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Watch: A Shark-Deterrent Wetsuit (And It’s Not What You Think)

Sun, 29/06/2014 - 19:04
Ocean swimmer Hamish Jolly wished there was a wetsuit that could keep sharks at bay – so he invented one. Find out how he did it, and how you could apply the same techniques to create an innovation of your own. See Huffington Post

Top swimming holes around the world

Sun, 29/06/2014 - 00:32
Summer is here at last. Travel deals web site Cheapflights.ca has formulated a list of the top 11 swimming holes around the world. It’s chosen five swimming holes in North America where you can enjoy the beauty of nature and cool down from summer’s heat. Read The Star Photo by brentonmac12

Dog dies after swimming in algae-filled Minnesota lake

Sun, 29/06/2014 - 00:28
A dog died last weekend shortly after swimming in a Sherburne County lake that had developed areas of heavy algae growth. “We noticed that Copper went on shore, began vomiting and panting very hard, and just looked very sick,” the owner said. “I carried him to my truck and brought him to the vet’s office.”While [...]

Dry And Secondary Drowning: Little Known Swimming Safety Risks

Sun, 29/06/2014 - 00:23
Though relatively uncommon, it’s important to be aware of two types of health risks that may occur in the aftermath of a close call at the beach or pool. “It is an unusual phenomenon,” Dr. Holly Phillips told “CBS This Morning.” “Basically there are two forms of out-of-water drowning. The first one is called dry [...]

COM Aquatics’ No Picture Policy More Heavily Enforced For Childrens’ Safety

Sun, 29/06/2014 - 00:08
Before kids makes a splash at the aquatics centers in town, parents will have to put away the camera. A policy in place by the City of Midland Aquatics prevents any picture taking at their facility. “We are restricting them some ways and we hate to be but it is for the safety of the [...]

Olympic swimmers offer advice on juggling athletics, life, school

Ley, 28/06/2014 - 23:50
Olympic swimmers Michael Phelps, Nathan Adrian, Missy Franklin, and Mel Stewart appeared at the Santa Clara Arena Grand Prix on the weekend of June 19 and shared their thoughts on juggling academics, extracurricular activities, personal health, and sports. Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time with 22 medals, said that it’s important to [...]

Clever Buoy uses sonar to raise the shark alarm

Ley, 28/06/2014 - 19:08
In many parts of the world, shark attacks are a very real possibility for anyone entering the ocean. While suspended nets do help keep the toothsome fish separated from swimmers, they’re far from from 100 percent reliable, plus sharks (along with other marine animals) regularly get caught in them and perish – as sharks are [...]

Candice Alley to be a voice for the victims of family violence

Ley, 28/06/2014 - 00:36

Read The Herald Sun

The ex-wife of trouble-prone Olympic champion Grant Hackett is set to join forces with peak domestic violence body Domestic Violence Victoria and the White Ribbon Foundation, declaring she wants to help raise awareness about the insidious plague.

“As a mum, it strikes a chord and it is something close to my heart,” the singer-songwriter said.

“There are so many vulnerable women out there who don’t feel they have the option to walk out on a violent marriage.”

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She said the term “domestic violence” suggested it was a private matter and not one that should be talked about in public.

“Domestic violence should never be a private matter,” she said.

How Amy Van Dyken-Rouen turns injury into inspiration: ‘This is for my life’

Ley, 28/06/2014 - 00:30
See Today Health Six-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen may have been badly injured in an ATV accident, but she is “not afraid” of the hard road to recovery that lies ahead. “This is a new challenge, and I’m taking it head-on,” Van Dyken-Rouen told Matt Lauer on TODAY Friday. “This is more [...]

The Science of Freediving: Your Body’s Amazing Reaction To Water

Frí, 27/06/2014 - 18:07
Read ideas.ted.com In 1949, a stocky Italian air force lieutenant named Raimondo Bucher decided to try a potentially deadly stunt off the coast of Capri, Italy. Bucher would sail out to the center of the lake, take a breath and hold it, and free-dive down one hundred feet to the bottom. Waiting there would be [...]

Ten Percent of U.S. Beaches Fail Swimmer Safety Standards

Hós, 26/06/2014 - 23:51
Read WSET You may want to check the beach water before you get in to swim. Researchers with the Natural Resources Defense Council monitored more than 3,000 beaches and according to the annual “Testing the Waters” report, 10% of U.S. beaches failed the government’s swimmer safety standards. Virginia had one of the lowest failure rates of water samples. The [...]

Michael Phelps to appear nude in ESPN The Magazine’s ‘Body Issue’

Hós, 26/06/2014 - 23:35
Read The Baltimore Sun If you’ve ever said you’ve seen enough of Towson-born Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps for one lifetime, I submit to you evidence that you may have spoken too soon. Phelps, the record-setting Olympic swimmer, is one of 22 athletes appearing nude in ESPN The Magazine’s The Body Issue, which features photo spreads [...]

Navy SEALs to swim Sebago Lake for Camp Sunshine

Hós, 26/06/2014 - 23:29
Read keepmecurrent.com Four active-duty Navy SEALs are preparing to swim the full 13-mile length of Sebago Lake on Aug. 21 to raise funds to send military families in need to Camp Sunshine. The goal of the “SEALs for Sunshine” event is to raise enough money to send 40 military families to Camp Sunshine, a one-of-a-kind [...]

Conservationists oppose swimming with whales tourism plan

Hós, 26/06/2014 - 23:16
Read ABC A Mooloolaba scuba diving company is the first in Australia to offer the people the chance to swim with humpbacks from next month. Paul Hodda from the Australian Whale Conservation Society says it is not the right way to treat an endangered species. “Our main concern is that people can have a wonderful [...]

Lack of swimming officials has Indigenous Games organizers dropping that event

Hós, 26/06/2014 - 23:14
Read CBC A shortage of certified officials for swimming competitions has forced organizers of the North American Indigenous Games to drop that sport from the upcoming games. Qualified officials are needed to oversee swimming races and there were not enough available. The games take place in Regina in July. “We turned over every rock and [...]

Massena Man Shares Memories Of Swimming English Channel

Hós, 26/06/2014 - 23:01
See WWNYTV It took retired Navy chaplin Robert Manning the strength of prayer and more than 53,000 strokes to swim the English Channel three decades ago at age 49. “It was such a wonderful feeling,” he said.

Grant Hackett dragged into Rinehart feud

Mik, 25/06/2014 - 22:41
See 7News and read for instance The Sydney Morning Herald Mining magnate Gina Rinehart asked Olympic swimming champion Grant Hackett to convince her daughter Bianca to withdraw her nomination as trustee of the family’s $5 billion trust two days before she was to give evidence in their bitter legal dispute. Court documents show Mrs Rinehart [...]

Fishing boat encounters huge Great White shark in Cape Cod Bay

Mik, 25/06/2014 - 10:16

Read Boston Magazine

“Look at the size of that fish.”

That’s the only thing Captain Tyler Macallister could think to say when his boat, the F/V Cynthia C, came across a massive Great White shark off the coast of Cape Cod on Monday morning.

Macallister, who takes trip out on the ocean to fish for tuna on the vessel, described the shark as roughly 16 to 18 feet in length. After spotting the shark from a distance, crew members of the F/V Cynthia C approached it, and took video as it circled around the ship.

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Killer Whale catches kayaker by surprise

Mik, 25/06/2014 - 00:35

There he was, filming a couple of orcas in the distance at Ford Cove, Hornby Island, B.C. Canada, when a third one came up to breathe right beside the kayak! :-)

Lifeguard gives tips on how to save swimmers’ lives

Mik, 25/06/2014 - 00:10

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It’s something none of us ever want to imagine doing — jumping in the water to save someone. In many cases a person or child needing help ends up drowning their rescuer. However, knowing what to do can save the victim’s life and yours.

Lifeguard Theo Lee at the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center teaches others how to save lives. He said once you see that someone is drowning, have someone else call 911.

“That way if things escalate beyond their control someone will be on the way to help you,” Lee said. “If possible, reach a hand out to them, or maybe a leg or a shepherd’s hook. That will reach out and grab without you actually getting in and putting yourself in danger.”

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