Fast Fix Blog About Swimming
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The selfie trend has been embraced by everyone from astronauts and fighter pilots to world leaders and the Pope. But Dutch conservation photographer Peter Verhoog decided to go one step further – by posing for a personal shot with a passing great white shark. The 59-year-old, a director of the Dutch Shark Society, leaned out [...]
YouTube star Jerome Jarre (previously) staged a silly prank in which he changed into a Speedo and inflatable turtle pool toy on a flight from Mexico to Miami. In a video that also shows the prank itself, Jarre says he was escorted from the plane by police and interrogated by the FBI who told him, [...]
Pakistan’s Anum Bandey competed in the London 2012 Olympic Games swimming in the Women’s 400m Individual Medley. Making her first Olympic appearance, aged just 15, she broke the Pakistan national record.
If you’ve ever used an underwater housing, you know what it feels like to dunk your several thousand dollar DSLR underwater for the very first time. You know it’s safe, you double checked everything, you probably already tested the seals, but the moment of truth still frays your nerves. Imagine, then, how filmmaker Chris Bryan [...]
The southern Alberta community of Vauxhall, is a small farming town that is missing one thing most municipalities boast as a great way to encourage affordable and fun physical activity. It’s known as the ‘Potato Capital of the West” and is located 90 km northeast of Lethbridge and is home to 1200 residents. Some could [...]
Could lifeguard drones become a safety standard in the future? This innovative technology started generating buzz in 2013 when creator Amin Rigi of RTS Labs in Iran gave a public demonstration of the product. It is now being developed at RTS London and the company says it is ready to start mass producing the drones. [...]
After three surfers died in a rip current in Cornwall, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution has advice on what to do if you encounter one. You can spot a rip current by looking for a rippled patch of sea amid otherwise calm water. There might also be foam on the water’s surface, debris floating out [...]
A North Texas community is mourning the loss of a man many simply known as Coach Kyle. Kyle Tilley, 26, of Flower Mound was killed in a car crash over the weekend in The Colony. Trooper Lonny Haschel with the Texas Department of Public Safety says Tilley was traveling southbound on the Sam Rayburn Tollway [...]
Experts agree that it’s a great way of staying fit and healthy at any age, but when faced with higher prices people are likely to swim less often, while other forms of physical activity such as working out or walking are barely affected. According to a study by Brunel University London’s Health Economics Research Group [...]
A Good Samaritan rescued an elderly man who accidentally drove his SUV into a swimming pool on Long Island. The incident happened around 3:45 p.m. in Commack. 79-year-old Joseph DiDonato was driving a 2010 Acura SUV through the parking lot of Mayfair Foot Care on Harned Road when he apparently pressed the gas pedal instead [...]
Becky Adlington has a vision that every child in Britain should be able to swim 25 metres by the time they leave primary school. And on Saturday her SwimStars team arrived at Stockton’s Total Fitness health club to announce the opening of the scheme at the health club. Launching the scheme, she said: “Despite my [...]
See FinaTV, FINA is providing live coverage of the FINA 2014 Swimming World Cup finals in Tokyo on 28th and 29th October 2014. Post by FINA.
This is the moment a London lifeboat crew saved the life of a woman thought to have epilepsy from the River Thames. Report by Claire Lomas.
Zumba is so different to my usual form of exercising! Check me out…not my greatest performance haha.
With the seeds planted by American Lynne Cox, a team of hardened swimmers expanded upon her 1987 swim from Little Diomede to Big Diomede. Many of the world’s best ice swimmers from 16 countries realized years of planning in swimming from Russia to the U.S.A. It was the history’s most dangerous swim with large ocean [...]
Firefighters in Mesa, Arizona were in for a big surprise Saturday when they had to rescue a horse from a back yard pool. It’s unclear how the horse got in, but after using a tranquilizer to keep it calm crews used straps to pull the horse out.
A tranquil diving trip turned into a nightmare during a sea lion attack. The rare moment was captured on tape as freediver Chris Okamoto enjoyed the silence of the blue ocean on the Californian coast. He had been swimming near the Santa Barbara island on October 10 when an adult sea lion rushed towards him [...]
Former Olympic swimmer and world record holder Ariana Kukors has been busy training in California since she came out of retirement to take a shot at one more Summer Olympics. She returned to Seattle this week to support a cause that’s very close to her heart. See King5
At the recent CMAS European Apnea World Championships in Tenerife, Croatian Freediver Goran Colak set a new CMAS Dynamic World Record by swimming 288m with fins in one breath. Via DeeperBlue
Australia’s Dawn Fraser recalls how she felt taking part in the Olympic games for the first time and describes how it felt winning gold at the Melbourne 1956 games. The four time Olympic gold medalist still considers 1956 as her most enjoyable Olympic games and explains the pride she felt swimming for her country at [...]