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Friday, August 18, 2017

The Week in Swimming

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Daniela Barnea, the 73-year-old Masters swimmer who won 3 gold medals
Is Louisville Cardinal swimmer Mallory Comerford Team USA's next great freestyle swimmer? (Excelle Sports) In the U.K., breaststroke swimmer Adam Peaty cemented his preeminent position with another prestigious award. (Telegraph)

Get inspired by this 73-year-old woman who won three gold medals at this month's US Masters Swimming Summer Nationals! (New York Times)

Check out the complete list of all swimming records broken at the 2017 Fina World Swimming Championships in Budapest. (Swim Swam)

An open water swimmer salutes those who attempt to swim the English Channel … even if they don't complete the swim. (Guardian)

She followed her bliss to found the first minority-owned swimming company in the Greater NYC area; now CEO Agnes Davis is on a mission to reduce the disproportionate drowning rates among people of color. (NBC News)

Samsung's upcoming Gear Fit 2 Pro will include a swim tracker. (Engadget)

This former NCAA All-American swimmer-turned-swim mom wrote an "Open Letter to a Young Swimmer" that she wishes someone had written her. (Reach for the Wall)

To bring company and the sound of laughter back to his home, a 94-year-old widower installed a swimming pool for the neighborhood children. (TODAY, with video)

Online classes are launching for Swimming-Specific Yoga.







Daniela Barnea typically swims for up to an hour and a half, 7 days a week. At 73, that kind of workout — during which she covers nearly 2 miles — is noteworthy. Even more so is the fact that Daniela recently won 3 gold medals in the women’s 70-to-74-year-old age group at the 2017 United States @mastersswimming Spring Nationals, in Riverside, California. Seasoned senior athletes like Daniela seemingly have no fears about getting older. “People usually don’t want to tell their age, but not me,” she said. “I can’t wait to tell them I am moving up to my next age group for competing. I can break new records when I’m the youngest one in the race.” Her next athletic challenge: the 17th FINA World Masters Championships in Budapest (@budapest2017) this month. To prepare, Daniela swims double workouts and hits the gym 3 or 4 times a week. “I don’t want to be another Mark Spitz or Michael Phelps,” she said. “I just want to be first.” @jasonhenry took this photo of Daniela at the Avery Aquatic Center in Stanford, California. Daniela, who lives in Palo Alto, schedules her workouts around the time she spends with her 3 grandchildren and her part-time job as a foreign language tutor.
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