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Man running in inflatable bubble rescued off coast of Florida

Sun, 05/10/2014 - 09:38
An ultra-marathoner trying to “run” from Florida to Bermuda in a human-powered inflatable bubble was rescued Saturday morning after he signaled for help, the Coast Guard said. Reza Baluchi, according to his website, has set a goal of running across more than 190 recognized nations to encourage world peace. CNN ran a story about him [...]

Danish Scientists Create Crystal Which Would Allow Breathing Underwater

Ley, 04/10/2014 - 17:02
Scientists at the University of Southern Denmark have synthesized a crystal which could allow people to breathe underwater. Dubbed the Aquaman Crystal – perhaps by fans of the DC superhero – but really called the less catchy “[{(bpbp)Co2II(NO3)}2(NH2bdc)](NO3)2 * 2H2O”, just a spoonful bucketful [corrected by them in a youtube comment, ed.]of the material can absorb all [...]

Chad Le Clos reveals how he upstaged an Olympic legend

Ley, 04/10/2014 - 16:44
When Michael Phelps stepped onto the starting block in Lane 6 for the 200m butterfly final at London 2012 he had in his sights a 15th Olympic title and a third consecutive gold in the event. Standing next to him in Lane 5 was a 20-year-old South African by the name of Chad Le Clos, [...]

East Tennessee professors to spend 73 days in underwater lab

Ley, 04/10/2014 - 16:34
Two professors at an East Tennessee community college plan to spend 73 days in an underwater laboratory in a unique educational endeavor that will also attempt to break a world record. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that beginning Friday, 63-year-old Bruce Cantrell and 25-year-old Jessica Fain will live in a special habitat called Jules Undersea [...]

Freediving the plane wreck at NDAC

Ley, 04/10/2014 - 16:30
Freedivers Tim Money and Daan Verhoeven at the NDAC in Chepstow, diving the plane wreck. Tim discovers that his monofin is wider than the door to the cockpit, and momentarily gets stuck. Courtesy of Daan Verhoeven on YouTube

LEN moves its HQ to Geneva

Ley, 04/10/2014 - 16:26
The LEN Congress held at Lake Garda (ITA) approved the LEN Bureau’s proposal to move the organisation’s headquarters from Luxembourg (LUX) to Geneva (SUI). LEN President Paolo Barelli presented his vision on LEN stepping into an extensive development period from the summer of 2015. At the annual Congress held at Lake Garda (ITA) delegates of [...]

Mermaid Ilaria Molinari trying out the Y-40 Deep Joy deepest pool in the world

Ley, 04/10/2014 - 16:07
Via SwimmingWorld A week ago, we reported on the pool being completed along with some amazing video footage from the facility. Today, we’re back with another beautiful image from this artistic location as Ilaria Molinari took to the pool in a mermaid outfit.

G-Shock Gravitymaster ad filmed here on the Faroe Islands

Hós, 02/10/2014 - 21:56
Awesome G-Shock Gravitymaster ad featuring Atlantic Airway’s rescue team here on the Faroe Islands. These helicopter guys are the real deal, not actors. And that accent ! :-) Post by VisitFaroeIslands.

Australian teen becomes youngest swimmer to cross Ka’iwi Channel

Hós, 02/10/2014 - 21:32
A new record has been set for the youngest swimmer to swim the Ka’iwi Channel. 15-year-old Cameron Keith from Cairns, Australia completed the 26 mile swim from Molokai in 13 hours, 55 minutes. He made it through the shore break at Sandy Beach Park and walked up onto the sand at around 4 p.m. On [...]

Standout Niles North Swimmer Shot, Killed

Hós, 02/10/2014 - 20:58
Family and friends are mourning the loss of a Niles North High School student who was fatally shot Sunday night. Max Gadau, 17, and another person were either standing next to or inside a Honda Civic in the 9200 block of Kedvale Avenue when they were both shot. Gadau died in the attack and the [...]

Japanese swim team threatens SA – Ryk Neethling

Hós, 02/10/2014 - 20:53
We caught up with Olympic gold medalist, Ryk Neethling, he tells us why he thinks the Japanese swimming team should be on every professional swimmer’s radar. Neethling tells us that at the moment Chad le Clos is among the top two swimmers in the world, but he has to be careful of the Japanese swimmers [...]

Cats have filthy swimming pool altercation

Hós, 02/10/2014 - 20:45
Cat fight / instant karma, via Nothing To Do With Arbroath

I Went Swimming in the Arctic and Survived

Hós, 02/10/2014 - 20:42
I grew up swimming in the warm waters of the Pacific. I hate the cold. Yet when it came time to do a polar dive, I surprised myself by leaping feet-first off a platform into the most freezing water on Earth. I didn’t even blink at the opportunity, but when my body hit the water, [...]

Desafio Piraquê Raia Rápida 2014

Hós, 02/10/2014 - 20:29
Featuring Anthony Ervin, courtesy of Effect Sport

Behold two Great White Sharks fighting over bait

Hós, 02/10/2014 - 16:19
Oooooh, courtesy of Barcroft TV

Witness: Michael Phelps was gambling, drinking before arrest

Hós, 02/10/2014 - 00:15
New details in the DUI arrest of swimming superstar Michael Phelps, reports WJZ. Michael Phelps had been out gambling just prior to his arrest. Police say when his luck ran out, his blood alcohol level was almost twice the legal limit. Police say Olympian Michael Phelps smelled of alcohol when he was stopped in his [...]

Ian Thorpe awarded honorary doctorate

Mik, 01/10/2014 - 21:07
Ian Thorpe has become a doctor, adding another award to his adorned mantlepiece. The Australian swimming great was presented with an honorary doctorate of letters from Macquarie University in Sydney. It recognises the 31-year-old’s achievements in sport, philanthropy and Indigenous rights. Thorpe was greeted with applause from university graduates where he once studied an arts [...]

Ten gold medals for Katinka Hosszu (HUN) in Hong Kong

Mik, 01/10/2014 - 21:02
Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu was once more the athlete to beat in the third leg of the FINA/MASTBANK Swimming World Cup, organised in Hong Kong (HKG) on September 29-30, 2014. Out of the 17 individual events, the Magyar athlete got 10 gold medals, an unprecedented achievement in a single meet of this competition. Among men, things [...]

Eamon Sullivan makes dancing debut

Mik, 01/10/2014 - 17:52
Perth swimming champion Eamon Sullivan was a splash hit with a romantic foxtrot full of lifts and spins on last night’s premiere of Dancing with the Stars. The triple Olympian, who recently retired from swimming, impressed three of the four judges with help from his professional dance partner Kalamunda’s Ash-Leigh Hunter. Though judge Todd McKenney [...]

Car thief attempts swim to freedom

Mik, 01/10/2014 - 11:08
A teenage boy had two Auckland police officers swimming after him in a short-lived chase that turned aquatic this morning. The youth was reported by members of the public to be driving erratically about 10.30am in the Ellerslie and Panmure area, speeding and weaving in and out of lanes, Inspector Ian Brooker said. Police checks [...]