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Road to Rio | Fiona Doyle

Týs, 10/05/2016 - 23:56
Fiona Doyle is a swimmer from Limerick, who lives, works and trains on a Sports scholarship at the University of Calgary. Travelling across the globe in pursuit of the Olympic qualifying time isn’t easy, but it is even tougher for Fiona, as she is to live so far from her family.

81-year-old swimmer Bill Lauer beats UT students in race

Týs, 10/05/2016 - 23:25
Eighty-one-year-old swimmer Bill Lauer races against professor Dave Bassett’s kinesiology students at the UT student aquatic center Tuesday, May 10, 2016.

Desperate to Leave Greece Refugees Swim Back to Turkey

Týs, 10/05/2016 - 23:23
Four refugees staying in Souda, one of three camps on the island of Chios, attempted to swim to Turkey on Monday after giving up on the near-static asylum process. Get the full story: http://greece.greekreporter.com/2016/… Read for instance ekathimerini.com

Olympian Cullen Jones makes splash teaching kids to swim

Týs, 10/05/2016 - 23:21
Olympic medalist Cullen Jones educates parents and children on the importance of learning to swim. CNN’s Coy Wire reports.

Controversial video shows 6-month-old baby struggling to swim as mother looks on

Týs, 10/05/2016 - 22:59
Some internet users are shocked and stunned after video surfaced of a 6-month-old Florida baby struggling to swim as her mother watches on. The two-minute video, uploaded to Facebook by user Dov, shows a bubbly baby girl in a yellow dress being lured out into a pool. She plunges in after a bright, flowered sandal [...]

USA Olympian Penny Taylor Interview

Týs, 10/05/2016 - 20:09
1948 Olympian Penny Taylor reflects on her career as an athlete, coach, team leader and manager for USA Swimming.

Gator swimmer headed to the Olympics

Týs, 10/05/2016 - 16:19
A member of the Gator Nation could be headed to Rio for the Olympics this summer.

LEN Opening Press Conference Highlights – London 2016, Synchro, Diving

Ley, 07/05/2016 - 15:43
Fantastic championships are ahead “We are very happy to return to London and really grateful for British Swimming to host this great event here, in the London Aquatic Centre” LEN President Paolo Barelli said while speaking at the European Aquatics Championships’ opening press conference. President Barelli hailed the British hosts for the tremendous job they [...]

Copenhagen (DEN) to host Leg 5 of the 2016 LEN European Open Water Swimming Cup

Mik, 04/05/2016 - 16:46
For the second year in a row, the Danish Swimming Federation is holding a European Open Water Swimming Cup. Just as last year, the event takes place in conjunction with Copenhagen Swim, which this year will be held on Saturday 27 August. The European Cup in Copenhagen is the fifth leg in a series of [...]

Swimmer Hacks

Týs, 03/05/2016 - 15:41
Dry skin, or pool hair? Find out from Canada’s most elite swimmers how they deal with these common #AthleteProblems. Featured Athletes: Ryan Cochrane Javier Acevedo Tess Routliffe Katarina Roxon Brittany MacLean Dominique Bouchard

Elizabeth Beisel Favorite Lip Sync Song

Týs, 03/05/2016 - 15:15
TrueSport Ambassador and Olympic Swimmer, Elizabeth Beisel, reveals her favorite lip sync song.

Christchurch gran learning to swim

Týs, 03/05/2016 - 15:12
Sharyn Parker is proof you are never too old to learn to swim.

Dying to Dive. Underwater Search for Serenity with World’s Top Freedivers

Týs, 03/05/2016 - 10:45
They can hold their breath for several minutes and slow their heartrate to almost nothing. Free divers plunge to incredible depths with no scuba gear. They push themselves to the limit to break new records but despite the serious risks involved, they can’t resist the call of the deep.

FINA announces Time Standards and Qualifying Procedure for the Budapest 2017 World Championships

Týs, 03/05/2016 - 10:27
As done for previous FINA World Championships, a qualifying procedure with “A” and “B” standard times will be implemented for Budapest 2017. 1. FINA “A” & “B” SWIMMING QUALIFYING TIME STANDARDS Men’s Standard Women’s Standard A – 2 Entries B – 1 Entry A – 2 Entries B – 1 Entry 00.22,47 00.23,26 50 m [...]

5 Minutes to Live: Swimming pool safety

Týs, 03/05/2016 - 08:40
Dr. Marc Siegel explains how to respond to an emergency

Benoit Huot: Success means being happy

Týs, 03/05/2016 - 08:38
Canadian Paralympic swimmer Benoit Huot delivers his final video lesson for the school year to congratulate all his classes on everything they accomplished. Benoit talks about his favourite Classroom Champions moments, and defines what success means to him.

TSA admits mistake after Amy Van Dyken-Rouen said she was ‘humiliated’ by agent at Denver airport

Týs, 03/05/2016 - 08:37
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) admits agents “did not follow correct screening protocols” with Colorado’s six-time Olympic gold medal winning swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen.

Jessica Lee: Big 8 Swimmer of the Year

Týs, 03/05/2016 - 08:35
Jessica Lee, a Santa Rosa Junior College freshman who competed at Windsor High School, was named Big 8 Swimmer of the Year after finishing first in the 200 free, 500 free and mile free. She and her fellow Bear Cubs head to East Los Angeles College Tuesday for the state meet.

Minute Maid #doingood | See What U.S. Olympian Missy Franklin Has To Say

Mán, 02/05/2016 - 16:13
We gave U.S. Olympian Missy Franklin the stage to share her story – and she put the spotlight on her parents. Because every family is faced with unique challenges and triumphs, and the pressure is enough to make parents ask themselves, “Am I doing enough?”