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Via SwimmingWorld, featuring Frédérick Bousquet
Chris Coates was holding his breath and filming another diver on a spearfishing adventure film shoot off Ascension Island when the unusual accident happened. Mr Coates, who was focusing on the action in front of him, failed to spot the enormous shark approaching him from behind and by the time he was warned by the [...]
In this video interview from last week’s American Swim Coaches Association’s world clinic, Milner talked about the tragic death of her son from shallow water blackout that prompted her to createShallowWaterBlackoutPrevention.org to educate people on the dangers of hypoxic training and why many don’t often see the danger until it’s too late. See SwimmingWorld
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See how clean athletes are protected with an inside look at one of WADA’s anti-doping laboratories.
A nudist resort in Northern California has been accused of stealing water from a local creek during the state’s severe drought, according to local news media. Authorities from the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District, which protects wildlife habitat, said the clothing-optional Lupin Lodge had been diverting water, some of which was used to fill the [...]
In preparation for the Asian Games starting September 19, 2014, 361 have released a tongue-in-cheek campaign featuring Olympic Swimmer Sun Yang. The Asian Games will see Sun Yang face his chief opponent, the Korean swimmer Park Tae-hwan. In the series of 4 commercials, Sun Yang pokes fun at Park Tae-hwan telling him with a cheeky [...]
We (Brazil) were diving at Bat Islands, Costa Rica, when this peaceful manta came. Brian Thompson (Canada) gently cut the net fishing and now the manta can live with no pain. Courtesy of Oceano VideoSub on YouTube
Ocean advocate and endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh is undertaking the first long distance swim in all the 7 Seas (Mediterranean, Adriatic, Aegean, Black, Red and North Seas) to highlight the urgent need for more Marine Protected Areas (essentially national parks in the sea).
USA Swimming, in collaboration with the United States Olympic Committee, announced in April of 2013 that Omaha, Neb., has been selected as the host city for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Swimming.
LEN European Open Water Swimming Cup, Final – Castellabate (ITA) Italians sweep overall titles Italy’s Andrea Bianchi and Arianna Bridi won the respective overall titles in Castellabate in the two-day final of the LEN European Open Water Swimming Cup series. A tough challenge awaited those who went for the highest ranks in the general classifications: [...]
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!
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 [...]
Club Borgosub Freediving freediving on a sunken ship
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Sudbury’s Derald Balson competes in swimming at a national level 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. [...]
Police are appealing for information about this man who was caught on camera rifling through a purse a Birmingham swimming baths. See ITV
Kyiv wants its combat dolphins back, but now they’re swimming for Russia. Read Foreign Policy via KiyvPost