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World’s Largest Flying Water Insect Can Cover an Adult Human Face (And Hates Pollution)

Hós, 24/07/2014 - 21:58
The largest flying aquatic insect on record was discovered in China’s Sichuan province. The specimen was delivered to the Insect Museum of West China and determined to be a larger version of the dobsonfly. The creature has a wingspan of 8.27 inches (21 cm). With its wings fully extended, this giant dobsonfly can completely cover an adult [...]

Australia clocks 3:30.98 and new World Record in the Women’s 4×100 Free at Glasgow 2014

Hós, 24/07/2014 - 21:43
At the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this evening, Australia’s women’s 4×100 meter freestyle relay set a new world record, clocking 3:30.98 where the Netherlands’ world record from the (supersuited) Rome 2009 World Championships was 3:31.72. Comparative splits Australia 2014 Bronte Campbell: 53.15 Melanie Schlanger: 52.76 Emma McKeon: 52.91 Cate Campbell: 52.16 The Netherlands 2009 Inge Dekker: [...]

Watch as RNLI lifeguard rescues screaming boy from rip current

Hós, 24/07/2014 - 21:19
RNLI lifeguards rescued a boy who had been dragged away from Crooklets Beach in Bude, Cornwall, in a very strong rip current while bodyboarding. He was heard screaming for help so lifeguard Joby Wolfenden-Brown paddled out on a rescue board and grabbed the boy, who was exhausted and clearly in a lot of distress. He [...]

Selfies delay Commonwealth Games opening ceremony by 45 minutes

Hós, 24/07/2014 - 21:06
So, obviously, thousands of athletes involved in the Glasgow Opening Ceremony last night captured the moment by taking a selfie – or two. Competitors from around the world posted various portraits of themselves and their team mates on social media during the £20million celebration. The competitors, who were chaperoned by Scottish Highland Terriers, took their [...]

How does a brain-eating amoeba eat brains?

Hós, 24/07/2014 - 20:39
Last week, nine-year-old Hally Yust died after contracting a rare brain-eating amoeba infection while swimming near her family’s home in Kansas. The organism responsible, Naegleria fowleri, dwells in warm freshwater lakes and rivers and usually targets children and young adults. Once in the brain it causes a swelling called primary meningoencephalitis. The infection is almost [...]

Kazan 2015 celebrates one year to go to World Championships

Hós, 24/07/2014 - 20:23
July 24 marks one year until the 16th FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia. To celebrate this occasion, the Kazan 2015 Organising Committee has prepared plenty of pleasant surprises for citizens of Kazan and people visiting the city. A gigantic newspaper painted on the pavement and dedicated to the 2015 FINA World Championships will be [...]

Ann Arbor tops list over 50 best swimming cities in the U.S.

Hós, 24/07/2014 - 20:18
Ann Arbor, Michigan, is the best swim city in America, according to a new study commissioned by USA Swimming and leading swimwear brand Speedo. The community claimed the highest aggregate score in categories such as percentage of active swimmers and swim clubs, number of accessible pools and volume of top-level swimmers from the area. The [...]

Bunch O Balloons fills 100 water bombs in less than 1 minute

Hós, 24/07/2014 - 20:13
In the winter it’s snowballs, and in the summer it’s water bombs. Clearly whatever time of year it may be, kids will find something to throw at each other. However, while making a snowball is quick and easy, making a water bomb (or water balloon) can be a laborious process. Unless you have Bunch O [...]

#OurTeam History

Hós, 24/07/2014 - 14:05
Courtesy of Swimming Australia

Meet Team Scotland Aquatics 2014

Hós, 24/07/2014 - 13:40
Watch our video and learn how the athletes feel about being part of Team Scotland Aquatics for Glasgow 2014.

Keri-anne Payne offers her top tips to successful swimming

Hós, 24/07/2014 - 13:15
For all those looking to take up a new challenge this year and improve their swimming, Keri-anne Payne is offering her top tips to get you ready for race day! Whether you’re taking part in a challenge this year or just looking to refine your swimming skills, in this exclusive video Keri-anne reveals her race [...]

Velodrom Berlin getting ready for the European Swimming Championships

Hós, 24/07/2014 - 10:28
Wow, that looks spectacular, see BLN2014 on Facebook Post by 32nd LEN European Swimming Championships – Berlin 2014 / Official Fanpage.

Turkish freediver Şahika Ercümen breaks world record

Hós, 24/07/2014 - 10:08
Turkish diver Şahika Ercümen broke a new world freediving record in the variable weight without fins discipline on July 23, off the coast of the Mediterranean resort town of Kaş. Ercümen performed a 91-meter dive in 2 minutes and 49 seconds, taking the record from another Turkish diver, Derya Can, who broke it last year. [...]

Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Links and Live Stream

Hós, 24/07/2014 - 09:40
July 24 to 29, 2014, the Commonwealth’s finest swimmers will be competing at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre in Glasgow, Scotland; and July 30 to August 2, the divers at the refurbished Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh. General Daily Schedule Aquatics Landing Page July 24 – July 29: Swimming Schedule, Start Lists and Results July [...]

Gregory Mallet VS CRS MNS : Le Duel

Hós, 24/07/2014 - 00:58
THE POLICE: Christian, 55, CRS Lifeguard Swimmer THE CHAMPION: Grégory Mallet, 30, double Olympic medalist and world champion in swimming MISSION: A rescue at sea on the beach in Biscarrosse

Shane Gould – A Bud Greenspan documentary

Mik, 23/07/2014 - 23:41
Shane Gould, the greatest woman swimmer of her time, won 5 individual medals at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games, is profiled in this Bud Greenspan documentary.

Technique tips for open water swimming by Team Dillon

Mik, 23/07/2014 - 23:39
Technique tips for open water swimming and triathlon including sighting and bilateral breathing by Team Dillon.

Swim Better with Team Speedo USA

Mik, 23/07/2014 - 22:38
Want to improve your swim technique? Learn from world champion swimmers, Ryan Lochte, Cullen Jones, Tyler Clary, Jessica Hardy, Natalie Coughlin and Nathan Adrian.

Being Frank: Coach Professionalism

Mik, 23/07/2014 - 22:35
Presented by Arena, the exclusive outfitter of the USA Swimming National Team, “Being Frank” is a web series featuring the insights of USA Swimming National Team Director Frank Busch.

#OurTeam: The Road To Glasgow

Mik, 23/07/2014 - 22:33
Courtesy of Swimming Australia