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Jimmy Feigen and Chloe Sutton Take Over The Morning Swim Show

Mán, 15/09/2014 - 08:21
Olympians Jimmy Feigen and Chloe Sutton talk about a myriad of topics as they interview each other on today’s episode of The Morning Swim Show!

Historic Black-Owned Swim Club Seeks Bankruptcy

Sun, 14/09/2014 - 19:16
A Philadelphia-area swimming pool that opened in the late 1950s for black members who were denied access to a nearby whites-only pool has filed for bankruptcy. Officials who put the Nile Swim Club of Yeadon into Chapter 11 protection on Wednesday didn’t explain the club’s survival plan in the seven-page bankruptcy petition. Officials launched a [...]

“Alcione C” Borgosub Freediving 2014

Sun, 14/09/2014 - 18:40
Club Borgosub Freediving freediving on a sunken ship

Doctor’s weight-loss order pushed her into the pool; now she’s a champ

Sun, 14/09/2014 - 18:11
Her doctor’s words shook her like an earthquake: “If you don’t lose weight, you won’t get to your 60th birthday.” Vivian Stancil, a retired Long Beach schoolteacher, was 50. She stood 5 feet tall and weighed 319 pounds. “A bowling ball wouldn’t even describe what I was,” Stancil says. “I could barely walk. But I [...]

Scientists Identify First Swimming Dinosaur

Sun, 14/09/2014 - 14:16
A rich horde of fossils from the Sahara has revealed that the largest known predator to ever walk the earth was also a superb swimmer, overturning the common view that dinosaurs were terrestrial beasts. In a study published Thursday in the journal Science, an international research team described how it had uncovered the partial skeleton [...]

Hundreds of swimmers take a dive for Dublin’s Liffey Swim

Sun, 14/09/2014 - 14:05
First man home was Ger Wilkes, from Malahide and a member of North Dublin swimming club. “The hardest bit thinking people are coming up behind you, thinking, ‘Am I doing enough?’ I knew I was in the lead from about the Hal’penny Bridge. It was only a matter of hanging on then. O’Connell Bridge is [...]

86 year-old swimmer with MS defies expectations

Sun, 14/09/2014 - 13:50
Sudbury’s Derald Balson competes in swimming at a national le​vel at the age of 86. That’s pretty impressive but consider also that he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis more than 40 years ago. Swimming using only his arms, he won two gold medals last month at the Canada 55 Plus Games in Strathcona County, Alberta. [...]

CCTV footage shows swimmer rifling through purse

Sun, 14/09/2014 - 13:28
Police are appealing for information about this man who was caught on camera rifling through a purse a Birmingham swimming baths. See ITV

Ukraine’s combat dolphins begin swimming for Russia

Sun, 14/09/2014 - 12:55
Kyiv wants its combat dolphins back, but now they’re swimming for Russia. Read Foreign Policy via KiyvPost

81-year-old Veteran to Swim from Alcatraz to Raise Money for Korean War Memorial

Sun, 14/09/2014 - 12:39
An 81-year-old Korean War veteran is making a big push to raise money for a local war memorial by making the one and a quarter mile swim from Alcatraz to San Francisco in the 19th annual Alcatraz Invitational on Sunday. Wally Stewart got in some final training laps at the Finley Aquatic Center in Santa [...]

Sun Yang still shining bright after troubled year

Sun, 14/09/2014 - 12:26
Sun Yang has always been different from China‘s other top swimmers, as much a maverick as a pioneer. And not just because he is the first Chinese man to win an Olympic swimming gold medal. Or that he spent time in jail. While most of China’s best swimmers prefer to keep a low profile, Sun [...]

Lewis Pugh – Showreel

Frí, 12/09/2014 - 14:29
Lewis is the first to complete long distance swims in every one of the world’s oceans – including the waters around the melting ice cap. He’s witnessed retreating glaciers, coral bleaching and changing patterns of migration, and now focuses on raising awareness of the fragile maritime environment. He’s also swum across a lake on Mount [...]

Water Activities at Dickson Valley

Frí, 12/09/2014 - 14:25
Whether they’re playing water polo, water volleyball, or just swimming around, kids love having a blast in our lake! Website: dicksonvalley.com Facebook: facebook.com/dicksonvalley Twitter: twitter.com/dvmark

LumaLanes setting the pace for Olympic swimmers

Frí, 12/09/2014 - 12:57
Swimmers at SwimMAC Carolina, a nonprofit organization where world record holders and Olympians train, are using LumaLanes(tm), a system of computer-controlled pacing lights that, when placed at the pool bottom, show the swimmers their ideal pace. Endorsed by David Marsh, the head coach, CEO and executive director at SwimMAC, the technology behind LumaLanes was developed [...]

Haverhill swimming trophy returned after 36 years

Frí, 12/09/2014 - 11:54
It has been 36 years since the Haverhill High School swim team won a state championship and for all of those years the trophy has been missing. Back in 1978 Haverhill didn’t have a trophy case so Coach Tom McCutchan kept it with him. “State championship, I mean that means you’re the best in the [...]

Stunning Video Shows Freedivers Swimming With Tiger Sharks

Frí, 12/09/2014 - 11:44
Christina and Eusebio Saenz de Santamaria, who are record-breaking freedivers, went to Tiger Beach in the Bahamas to deep dive with tiger sharks, fulfilling a dream they’ve had for many years. The couple, who live in a small tropical island off Thailand, trained in the Caribbean paradise in June and shot this stunning video of [...]

Woman sexually abused by swim coach Chris Huott as a child speaks out

Frí, 12/09/2014 - 10:50
A 2013 sex abuse case involving a D.C.-area swim coach triggered something in Danielle Bostick. It brought back memories of the pain she suffered at the hands of a man who coached her at Fairland Aquatics Center decades ago; she could no longer keep it all in. In 1984, Bostick was a 7-year-old swimmer in [...]

Girls defy death at Devil’s Pool, Victoria Falls

Frí, 12/09/2014 - 10:33
As stated here on Wikipedia – Devil’s Pool (Victoria Falls), a natural pool at the edge of Victoria Falls, Africa that is occasionally safe for swimming.

Bull jumps into swimming pool during swim meet in Madhya Pradesh

Frí, 12/09/2014 - 09:33
An unusual participant decided to gate-crash a state-level swimming competition in Madhya Pradesh’s Mandsaur on Monday. Minutes before the event was about to start, a bull managed to gain entry into the premises and jumped inside the pool, even as the shocked organisers looked on. The other contestants, who were practicing in the pool before [...]

Defeat in battle to save Coventry’s Olympic-length swimming pool

Frí, 12/09/2014 - 08:59
The final nail was hammered into the coffin of Coventry’s Olympic-length swimming pool as councillors finally voted to shut it down. But hope of retaining a 50m pool somewhere in the city was resurrected after the council agreed to explore the option of building a new 50m pool somewhere else in the city, before the [...]