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NZ swimming goes even further off the Boyle

Sun, 03/08/2014 - 19:25
Lauren Boyle’s Commonwealth Games success, on the back of last year’s memorable triple bronzes at the world championships, was one of the most uplifting sights in Glasgow but has underlined a recurring problem — what to do about New Zealand swimming? Boyle’s gold and silver at Glasgow have again highlighted how much she is towing [...]

Chad Le Clos’ Masterclass – The Turn

Sun, 03/08/2014 - 14:46
YOG ambassador Chad Le Clos gives some expert tips on how turn in the pool.

Training With Chad Le Clos

Sun, 03/08/2014 - 13:42
YOG ambassador and Olympic gold medal winner Chad Le Clos talks about his training and his goals and targets.

PETA slams Kim Kardashian for swim with dolphins

Sun, 03/08/2014 - 13:28
PETA has slammed Kim Kardashian over her dolphin ride in Mexico. The reality star has come under fire from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, who called Kardashian “intrusive” and “dangerous” for swimming with dolphins at Vallarta Adventures in Puerto Vallarta. Earlier this week the mother of one posted a video on Instagram of [...]

RNLI highlights dangers of swimming in the Tweed

Sun, 03/08/2014 - 13:24
Berwick RNLI have issued a warning to children spotted swimming in the River Tweed during the recent warm weather. Lifeboat personnel are concerned that many are unaware of the risks they are exposing theselves to due to the strong tidal currents. Hazel Bettison of Berwick RNLI said: “We’ve had reports of children enjoying the nice [...]

Bluffton swim coach accused of lewd acts

Sun, 03/08/2014 - 13:17
Jeremy William Kemeny, 40, faces charges of two counts of lewd acts after the 18-year-old victim, who paid rent at Kemeny’s home, reported finding a video that showed her in the bathroom, Maj. Joseph Manning said. Officers searched his home on Rocking Horse Lane late Thursday and seized the desktop computer where the victim found [...]

Myrtha admits possible current in Barcelona 2013 pool, will do better in Berlin

Ley, 02/08/2014 - 13:18
Read SwimVortex: Trevor Tiffany, chairman of Myrtha USA, spokesperson for A&T Europe S.p.a.’s Myrtha Pools division and the man who stripped off and took to the water with plastic bottles in Barcelona last year in an attempt to show that the company simply could not detect any evidence of a significant current, now acknowledges that [...]

Bear rescues crow from drowning

Frí, 01/08/2014 - 16:14
And gets back to eating apples and carrots. Filmed at Budapest ZOO (Hungary), 19. 6. 2014.

Chad Le Clos gives his tips on diving

Frí, 01/08/2014 - 15:06
Watch as Olympic gold medallist Chad le Clos runs you through some tips on how to execute the perfect starting dive into the pool.

Concept AGYS pour l’aquagym

Frí, 01/08/2014 - 12:19
‘Do water aerobics in your pool with the AGYS concept. A simple product (rope, fasteners and pipe) for maximum efficiency.’

Chad Le Clos on his journey and swimming goals

Frí, 01/08/2014 - 12:03
Chad Le Clos talks to the Olympic YouTube channel about his career, his earliest memories of swimming and how he achieved his Olympic goals.

Creating a 30 second Commercial – What I Learned

Frí, 01/08/2014 - 11:56
Featuring Blue Dolphin Swim School, see Learning DSLR Video See also the mentioned Kellogg’s Commercial

Swim coach Mark Walker notified of pending lifetime ban

Frí, 01/08/2014 - 11:39
Walker was the former CEO and head coach for Excel Aquatics. After USA Swimming notified Walker of their intention to ban him, he was terminated from Excel in May. A spokesman for USA Swimming would not comment on why they intend to ban Walker, but a spokesman for Metro police confirmed that in January two [...]

Panic as hammerhead shark charges swimmers at Florida beach

Frí, 01/08/2014 - 10:53
A Florida beach cleared out – with the exception of a woman and lifeguard who tried to save her – when a shark was spotted heading straight toward swimmers on Tuesday afternoon. The panic of the 10-foot shark and people screaming from the pier was caught on tape. “This just happened off Navarre Beach Pier… [...]

Virginia swimmer fights bacteria eating away at his leg

Frí, 01/08/2014 - 09:43
Doctors say a Stafford, Virginia man will be able to keep his leg after contracting dangerous bacteria while swimming in the Potomac River. For the Fourth of July holiday, Joe Wood and his wife Jeana visited family near Callao, Virginia and swam in a Potomac River inlet. “We were jumping off the dock, throwing sticks [...]

Dan Wallace: cries of freedom were not a political statement

Frí, 01/08/2014 - 09:37
Just a few months ago Dan had ended up in a US jail overnight after urinating on a police car while celebrating his birthday. It could have spelled the end of his Commonwealth dreams but instead the brush with the law spurred him on to win. Dan said: “There were cries of ‘freedom’ when I [...]

‘You never swim a perfect race’

Hós, 31/07/2014 - 15:16
With the conclusion of the swimming for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Cameron McEvoy and James Magnussen are already looking to improve their strokes for the Pan Pacific championships in mid-August. See brisbanetimes

German scientist starts four-week swim down Rhine river

Hós, 31/07/2014 - 14:45
A German chemistry professor started on Monday a gruelling four-week solo swim down the Rhine river for the benefit of science and the environment. Self-confessed “mad professor” Andreas Fath, who set off on his 1,231-kilometre (764-mile) adventure with a splash into Switzerland’s Lake Toma, plans to swim through Germany and France to reach the river’s [...]

Three siblings’ attempt to swim the English Channel falls short of a first

Hós, 31/07/2014 - 14:42
In the end, the odds were too much for the three Wahls. Devin and Danielle Wahl completed their English Channel swim Sunday. The 21-mile crossing in 64-degree water was more harrowing and painful than they expected. Their younger brother Dustin was forced to quit 13 miles in, overcome with cramps and nausea. The goal of [...]

High dive fails terribly as swimmer changes mind

Hós, 31/07/2014 - 14:29
Footage taken from Lava Hot Springs, Idaho, USA, shows a girl on the edge of the middle board, about to dive in to the swimming pool below. But in a last-second change of heart, she grabs onto the railings to stop herself – even though she’s already too late to stop. What happens next is [...]