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A swimmer’s guide to mobile technology

Hós, 18/06/2015 - 10:10
By Jena Birch Back in 2012 at the London Olympics, The Independent reported that mobile devices will be banned at the Arena since it causes disturbance to the players. Apart from smartphones and tablets, the coordinators of the event also banned any distracting items such as horn, whistles, banners, and musical instruments. But, unknown to many, [...]

What to eat before the Great North Swim advice from Cassie Patten

Mik, 17/06/2015 - 23:50
Following on from our previous Great North Swim Video with Cassie Patten where we covered Sighting and Confidence Kate, Anna and Rachel ask for some tips on what they should eat before a Great Swim or an Open Water Swimming event.

Behold BSR MegaSlide – The Royal Flush in 4K

Mik, 17/06/2015 - 23:43
Filmed and edited by AJ Aguirre and Ben Hamner

Swimisodes – Yoga for Swimmers – Core Exercise

Mik, 17/06/2015 - 23:40
Follow Olympians in this 20 minute vinyasa yoga for swimmers focusing on core exercise. At the Race Club we find the benefits of yoga to strengthen and lengthen muscles, help improve recovery and nutrition giving an Athlete and advantage in competing at a top level and prevent injury from occurring. In this core exercise video [...]

USA Swimming Foundation #MakeASplash Chalk Drawing Time-Lapse

Mik, 17/06/2015 - 23:37
Watch as a 3-D chalk drawing comes to life in Chicago’s Pioneer Court to mark the USA Swimming Foundation’s Make A Splash Tour Presented by Phillips 66. For more information on the importance of swimming lessons, visit http://www.makeasplash.org.

Setting Electronic Communication Rules for Coaches and Athletes

Mik, 17/06/2015 - 23:26
By Susan Woessner The formality of communications with today’s youth has all but disappeared with texting and pervasive social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram. Even email is becoming outdated with young people. But when it comes to interactions between adults and children, etiquette, boundaries and safe behaviors are still important. At [...]

How beachgoers helped save two shark attack victims

Týs, 16/06/2015 - 23:22
Tom Foreman looks at the response to a pair of shark attacks that left two teens fighting for their lives on a North Carolina beach.

The Pal Effect: Rod Gilmour’s book about Pál Joensen to be released on August 1

Týs, 16/06/2015 - 22:46
So there we are, Rod Gilmour’s “lyrical account of how one man beat the odds and galvanised a nation” will be out on 1 August 2015. Pre-order here on Chequered Flag Publishing or here on Amazon, and read the introduction here. See also Tumblr and Facebook.

Preventing swimmer’s ear and bacteria in pools

Týs, 16/06/2015 - 22:22
As the temperature heats up, a lot of people are cooling off at the pools. Doctors at Greater Mobile Urgent Care say swimmers ear and gastrointestinal illnesses are common during the summer. If you have nausea, vomiting or diarrhea you may have caught a bug. Bacteria can also infect the ear canal and cause swimmer’s [...]

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 [...]