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Princess Anne swim team mysteriously sick after meet at Maury High

Mán, 14/12/2015 - 12:31
Parents of students at Princess Anne High School in Virginia Beach want to know what got their kids sick Thursday night. They tell 10 On Your Side more than half of the Princess Anne swim team got sick Thursday night during a meet at Maury High School in Norfolk. Swimmers say as soon as they [...]

Black People Can’t Swim – Is It True?

Mán, 14/12/2015 - 12:29
A common stereotype about black people is that they can’t swim! We did a series of tests with people of all races to prove once and for all if the worst swimmers are black. Find out if it’s true in this weeks episode!

Swimming is England’s favourite sport, but numbers are falling

Mán, 14/12/2015 - 09:43
ASA writes The latest Sport England Active People Survey figures show that over 2.5 million adults continue to enjoy swimming each week. The statistics also show that over the last six months there has been a five per cent growth in open water swimming, and over 250,000 adults have improved their swimming ability through teaching [...]

Banned swimmer Park Tae-hwan to return home from Japan training

Mán, 14/12/2015 - 09:34
Suspended former Olympic swimming champion Park Tae-hwan is scheduled to return home on Saturday from a Japanese training camp with hopes of competing in next year’s Summer Games still up in the air, informed sources said Friday. Park, serving a doping ban, began training in Japan in September, after struggling to find proper facilities at [...]

Ranomi Kromowidjojo equals own 50 free world record at 2015 Duel in the Pool

Sun, 13/12/2015 - 22:23
The Netherlands’ Ranomi Kromowidjojo, who equaled her own world record in the women’s 50m free with a time of 23.24, was named Speedo Female Athlete of the Meet. See USA Swimming

Matt Grevers breaks 100 back world record at 2015 Duel in the Pool

Sun, 13/12/2015 - 22:20
Olympic champion Matt Grevers (Lake Forest, Ill.) set a short-course meters world record in the 100-meter backstroke and Team USA swimmers totaled nine American records Saturday to clinch a seventh consecutive Mutual of Omaha Duel in the Pool title, 155-107, over Europe at the Indiana University Natatorium. Grevers, who set an American record leading off [...]

Team USA breaks 400 medley relay World Record at 2015 Duel in the Pool

Sun, 13/12/2015 - 22:14
On the women’s 400m medley relay, Manuel hit the water even with the European squad and pulled away down the stretch to touch in 3:45.20 to eclipse Team USA’s four-year-old world record. Courtney Bartholomew (Holland, Mich.), Katie Meili (Colleyville, Texas) and Kelsi Worrell (Mt. Holly, N.J.) swam the first three legs of the American- and [...]

Posing underwater for a good cause

Frí, 11/12/2015 - 16:50
The Kirk Family YMCA and Bohemian Robot Photography has teamed up to keep kids safe in the water. Underwater pictures will be showcased in a book that will be sold in the Spring. All the profits will help the YMCA and fund it’s Y-Splash program which teaches young kids water about safety. See WDBJ7 video [...]

Live Timing and Streaming from the Nordic Championships 2015

Frí, 11/12/2015 - 00:01
This weekend in Bergen, the Norwegian Swimming Federation will host the 2015 Nordic Championships, in the magnificent AdO Arena, featuring 219 swimmers from 9 Nordic Countries including Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The meet landing page is here on medley,no, with links to among other things the invitation, time schedule, live timing and live streaming. There [...]

From the archives: Swimming the English Channel

Hós, 10/12/2015 - 17:13
Former “Sunday Morning” sports correspondent Ray Gandolf has passed away at the age of 85. In his memory we present one of his most memorable profiles, that of Indiana University swimming coach James “Doc” Counsilman, who at age 58 decided to accomplish his most difficult feat yet: Swim the English Channel. First broadcast on Sept. [...]

Crazy Irish lads jump into raging sea during Storm Desmond

Hós, 10/12/2015 - 16:02
A Status Red weather warning remains in place as adverse weather conditions sweep across the country, with winds of 120km recorded in some areas. Two unnamed teenagers, believed to be locals, were captured on camera jumping into the raging waters at the famous Blackrock location on the Salthill promenade. See Independent

Navy vet on honoring fallen troops with historic Mississippi swim

Hós, 10/12/2015 - 15:59
Former Navy SEAL Chris Ring set out to honor the families of fallen troops by becoming the first American to swim the entire length of the Mississippi River. He began his journey this spring at Lake Itasca in Minnesota,swimming through 10 states and more than 2,300 miles over six months. On Friday, he completed his [...]

Netanya 2015 LEN European SC Championships – Day 5

Mik, 09/12/2015 - 20:35
Three medals for Sjostrom, Cseh cracks another ER, Carlin out-touches Hosszu Thrilling end to an outstanding event: Sarah Sjostrom (SWE) captured three medals in a single session, Ranomi Kromowidjojo (NED) had two golds, Laszlo Cseh brought down his second European record in three days and it was Jazmin Carlin (GBR) who could finally beat the [...]

Netanya 2015 LEN European SC Championships – Day 4

Sun, 06/12/2015 - 08:26
Katinka Hosszu: the one-woman show With six gold medals already in her possession, Katinka Hosszu might even lead the medal table on her own. Hungary’s Iron Lady added two more titles to her tally on Day 4. Italians enjoyed another fine day with two more golds, one delivered by Federica Pellegrini. German Marco Koch clinched [...]

Netanya 2015 LEN European SC Championships – Day 3

Frí, 04/12/2015 - 22:05
Paltrinieri beats Hackett 13 year-old WR World and European records fell on Day 3 proving that the 18th European Short-Course Swimming Championships are a true year-ending showcase featuring some of the greatest stars on the planet. Italy’s Gregorio Paltrinieri was the one stealing the show in Netanya by cracking the 1500m free WR, joining Hungary’s [...]

Finally, a smartphone you can wash with soap and water

Frí, 04/12/2015 - 15:56
What’s better than a waterproof smartphone? How about one you can clean with soap? Kyocera, which has done a line in toughphones for several year, revealed exactly that. Launching in (particularly soap-themed) pink, white and blue options in Japan, don’t let the kawaii design fool you — the phone is pretty designed to take some [...]

Netanya 2015 LEN European SC Championships – Day 2

Frí, 04/12/2015 - 07:19
Laszlo Cseh celebrates his 30th birthday with a gold Legendary Hungarian swimmer Laszlo Cseh celebrated his 30th birthday by winning a gold medal at the 18th European Short-Course Swimming Championships in Netanya. Soon after the race ended, spectators, VIP guests and athletes joined in singing him “Happy birthday to you”. It was Cseh’s 17th s/c [...]

How Osteopathy Can Improve Your Swimming Form

Hós, 03/12/2015 - 09:53
Guest post by Melbourne Osteopathy Sports Injury Centre Swimming is a human art form that involves the correct positioning and orientation of all your limbs. Osteopathy is all about correcting the alignment of the entire musculoskeletal framework to illuminate any problems of posture or injuries that you may have as well as using different techniques [...]

Police: Two dead in crash involving Lenape swim team bus

Hós, 03/12/2015 - 09:27
The driver of a Volkswagen Passat and his passenger were killed in Southampton Township late Tuesday afternoon when their car crashed head-on into a school bus carrying the Lenape High School girls’ varsity swim team to a meet, according to New Jersey State Police. Eight of the 20 students on the bus were taken to [...]

Netanya 2015 LEN European SC Championships – Day 1

Mik, 02/12/2015 - 22:10
Katinka Hosszu cracks WR in the heats, wins first gold in the evening Katinka Hosszu (HUN) was fresh to set the first world record of the 18th European Short-Course Swimming Championships in the morning heats of the opening day. Later she added the title in the 400m IM and his team-mate Peter Bernek also earned [...]