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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 [...]
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: [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, 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 [...]
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 [...]
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Watch our video and learn how the athletes feel about being part of Team Scotland Aquatics for Glasgow 2014.
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 [...]
Wow, that looks spectacular, see BLN2014 on Facebook Post by 32nd LEN European Swimming Championships – Berlin 2014 / Official Fanpage.
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. [...]
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 [...]
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, 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 and triathlon including sighting and bilateral breathing by Team Dillon.
Want to improve your swim technique? Learn from world champion swimmers, Ryan Lochte, Cullen Jones, Tyler Clary, Jessica Hardy, Natalie Coughlin and Nathan Adrian.
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.
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