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Being Frank: Professional Coaching

Frí, 07/11/2014 - 00:15
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.

Primary schools that fail to teach pupils to swim ‘should be named and shamed’

Hós, 06/11/2014 - 19:09
Campaigners have called on Ofsted to name and shame primary schools that fail to teach pupils to swim after figures showed almost half leave at 11 without being able to complete a length in the pool. Under the national curriculum, schools are required to teach pupils to swim confidently over a distance of at least [...]

Cyprus beach tragedy: Tourist ‘suffers fatal heart attack’ while giving CPR to swimmer

Hós, 06/11/2014 - 19:04
Two British tourists have died in Cyprus after one of them got into trouble in the sea and the other dived in to help. Police said Harry Bernard, 61, from London, jumped into the water in Paphos to help Christine Sugarhood, 66. After pulling her out and performing CPR, Mr Bernard suffered a suspected heart [...]

Swimming top guns gear up for Doha

Mik, 05/11/2014 - 17:20
The highlight of the aquatic season, the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m), is about to start in the magnificent Hamad Aquatic Complex. Featuring a handful of the greatest stars and offering a massive sum in prize money, the showcase in Doha is going to be another hit, watched by hundreds of millions around the world. [...]

The Race Club Swimisodes – Breaststroke with Rebecca Soni – Kick Down Drill

Mik, 05/11/2014 - 11:44
In this Swimisode Olympic Gold Medalist Rebecca Soni and Zach Hayden demonstrate fast swimming drills that will improve your swim training program. Coach Gary Hall teaches how to swim breaststroke drills that improve your swimming techniques. Catch all our Swimisodes and more exclusive video @ http://www.theraceclub.com/

Robotic Micro-Scallops Can Swim Through Your Eyeballs

Mik, 05/11/2014 - 00:21
Designing robots on the micro or nano scale (like, small enough to fit inside your body) is all about simplicity. There just isn’t room for complex motors or actuation systems. There’s barely room for any electronics whatsoever, not to mention batteries, which is why robots that can swim inside your bloodstream or zip around your [...]

Swimmer survives surfing on dead whale surrounded by hungry sharks

Mik, 05/11/2014 - 00:14
A swimmer in Australia pulled off an incredibly dangerous stunt involving the floating carcass of a dead whale and two hungry great white sharks, and lived to tell the tale. A 26-year-old man risked his life by jumping into the water and climbing on the whale while two sharks were gorging themselves on its flesh. [...]

Chad le Clos Surf Collection by Arena – It’s Unbelievable!

Mán, 03/11/2014 - 16:46
Olympic 200m Butterfly Champion Chad le Clos united with arena to bring you this ‘unbelievable’ surf wear collection. Listen to the South African as he talks about his passion for surfing and the inspiration behind his new collection.

‘Life is water’ – Kazan 2015 FINA World Championships Promo Video

Mán, 03/11/2014 - 15:53
The 16th FINA World Championships will be held in Kazan, Russia, from July 24 – August 9, 2015. Kazan has now developed the most advanced sporting infrastructure in all of Russia and has one of the most advanced Aquatic facilities in the world.

Weird And Wonderful Things That Swimmers Do

Sun, 02/11/2014 - 11:53
Courtesy of South African swimmer JustUsBrah / Calvyn Justus

Guinness World Record: Most Bench Presses Underwater

Sun, 02/11/2014 - 11:47
In this week’s Spotlight, watch a man complete the most consecutive bench presses underwater — hold your breath!

Swimming polar bears chase photographer in waters off Alaska

Sun, 02/11/2014 - 00:06
A wildlife photographer has made a return trip to the Alaskan city of Kaktovik to capture the high number of polar bears being drawn to the area. David Swindler, 35, from Utah, first visited came to the city in October last year to photographer the bears going about their everyday lives on the Barrier Island. [...]

8 Students Drown During Swimming Break in Bolivia

Sun, 02/11/2014 - 00:01
Bolivian authorities say eight students have drowned during a swimming break on an end-of-term school trip. Local police chief Alberto Antezana says the 29 students aged 17 to 19 set out from the eastern city of Santa Cruz on a trip around part of the country. They asked the driver to stop at the Ichoa [...]

Naoya Tomita plans to deny stealing camera

Ley, 01/11/2014 - 16:53
Swimmer Naoya Tomita, who was summarily indicted for stealing a camera at last month’s Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, plans to deny committing the theft, according to an informed source. Tomita, 25, intends to give an explanation of what happened at a news conference on Nov. 6 in Nagoya. According to the indictment, he [...]

Fina stands by decision to honour Putin

Ley, 01/11/2014 - 16:34
Swimming’s world governing body has defended a decision to award it highest honour to Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying it had nothing to do with politics. Fina has been criticised over the timing of the decision with relations between Russia and the NATO alliance under strain, but the body’s executive director Cornel Marculescu told Reuters [...]

Chad Le Clos confident of beating Phelps again in Rio

Ley, 01/11/2014 - 16:27
Chad le Clos, one of the few men to have beaten Michael Phelps at the Olympics, has thrown down the challenge to his old rival, urging him to get back into training so they can have a rematch at Rio in 2016. [...] “I really, really hope that he and his team decide to swim [...]

Extreme selfies: diver poses with great white shark

Ley, 01/11/2014 - 15:59
The selfie trend has been embraced by everyone from astronauts and fighter pilots to world leaders and the Pope. But Dutch conservation photographer Peter Verhoog decided to go one step further – by posing for a personal shot with a passing great white shark. The 59-year-old, a director of the Dutch Shark Society, leaned out [...]

Speedo on a Plane Prank Gone Wrong

Ley, 01/11/2014 - 13:46
YouTube star Jerome Jarre (previously) staged a silly prank in which he changed into a Speedo and inflatable turtle pool toy on a flight from Mexico to Miami. In a video that also shows the prank itself, Jarre says he was escorted from the plane by police and interrogated by the FBI who told him, [...]

Anum Bandey ‘You can’t explain how you feel’ | Words of Olympians

Hós, 30/10/2014 - 18:54
Pakistan’s Anum Bandey competed in the London 2012 Olympic Games swimming in the Women’s 400m Individual Medley. Making her first Olympic appearance, aged just 15, she broke the Pakistan national record.

Filmmaker Captures Gorgeous Slow Mo Surfing Footage with $235K Phantom Cameras

Hós, 30/10/2014 - 00:16
If you’ve ever used an underwater housing, you know what it feels like to dunk your several thousand dollar DSLR underwater for the very first time. You know it’s safe, you double checked everything, you probably already tested the seals, but the moment of truth still frays your nerves. Imagine, then, how filmmaker Chris Bryan [...]