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Mark Spitz’s Will To Win And Work Led To Golden Years

Hós, 07/05/2015 - 13:24
In 1968, Mark Spitz promised his fans that he would bring home no fewer than six gold medals from the Mexico City Olympics. Instead, the swashbuckling swimmer took silver in the 100-meter butterfly, bronze in the 100-meter freestyle and two gold medals in his team relay events. Meanwhile, he came in last in the 200-meter [...]

Rio official jumps into polluted waters to prove they’re OK for Olympics

Týs, 05/05/2015 - 22:26
There are big plans for Rio de Janeiro’s Guanabara Bay for the 2016 Summer Olympics, where the sailing events will take place. But with a year and a half until the games, criticism is falling on planners and authorities for not taking the necessary steps to clean up the notoriously polluted bay. Few observers have hope [...]

Ian Thorpe gives cute granny the cold shoulder

Týs, 05/05/2015 - 16:24
She’s won a hoard of fans for her straight-talking YouTube videos, which her son promotes on her hugely popular Facebook page. But Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe wasn’t very impressed when 78-year-old Nonna Paola tried to approach him on the Logies red carpet in Melbourne on Sunday for a quick chin wag. Reporting from the event [...]

FINA 16th World Championships, Kazan 2015- Vladimir Leonov Minister for Youth and Sport interview

Týs, 05/05/2015 - 16:00
Interview of Vladimir Leonov Minister for Youth and Sport Republic of Tatarstan – Kazan 2015 venues and preparations update

GoPro: House of Dancing Water

Týs, 05/05/2015 - 15:18
Jump in on some practice time with the House of Dancing Water as they rehearse for their upcoming show in Macau.

FINA 16th World Championships Kazan 2015 – Preparations Update

Týs, 05/05/2015 - 15:04
Azat Kadyrov, Director General of Kazan 2015 interview conducted on April 25, 2015

Championship Swimming – Preparing for competition with George Haines

Týs, 05/05/2015 - 14:58
Championship Swimming – Preparing for competition with George Haines. How George Haines prepared his teams for the championships – it takes you through the last three weeks before the big meet. Basic by today’s standards, but revolutionary for the time.

Diving World Series invader crashes 10m platform final in London

Týs, 05/05/2015 - 14:04
An intruder made an unwelcome splash when he invaded the final of the men’s 10m platform final, won by Tom Daley at the Diving World Series. The young man evaded security staff to make a dash for the diving boards at the London Acquatics Centre on Sunday night. He pulled off his tracksuit to strip [...]

Emma McKeon changes coaches to join Michael Bohl’s squad

Týs, 05/05/2015 - 09:10
The 20-year-old freestyle and butterfly star made the bold decision after last month’s selection trials to leave coach Vince Raleigh at Chandler and move across Brisbane to join Michael Bohl’s squad at St Peters Western that is fast becoming Australia’s top young talent team. It meant that McKeon would no longer train alongside her older [...]

Ruff ride: Dog drives Dodge into swimming pool

Týs, 05/05/2015 - 08:58
A North Carolina couple’s black lab is in the doghouse after crashing a pickup truck into a swimming pool. The pooch didn’t have her paws on the steering wheel but she was pawing the pedal to the metal. Their pet named Caroline rarely left home without the couple, Mike and Ruth Smith. But when they [...]

‘4-Hour Workweek’ author Tim Ferriss explains how learning to swim in his 30s changed his life

Mán, 04/05/2015 - 16:38
Tim Ferriss, best known as the author of “The 4-Hour Workweek,” has built a career around dissecting the techniques of the world’s elite performers and packaging them in a way anyone can use. He’s worked with experts to learn Brazlian Jiu-Jitsu, how to race a rally car, and how to become conversational in a language [...]

Accountant almost killed by fish-thieving sea lion

Mán, 04/05/2015 - 09:54
One moment the US fishing enthusiast was posing triumphantly with his prized catch — the next, a hungry sea lion was dragging him underwater to what he feared would be his certain death. Dan Carlin had reeled in a number of yellowtails from his nine-metre boat in waters off San Diego, California, when his wife [...]

Altea positions itself as the European Capital of Open Water Swimming

Hós, 30/04/2015 - 08:18
International open water championship Oceanman united more than 1500 people for a weekend of sport, competitive spirit and leisure Last April 25-26 athletes from all over the world came to Altea to compete in the first swim of the Oceanman championship. Faithful to its nature, it was truly an international event with representatives from 12 [...]

How 22 diverse ocean creatures ended up using the same swim stroke

Týs, 28/04/2015 - 23:27
According to new research, many marine animals may have independently learned to optimize their swim strokes in the same way. A tiny cuttlefish and a huge stingray don’t look like they have much in common. Genetically and morphologically, they don’t. But even though their bodies are totally different shapes, it seems that both follow the [...]

2 Austin pools won’t open this summer, more at risk

Týs, 28/04/2015 - 15:20
Several city pools are set to open in the coming month, but a couple will not open at all this summer. The Parks and Recreation Department determined 25 of the city’s 36 pools are in need of repairs, mostly for water leaks. Metz Pool, on Austin’s east side, and Mabel Davis Pool, on the south [...]

SEALs die in training in swimming pool

Mán, 27/04/2015 - 23:43
A Navy SEAL from Queens and another from Michigan died after a training accident in a swimming pool at a base in Virginia. Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Seth Cody Lewis of Queens and Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Brett Allen Marihugh of Livonia were found unresponsive Friday at the bottom of the Combat Swimming [...]

Apple Watch survives hot shower, swimming, repeated submersion

Mán, 27/04/2015 - 23:26
Any device designed to sit on your wrist all day has to be able to withstand the elements. The Apple Watch is no exception to this. It may be an expensive piece of hardware, but there’s only so much you can do to protect it so the responsibility falls to Apple to make a hard-wearing device. And [...]