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How swimming turned my life around: Grant Hackett

Sun, 15/03/2015 - 15:02
If someone had told me six years ago that I would be physically and mentally preparing myself to embark on any sort of competitive swimming program, I would have said “not a chance in the world” and walked away laughing. It’s fair to say life has had many twists and turns in the last four or [...]

Livestream from Edinburgh International Swim Meet 2015

Ley, 14/03/2015 - 12:00
See EDINT15 on Livestream , results here on swimscotland.co.uk

University swimmers take on world’s best

Ley, 14/03/2015 - 11:43
World and Olympic swimming champions will feature in an impressive roster of talent in Edinburgh this weekend.

Swimmer pulled from pool and revived with CPR during swim meet

Ley, 14/03/2015 - 10:58
A Detroit-area teen had to be rescued from a Holland pool and revived using CPR Friday. The incident occurred around 1 p.m. at the Holland Community Aquatic Center, which is located at 550 Maple Ave. The high school student from Wyandotte was diving as he warmed up before a qualifying round of the Division 2 [...]

Seven years after Beijing, Hackett is racing again

Ley, 14/03/2015 - 10:42
In a stunning return to the pool that is set to completely surpass the efforts of Olympic great Ian Thorpe in 2012, Hackett is swimming as fast as Thorpe did three years ago after less than half of the time back in full training. Just six months into his comeback Hackett has already posted multiple [...]

Underwater Oxygen Bar Can Help with Your Hangover ?

Hós, 12/03/2015 - 15:50
Clear Lounge is a new underwater oxygen bar that promises a refreshing experience. And possibly a hangover cure.

Aquatic Therapy for Children on the Autism Spectrum, Customer Testimonial Texas Swim Academy

Hós, 12/03/2015 - 10:42
Texas Swim Academy is an infant, child and adult swim lesson facility. The academy strives to introduce children to water at an early age through infant aquatics, and to fully develop their swim stroke abilities through adulthood through stroke development. Children are taught life saving swim safety skills and have the option to prepare for [...]

2015 Karma Resorts Rottnest Channel Swim – Highlights Video

Hós, 12/03/2015 - 10:35
Once again, Karl Carosella from Channel Ten has put together a spectacular highlights package from the 2015 event!

A fond memory of Camille Muffat

Hós, 12/03/2015 - 10:00
“Everyone cheering on Camille Muffat” – A very special moment at the FINA / Arena 2012 World Cup meet in Berlin, Germany, when the French Olympic champion Camille Muffat charged ahead in the women’s 400 freestyle, splitting repeatedly under world record pace, until she just missed it by 1/100th of a second. Behold how everyone [...]

Swimming Australia CEO: Our ambition is to be the best in the world by 2020

Hós, 12/03/2015 - 09:16
With the National and World Swimming Championships just around the corner, the CEO of Swimming Australia, Mark Anderson discusses how he has been working on changing the team culture. See ABC

Being Frank: Coach Enrichment

Mik, 11/03/2015 - 23:19
Presented by Arena, the exclusive outfitter of the USA Swimming National Team, “Being Frank” is a web series featuring the insights of USA Swimming National Team Director Frank Busch.

Taylor Swift – Blank Space – Acoustic Cover (Eugene Godsoe)

Mik, 11/03/2015 - 23:17
Hey guys, finally back with a new video! Wanted to try some singing again. Will be uploading some piano only covers later as well. Please let me know if you have any requests!

Racine crews rescue teens stuck on floating ice

Mik, 11/03/2015 - 23:03
Rescue crews from Racine responded to Lake Michigan after two men called saying they were floating away on a piece of ice.

Indiana farmer saves freezing baby cow with hot tub swim

Mik, 11/03/2015 - 22:57
A central Indiana farmer jumped into a hot tub with a shivering baby cow to save the calf’s life. Carroll County farmer Dean Gangwer tells WRTV-TV he thinks one of his cows gave birth in the snow and that he found the barely breathing newborn in a snowbank this week. The third-generation farmer says he decided the [...]

Chad le Clos, the South African swimmer who shocked the world

Mik, 11/03/2015 - 15:16
Chad le Clos became an instant household name after beating Michael Phelps in the 200m butterfly and winning gold at the 2012 Olympics. See also the article “Chad le Clos: Swimming’s ‘beautiful boy’ looks to sink Phelps again”, here on CNN Post by Chad Le Clos.

Last minute move to third helicopter saved Alain Bernard’s life

Mik, 11/03/2015 - 14:04
As revealed by Le Parisien, Alain Bernard was supposed to fly with Camille Muffat and the others, but was moved to a third helicopter that then never took off. He was among the first at the scene of the accident, but could do nothing. Read for instance 7sur7 Read also BFMTV The production called me [...]

Budapest (HUN) to host the 17th FINA World Championships in 2017

Mik, 11/03/2015 - 13:10
FINA is pleased to announce that Budapest, Hungary, will host the 17th FINA World Championships and FINA World Masters Championships in July 2017, replacing the city of Guadalajara (MEX). On this important occasion, FINA would like to thank the Hungarian Prime-Minister Viktor Orban and the President of the Hungarian Swimming Federation Tamas Gyarfas for their [...]

Shannon Rollason to coach the Gungahlin High Performance Swim Squad

Mik, 11/03/2015 - 09:23
Gungahlin Leisure Centre has announced the appointment of Shannon Rollason as the Centre’s new High Performance Swim Squad Coach. Rollason is one of a few Platinum level swimming coaches in Australia, coaching at the highest level of the sport including Olympic gold-medallist Jodie Henry and World Champion Jeanette Ottesen. The move sees Rollason return home [...]

Ice Swimming with the Night Butterflies

Mik, 11/03/2015 - 00:12

Ladies challenge winter swimming? Not a big deal in Russia

Mik, 11/03/2015 - 00:09
In Russia’s central city of Nizhny Novgorod, a group of ladies celebrated the International Women’s day with a dive into the freezing water.