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Stingray jumps onto ramp for food

Mik, 24/09/2014 - 16:38
A hungry stingray jumps out of the water and onto a man-made ramp, providing these tourists an incredible up-close experience during a trip to Maldives.

Stephanie Rice – My Balcony Blitz

Mik, 24/09/2014 - 16:07
I’ve created this easy workout that you can do anywhere, anytime. It’s great for toning the legs and butt and I recommend trying it once and then repeating the whole set right through once or twice if your ability allows.

‘The Swimmer’ gets deluxe DVD treatment

Týs, 23/09/2014 - 19:22
The Frank and Eleanor Perry film version of the John Cheever story “The Swimmer” was a resounding flop in 1968, but over the years it has acquired a cult following. The movie has always been of particular interest in Connecticut because the Perrys and star Burt Lancaster spent the summer of 1966 filming in and [...]

Swim Speed Strokes: Laura Sogar’s Favorite Breaststroke Drill: Breast Arms, Flutter Kick

Týs, 23/09/2014 - 19:00
Swim Speed Strokes is a new swimming technique book by swimming coach and 4-time Olympian Sheila Taormina. Her book Swim Speed Strokes reveals the freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly technique of elite swimmers. Master elite technique in all four swimming strokes. Learn more at swimspeedsecrets.com. Courtesy of VeloPress on YouTube

Kosuke Hagino: I’m trying to become like Michael Phelps

Týs, 23/09/2014 - 18:37
Michael Phelps was the world’s greatest swimmer for much of this century. Ryan Lochte, too, has held that crown. There is little doubt that the title now belongs to Japan’s Kosuke Hagino. And Hagino, who just turned 20 and is short of 6 feet, has his sights set pretty high. “Michael Phelps is my role [...]

Miami Man Wins the 2014 Swim for Alligator Lighthouse

Týs, 23/09/2014 - 18:20
A Miami man won an open- water swimming competition in the Florida keys which attracted hundreds of swimmers. Yoelvis Pedraza completed the eight-mile Swim for Alligator Lighthouse Saturday in 3 hours, 35 minutes and 5 seconds. The race attracted 310 swimmers and was staged to raise awareness of a need to preserve Alligator Lighthouse and [...]

Y-40, the world’s deepest indoor swimming pool

Mán, 22/09/2014 - 00:11
The Hotel Terme Millepini in Montegrotto Terme, Italy is home to Y-40, the world’s deepest indoor swimming pool. The pool, which has a maximum depth of 137 feet, is designed for dive training, leisure diving, and underwater film and photo shoots. It features four underwater caves and an underwater viewing tunnel for onlookers. See Laughing [...]

German Shepherd throws a fit when she has to quit swimming

Sun, 21/09/2014 - 19:53
She got to keep swimming after her wonderful theatrical performance. No dogs’ hearts were actually broken in the making of this video. Courtesy of Laura Gibbs on YouTube Photo of another water-loving German Shepherd by 2Tales

Danish swimming in shock after Rollason’s resignation

Sun, 21/09/2014 - 17:55
Danish swimming is practically in shock after Shannon Rollason announced that he is resigning after the World Championships in December. – At this moment we are very disappointed and saddened. We have to just collect ourselves a bit, says Pia Holten, director of the Danish Swimming Federation. Jeanette Ottesen, who just three weeks ago won [...]

Grant Hackett back in training under top coach but denies Rio comeback

Sun, 21/09/2014 - 15:58
Olympian Grant Hackett is back training under master coach Denis Cotterell on the Gold Coast but is adamant he is not making a fully fledged comeback for the 2016 Rio Olympics despite registering for drug testing. “Because I’ve been through so much this year, I just wanted to get back into the squad and enjoy [...]

Australian synchronised swimming team promotes new image in racy video

Sun, 21/09/2014 - 00:09
Tired of their sport being seen as underwater ballet, Australia’s synchronised swimmers have stripped off their ornamental image in pursuit of a racier reputation in the build-up to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Australian national team members have dumped the sequins and thick, China doll makeup in favour of smoky eyes, designer swimsuits and sexier [...]

Is There Really a Hippo Swimming in the Chicago River?

Ley, 20/09/2014 - 23:57
A video posted on YouTube three days ago claims to show a hippopotamus swimming in the Chicago River. Why do we question the veracity of the video? First, this section of the Chicago River is very well traveled by a wide variety of watercraft, including many sightseeing boats filled with tourists. As the very busy [...]

Dagny Knutson sues her former lawyer

Ley, 20/09/2014 - 23:52
Through much of 2011 and 2012, American record-setting swimmer Dagny Knutson was, by her own admission, in “kind of a fog.” Just months after leaving her native North Dakota in the summer of 2010 for an Orange County-based USA Swimming elite training program designed to serve as a pipeline to the Olympic Games, Knutson found [...]

Hungary to stream EUR 54 million into building swimming complex

Ley, 20/09/2014 - 23:37
The central government and Budapest’s council will jointly finance a development of the Dagaly spa in the city’ northern 13th district from a budget of 17 billion forints (EUR 54.5m), the deputy mayor of Budapest said on Wednesday. Gabor Bagdy said the project will consist of two phases, one to complete the facilities for the [...]

Doha set for fantastic Festival of Swimming

Ley, 20/09/2014 - 22:15
After three World Records were broken following outstanding performances at the FINA Mastbank Swimming World Cup 2014 – Doha, the capital is set for a thrilling Festival of Swimming from November 29 to December 7, 2014, as preparations for the 3rd FINA World Aquatics Convention and the12th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) continue. The FINA [...]

Shannon Rollason resigns as head coach of the Danish National Training Center

Hós, 18/09/2014 - 21:06
The Danish Swimming Federation today announced that they have received NTC head coach Shannon Rollason’s resignation, to leave his position as head coach of the National Training Center in Bellahøj after the World Short Course Championships in Doha in December. Rollason has been head coach of the Danish NTC since 1 March 2013, and was [...]

American man caught trying to swim to North Korea

Hós, 18/09/2014 - 15:21
A U.S. citizen was caught trying to cross a river border between South and North Korea, government sources said Wednesday. The man, who appeared to be in early his 30s, was taken into custody by South Korean Marines at around 11:55 p.m. on Tuesday in Gimpo, Gyeonggi Province. He had been attempting to swim across [...]

Sarah Sjostrom & Gregorio Paltrinieri – 50m Freestyle Race

Hós, 18/09/2014 - 14:18
Arena challenged World 100m Butterfly Champion Sarah Sjostrom & European 800m & 1500m Freestyle Champion, Gregorio Paltrinieri to a fun 50m freestyle race! Who do you think won? Watch and find out!

Harvard Stadium Could Host Swimming At 2024 Olympics In Boston

Mik, 17/09/2014 - 19:25
When it comes to the possibility of Boston hosting the 2024 Olympics, at least one idea is all wet — and we’re not talking about the debate over the feasibility of the city hosting the games. Historic Harvard Stadium could host swimming events in a prospective Boston Olympiad, according to The Boston Globe. A temporary [...]

Behind The Scenes with French TV at the Berlin 2014 Europeans

Mik, 17/09/2014 - 17:08
Via SwimmingWorld, featuring Frédérick Bousquet