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Denis Cotterell feels sorry for Sun Yang

Frí, 12/12/2014 - 00:26
Chinese swimming star Sun Yang’s Australian coach said he felt sorry for the double Olympic champion after it emerged he had served a doping ban, telling media Thursday the athlete was “let down”. Denis Cotterell made his comments after Australian swimming authorities barred the 1,500 metres world record-holder from training in the country’s pools in [...]

How dangerous is sea swimming in cold weather?

Frí, 12/12/2014 - 00:22
On Christmas Day 1885 a few hardy souls hobbled across Brighton’s pebbly beach and into the chilly English Channel. That first Brighton Christmas Day swim has become a much-copied ritual around the world. But this year it’s been called off. And it seems unlikely the event, which has always been run by the Brighton Swimming [...]

Brighton Christmas Day Swim called off amid fears for tipsy swimmers

Hós, 11/12/2014 - 01:13
The Christmas Day swim on Brighton beach, a tradition for 150 years, is cancelled over health and safety fears. A traditional Christmas Day swim on Brighton beach has been cancelled over health and safety fears, following increasing levels of drunkenness in recent years. In the past, the “Santa swim” has been called off due to [...]

Marine staff sergeant becomes first amputee to graduate grueling swim course

Hós, 11/12/2014 - 01:05
The Marine Combat Instructor of Water Survival course is a grueling training evolution that requires Marines to swim a total of 59 miles over three weeks. The course that graduated on Nov. 25 started with nine participants, but only six were able to complete the challenge. One of those six had the deck stacked against [...]

Ranomi Kromowidjojo wins 50m Free in Doha! #ArenaBOOM

Mik, 10/12/2014 - 14:36
Olympic 50m Freestyle Champion Ranomi Kromowidjojo talks to us following her 50m free win during the FINA World Swimming (SC) Championships in Doha.

SwimOutlet.com Named as Official Online Store of USA Swimming

Mik, 10/12/2014 - 12:01
Press Release from SwimOutlet.com SwimOutlet.com, the web’s most popular swim shop, has partnered with the sport’s national governing body, USA Swimming, to become the exclusive Official Online Store of USA Swimming (http://www.usaswimming.org). Launching in January 2015 at shop.usaswimming.org and SwimOutlet.com/USASwimming, the new USA Swimming store will leverage SwimOutlet.com’s award-winning service levels, 24/7 phone customer support, [...]

LEN sets up its headquarters in Nyon (SUI)

Mik, 10/12/2014 - 11:50
Press release from LEN Following the decision at the last Congress, LEN moves its headquarters to Switzerland. The new location of the Office is going to be Nyon where a partnership was sealed on Tuesday by LEN President Paolo Barelli and State Councillor of the Department of Economy and Sport, Philippe Leuba. LEN is to [...]

New Danish coaching set-up: Hansen & Juba run NTC, director leaving

Mik, 10/12/2014 - 09:28
Press release from the Danish Swimming Federation The new coaching set-up for swimmers has to win Olympic medals for Denmark On top of a successful World Championships, which resulted in six Danish medals and many impressive results, the Danish Swimming Federation now continues their work towards achieving excellent Danish results at the Rio Olympics which [...]

Ruta Meilutyte on the Breakfast of Champions

Týs, 09/12/2014 - 16:44
Following her 50m Breaststroke win at the FINA Swimming World (SC) Championships in Doha, Ruta Meilutyte lets us know what fuels her before a big race!

How CSS Swim Training Works

Týs, 09/12/2014 - 16:40
Swim Smooth Head Coach Paul Newsome explains why Critical Swim Speed (CSS) training improves you distance and triathlon swimming.

The Race Club Swimisodes – Breaststroke with Rebecca Soni – Dolphin Kick Breast

Týs, 09/12/2014 - 16:34
Breaststroke is difficult especially timing the strike phase. One thing all fast swimming techniques in Breaststroke have in common is being streamline during the strike phase. Olympic Gold medalist and World Record Holder Rebecca Soni says, “Dolphin Kick Breaststroke drill is one of my favorites! For me, the biggest benefit of this drill is being [...]

“When You Say You’re a Swimmer”

Týs, 09/12/2014 - 12:30
An ode to competitive swimming in 60 seconds.

Nobody pushes the boundaries of freediving like William Trubridge

Týs, 09/12/2014 - 09:52
New Zealand freediver William Trubridge has fallen agonisingly short of breaking his own world record for the deepest dive without swimming assistance in the Bahamas. Plunging into a 203m deep sinkhole known as Dean’s Blue Hole, Trubridge resurfaced three minutes and 30 seconds after reaching the target depth but the dive was made void after [...]

Great Horned Owl seen swimming in Lake Michigan

Ley, 06/12/2014 - 21:54
It’s something you’ve probably never thought about before, but evidently, owls can swim. A video published on YouTube on Tuesday by Chicago-area photographer Steve Spitzer shows a great horned owl gliding through the waters of Lake Michigan, according to WGN-TV. Spitzer said he was at Loyola Park Beach in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood when the [...]

Grant Hackett to come out of retirement

Ley, 06/12/2014 - 21:41
Australian swimmer Grant Hackett, a seven-time Olympic medalist, will come out of a seven-year competitive retirement and enter the Australian national championships in April, according to Australian media. He hasn’t yet set a goal of making the 2016 Olympics, nor any international team for Australia. “That’s not where I am at in my head,” Hackett said, [...]

Alia Atkinson (JAM) Gold in the 100m Breaststroke at Doha 2014

Ley, 06/12/2014 - 21:34
Alia Atkinson (JAM) grabs the first gold medal for Jamaica at the World Championships SC (WR equaled). She already was the only Jamaican swimmer (both genders) with a medal in the competition winning silver medals at the 50m Breaststroke (2012 and 2014) and 100m Breaststroke (2012).

FINA World Aquatics Convention

Hós, 04/12/2014 - 21:35
3rd FWAC wants to provide a platform on which the global Aquatics family and business leaders can meet to network, share best practice, encourage engagement in Aquatic sports, and boost elite performance in all FINA disciplines.

Doha 2014, Day 1: Belmonte, 2 – Hosszu, 0

Mik, 03/12/2014 - 22:42
The 12th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m), staged in Doha (QAT) from December 3-7, 2014 couldn’t have started in a better way: after the initial day, three World Records and six Championships records were already established, with some races having unpredictable outcomes. Read more here on fina.org

Adam Peaty shows us his arena

Mik, 03/12/2014 - 22:14
World Record Holder (50m Breaststroke), Adam Peaty shows us his arena. Thanks for the swim tip by the way Adam!

Lotte Friis shows us her arena

Mik, 03/12/2014 - 22:12
World 1500m Silver Medalist and European Record Holder, Lotte Friis shares her number one swim tip with us.