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Boy, 16, Reports Shark Bite in Delaware

Hós, 12/06/2014 - 20:26

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A 16-year-old boy says he was bitten by a shark while swimming at Delaware’s Cape Henlopen State Park.

The shark attack happened around 5:00 p.m. Monday.

The teenager, Andrew Vance of Delmar, was wading in 5 feet of water when the shark bit his arm.

He reported that the shark released its bite and swam away after he batted it with his right arm.

Swim instructors prepare for summer of teaching

Hós, 12/06/2014 - 16:31

See KTTC

School may be out for summer, but for many children and teens there are more lessons to learn in the pool. Participants in the Water Safety Instructor class at Rochester Recreation Center are completing a six month course in water safety and instruction.

The student instructors are diving in to the fundamentals of swimming before they start teaching children at area pools and recreational waters.

“You’re their teacher, but you’re also kind of, their friend,” said Laura Torgeson of Pine Island, who’s working toward her WSI certification. “If you make it fun and friendly for them then they get such a better experience and they want to come back.”

KTTC Rochester, Austin, Mason City News, Weather and Sports

Portrait de Yannick Agnel

Mik, 11/06/2014 - 21:35

Speak in English :-)

Le squale des bassins à rejoint le Team Arena en avril dernier, découvrez son portrait en 1m30 ! :)

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Shreveport swimmer nearly drowns, sparks pool safety awareness

Mik, 11/06/2014 - 21:23

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After a Shreveport teenager almost drowned this past weekend, The Swim School in Shreveport-Bossier City offered some safety tips to make sure summer fun is also safe.

Facility Manager Elaine Durbin said the first thing to remember is something simple but important.

“You definitely need to enroll in swim lessons for sure,” she said.

KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather

Lake Superior Swimming Risky as Beach House Opens

Mik, 11/06/2014 - 21:19

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A beautiful day across the Northland Tuesday, but down by Lake Superior a cool breeze is fueled by even cooler water. It’s creating dangerous conditions for swimmers.

“Hypothermia is a big risk,” Cheryl Vander Heyden, with the Duluth YMCA, said. “It’s always a risk in Lake Superior because it never gets very warm, but the risk is much higher this year.”

Swimming pool crash suspect may have been drunk at the time

Mik, 11/06/2014 - 21:16

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A man police said was behind the wheel of a serious crash that ended in a swimming pool in Ledyard had a blood alcohol level almost four times the legal limit.

Police said 25-year-old Marcus Harvin, of New Britain, was charged in the Memorial Day weekend crash where he was driving down Route 12 in Gales Ferry when police said he lost control and crashed his car through a utility pole, a traffic control box and a metal guardrail and ultimately ended up in a backyard swimming pool.

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Man Jumps Into Sydney Harbor and Encounters a Great White Shark

Mik, 11/06/2014 - 20:37

The discussion is raging on Sourcefed and Reddit, but I won’t give it away. Yet! :-)

Close Call with a Great White Shark in Sydney Harbour!
Filmed on a GoPro at Manly jump rock.

Mare Nostrum Canet 2014 LIVE on Sport+

Mik, 11/06/2014 - 14:14

The Canet-en-Roussillon leg of the Mare Nostrum Tour is underway, here are a few vital links:

Image courtesy of Jón Bjarnason

Becky Adlington reveals swimming can make you happy!

Mik, 11/06/2014 - 12:52

Press release from dna

A new study by British Gas SwimBritain published today reveals swimming can increase positivity, sleep quality and energy levels.

Want to feel more content, less grumpy and finally get a good night’s sleep? Swimming could be the answer, a new study by British Gas SwimBritain conducted by Mindlab International reveals.

The report found that taking a regular dip at your local pool can make you feel happier as well as healthier, with participants reporting an increase of 35% in positivity during a major new four week study.

The results have also shown that the low impact sport is a tonic for everyday life, increasing levels of sleep quality (+40%) and energy levels (+51%) and fitness levels (+15%) during the course of the study.

Olympic Swimmer, Becky Adlington added:

“Swimming is obviously close to my heart and it’s my goal to help the nation rediscover their love of the water, so this research is really good news for the sport, and something I’ve always known anyway!

“The fact that it has significant benefits both in body and mind is a great reason to get back in the pool and that’s why I am a big fan of British Gas SwimBritain, a fun relay challenge taking place this summer, which is encouraging as many people as possible to give themselves a swimming goal and see the benefits for themselves!”

Mausi – My Friend Has a Swimming Pool (Official Video)

Mik, 11/06/2014 - 00:06

Via josepvinaixa.com

Italian synthpop quartet MAUSI, formed by Italian-born brothers Thomas and Daisy Finetto with Ben Brown and Benjamin Huntrods, is finally back to the music scene with brand new single entitled ‘My Friend Has a Swimming Pool‘. So fresh and perfect for the summer.

Pools can be silent killer for kids

Týs, 10/06/2014 - 23:32

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YMCA Aquatics Director Chris Pinto says that it only takes 10 to 20 seconds for a child to get in trouble in the water.

“When you’re not 100 percent vigilant on your swimmers, then they need to get out of the pool and wait for you to get back,” Pinto said.

Chris says that you won’t even hear your child cry for help when they’re in danger, because they can’t.

“Some early warning signs would be inability to respond verbally. That means that they’re already in the drowning process, and water is already in their throat,” Pinto said.

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People Still Swimming Despite Sharks

Týs, 10/06/2014 - 22:27

See WKRG

A rare double flag warning is up near Alabama Point at Orange Beach for a dangerously high volume of sharks in the area, but that hasn’t stopped people from swimming.

With last words, man tells wife ‘swim’

Týs, 10/06/2014 - 21:56

See woodtv.com

The wife of a man who died after going under the water in a northern Kent County lake said that in his final moments, he urged her to swim to safety.

Charles Cooley and his wife Deborah often spent their weekends on the water in the Chain Lakes in Oakfield Township, southwest of Greenville.

“We fished all summer long. We played bingo all winter long,” Deborah Cooley said.

Saturday started off much the same as many other fishing trips.

“We wasn’t that far from the bank,” Deborah Cooley said. “He stood up and the boat capsized.”

Local swim programs combat drowning statistics

Týs, 10/06/2014 - 21:16

See WDBJ7

The Virginia Gators Swim Club wants to remind parents how important it is to teach their children how to swim, after startling drowning statistics were released.

Every day, about 10 people die from unintentional drowning, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Out of those deaths, two are children.

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History making swim for teenager Dan Canta

Týs, 10/06/2014 - 21:11

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A Melbourne teenager has made history by becoming the youngest person ever to swim between Port Phillip Heads. Kristy Mayr reports.

Woman dies after being pulled from waters near ‘Spitting Caves’ in East Oahu, Hawaii

Týs, 10/06/2014 - 21:00

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A Sunday afternoon turned tragic at a popular spot in East Oahu.

Emergency officials responded to a swimmer in distress at “Spitting Caves” just before 2 p.m.

“A female in the water that had difficulty in the water. Two of her friends went in to try to assist her and unfortunately, they weren’t able to help her enough,” said Rick Mauer, acting battalion chief with the Honolulu Fire Department.

Photo by Anthony Quintano

Man dies after being pulled from Great Chesapeake Bay Swim

Týs, 10/06/2014 - 20:44

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A swimmer in distress died Sunday after being pulled from the water during the Great Chesapeake Bay Swim.

Anne Arundel County firefighters and police responded to a medical emergency at 11:15 a.m. in the water between the eastbound and westbound spans of the Bay Bridge, about 2 miles east of Sandy Point State Park. The race started at the park 45 minutes earlier.

The man, identified by Department of Natural Resources Police as Robert Matysek, 58, of Mount Pleasant, S.C., was one of more than 600 swimmers attempting to complete the 4.4-mile swim across the bay to raise money for charity. It was his 20th time participating in the race, said DNR Police spokeswoman Candy Thomson.

Matysek was unresponsive when a county dive team arrived and pulled him from the water.

Emergency personnel began CPR and rushed him to shore by boat. He was in cardiac arrest when he was transported to Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, said Lt. Cliff Kooser, a county fire department spokesman. He was pronounced dead shortly after arriving, Thomson said.

Stingray charges ‘foolish’ swimmer taunting it

Týs, 10/06/2014 - 20:30

See examiner.com

The video of a giant stingray charging at a man in waist-deep water has gone viral. This unbelievable video has been a highlight of morning news shows today after the man appears to play a game of chicken with this deadly creature.

The Age reports on June 9, that the man actually dives at the stingray, taunting the creature in shallow water. The gigantic stingray is about the size of the man who for some reason decided to taunt the humongous creature, which created one dangerous situation.

First swimming pool just for canines opens in Spain

Týs, 10/06/2014 - 20:24

See MailOnline

The resort – about 30 minutes from Barcelona – is a five-star hotel for pooches with a pool designed to be the right depth for dogs of all shapes and sizes.

The large aqua park also includes a water slide, as well as extra tough inflatables.

Manager Federico Cano said he had seen a resort that allowed dogs to swim alongside humans, and he decided to take it one stage further by making a resort that was only for dogs.

He said: ‘I don’t see why dogs should not be allowed to enjoy a swim when the weather gets hot just like people can – especially here in Spain where it gets really hot.

I still get abuse from Twitter trolls, says Rebecca Adlington

Týs, 10/06/2014 - 00:00

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She is one of Britain’s most successful sportswomen and a double Olympic gold-medal winner, but the swimmer Rebecca Adlington has revealed that Twitter trolls repeatedly accused her of letting the country down after she won bronze in London 2012.

The 25-year-old said she had blocked thousands of people on Twitter and still regularly received abuse via the social networking site. “It was something I never expected,” she said. “I have never wanted to be famous, you definitely don’t get into swimming for the fame.


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