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LEN to Live Stream ‘each and every session’ of Berlin 2014

Týs, 12/08/2014 - 21:22
Interesting detail out of a LEN press release today LEN Sports Office Manager Marco Birri revealed that LEN would provide live streaming of each and every session of all four disciplines. “We will even have cameras broadcasting those events which are not covered by the host broadcaster, including the synchro preliminaries.” The live webcasting will [...]

Chad Le Clos prepares to compete

Mán, 11/08/2014 - 15:54
Olympic champion Chad Le Clos walks us through his preparation for competition including his coaches final words before he won gold at the London 2012 Games.

Special Highlight Shots – 2014 Phillips 66 National Championships

Mán, 11/08/2014 - 15:30
Some slow motion highlights of the 2014 Phillips 66 National Championships – produced by takeitlive.tv

Matthew Pinsent meets Chad & Bert Le Clos

Mán, 11/08/2014 - 15:28
4-time Olympic rowing gold medalist Matthew Pinsent travels to South Africa to meet with Olympic champion Chad Le Clos, discussing Chad’s training schedule his coaching and family life in this amazing interview.

Freediver David Helder controls water by shooting vortexes with his mouth

Mán, 11/08/2014 - 10:06
French freediver David Helder has been diving for over 35 years, and somewhere along the way he discovered a strange ability. Like a dolphin, Helder can blow perfectly controlled bubble rings underwater. While many divers have playfully experimented with blowing these whirling vortexes, Helder has dedicated significant time to perfecting the technique which he uses [...]

9-year-old boy fights off alligator while swimming in Florida

Sun, 10/08/2014 - 21:54
A young boy who survived a terrifying gator attack is now talking about that ordeal. James Barney, 9, was still recovering from surgery when he was wheeled into a news conference at Orlando’s Arnold Palmer Hospital. “It was a pretty big tooth,” he said. “They said the alligator was about 9 foot.” See 7online.com

Katie Ledecky 3:58.86 and World Record in the 400 free

Sun, 10/08/2014 - 08:56
Read SwimmingWorld Ledecky raced her way to a 3:58.86 to win the middle distance event, and down Federica Pellegrini’s world record (3:59.15) and her own American record (3:59.82) as she blasted through the 3:59 barrier. Ledecky, who already holds the world records in the 800 (8:11.00) and 1500 (15:34.23) freestyle events, becomes the first swimmer [...]

Ellen Olsson doubles at 2014 Nordic Open Water Champs

Ley, 09/08/2014 - 18:48
Read SwimmingWorld Kangasala, Finland, August 9. Yesterday and today, lake Vesijarvi in Finland was venue of the2014 Nordic Open Water Championships, arranged by the Kuohu swim club in Kangasala as part of the annual Finnish championships. Sweden’s Ellen Olsson won both the women’s 5 and 10 K events, with a convincing lead especially in the 10 [...]

Officials: 3-year-old boy drowned in Volusia swimming pool

Ley, 09/08/2014 - 16:26
A Volusia County family is dealing with tragedy after a 3-year-old boy drowned in the backyard swimming pool.

Amy Van Dyken-Rouen goes sailing Friday with other Craig Hospital patients

Ley, 09/08/2014 - 16:25
Olympic swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen joined other patients at her rehabilitation hospital for a day of boating. Courtesy of 7NEWS on YouTube

Marathon swimmer prepares to cross Lake Winnipesaukee

Ley, 09/08/2014 - 16:25
A man is planning to swim from Center Harbor to Wolfeboro on Friday to raise money for Granite State Adaptive. WMUR’s Adam Sexton reports.

Sister: Brother who drowned was a good swimmer

Ley, 09/08/2014 - 16:00
Johnathan Cureton jumped from a bridge into Mountain Island Lake last week, but never resurfaced. Alivia Cureton said she knew her brother was adventurous and lived life to the fullest. But she said she had mixed feelings on July 31 when her brother told her he wanted to jump off the bridge to shoot a [...]

Stephanie Rice to launch lifestyle website

Ley, 09/08/2014 - 15:48
The former Olympic swimmer is set to launch her own lifestyle website which will include recipes, cooking tutorials, exercise routines and philosophy tips. Heavily influenced by Hollywood A-Listers Gwyneth Paltrow, Blake Lively and Teresa Palmer, who have their own popular sites, fans of the 26-year-old have already got a taste of what they can expect [...]

Swimming with sharks: A guide to the best dives

Ley, 09/08/2014 - 15:47
When eyeball to beady eyeball with a 10-foot-long sand tiger shark, I have two thoughts: This is not smart, and this is the coolest thing ever. As it glides by, just feet away, I’m treated to an extreme close-up of its snaggleteeth, shaped like long medieval daggers. See USA Today

Teenage Boy Dies In Lake Nokomis Drowning

Ley, 09/08/2014 - 15:33
A 15-year-old Minneapolis boy died Wednesday in a drowning at Lake Nokomis after he and a group of friends went out for a swim, Nina Moini reports. Courtesy of WCCO – CBS Minnesota on YouTube

Lauren Boyle Sets Controversial 1500 Free SC World Record

Ley, 09/08/2014 - 15:24
Read SwimmingWorld Today, at the Wellington Winter Championships, Commonwealth Games gold medalist Lauren Boyle was reported to have smashed a world record in the short course 1500-meter freestyle event. Boyle, who will be competing at the Pan Pacific Championships later this month, clocked a 15:22.68 in the women’s 1500-meter freestyle.  That effort crushed Mireia Belmonte [...]

Video: 2014 US Nationals – Men’s 50 Butterfly Final

Frí, 08/08/2014 - 16:12
Courtesy of USA Swimming on YouTube, see the result list here.

Video: 2014 US Nationals – Women’s 50 Butterfly Final

Frí, 08/08/2014 - 16:11
Courtesy of USA Swimming on YouTube, see the result list here.

Video: 2014 US Nationals – Women’s 200 Backstroke Final

Frí, 08/08/2014 - 16:11
Courtesy of  USA Swimming on YouTube, see the result list here.

Video: 2014 US Nationals – Men’s 200 Backstroke Final

Frí, 08/08/2014 - 16:10
Courtesy of USA Swimming on YouTube, see the result list here.