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Olympic Gold Medalist Missy Franklin Joins USA Swimming Foundation as Ambassador

Hós, 24/09/2015 - 19:14
Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin has joined the USA Swimming Foundation through 2020 to become a USA Swimming Foundation Ambassador, promoting the organization’s mission to “Save Lives & Build Champions in the pool and in life.”

Body found during search for missing swimmer near blowhole

Hós, 24/09/2015 - 18:48
Honolulu fire rescue crews recovered a body Tuesday morning after resuming their search for a teen missing near the Halona Blowhole. The medical examiner identified the body as 19-year-old Tajhee Williams of Port Jervis, New York. See KITV

Man spends US$2 million on luxury swimming pool, gains new friends

Hós, 24/09/2015 - 18:41
The pool in question is called “The Mountain” and it cost US$2 million (NZ$3.17 million) to construct. This man-made aquatic paradise in Springville, Utah, has a grand total of five waterfalls. Here you can not only swim and jump off the mountain top (with a backflip, if you’re game) but you can also scuba dive, [...]

Ike Papke’s attempt to swim from the Faralleon Islands to San Francisco

Hós, 24/09/2015 - 15:21
Ike Papke’s attempt to swim from the Faralleon Islands to San Francisco in 1966.

Bosom Buddies underwater dart tournament

Hós, 24/09/2015 - 15:14
A local family wants help raising awareness to fight breast cancer. They’re looking for people to play darts the weekend of Sept. 25. But there’s a catch, people have to play darts underwater as part of a tournament. It’s at central coast dive over the weekend and people can still sign up. They don’t even [...]

Stanford Women’s Swimming – Maui 2015 Pre-season Training Camp

Hós, 24/09/2015 - 14:54
Highlight video of our Pre-season training/bonding trip to Maui. Video credits to the one and only Lia Neal. Check out our preseason video courtesy of @LiaNeal #Maui2015 https://t.co/qa9ssw0DdX — Stanford W. Swimming (@stanfordwswim) September 23, 2015

Rio 2016 urges NOCs to seek “non-traditional” accommodation as shortage looms

Hós, 24/09/2015 - 08:41
Rio 2016 have urged National Olympic Committees to seek “non-traditional” forms of accommodation during next year’s Olympics and Paralympics, such as rented apartments through their partnership with Airbnb. […] Speaking to delegates during last week’s OCA General Assembly in Ashgabat, Rio 2016 NOC Relations Department continental manager for Asia and Oceania Sarah Paterson admitted there [...]

Swim in College: Watch Your Social Media

Mik, 23/09/2015 - 21:54
Former college swimmer Kaitlin Frehling has an important message for you wannabe college athletes – watch your social media posting!

Canton’s Allison Schmitt speaks candidly about post-Olympic depression

Mik, 23/09/2015 - 17:48
Michigan’s own Allison Schmitt is known as the swimmer with a smile, the happy one by the pool. The Olympic freestyler will tell you now that the smile was real, but she was also secretly struggling. Schmitt won five Olympic medals during the 2012 summer games in London. Three were gold medals in the 200-meter freestyle race, [...]

Raleigh company creates technology to guard against drownings

Mik, 23/09/2015 - 17:43
A Triangle company that guards against drownings is making a big splash as the summer comes to an end. SEAL Innovation, Inc., a company we previewed in a “What’s Next” segment two years ago, just received word the YMCA in Raleigh will be using their SwimSafe technology. “The problem is people don’t know their child [...]

OpenROV Trident – An Underwater Drone for Everyone

Mik, 23/09/2015 - 15:22
After the OpenROV team had been designing their own drones for almost half a decade, they decided to create an open source solution for consumers to enjoy. The Trident underwater drone comes ready to operate out of the box and is aimed at being easy to use for those new with the hobby. Best of [...]

Colorado Man Wins Florida Keys Open Water Swim

Mik, 23/09/2015 - 13:41
A Colorado man garnered top overall honors Saturday at an open water swim in the Florida Keys designed to raise awareness of the need to preserve six aging lighthouses off the subtropical island chain. Boulder’s Yoelvis Pedraza completed the 9-mile Swim for Alligator Lighthouse Saturday in 3 hours, 18 minutes and 3 seconds, besting his [...]

Backstroke Your Way Around the World on a Swim Tour

Mik, 23/09/2015 - 13:39
You’ve heard of cycling tours, where vacationers ride bikes from destination to destination. You can also take running trips, touring the rugged countryside or city landscapes by foot. Now, add swim travel to that list. It’s not as crazy as it sounds, with a growing number of swim tour operators. Vacationers can take a dip [...]

The Race Club Swimisodes – Breaststroke – Wall Kick

Mik, 23/09/2015 - 13:10
In this #swimisodes, Coach Gary Hall challenges Olympic champ Rebecca Soni do our favorite breaststroke speed swim drill, a 45 second Breaststroke Wall Kick.

Sports Jam Spotlight: Madison Preiss

Mik, 23/09/2015 - 13:08
In this week’s Sports Jam Spotlight Jason Melillo profiles Wayzata High School swimmer Madison Preiss. The senior is perhaps the Trojans’ best swimmer on a team full of talent. The Trojans are the two-time defending state Class AA champions. Airing on the September 21, 2015 edition of Channel 12’s Sports Jam.

Updates on Waukesha county swim coach sex assault investigation

Mik, 23/09/2015 - 13:01
12 News Christina Palladino reports.

‘Please learn the signs of Toxic Shock Syndrome’ begs mum of teen swimmer who died after using tampons

Mik, 23/09/2015 - 12:55
The mum of a teenager who died from sepsis while on her period is begging people to learn the danger signs of Toxic Shock Syndrome. Jemma-Louise Roberts, 13, began feeling unwell with sickness and diarrhoea while on a family holiday – and was wrongly diagnosed with winter vomiting bug Norovirus. Her family were told to [...]

Suspended swimmer Park Tae-hwan to train in Japan

Mik, 23/09/2015 - 12:49
Former Olympic swimming champion Park Tae-hwan, currently serving a doping suspension, has relocated to Japan to continue training, his management company said Tuesday. Team GMP said Park left for Tokyo with his manager and physical trainer on Monday, and will begin training at Hosei University on Thursday. Park will stay in the Japanese capital until [...]

Navy vet about halfway through swim of the Mississippi

Mik, 23/09/2015 - 12:43
A 28-year-old Navy combat veteran is about halfway through his effort to swim the length of the Mississippi River. Chris Ring passed through the St. Louis area Monday as part of his goal of completing the 2,552-mile swim over six months. He typically swims 14 to 16 miles per day, except on Sundays, and started June 6 [...]

BUTTERFLY (Trailer) – Short Film 2015

Mik, 23/09/2015 - 11:22
BUTTERFLY tells the story of one young swimmer’s struggle against the epilepsy that has returned to haunt her life. When the condition puts her swimming career on hold and her quality of life under threat, she must decide just where her priorities lie… before it’s too late.