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Singapore national swimmer Roanne Ho survives brush with death

Ley, 23/01/2016 - 23:57
Roanne Ho’s hopes of qualifying for August’s Olympics may have suffered a blow, but the swimmer is just happy to be alive after surviving a life-threatening condition. On Wednesday, the SEA Games 50m breaststroke champion went to Bukit Batok Polyclinic to seek treatment for what she thought was “a very bad cough”. But an X-ray [...]

Raleigh Skyhouse apartment residents swim in rooftop pool during winter storm

Ley, 23/01/2016 - 23:52
Skyhouse residents have an “adult snow day” in the rooftop heated pool 23 stories above downtown Raleigh’s icy streets Friday, January 22, 2016 in Raleigh, N.C. See The News & Observer

European Water Polo Championships, Belgrade – Day 14, Summary

Ley, 23/01/2016 - 23:38
Serbia completes hattrick in front of 18,000 fans Serbia captured its third straight European title and won its 6th gold in the last eight editions of the European Championships. In front of approximately 18,000 fans – the highest turnout ever at a water polo match in modern times – the hosts managed to overcome the [...]

Pregnant women warned not to travel to the Rio Olympics

Ley, 23/01/2016 - 22:01
Pregnant women are being warned not to travel to the Olympics in Brazil after a virus causing thousands of babies to be born with unusually small heads swept through the region. Researchers have linked the rise in Microcephaly, a neurological disorder in which infants are born with smaller craniums and brains, to the Zika virus, [...]

European Water Polo Championships, Belgrade – Day 13, Summary

Ley, 23/01/2016 - 10:24
Hungary won after 15 years, heading to Rio Hungary returned to the European throne after winning an outstanding battle over the Netherlands (9-7) in the good old way: two centre-goals decided the match in the last period after 7-7. This was the first title for the Magyar women since 2001 while the Dutch lost their [...]

Diving Deep On a Single Breath

Frí, 22/01/2016 - 22:18
Imagine holding your breath as you fall endlessly deeper into the sea. For some, it sounds like a nightmare, but for others it’s heaven on earth. Take the plunge through layers of salty sea and light with freediving master Aharon Solomons.

European Water Polo Championships, Belgrade – Day 12, Summary

Hós, 21/01/2016 - 23:37
Montenegro goes to Rio, Hungary and Holland play for it in women’s final Montenegro beat Hungary in the fight of the fortnight in the men’s second semi-final and qualified for the Olympics – as well as set up a mouth-watering end to the event as they will meet arch-rival Serbia on Saturday. The Magyars had [...]

European Water Polo Championships, Belgrade – Day 11, Summary

Hós, 21/01/2016 - 00:52
Serbia storms into the final, same four reach the semis among the women Serbia was overwhelming once more while beating Greece easily in the first semi-final of the men’s tournament. They made the final for the 6th time in the last seven editions since 2001. Among the women the same teams advanced to the top [...]

In Russia, Epiphany Comes With A Shockingly Cold Swim

Hós, 21/01/2016 - 00:41
Tuesday was an important holiday in the Russian Orthodox Church: Epiphany, which celebrates the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan. Russian believers mark the event by re-enacting that baptism in ponds and rivers, and since Russia is far north of the Jordan, that means plunging into freezing water through holes cut in the ice. [...]

Why This Model Was Photographed Surrounded by Sharks

Hós, 21/01/2016 - 00:30
Photographer Benjamin Von Wong wanted to find a way to make sharks seem more accessible, and to raise awareness about the plight of the animals, which are killed in the tens of millions each year for their fins—used to make shark fin soup. So he came up with an ambitious plan: to photograph a model underwater in [...]

European Water Polo Championships, Belgrade – Day 10, Summary

Mik, 20/01/2016 - 13:59
Hungary, Montenegro advance, clash for Rio in semis Montenegro ousted Italy, Hungary downed Montenegro, both by three goals – the winners will clash for Rio in the semis. Another penalty shootout occurred in the lower half, the Dutch managed to beat Georgia and maintain their chance to go for the Olympic qualifiers. On the last [...]

Swimming Pool

Týs, 19/01/2016 - 18:07
A three minute film about a swimming pool. Our approach was to look at swimming is a sensory experience, so we spoke to Hannah Russell, who lives with visual impairment, to inform our film.

Day in the life of Dylan Bosch

Týs, 19/01/2016 - 16:03

BTS – Swimming Competition

Týs, 19/01/2016 - 13:57
Produced by: simonkr.com. Shot with Phantom Flex, Red Epic, Sony FS7, RC Heli, Cinedeck recorder, GMF camera dolly, crane, Arri, Dedolight and Kino Flo lightning system. SimonKr is one of the leading stock footage production companies in the industry with more than 20.000 active video files in portfolio, distributed through Istockvideo and Gettyimages. Portfolio includes [...]

Roche Bobois Paris – La Piscine (The Swimming Pool)

Týs, 19/01/2016 - 12:24
This advertisement was filmed in Paris and directed by Wendy Morgan. The music is an original composition by Atom, a member of C2C, as part of his new project ‘Parrad.’

Aqua Sphere Swim – Amanda Beard on the Benefits of Swimming

Týs, 19/01/2016 - 12:08
Swimming is not only a full-body workout, it can be a relaxing, stress relieving exercise. Aqua Sphere swimwear, goggles, and accessories are designed for comfort and quality so you can focus on your swim.

Turkey Swim and Sail Holiday

Týs, 19/01/2016 - 11:51
See the video trailor of our Swim and Sail Holiday Trip in Southern Turkey. We operate week long ALL INCLUSIVE gulet sea trips (liveaboard) in Turkey. Our website for more info: strel-swimming.com

Swim for Haiti 2016

Týs, 19/01/2016 - 11:48
Help Haiti rebuild in one of the best ways possible: Experience undiscovered adventures in Haiti and tell everyone about it! In 2016, swimmers can participate at three levels: 1) the Full 7.7 km (4.8 mile) swim from Kyona Beach on the Côte des Arcadins to the beautiful Iles des Arcadins., 2) Half swim, starting halfway [...]

Drowning Prevention: Keeping Kids Safe Around Water

Týs, 19/01/2016 - 11:43
As a trusted leader in swim instruction, the Y each year teaches thousands of children in our community life-saving swimming and water safety skills that also build confidence and encourage physical activity. We’re building a safer community. And that makes for a better us. Help build a better us by ensuring the Y’s life-saving swimming [...]

Michael Phelps press conference 2016 Arena Pro Swim Series – Austin

Týs, 19/01/2016 - 10:23
The swimming legend speaks to the media while in town for the Arena Pro Swim Series at Austin competition which featured several other Olympic and World champions.