Fast Fix Blog About Swimming
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She’s a world record holder, Commonwealth Games record holder and a gold medallist. Watch our quick-fire video interview with Team Speedo GB swimmer, Siobhan-Marie O’Connor, where we cover sport, Spongebob Squarepants and rubbish TV.
Just over a year since he came out as gay to the world – telling TV interviewer Michael Parkinson, “I’m not straight” – Thorpe, 33, has finally made peace with himself. And, despite a serious ongoing shoulder injury, the five-time Olympic gold medallist is stronger than ever. “I’ve had a really great year,” he says [...]
Annual Open Water Swim Event on the Côte des Arcadins, Haiti. Experience the Undiscovered Beauty in Haïti Cherie. The next Swim is Sunday, January 24, 2016. See www.swimforhaiti.org
At Doha’s Hamad Swimming Centre, the venue which hosted the 2015 FINA World Swimming Championships (25m), Seebohm stole the scene by claiming gold in three events – the 50m, 100m and 200m back in respectively 27.85, 58.34 and 2:07.19. Her three golds won in Doha helped her total 60 points for the leg. She ranks [...]
Life took this Spanish sailor in a different direction than planned, but it put him in a position to serve his country and save lives in the process. Now he is serving as part of Trident Juncture, the largest NATO exercise since 2002.
Watch our behind the scenes interview with Team Speedo GB swimmer, James Guy, to find out more about the freestyle gold medallist, including how he relaxes and why he’s a long-time Lion King fan.
Olympic silver medalist Ryan Cochrane discusses the important topic of Community with his classrooms. Ryan gives several examples of how the communities around him make him a better swimmer, as well as examples of the different ways he gives back to his community. Ryan challenges his students to impact their communities in a positive way [...]
How to save yourself from drowning: Amazing video shows marine turning his TROUSERS into a life-jacket.
Living in the small town of Creston hasn’t stopped Camryn from dreaming big.
If there’s any piece of James Bond’s wardrobe more iconic than his Omega Seamaster or Crockett & Jones shoes, it’s the itsy bitsy blue La Perla swim trunks he wore in Casino Royale. A picture taken of a very buff Craig exiting the ocean in said trunks during filming 10 years ago might just be [...]
The last leg of the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup 2015- in Dubai (UAE) – on November 6-7 will be live streamed free of charge on FINAtv. Friday November 6, 2015 Finals: 18:00 (GMT+4) Saturday November 7, 2015 Finals: 18:00 (GMT+4) See start lists and results here on omegatiming.com More details about the competition can be [...]
Team Denmark has picked five swimmers to be part of the Danish Olympic team participating in the 2016 Olympics in Rio next summer. Jeanette Ottesen, Lotte Friis, Rikke Møller Pedersen, Mie Ø Nielsen and Viktor Bromer were selected today by the Danish athletics association DFI in co-operation with the national swimming association Dansk Svømmeunion. “All [...]
Underwater photographer Keith Ellenbogen and MIT theoretical physicist Allan Adams might seem unlikely partners, but the pair have just teamed up to produce high-speed videos for the New England Aquarium. If the early results are anything to go by, that’s very good news for ocean research! The two met at a dinner party in 2013 and [...]
Humans have been swimming inefficiently for hundreds of years and could move more quickly in the water by imitating eels and jellyfish, scientists believe. Experiments by Stanford University have shown for the first time just how the sea creatures undulate through the water, and it has thrown up some surprises. Previously it was thought that [...]
Five time Guinness World Record holder and one of Stan Lee’s Superhumans, Martin Strel, swims for peace, friendship and clean water. #strelworldswim Strel’s World Swim begins March 22, 2016.
Paramount and Jerry Bruckheimer have tapped Lily James to portray Gertrude Ederle in a movie about the first woman to swim across the English Channel. Bruckheimer is producing and Jeff Nathanson is adapting the script from Glenn Stout’s book “Young Woman and the Sea,” which chronicles Ederle’s 1926 swim across the 21 mile stretch of [...]
Wearing a life jacket is important even if you’re a strong a swimmer. Rivers aren’t as smooth like most boaters think. As friends go out on a raft for a fun adventure on the river, they suddenly find themselves in the cold, frigid, rough waters. The raft flips over and tragically, they lose a friend [...]
Swim The Suck The Movie 2015 – 6th Annual 10 mile race in the Tennessee River Gorge.
The swimming program at Malaysia’s Beautiful Gate Foundation helps the disabled transform their lives and regain strength through water therapy. (http://www.operationchange.com)
Australian swimming sensation and five-time gold medal winner at the 2000 Summer Olympics, Ian Thorpe, spoke to News24 Live about the fresh ‘pool’ of SA swimming talent. Watch. Thorpe is currently in Cape Town as a guest speaker at the World Sports Values Summit for Peace and Development. We also ask him about the significance [...]