Europe are in the past, says Stjepanovic

Mán, 24/11/2014 - 20:59
This year’s FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) in Doha is not only a highlight event in the global sporting calendar but is lining up to be the must-attend event in Qatar this year. Over five days, the world’s fastest swimmers will compete at Hamad Aquatic Centre for the ultimate prize – title of World Champion. [...]

Hungarian Swimming Icon Katinka Hosszú to Publish Book in English

Mán, 24/11/2014 - 16:24
World-famous Hungarian female swimmer Katinka Hosszú has announced on her Facebook page that her motivational book “The Hungarian Iron Lady”, the Hungarian edition of which hit the stores on 22 November, will appear in English next April. […] In an interview given to Metropol in September, Ms. Hosszú explains the massive changes she has undergone [...]

Olympic Champion Sun Yang Fails Drug Test

Mán, 24/11/2014 - 10:11
Chinese multi-Olympic and world swimming champion Sun Yang had failed a doping test and been banned for three months, China Anti-Doping Agency (CHINADA) told Xinhua on Monday. Sun tested positive for stimulant trimetazidine in an in-competition doping test on May 17 during the national swimming championships. Sun gave up the chance to have the B [...]

UCLA Magazine “Swim & Dive”

Sun, 23/11/2014 - 22:57
UCLA Magazine “Swim & Dive” from SeaGlass Productions on Vimeo.

Swimming Cup Torino

Sun, 23/11/2014 - 22:56
Featuring Evgeny Korotyshkin, Cameron van der Burgh, Filippo Magnini, Federica Pellegrini and others. Swimming Cup Torino from Makers Eventi on Vimeo.

Gertrude Ederle – First Woman to Swim the English Channel

Sun, 23/11/2014 - 22:49
Historical footage of Trudy’s Ederle’s Channel swim. The song Blackbird was a hit the same year. As it is with many open water ultra endurance swimmers, they usually have a song stuck in their head. Could this have gone through her mind on the day of her swim so long ago? Gertrude Ederle – First [...]

Swim The Suck 2014

Sun, 23/11/2014 - 22:45
Swim The Suck 2014 from CraigWalker on Vimeo.

Australian Olympic Committee to fight late night swimming starts at Rio Games

Ley, 22/11/2014 - 23:27
Australian Olympic Committee president John Coates says his organisation will fight what he calls an unreasonable proposal to hold some of the swimming finals at the 2016 Rio Games late at night. American TV networks want the final sessions to begin at 10:00pm local time, meaning some gold medals would be decided after midnight. Coates [...]

Why many headlines on Michael Phelps’ girlfriend aren’t accurate

Ley, 22/11/2014 - 23:12
One of the world’s most famous athletes Michael Phelps has quite the history of making headlines away from the pool, but his latest venture into the spotlight involves his girlfriend and a seemingly unnecessary debate over whether she was born a man or woman. Taylor Lianne Chandler told Radar Online she was born with both sets of [...]

Stockton teacher charged, put on leave after struggle with student

Ley, 22/11/2014 - 23:01
A Stockton Unified School District physical education teacher is facing a charge of corporal injury to a child, and is on paid leave, after video surfaced of him trying to force a 14-year-old girl into a pool during a P.E. class. Denny Peterson, employed by the school district for more than 10 years, is seen [...]