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Emily Seebohm has some Super Serious Fun

Týs, 13/01/2015 - 20:51
Olympic swimmer Emily Seebohm shows us how she has #SuperSeriousFun when she’s away from the pool ahead of the BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series.

A video message from Ellie Simmonds

Týs, 13/01/2015 - 20:45
Four-time Paralympic gold medallist Ellie Simmonds wants you to come join her at the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships in Glasgow in six months time.

Oscar Kightley faces his fear of water and learns to swim

Týs, 13/01/2015 - 20:17
Oscar Kightley is two laps into his swim to survive. The actor and comedian has spent the past 20 years being scared of the water. The 44-year-old said his fear of the water followed two near-drowning incidents. “That kind of kept me out, but I always knew I was missing out on something,” he said. [...]

Petition to End “Swimming With Dolphins” Programs Hits the Internet

Týs, 13/01/2015 - 20:11
With SeaWorld seeing attendance dips, its CEO step down, and people protesting the Miami Seaqiarium’s captivity of Lolita, more and more people are getting involved in trying to save aquatic animals from being used as playthings for tourists. Now a new petition, this one targeting “swimming with dolphins” programs, has hit the internet pleading for Congress [...]

Alia Atkinson: I am a myth-buster

Týs, 13/01/2015 - 19:58
We knew she was a world champion swimmer, but we discovered last Saturday that Alia Atkinson is also a powerful speaker. As she addressed the annual business conference of the GraceKennedy Group, she recounted how she extinguished the notion that swimming “was not for the likes of her”. With little support at the beginning of [...]

US swim stars give swimming lessons at Naval Station Norfolk

Týs, 13/01/2015 - 14:30
Four members of Team USA Swimming spent the day training young athletes in the water. NewsChannel 3’s Blaine Stewart takes us there. When larger than life celebrities, like 11-time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte, visit Naval Station Norfolk, it’s bound to make a splash. For Lochte and his teammates, Friday’s swim clinics at the fleet rec [...]

91-year-old swimmer stars in Speedo ad

Týs, 13/01/2015 - 14:21
This is not the Speedo that most folks know — and love to ridicule. No teeny, tiny swim briefs in this ad. None of its former spokesjocks like Michael Phelps or, for heaven’s sakes, Mark Spitz, adorned in Olympic medals. The Speedo of 2015 is, instead, focusing less on competitive swimming and more on everyday [...]

Fueled by Water – Team Speedo

Týs, 13/01/2015 - 14:15
The elite swimmers in Team Speedo are among the fastest, strongest, and most dedicated athletes in the world. Olympic gold medalists Ryan Lochte, Natalie Coughlin, Cullen Jones, and Nathan Adrian are global ambassadors for the sport of swimming who define the next level.

Japan’s swimmer Tomita on trial for camera theft

Týs, 13/01/2015 - 14:10
Disgraced Japanese swimmer Naoya Tomita appeared in a South Korean court Monday on charges of stealing a journalist’s camera at the Asian Games in September. Tomita, a gold medallist at the 2010 Asian Games, was booted out of last year’s event in the western port city of Incheon after paying a one million won ($950) [...]

Gnawing sharks force Google to protect internet cables with Kevlar

Týs, 13/01/2015 - 11:41
If you have been experiencing painfully longer ping times or hair-pulling latencies in your internet, you might have to blame someone else other than your internet service provider. As it turned out, a shark had been angrily chomping on the underwater cables that ferry data across the continents. Over the past two months, ruptures have [...]

Wounded vets swim with dolphins in Marathon

Sun, 11/01/2015 - 23:17
Members of the veterans service organization Wounded Warrior Project took a detour during an annual South Florida bike ride to swim with the dolphins. Dozens of veterans spent the day at the Dolphin Research Center in Marathon on Saturday. They has the opportunity to learn some training techniques before joining the animals in the water. [...]

LOST Polar Bear Dip 2015

Sun, 11/01/2015 - 17:40
We had 35 dippers show up this year (up from about 25 last year, it keeps growing!)… and about the same number of supporters as dippers. Of course, by supporters I mean friends and relatives that were too sane to dip… but weren’t going to miss a chance for a good laugh! See L.O.S.T Swimming

Holyoke swim coach accused of rape will not be banned from sport

Ley, 10/01/2015 - 22:44
It was in November when CBS 3 first told you Anna Strzempko’s story of alleged rape. “I remember once Anna told me it was like cocaine, she would do anything for his approval,” her mother Monica Strzempko told CBS 3 in November. They were words from a mother desperate to get her daughter’s alleged story [...]

3 Kauai swimmers saved by beachgoers’ human chain

Ley, 10/01/2015 - 22:36
Kauai beachgoers saved three people from drowning in waters off Kauapea Beach on Tuesday. Officials say a 42-year-old Austrian man initially found himself in distress, which prompted a 24-year-old Kilauea man to help him. Then a 50-year-old Kauai woman entered the water after seeing the men both struggle. Firefighters say upon their arrival, they found [...]

Ex-Dolphins player falls in ocean, survives by swimming 9 miles to land

Ley, 10/01/2015 - 12:49
According to the U.S. Coast Guard, Konrad fell into the Atlantic Ocean on Wednesday and only survived because he was able to swim nine miles to shore. The Coast Guard told WPTV in West Palm Beach, Fla., that Konrad was picked up at 4:40 a.m. on Thursday and taken to the hospital to be treated [...]

FINA World Cup 2015 includes 8 meets over 3 clusters

Frí, 09/01/2015 - 12:16
FINA is pleased to announce the calendar of the FINA Swimming World Cup 2015, running from August to November, and distributing over US$ 2 million in prize money. This prestigious 25m-pool circuit will comprise eight meets distributed over three clusters. Immediately after the conclusion of the FINA World Championships in Kazan (RUS), the best athletes [...]

GoPro Makes Watching Freediving Videos Easy With New Channel On LG Smart TVs

Frí, 09/01/2015 - 10:15
Like watching freediving videos filmed on GoPro cameras? Well, the company announced this week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas the launching of the GoPro Channel app for LG Smart TVs. See DeeperBlue

New High Performance Manager in the Danish Swimming Federation

Frí, 09/01/2015 - 09:33
The Danish Swimming Federation appoints a High Performance Manager The new High Performance Manager comes from a position at Team Denmark and he also has many years of experience working for swimming clubs behind him. It is with great pleasure that the Danish Swimming Federation can announce that the Federation’s new High Performance Manager from [...]

Jennifer Aniston: I have a ‘real fear’ of going underwater

Hós, 08/01/2015 - 15:57
Jennifer Aniston’s fear of going underwater stems from a childhood trauma. “I was a kid and I was riding this tricycle around a swimming pool and I drove my tricycle into the swimming pool and I didn’t let go and my brother tried to [help me],” the actress told E! News. “I basically have a real [...]

Plan to build natural swimming hole in Houston gains steam

Hós, 08/01/2015 - 12:51
Three men are $30,000 closer to achieving their goal of building a natural swimming hole in the center of the city. The Houston Needs a Swimming Hole! Kickstarter page has surpassed its $30,000 goal with three days left to donate. Jeff Kaplan and his partners are on their way to create a natural escape in [...]