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Guinness World Record: Most Bench Presses Underwater

Sun, 02/11/2014 - 11:47
In this week’s Spotlight, watch a man complete the most consecutive bench presses underwater — hold your breath!

Swimming polar bears chase photographer in waters off Alaska

Sun, 02/11/2014 - 00:06
A wildlife photographer has made a return trip to the Alaskan city of Kaktovik to capture the high number of polar bears being drawn to the area. David Swindler, 35, from Utah, first visited came to the city in October last year to photographer the bears going about their everyday lives on the Barrier Island. [...]

8 Students Drown During Swimming Break in Bolivia

Sun, 02/11/2014 - 00:01
Bolivian authorities say eight students have drowned during a swimming break on an end-of-term school trip. Local police chief Alberto Antezana says the 29 students aged 17 to 19 set out from the eastern city of Santa Cruz on a trip around part of the country. They asked the driver to stop at the Ichoa [...]

Naoya Tomita plans to deny stealing camera

Ley, 01/11/2014 - 16:53
Swimmer Naoya Tomita, who was summarily indicted for stealing a camera at last month’s Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, plans to deny committing the theft, according to an informed source. Tomita, 25, intends to give an explanation of what happened at a news conference on Nov. 6 in Nagoya. According to the indictment, he [...]

Fina stands by decision to honour Putin

Ley, 01/11/2014 - 16:34
Swimming’s world governing body has defended a decision to award it highest honour to Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying it had nothing to do with politics. Fina has been criticised over the timing of the decision with relations between Russia and the NATO alliance under strain, but the body’s executive director Cornel Marculescu told Reuters [...]

Chad Le Clos confident of beating Phelps again in Rio

Ley, 01/11/2014 - 16:27
Chad le Clos, one of the few men to have beaten Michael Phelps at the Olympics, has thrown down the challenge to his old rival, urging him to get back into training so they can have a rematch at Rio in 2016. [...] “I really, really hope that he and his team decide to swim [...]

Extreme selfies: diver poses with great white shark

Ley, 01/11/2014 - 15:59
The selfie trend has been embraced by everyone from astronauts and fighter pilots to world leaders and the Pope. But Dutch conservation photographer Peter Verhoog decided to go one step further – by posing for a personal shot with a passing great white shark. The 59-year-old, a director of the Dutch Shark Society, leaned out [...]

Speedo on a Plane Prank Gone Wrong

Ley, 01/11/2014 - 13:46
YouTube star Jerome Jarre (previously) staged a silly prank in which he changed into a Speedo and inflatable turtle pool toy on a flight from Mexico to Miami. In a video that also shows the prank itself, Jarre says he was escorted from the plane by police and interrogated by the FBI who told him, [...]

Anum Bandey ‘You can’t explain how you feel’ | Words of Olympians

Hós, 30/10/2014 - 18:54
Pakistan’s Anum Bandey competed in the London 2012 Olympic Games swimming in the Women’s 400m Individual Medley. Making her first Olympic appearance, aged just 15, she broke the Pakistan national record.

Filmmaker Captures Gorgeous Slow Mo Surfing Footage with $235K Phantom Cameras

Hós, 30/10/2014 - 00:16
If you’ve ever used an underwater housing, you know what it feels like to dunk your several thousand dollar DSLR underwater for the very first time. You know it’s safe, you double checked everything, you probably already tested the seals, but the moment of truth still frays your nerves. Imagine, then, how filmmaker Chris Bryan [...]

Community says lack of swimming facilities are putting kids in danger

Hós, 30/10/2014 - 00:09
The southern Alberta community of Vauxhall, is a small farming town that is missing one thing most municipalities boast as a great way to encourage affordable and fun physical activity. It’s known as the ‘Potato Capital of the West” and is located 90 km northeast of Lethbridge and is home to 1200 residents. Some could [...]

Lifeguard drones can reach swimmers a minute faster than human lifeguards

Týs, 28/10/2014 - 23:08
Could lifeguard drones become a safety standard in the future? This innovative technology started generating buzz in 2013 when creator Amin Rigi of RTS Labs in Iran gave a public demonstration of the product. It is now being developed at RTS London and the company says it is ready to start mass producing the drones. [...]

What is a rip current, and how to get out of one

Týs, 28/10/2014 - 23:06
After three surfers died in a rip current in Cornwall, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution has advice on what to do if you encounter one. You can spot a rip current by looking for a rippled patch of sea amid otherwise calm water. There might also be foam on the water’s surface, debris floating out [...]

Popular Flower Mound Swim Coach Killed in Weekend Crash

Týs, 28/10/2014 - 21:03
A North Texas community is mourning the loss of a man many simply known as Coach Kyle. Kyle Tilley, 26, of Flower Mound was killed in a car crash over the weekend in The Colony. Trooper Lonny Haschel with the Texas Department of Public Safety says Tilley was traveling southbound on the Sam Rayburn Tollway [...]

When faced with higher prices, swimming is the activity most likely to take a dive

Týs, 28/10/2014 - 20:39
Experts agree that it’s a great way of staying fit and healthy at any age, but when faced with higher prices people are likely to swim less often, while other forms of physical activity such as working out or walking are barely affected. According to a study by Brunel University London’s Health Economics Research Group [...]

Homeowner rescues elderly man who drove into swimming pool

Týs, 28/10/2014 - 20:35
A Good Samaritan rescued an elderly man who accidentally drove his SUV into a swimming pool on Long Island. The incident happened around 3:45 p.m. in Commack. 79-year-old Joseph DiDonato was driving a 2010 Acura SUV through the parking lot of Mayfair Foot Care on Harned Road when he apparently pressed the gas pedal instead [...]

Rebecca Adlington launches swimming initiative in Stockton

Týs, 28/10/2014 - 09:39
Becky Adlington has a vision that every child in Britain should be able to swim 25 metres by the time they leave primary school. And on Saturday her SwimStars team arrived at Stockton’s Total Fitness health club to announce the opening of the scheme at the health club. Launching the scheme, she said: “Despite my [...]

Live streaming from the Tokyo 2014 FINA Swimming World Cup leg

Týs, 28/10/2014 - 09:24
See FinaTV, FINA is providing live coverage of the FINA 2014 Swimming World Cup finals in Tokyo on 28th and 29th October 2014. Post by FINA.

Dramatic moment unconscious woman is rescued from River Thames

Mán, 27/10/2014 - 13:51
This is the moment a London lifeboat crew saved the life of a woman thought to have epilepsy from the River Thames. Report by Claire Lomas.

Stephanie Rice Test Drives Zumba

Mán, 27/10/2014 - 12:10
Zumba is so different to my usual form of exercising! Check me out…not my greatest performance haha.