Fast Fix Blog About Swimming
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A warning from parents from East Tennessee Children’s Hospital in this week’s Nurses Know segment. We are learning more about germs floating around in lake, river or pool that could make you very sick. The Centers for Disease Control is warning swimmers about the risk of contracting Norovirus from the water. It’s the same bug [...]
In a recently launched “drought education” campaign, trade group the California Pool and Spa Association (CPSA) suggests that installing a backyard swimming hole is an effective — and super-fun! — way to conserve water as the state’s historic dry spell enters its fourth year. In fact, the Let’s Pool Together campaign claims that mindfully maintained residential swimming pools require far less [...]
Robin Dale Oen believes that the life of his brother Alexander could have saved, and criticises the support team for failing to notice his heart disease, instead believing that his symptoms were because of a pinched nerve. – “If we weren’t athletes, if we were like the man in the street, then Alexander would definitely [...]
Swimming survival programs can prevent drowning just as well as immunization protects against disease, says the World Health Organization in its first report on the issue. The comparison by the prestigious global health agency is a huge shot in the arm for Ontario’s Swim to Survive program, celebrating its 10th anniversary Thursday, says the Lifesaving [...]
Hosting the 2017 FINA World Aquatics Championships could cost Hungary 49 billion forints (EUR 157m), though the budget would recover about 10 billion forints in the form of VAT, the government’s commissioner for priority investments in the capital has said. Balázs Fürjes said the construction of an aquatics centre in the north of the capital that [...]
A teenager in Italy recently beat some incredible odds when he survived for 42 minutes underwater, according to news reports. The 14-year-old boy, identified only as “Michael” by the Italian newspaper Milan Chronicle, reportedly dove off a bridge into a canal with some friends last month and never resurfaced. His foot became caught on something [...]
There has been a recent push of articles regarding banning breath holding in pools lately as well as a segment on Good Morning America. This media coverage and efforts by certain interest groups has resulted in the ban of breath holding activities in New York City and Santa Barbara, California. I do not deny that [...]
A Wickham teenager who survived a “scary” 16-hour ordeal after becoming stranded while free-diving off the Pilbara coast swam for up to seven hours and thought he was going to die before he finally reached land. Mr Saylor, who had been free-diving with three friends on Monday, was found about 6.40am on a beach on [...]
Olympic silver medallist Keri-Anne Payne hopes the support she has received in the absence of Team GB funding can propel her to the gold medal at Rio 2016. Payne, who finished second in the inaugural 10km open water swim at the Beijing 2008 Olympics, lost financial assistance when she decided to take a break from [...]
Swimming is good for just about everyone. It accommodates all ages, stages, abilities and disabilities. There’s also evidence it can slow down the aging process. A long-term study at Indiana University Bloomington’s Counsilman Center for the Science of Swimming found that Masters Swimmers (over age 35) who swam roughly 3,200 to 4,500 metres (about 3.2 [...]
Creating a unique and fun introduction to launch newcomers to swimming, USA Swimming has developed SwimJitsu – a new grow-the-sport program that combines swimming, inflatable obstacles and cannonballs. SwimJitsu is an in-water obstacle course that includes a series of entry-level swimming skills stages and 10 entertaining tasks. Participants become “swimjas” (a combination of swimming and ninja) [...]
Olympians Libby Trickett and Eamon Sullivan had some #SuperSeriousFun in Exmouth not long ago when they went swimming with the whale sharks and manta-rays plus a whole lot of snorkeling as part of the BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series.
The victim originally jumped into the water in Honokohau Harbor and speared the fish.
Press release Virgin Trains has launched an innovative swim cap for bearded men – the Beard Cap – which will be trialled with customers competing at the Great North Swim, Lake Windermere, June 12 – 14, 2015. The unique Lycra prototype extends down to wrap under the chin and packs the beard against the face [...]
June 1st – 16th 2015, Iceland hosts the 16th Games of the Small States of Europe, see iceland2015.com and sundsamband.is. All swim sessions will be live streamed here on livestream.com June 2nd – 6th, prelims from 10:00 and finals from 17:30, Reykjavík time. See the start lists here. Image courtesy of Sundsamband Íslands on Facebook
When long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad turned 60, she was determined to complete her life’s biggest challenge. “In the context of your phrase, ‘my big break,’ when I turned 60, there was a true, existential anxiety about how much time is left,” Nyad says. “My mom had just died; she was 82. And at age 60, [...]
The creature emerged from the murky depths of Florida’s Crystal River just a couple of feet below where I was floating. I froze and felt my eyes widen. I wanted to shout “manatee!” but knew that would scare the animal. And that was the last thing I wanted to do. Before I even dipped a [...]
And you thought it couldn’t get any better The Shia LaBeouf motivational speech is a very popular meme, these days, from a video where he performs in front of a green screen.
During the meet Age Group Internationals, Toronto Swim Club shows how to shake off their races.
Four-time Olympic champion swimmer Missy Franklin is already soaring to new heights on her return to Colorado. Franklin, a 20-year-old nicknamed the “Missile,” flew in an F-16 with the Air Force Thunderbirds last week. “I’ve been excited for like five days,” Franklin told Denver’s NBC affiliate 9News before her flight from Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora. [...]