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Two teens lose limbs in separate shark attacks at North Carolina beach

Týs, 16/06/2015 - 22:16
ABC News’ Matt Gutman reports on the latest attacks to happen at the nation’s beaches.

Don’t Drink and Dive

Týs, 16/06/2015 - 22:07
In 2014 more people drowned in Sweden than in any other year in the last decade. In fact, in the month of July, Swedish water-related accidents cost more lives than road traffic accidents. Most of the drowning victims were men and the majority had consumed alcohol. Many authorities are working hard to reverse this trend. [...]

1 drowned, 1 injured after rescuing distressed swimmer

Sun, 14/06/2015 - 23:55
Norfolk police confirm one man died and another was injured after the two rescued a distressed swimmer at East Beach Friday evening. Emergency dispatchers received a 911 call around 7 p.m. for a distressed swimmer in the water near East Beach Drive and 23rd Bay Street, according to NPD Corporal Melinda Wray. This is in [...]

Brittany Elmslie (AUS) pulls out of Kazan 2015 World Champs after breast surgery

Sun, 14/06/2015 - 23:47
London Olympic gold medallist Brittany Elmslie has withdrawn from the Australian swimming team for this year’s FINA World Championships in Russia after undergoing surgery to a remove a benign growth in her breast. Elmslie, who turns 21 on Friday, has pulled out of the team after the operation three weeks ago and the recovery causing [...]

Chlorine in the pool doesn’t make your eyes red – it’s the urine

Sun, 14/06/2015 - 23:27
Do you think you know why your eyes turn red after a day of swimming? The answer is grosser than you think and might make you think twice about heading to the pool this summer. For their annual Healthy Swimming Program, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) teamed with Water Quality and the Health Council [...]

Ukranian swimmer Olga Beresnyeva fails retrospective London 2012 drugs test

Sun, 14/06/2015 - 23:24
The Ukrainian swimmer Olga Beresnyeva has been stripped of a seventh-place finish at the London 2012 Olympics after failing a retrospective drugs test. The 29-year-old has had her 10km open water marathon event record expunged after an International Olympic Committee (IOC) investigation. The IOC conducted further analysis of samples collected at London 2012 earlier this year, finding [...]

America’s Fraught History With Race And Swimming Pools

Sun, 14/06/2015 - 23:01
The video of the incident has been viewed more than 10 million times on YouTube: police officers in McKinney, Texas, breaking up a pool party of mostly black teenagers, one officer pinning a black teenage girl in a bikini to the ground, and then pulling his gun on other teenagers. The incident quickly became part of the [...]

Baku 2015 European Games to be streamed live on YouTube

Hós, 11/06/2015 - 23:36
See YouTube on Facebook The first ever European Games begin tomorrow in Azerbaijan. Watch them live on YouTube. https://goo.gl/DeX1yW #Baku2015 Posted by YouTube on Thursday, June 11, 2015

Sports and Activists Battle over #Baku2015

Hós, 11/06/2015 - 23:18
The European Games kicks off in Baku, capital of Azerbaijan, on Friday. It’s the first Olympic-style sporting festival for the continent – but a hashtag first used by organisers and originally meant to celebrate the games has been turned on its head by human rights campaigners. #Baku2015 has been tweeted nearly 100,000 times in the last [...]

Ben Hooper on why he wants to swim 2,000 miles across the Atlanic Ocean

Hós, 11/06/2015 - 20:41
When adventurer Ben Hooper was five, he drowned in a Belgian swimming pool. This experience alone may excusably put off many from ever going near water again. But the father of one from Cheltenham is one of the few, rather than the many. The unassuming former police officer, 36, went to the entirely opposite end [...]

Number of swimmers in England drops by 390,000 in the last year

Hós, 11/06/2015 - 20:36
The sports minister Tracey Crouch has promised to deliver a new strategy for sport “as a matter of urgency” following a decline in participation. New figures published by Sport England have shown that the number of people playing sport has fallen, with swimming the most badly affected. Swimming is the country’s most popular sport with more [...]

Russian and Ukranian athletes get into fight in Baku 2015 Athlete’s Village

Hós, 11/06/2015 - 19:15
In the Athletes Village in Baku athletes from Russia and Ukraine had a fight, reports our source in the Athletes Village of the European Games. According to the information, there was a verbal sparring between a group of Russian and Ukrainian athletes. Athletes could not hold back emotions and met in melee. Staff of the [...]

Three Austrian swimmers hit by bus in Baku 2015 Athlete’s Village

Hós, 11/06/2015 - 17:37
Three 15-year-old Austrian synchronised swimmers were hurt in a collision with a bus while walking in the athletes’ village at the European Games in Baku. The Austrian Olympic Committee (AOC) said Vanessa Sahinovic was “severely injured” and would be flown to Vienna for further treatment. Luna Pajer will also be flown back to the Austrian [...]

Waterproof Jacksonville Expands Free Swim Lessons for Youth

Hós, 11/06/2015 - 16:45
Waterproof Jacksonville is expanding it’s reach once again this year in order to teach more kids to swim and be safe in the water.

Swim school teaches children with special needs

Hós, 11/06/2015 - 15:44
With two children lost in one day from drowning. We learned one of them was a 7-year-old child on the autism spectrum.

“Pinoy Aquaman” dives into Chesapeake Bay swim challenge

Hós, 11/06/2015 - 15:42
He’s known as the “Pinoy Aquaman” and now this Filipino triathlete has taken on a new challenge — the Great Chesapeake Bay Swim. Don Tagala tells us about the latest adventure of Ingemar Macarine.

Woman Rescued From Lake Harriet After 7 Minutes Underwater

Hós, 11/06/2015 - 15:05
A 20-year-old woman is alive Wednesday night after a dramatic rescue at a popular Minneapolis beach. The woman and a 17-year-old girl were trying to swim to a floating dock on Lake Harriet just before 5 p.m. Both went underwater, and the teenager made it safely back to shore — but the woman never resurfaced. [...]

Missouri student athlete, 17, dies after racing friends in swimming pool

Hós, 11/06/2015 - 14:44
A 17-year-old Missouri star athlete died of an apparent heart attack while racing her friends in a swimming pool, her devastated mother said. Emma Aronson, an incoming senior at Lee’s Summit High School, passed away last Friday when her heart stopped during a playful swimming competition with pals at the neighborhood pool. “She was racing [...]

Hundreds Of Protesters Chant ‘Let’s Go Swimming’ At Site Of Texas Pool Party

Hós, 11/06/2015 - 14:42
Hundreds of demonstrators descended in McKinney, Texas on Monday — just two days after a video that captured a police officer’s use of force against a black, female teenager went viral. Elroy Johnson, a 25-year-old teacher who grew up in the neighborhood, told The Huffington Post that he couldn’t recall the last time he witnessed [...]

Meet the first-ever world champion ice swimmer

Hós, 11/06/2015 - 14:39
Murmansk – it’s in the extreme northwest of Russia, it’s the only city above the Arctic Circle, and it has an average annual temperature of -1°C. It was the perfect place for world-renowned distance swimmer Christof Wandratsch to claim the title of Ice Swimming World Champion. See REDBULL