Fast Fix Blog About Swimming
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It’s been nearly two months since the Wellness & Aquatics Complex in Maury County closed but there’s now a new push to reopen the facility’s pools, according to county leaders. Formerly the Maury County YMCA, the WAC was losing money and could not come up with the funding to stay open. It closed in late [...]
Memphis police and fire departments were called to a scene where a man was swimming naked in the Mississippi River. Emergency crews, including the Coast Guard, tried to help him get out of the water, but the man refused their help and continued swimming. See myfoxmemphis FOX13 News, WHBQ FOX 13
In the part of Mote Marine that visitors see, three-foot-long bonnethead sharks show off in a multi-windowed tank. In a nearby shallow pool, Atlantic stingrays, whose barbs have been snipped to make them safe enough for a toddler to touch, circle endlessly. Beyond the employees-only door, research scientists headed by Carl A. Luer have spent [...]
South African President Jacob Zuma will not have to repay public money spent on ‘security upgrades’ to his private residence that included a swimming pool and chicken run, the police minister announced Thursday. Finding that all the upgrades were for necessary for the safety of the head of state, Nkosinathi Nhleko told a news conference: [...]
Olympic Gold Medalist Michael Phelps met Friday with the Boys and Girls Club of Metropolitan Baltimore at the Meadowbrook Aquatic and Fitness Center to promote water safety.
Olympic breaststroke gold medallist Cameron van der Burgh says he needs to remain among the top swimmers in his specialist event this year if he is to successfully defend his title at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Van der Burgh made a good start to the season with the fourth fastest time in the world [...]
If you are a beginner when it comes to swimming in open water, we give some valuable tips if for a safe session.
Big wave surfing ain’t for the faint of heart, or breath for that matter. Mark Mathews shows us how the most elite big wave riders train themselves to bare with multi-wave hold downs, and the gnarly conditions that come with taking on giant waves that the surfers may face at Red Bull Cape Fear 2015: [...]
The Norwegian public broadcasting company NRK has the video, that was shown during the unveiling of a statue of Alexander Dale Oen in Øygarden where Alex hailed from. The song is performed by 18-year-old Isabel Park from Øygarden, who made the song together with her mom.
How far would you go for the perfect wildlife photo? Would you sit on a rotting whale carcass in the midst of great white shark feeding frenzy? Well, that’s exactly what one scientist photographer does in the clip above, which aired back in 2008 on the Discovery Channel. See PetaPixel Personally, I am not sure [...]
A South Korean court has found Japanese swimmer Naoya Tomita guilty of stealing a camera at the Incheon Asian Games in September last year. The district court in Incheon fined Tomita 1 million won (about $890), as called for by prosecutors. Tomita had initially admitted to the charge of stealing the camera, which belonged to [...]
An Italian boy who fell into a canal in Milan has survived despite being held underwater for as long as 42 minutes. The 14-year-old, who is said to have jumped off a bridge in Cuggiono with five friends into water which was just 6.5-feet deep, was in hospital for a month, Time reported. His heart [...]
A conversation with Steven LaBue, Red Bull Professional Cliff Diver, filmed at the International Swimming Hall of Fame, on May 26th, 2015. In the conversation, Steven talks about Cliff Diving and the time he hit his head on the Platform 92 feet above the water in La Rochelle, France.
How does Sarah Sjöström feel when she is at the starting block ?
See Svensk Simidrott Swimmers: Christoffer Carlsen, Mölndal ASS Michelle Coleman, Spårvägen S Stina Gardel,l Spårvägen S Louise Hansson, Helsingborg S Jennie Johansson, SK Neptun Ida Lindborg, Malmö S Erik Persson, Kungsbacka S Simon Sjödin, SK Neptun Sarah Sjöström, Södertörns S National head coach: Ulrika Sandmark Coaches: Jonas Lundström, Helsingborg S, Carl Jenner, NEC, Andrei Vorontsov, [...]
The Founder of “Swim, Swim, Swim I Say,” Agnes Davis stopped by the WBLS studios to talk about why African Americans NEED to learn how to swim.
When summer comes around, millions around the world go swimming in oceans and lakes. Is it safe?
May is national water safety month and one of the best ways to stay safe around water is learning how to swim. Jumping into the deep end may not seem like a good idea for an infant, but with parent-child swim classes, an early start is key. Liz Walker, owner of SwimKids says, Children are [...]
Bystanders on a Hutchinson Island beach jumped in to save a drowning young man they say was caught in the rip current on Monday.
Since it began in 2013, over 6,000 children have taken part in Swim Safe schemes, a partnership programme between the Amateur Swimming Assocation (ASA) and the RNLI. While swimming in a pool is a great way of building confidence and technique, open water swimming comes with its own challenges and dangers. They receive the RNLI [...]