Fast Fix Blog About Swimming
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After winning the first final of the 12th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m), Chad Le Clos won the gold in 1:41.45.
In future FINA World Aquatics Conventions, FINA Executive Director, Cornel Marculescu, hopes to see an increasing connection between National Federations and the business world around Aquatics, especially with the advancements in technology.
I am not an athletic person. In highschool I loathed PE with a pure, righteous anger, and I still haven’t gotten over my ensuing hate for organized sports. Given my proud couch potato status, I was surprised by the ways in which Touch the Wall, a documentary about Olympic swimming champs Missy Franklin and Kara [...]
William Trubridge, world champion and double world record-holding freediver, is the world’s best free immersion diver, and also holds the record for the “constant weight without fins” discipline. The 34-year-old attempted to dive 102m into a cavern off the Bahamas this morning. Trubridge looked comfortable as he attempted the 102m dive today, reaching the marker [...]
The Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation NRK investigates, by making young distance ace Henrik Christiansen wear different of handicapping clothes and accessories, in a race against reporter Nicolay Ramm, ‘who likes to swim’. Watch it here on NRK. And don’t worry, you don’t need to understand Norwegian in order to enjoy ! :-)
The international championship series Oceanman is born to become the first franchise in the world of open water swimming worldwide. The variety of 2015 locations features Altea (Alicante, April, 26), Palamós (Costa Brava, May, 24), Orta (Italy, June, 20), Cala Montgó (Costa Brava, September, 13) and the grand finale, the Oceanman European championship in Benidorm [...]
On Wednesday morning William Trubridge will attempt to freedive 102 metres, unassisted, into a deep 200 metre cavern in the Bahamas. “I’m not fearful for my life because I trust the safety divers, but there is always that anxiety,” he told TV ONE’s Breakfast. “Am I going to make it? Am I going to black [...]
Shannon Rollason and Nick Juba, ready for Doha 2014. Maybe the best coaching team in the entire universe ! :-)
DOHA (QAT) – NOVEMBER 29, 2014 With the presence of delegates from 155 National Member Federations, the FINA Extraordinary Congress took place today in Doha (QAT), and approved the following changes in the FINA Rules: Constitution Rules: High Diving is now officialised as the sixth FINA Aquatic Discipline; the Code of Ethics and the FINA [...]
Record number of athletes registered to compete in Doha. Hundreds of millions around the world are expected to tune in to see the biggest names in swimming take to the blocks at Hamad Aquatic Centre.
One would think Natalie Coughlin has accomplished enough at the Olympics, with 12 medals in three appearances in the Games. One would be wrong. Coughlin, 32, told UniversalSports.com that she is “all in” for a fourth Olympics appearance in Rio in 2016: “Going into London [in 2012]and into that season I certainly didn’t think I’d [...]
Katie Ledecky wins Female Athlete of the Year at the 2014 Golden Goggle Awards in New York.
Michael Phelps wins Male Athlete of the Year at the 2014 Golden Goggle Awards in New York.
Special Correspondent Mike Mejia takes a look at a few dryland exercises that work well for large groups. Courtesy of USA Swimming on YouTube
The life of an Olympian is a non-stop whirlwind of competing, training and sponsor and social engagements, so the YOG athletes at Nanjing 2014 were pretty lucky to have YOG graduate turned Olympic champion, South African swimmer Chad le Clos spend the day with them. See olympic.org
My 10 month old puppy Jackie swam with dolphins when they came into the shallows at Whangaumu (Wellington’s) Bay on the Tutukaka Coast, Whangarei, New Zealand. I think they came to see her and play.
One of the most common problems in swimming is holding the head too high. In Backstroke, this swimming technique is common because it increases the pulling power and the awareness of where a swimmer’s body position is in the lane, particularly outdoors in the bright sun however elevating the head in swimming backstroke increases frontal [...]
Trans World Sport filmed with a talented 18-year-old swimmer by the name of Michael Phelps as he trained for the 2004 Athens Olympics. Since then he has gone on to become the most decorated Olympian of all time with 22 medals, 18 gold.
According to China Anti-Doping Agency, the country’s most successful swimmer Sun Yang tested positive for a banned stimulant back in May. Sun has already served the three-month ban earlier this year and has been stripped of his 1500-meter freestyle gold that he won at the national championship. But many are wondering why the announcement came [...]
Chinese doping officials say they were not trying to cover up Sun Yang’s positive test and that they held back news of his three-month suspension because they did not want to make any mistakes with “the most famous athlete in China”. Sun, China’s most successful male swimmer, secretly served his ban during May and August [...]