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2 brave adventurers are attempting to swim the whole way around Ireland in under 4 months

Mán, 25/05/2015 - 19:34
David Burns and Maghnus Collins have been undertaking adventures for the past eight years, but they are about to embark upon what looks like being their biggest challenge yet. With assistance from Phillip Hatton (Expedition Lead) and Leish McPartland (In-water Support), on 1 June near Dalkey, weather permitting, they will begin the 360 Swim — [...]

Naperville chlorine spill puts 11 people in hospital

Mán, 25/05/2015 - 19:29
Eleven people, including eight children, were hospitalized Friday following a chlorine leak at a swimming facility in Naperville, according to emergency and hospital officials. The people experienced symptoms ranging from nausea and vomiting to chest pain and shortness of breath at the Goldfish Swim School in the 1600 block of Quincy Avenue, according to George [...]

‘Iceman’ puts human limits to the test

Mán, 25/05/2015 - 19:13
Scientists in scuba gear rarely get up close and personal with marine animals, because their noisy breathing scares the creatures away. But professional freediver Christian Redl, 39, who has plunged to depths of 95m just by holding his breath, has managed to get nose to snout with a grey reef shark, and looked a humpback [...]

Cuts threaten Finnish children’s swimming instruction

Mán, 25/05/2015 - 18:19
The Finnish National Board of Education has mandated that primary school children participate in municipally-funded swimming lessons. From first to fourth grade, the pupils learn to feel comfortable in the water and learn basic swimming skills. In fifth to ninth grade, the goal of instruction is to develop the pupils’ swimming technique and learn basic [...]

Sweden to launch a major swim event in 2016

Mán, 25/05/2015 - 12:01
The capital already has Stockholm Open in tennis and a Diamond League athletics gala. Now a third major event is added, to be launched in Eriksdalsbadet in March/April 2016. – Our ambition is that it will be Europe’s most attractive event on long course. We will wager big prize money in order to attract the [...]

WaterBlade aims to have fitness buffs walking on water

Ley, 23/05/2015 - 10:04
There are already human-powered devices that allow you to walk on water, plus there are electric motor-powered stand-up paddleboards. The WaterBlade, however, appears to bridge the gap between the two. It’s a floating platform that you stand on to “walk” across the water, but it also has a motor to help make things easier. Designed [...]

New LEN Office opens in Nyon (SUI)

Ley, 23/05/2015 - 00:08
The new LEN Headquarters have been officially opened on Friday in Nyon, Switzerland, in the presence of FINA President Dr. Julio C. Maglione, LEN President Paolo Barelli and Philippe Leuba, Minister of the Department of Economy and Sports of the Canton Vaud. The brand new LEN Office has opened its doors in the beautiful Swiss [...]

Former Olympic swimmer Nicole Kramer offering private swim lessons in Quincy

Frí, 22/05/2015 - 20:46
Nicole Kramer wants to see children conquer their fears. It warms her heart to see it happen in the pool. That’s why Kramer, a Quincy native and former Olympic swimmer, has opened Nicole’s Swim School to teach private swimming lessons at the Sheridan Swim and Fitness Club. “Seeing them overcome their fears and anxieties, to [...]

Swimming Instructor Accused Of Molesting Kids During Class

Frí, 22/05/2015 - 20:10
A swimming instructor has been arrested, accused of molesting two 6-year-olds during swim class. Francisco De Aragon, 26, was arrested Wednesday and is facing charges of sexual assault and lewd and lascivious behavior on a victim less than 12-years-old. De Aragon was in bond court Thursday. The judge ordered that he be held on no [...]

Sharon van Rouwendaal Interview – Pool vs Open Water

Frí, 22/05/2015 - 20:02
Dutch European 10km Open Water Champion, Sharon van Rouwendaal talks about her decision to swim both pool and open water events. Sharon also talks about her approach to both and her plans for Kazan.

Don’t Hold Your Breath: CDC Reports on Pool Accidents

Frí, 22/05/2015 - 19:58
Everyone’s probably seen or done it at least once at the pool: the “hey watch this!” trick, such as when two New York City men first took a series of fast, deep breaths, then held their breath underwater in 2011. Both drowned. It’s not unusual, the New York City health officials report. They call it [...]

Last Olympics on the cards for swimmer Belinda Hocking

Frí, 22/05/2015 - 19:54
She is recovering from shoulder surgery but Olympic swimmer Belinda Hocking says she will be back in the pool to vie for a spot at next year’s Olympic Games in Rio – which if she qualifies, will be her last. Read ABC

Does High-School Swimming Matter?

Frí, 22/05/2015 - 19:42
As California finally holds a statewide high-school swim meet, elite swimmers face a dilemma: whether to compete for their school or focus on bigger things Read The Wall Street Journal Photo by Meredith Bell

James Magnussen seeks second opinion after advise to rest injured shoulder

Frí, 22/05/2015 - 19:34
James Magnussen is to seek a second opinion after being advised to rest his injured shoulder less than three months before he defends his 100 metre freestyle title at the world swimming championships, the Australian reported on Wednesday. The 24-year-old, who will be gunning for a third successive gold in the blue riband event in [...]

The terrifying moment an Orca nibbles at your paddle board

Hós, 21/05/2015 - 15:47
A man got the scare of his life when a curious killer whale swam up to his paddle board and had a nibble. The board fortunately didn’t taste like food and the man did not have the appearance of a Sea World handler, so the whale let it slide. See Mashable

Karin Prinsloo Back in the Gym After Back Injury and Surgery

Mik, 20/05/2015 - 08:38
Sometimes a step backwards can be beneficial in moving moving forward again… well, this is hopefully applicable to 2012 London Olympics swimmer, Karin Prinsloo. That’s why Pretoria based Prinsloo is not too worried about missing the World Swimming Championships in Russia later this year. ‘It would have been nice to compete at World Championships, but [...]

In over your head: A 3-step process that can save your life

Mik, 20/05/2015 - 08:29
Rip currents can often be seen from the beach as a cloudy stretch of water in between areas of high wave action. The other current is called a structural current. These currents occur along break walls and the many concrete piers along the shoreline. They form when high waves throw water against the structures. That [...]

Uganda wins 6 medals at African Swimming championships in Angola

Týs, 19/05/2015 - 18:02
Team Uganda won 6 medals in total most being bronze while one was a silver in the just concluded Cana Zone 4 swimming championship that were held in Angola. Nine countries participated in the championship South Africa emerged eventual winners, but Ugandans are happy by the performance they put up during the tournament. Team Uganda [...]

Olympian Amy Van Dyken – Standing On My Own ‘Biggest Accomplishment Of My Life’

Týs, 19/05/2015 - 14:46
She’s one of the most decorated Olympic athletes in United States history .. but Amy Van Dyken says the biggest accomplishment of her life is STANDING again … after severing her spinal cord last year.

Swimmer’s ear caused by more than swimming

Týs, 19/05/2015 - 14:10
Though acute otitis externa is often called “swimmer’s ear,” not everyone who jumps into the pool or lake this summer will get the infection. “Typically, swimming isn’t a problem,” said Dr. Gregory H. Esselman with Aiken Ear Nose and Throat. The phrase “swimmer’s ear” refers to a “swelling and pain in the skin of the [...]