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Showing posts with label swimming. Show all posts
Showing posts with label swimming. Show all posts

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Week in Swimming

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One of the nine 2016 Team USA Olympic medalists competing in the 2017 NCAA swimming championships
Swimming World made bold race-by-race predictions for the Men's NCAA D1 swimming championships. How are they doing?

Get inspired by this profile of a 16-year-old swimmer with ADHD as she competes in the Special Olympics (ESPN, with video)

Children with autism are 160 times more likely to drown than the general population, prompting researchers to recommend swimming lessons. (Medical News Today)

Swimming lessons can be empowering for children with Down syndrome. (USA Today, with video)

Prep for your swim workouts with these 4 nutrition tips. (Swim Swam)

Olympic open-water swimmer Thomas Lurz believes that mental fitness makes the critical difference in his races. (Bangalore Mirror)

Last week, Kathleen Baker was voted NCAA's Women Swimmer of the Year! But was Katie Ledecky more deserving? (Swimming World)

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Friday, March 17, 2017

This Week in Swimming

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Olympic medalist and Standford Cardinal, swimmer Lia Neal

As the NCAA Women's Swimming Championships continue, here are 10 swimmers and divers to watch. (Excelle Sports) Katie Ledecky is already setting new records in Indianapolis. (USA Today) You can follow the NCAA action on the Swimming World app.

For transgender swimmer G Ryan, swimming against Katie Ledecky is the least of the challenges. (ESPN)

Could 2017 end up as swimming's fastest year ever? (Swimming World)

See why his Olympic gold medal in the 100m freestyle won't stop Nathan Adrian from retooling his approach to the race. (Swim Swam, with video)

Check out this former Marine as he tests his brand-new waterproof prosthetic leg with a nonslip tread on the sole. (NY Times)

A Masters Swimming coach shares four ways to fix your swimming technique. (USMS)

Check out the 81 swimmers and divers named to the 2017 All-BIG EAST Team.

Get inspired with swimmer Lilly King's pre-race Spotify playlist. (ESPN)

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Friday, March 10, 2017

The Week in Swimming

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Muslim swimmer in full-body swimsuit
In England, full body swimsuits are now allowed in competitions for religious purposes. (ASA)

A new documentary, Swim Team, explores the positive impact of swimming on teens with autism. (NY Post)

The NCAA announced the names of the male swimmers competing in their Division 1 Swimming Championships. The D1 women swimmers were announced last week.

Try the speed- and stamina-building training session that IRONMAN World Champ Daniela Ryf uses for the swim (and for the bike and run too). (220 Triathlon)

A Florida zoo has been ordered to stop letting tourists swim with tigers. (Tampa Bay Times, with video)

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Friday, March 3, 2017

The Week in Swimming

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Olympic swimmer Kevin Cordes for Team Speedo
Are tourists responsible for the deaths of some of the famous swimming pigs of the Bahamas? (Independent)

Get inspired by swimmer Margaret Cunningham, who won her first national swimming championship in 1939 and is still swimming at 91! (ABC News, with video)

Congrats to Karlyn Pipes on her six Masters world records this week! (Swimming World)

Always worth a reminder: Time details the research on swimming's many health benefits.

At a congressional hearing on doping, Michael Phelps claims to have never competed in a completely clean international race (Yahoo) while Yulia Efimova, the Russian swimmer at the center of the Rio doping scandal, will compete this weekend (Sydney Morning Herald).

Hi everybody, we have been getting a lot of enquiries regarding the death of some of the swimming pigs. We want to clarify that this very sad and unfortunate incident did not happen on the island featured on this Instagram. There are 2 locations for the Swimming Pigs. The affected pigs lived on a different island from us, called Big Major Spot, which is 60 miles away from where our pigs live. We’re located on a tiny little island named White Bay Cay, which is near the island of Great Exuma. This Instagram covers the famous Swimming Pigs that have been featured on The Bachelor, HGTV, Access Hollywood, ABC News, etc. and our guests that meet them while out with us on our tours. Apparently, the pigs at Big Major’s Spot may have been given either liquor or spoiled food resulting in seven pigs inadvertently getting poisoned from this. The lesson that should be learned from this heart-breaking incident is that it is not funny to try and get the pigs, or any animal, intoxicated and please do not give them rotten or moldy food. We appreciate all your thoughts and wishes and wanted to let you know that Pickles, Panda, Squealy, and the gang here at White Bay Cay are all fine and healthy! ?: @photographer_ericgarciamarch
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Friday, February 24, 2017

The Week in Swimming

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Olympic gold medalist Simone Manuel at the Pac-12 Championships
On day one of the Pac-12 Championships, Olympic gold-medalists Katie Ledecky and Simone Manuel helped break records for their Stanford Cardinals. (NCAA, with video)

Check out these 10 swimmers to watch at the CAC Championships and 5 swimmers to watch at the Confernce USA Championships. (Swimming World)

Controversy has stirred as swimmer (and teen idol) Ning Zetao has been kicked off the Chinese national team. (Shangaiist)

Could swimming in an indoor pool help kids with asthma? (5ABC, with video)

Swimming geeks, there's a new method to accurately measure drag, which may help improve performance among elite swimmers. (Science Daily)

One high school swimming team has almost doubled in size in just two seasons! Now all they need is a pool. (Chicago Tribune)

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Friday, February 17, 2017

The Week in Swimming

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Octopus, photographed by Gabriel Barathieu, Underwater Photographer of the Year
As a teaser to her upcoming "Waterbiography," writer Jenny Landreth explores the mental and physical benefits of cold-water swimming. (Telegraph)

The American Swimming Coaches Association's official Immigration Counsel discusses how new laws could impact foreign swimmers and swim coaches training in the U.S. (Swim Swam)

In this video interview, Missy Franklin talks about why she's now training with the men of Cal Berkeley (AOL)

Get inspired by this 85-year-old swimmer who, after surviving quintuple-bypass surgery, is still setting regional records in the pool. (The Star, with video)

The founder of advocacy group Black Kids Swim explores how stereotypes are encouraging some alarming drowning statistics. (Washington Post)

Last weekend, Katie Ledecky broke three records in under an hour. (NBC Sports)

A new $1.5-million Super League Triathlon Series kicks off next month with mixed-format short course events featuring Olympic medalists Alistair and Jonny Brownlee. (Slow Twitch)


Friday, February 10, 2017

The Week in Swimming

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former pro triathlete Mitch Dean at the Bondi Beach Sunset Biathlon
USA Swimming released its first-ever Asian-American Cultural Inclusion Resource Guide.

Before next week's SEC Championships, check out this handy fan's guide to the men's races. (Swim Swam)

Illinois may become home to the world's deepest swimming pool to help disabled veterans with warm-water therapy. (Chicago Tribune, with video)

Check out the just-announced qualifying procedures for summer's major international swim meets, the FINA World Championships and the World University Games. (Swimming World)

Mutual of Omaha ended their 15-year USA Swimming sponsorship, putting the Duel in the Pool and the Olympic swimming trials in limbo. (Omaha World-Herald, with video)

IRONMAN triathletes voted for the 10 Best Swims and other categories in their Athlete's Choice Awards.

Get inspired by Brian Williams, who overcame a near-drowning at age 5 to become one of Detroit's top high school swimmers. (Detroit Free Press, with video)

Should this Hawaiian man be swimming near the lava zone, where the ocean comes into contact with 2,000-degree lava? (SFGate)



Friday, February 3, 2017

The Week in Swimming

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Olympic swimmer Ippei Watanabe after breaking the men's 200m breaststroke record
After breaking the 200-meter breaststroke record this weekend, 19-year-old swimmer Ippei Watanabe credits his lower-body workouts. (Mainichi)

This profile of the social swim club, Swim Dem Crew, includes stroke tips and an interval workout. (Guardian)

Don't miss this loving ode to ocean swimming and Hawaii's swim culture as the writer revisits Kauai for the first time since her pregnancy with her son, now five. (NY Times)

CBS News' series on longevity kicks off, of course, with a swimmer – 75-year-old DeEtte Sauer with more than 50 National Senior Games medals.

Get inspired by this Olympic swimmer who's dedicated herself to helping others recover from childhood abuse. (News Deeply)

Swimming with sharks and cave diving are among the hobbies of some risk-taking CEOs. (Forbes)

A year-round swimmer lists 10 things she learned from ice-water swimming. (Guardian)

The USA Swimming Foundation announced 12 new recipient organizations for its 2016 Year-end Make a Splash Grants. (Swimming World)

A viral video shows "the world's bravest duck" out-swimming a tiger.




Friday, January 20, 2017

The Week in Swimming

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Breeja Larson at the 2017 arena Pro Swim Series in Austin, Texas
A 62-year-old Olympic gold medalist was told by his gym's staff that he swims too fast. (Telegraph)

In a new interview, Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin talks about recapturing the joy of swimming. (Wall Street Journal, login required)

in-depth review of the ongoing controversy over co-ed swimming classes in Switzerland. (Atlantic)

Check out the photos of Charlie, a cat who's swimming off some extra pounds at a canine hydrotherapy clinic (Daily Mail) and these brand new photos from acclaimed underwater dog photographer Seth Casteel, all of shelter dogs seeking adoption (Huffington Post).

Divers off the coast of Lanzarote can now explore the newly completed Museo Atlántico, an underwater sculpture museum. (CNN)


Friday, January 6, 2017

The Week in Swimming

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The daughter of David and Victoria Beckham swimming with a mermaid
Swim Swam’s editors selected the 20 best underwater swimming photos of the year.

Another record for Katie Ledecky: she was 2016’s most-drug-tested swimmer. (Excelle)

Six Team USA Olympians highlight the arena Pro Swim Series’ kickoff in Austin this month. (Swimming World)

See how the zero-gravity swimming pool scene in the new Jennifer Lawrence movie, Passengers, was created. (Cartoon Brew)

Get inspired by this first-person account of learning to swim after age 40. (Sydney Morning Herald)

Check out Tech Adviser’s recommendations for 2017’s best swim trackers.



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Thursday, December 22, 2016

The Week in Swimming

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A swimmer dressed as Superman diving into Lake Geneva for the 78th Coupe de Noël
You’ll love the extraordinary photos in this article on the roots and realities of ice swimming. (NY Times) These ice swimmers may even be getting added health benefits. (Spectator)

As Speedo and Swimming Australia end their sponsorship agreement, take a look back at their 60-year partnership in photos. (Guardian)

A swimmer considers the reputation of college swimming in light of Princeton’s suspension of their men’s season. (Swimming World)

Former Navy SEAL Chris Ring reflects on his historic 2,300-mile Mississippi River swim. (Tennessean)

Get inspired by 11-year-old Paralympic swimmer Luke Batty, already a National Champion with big plans for his future (Manchester Evening News) and by a woman with multiple sclerosis who just completed her 2016 resolution to swim one million yards (ABC13, with video).

Why triathletes should be careful about what they learn from single-sport pool swimmers. (Triathlete Europe)

From Nevada City to Bondi, explore 14 of the world’s best swimming spots. (Matador Network)

After completing a charity swim across Lake Malawi, a swimmer raised close to £2,000 more by accepting a dare to check in at the airport in his Speedo. (Telegraph)


To an uninitiated observer, ice swimming can seem peculiar. From afar, it might look like normal swimming in any lake. But while watching groups of half-naked people splashing into water 41 degrees or less, your mind naturally struggles to comprehend why. WHY? #Iceswimming has deep roots in Europe, where many believe it provides restorative health benefits. Only within the last decade have organizations begun formalizing these rituals. As in many extreme sports, participants embrace the opportunity to learn about themselves. But the risk to the body is real. Christof Wandratsch — photographed here by @juliengoldstein — is a lifelong competitive swimmer. The 49-year-old begins the acclimatization process in September, swimming an hour and a half in 68-degree water. These days, in water 40 degrees and below, he trains for 20 minutes at most. Whenever possible, Christof goes sockless in the winter. He takes frequent cold showers. But he didn’t heed his coach’s suggestion to sleep outside in his garden. Visit the link in our profile to read more about the swimmers with ice water in their veins. #???
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??DECEMBER 20: JANE ASHER ?? She quit counting world records after breaking 100 of them. With smooth technique she swims faster than most triathletes. At 85 she swam 200 meter freestyle on 3:12 during 2016. This Water-loving Lady was born in Rhodesia, but female duties and circumstances pushed her away from swimming. Losing her husband in her sixties she found her way back to swimming. After replacing both hips in 2000 her record breaking journey started. Here are her times after turning 80: SCM: 50 free (37.67) 100 free (1:24.44) 200 free (3:01.61) 400 free (6:34.92) 50 back (46.10) 100 back (1:44.88) 200 back (3:42.88) 50 fly (45.57) 100 IM (1:42.46) 400 IM (8:07.34) ?THIS SWIM CALENDAR recognizes women, one each day from December 1st to Christmas Eve. They all have taken swimming to the next level. ? TO SUPPORT THE WOMEN that has the hardest of times right now, make a donation on @lighthouserelief - link in my bio or REPOST this ------------------------------- #swimming #swimmingworld #swimswam #natacion #natação #windsor2016 #simning #vansbrosimningen #crossfit #swimrun #simkalender #swimbikerun #triswim #natcion #femaleathlete #femaleswimmer #simmasverige #gbswimming #swimcalendar2016 #roadbike #bikelife #like4like #likeforlike #canyonbike #trekbikes #cervelo #triathlon
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Friday, December 16, 2016

The Week in Swimming

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A member of China's Beiling Winter Swimming team
For a longer life, swimming is one of the best exercises you can do, a large-scale Finnish study found. (CNN)

Cold water swimming may have distinct benefits, according to researchers and these UK women who love “wild swimming.” (Daily Mail)

In this excerpt from her new memoir, Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin opens up about the “panic attacks” that derailed her performance in Rio. (Time)

After earning their first swimming gold medal since 1988, the UK prepares for Tokyo 2020 with a significant funding increase for the sport. (British Swimming) In New Zealand, a poor showing in Rio has led to major funding cuts for swimming and triathlon. (Stuff)

VIDEO: Filmmaker Barry Jenkins dissects his already iconic swimming-lesson scene in Moonlight, which just scored six Golden Globe nominations. (Entertainment Weekly)

Architect Oana Stanescu is dedicating the next decade to building a plus-shaped pool in New York’s East River. (Forbes)



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