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

Friday, May 26, 2017

The Week (and More) in Swimming

3x Olympic swimmer Elizabeth Beisel supporting National Learn to Swim Day
Props to Missy Franklin, Cullen Jones, Rowdy Gaines and the other Olympic swimmers who teach lower-income kids to swim through the USA Swimming Foundation. (US News & World Report)

Last year, he completed an Olympic-distance triathlon while carrying a 100-pound tree. This year, Ross Edgely aims to set four world records with something he's calling Strongman Swimming. (GQ)

Part of the "Meditation for Real Life" series, these tips can help you be mindful while swimming. (New York Times)

Here's how to perform your usual gym moves in the pool this summer. (Sports Illustrated) Or try this 30-minute workout for beginning swimmers. (Health)

Don't miss these stunning photos from a Scottish filmmaker documenting his wild swimming. (BBC)

Get inspired: This six-year-old born without arms now swims competitively! (AOL, with slideshow) And this 74-year-old Olympic swimmer now teaches veterans how to swim. (Fox, with video)

Friday, May 12, 2017

The Week in Swimming

U.S. Olympic swimmer Katie Melli at the arena Pro Swim Series
Don't miss this appreciation of Adolph Kiefer, a gold-medal backstroker at the 1936 Olympics, who passed at 98. (NY Times)

The arena Pro Swim Series wrapped in Atlanta with 2017 world-best times by Katie Ledecky and Chase Kalisz. (Swimming World)

USA Swimming wrapped up their National Diversity Select Camp 2017 and adopted new wetsuit rules for the upcoming Open Water National Championships.

What are your summer vacation plans? Olympic swimmer Lilly King plans to set new world records! (Excelle Sports)

Before last Saturday's Kentucky Derby, a Thoroughbred with a cracked hoof turned to swimming to keep training. (NBC 11, with video)

Olympic gold-medal swimmer Allison Schmitt has been speaking out about her battles with depression. (U.S. News and World Report)

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Friday, May 5, 2017

The Week in Swimming

U.S. Olympic swimmer Tom Shields
Olympic rematches will be among the highlights at the in-progress arena Pro Swim Series in Atlanta. (Swimming World)

The team at 220 Triathlon tested and rated 14 of the best tri-suits available.

So how was Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte received at the U.S. Masters Swimming Spring Nationals this weekend? (LA Daily News)

In preparation for Tokyo 2020, Ireland is looking for a few eligible imports to strengthen their swimming and diving team. (Swim Swam)

Paralympic champion swimmer Brad Snyder explains how visually impaired swimmers stay on course. (

Swimming journalist Jenny Landreth considers some groundbreaking women swimmers who deserve their own statues. (Guardian)

The mainstream media continue to ask, "Why go ice swimming?" (CNN, with video)

On Screen: Stars of Downton Abbey, Sherlock, and Absolutely Fabulous have joined the cast of Swimming with Men, an in-production comedy about "an all-male, middle-aged, amateur synchronized swimming team" (Variety) while the documentary Swim Team, about autistic teens, just won another festival award (Swimming World)

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Friday, April 28, 2017

The Week in Swimming

Olympic medalist and British swimming record-holder Duncan Scott
April has been Adult Learn-to-Swim Month, and legendary pitchman Anthony Sullivan has been lending his famously persuasive voice to the cause. (U.S. Masters Swimming)

Oceans Seven swimmer Kim Chambers continues to gather steam toward her politically motivated 10K cross-border swim from San Diego to Tijuana on Cinco de Mayo. (Outside)

Olympic gold medalist Ryan Murphy credits his swimming success partly to his 5,000-calorie-a-day diet! (GQ)

Get inspired by the 11-year-old boy who became a national swimming champion with just one arm and one leg. (Daily Sabah)

On either side of the pond, don't plan your swimming vacation without checking these lists of the UK's best waterfalls for wild swimming (Telegraph) and the top swimming holes in Texas (Chronicle).

From social media to fundraising, what can swim clubs learn from these 7 Marketing Award winners at USA Swimming's #SwimBiz conference? 

Don't miss the astonishing photos of the new partially roofed swimming pool at Hong Kong's Kennedy Town Station. (Dazeen)

Take a fascinating look at how a 10,000-pound hippo can move through water – without technically swimming! (The Atlantic)

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Week in Swimming

Two swimmers at the 2017 British Swimming Championships
Watch video interviews with 30 swimmers, from Katie Ledecky to Nathan Adrian, from last week's arena Pro Swim Series in Mesa (Swimming World) But after this third event in the series, who leads in points? (Swim Swam)

Olympic medalists and parents, Matt Grevers and Dana Vollmer discuss why they won't give up competitive swimming. (AZ Republic)

Life hasn't been the same for swimmer Mallory Comerford since she tied Katie Ledecky in the 200-yard freestyle last month. (ESPN)

Why should the Olympics add mixed relay swimming? This writer has six reasons. (For the Win)

The Longest Swim, across the Pacific Ocean from Tokyo to San Francisco, now has its own Kickstarter page. Meet Ben Lecomte, the swimmer who's attempting it. (Red Bull)

Sixteen-year-old Rikako Ikee became the first woman to win five titles at Japan's national swimming championships. (Japan Times)

As a teen, she stopped swimming due to body image worries. More than a decade later, she's fallen back in love with swimming and with her body! (BuzzFeed)

Get inspired by this 82-year-old asthmatic swimmer who's headed to the World Master Games. (Times of India)

Friday, April 14, 2017

The Week in Swimming

Olympic swimmer Nathan Adrian prepares for the 2017 arena Pro Swim Series in Mesa
Watch the live stream from the 2017 arena Pro Swim Series in Mesa, which kicks into gear today. (USA Swimming) Katie Ledecky and Conor Dwyer will be among the most-watched swimmers. (FloSwimming)

Tokyo 2020 could include 10 new swimming events, including mixed men/women relays! (Washington Post) The reaction from swimming coaches has been mixed. (Swimming World)

At the Australian Swimming Championships, Mack Horton won a trifecta of freestyle distance events while teen sensation Ariarne Titmus may give Katie Ladecky a run for her money at the World Championships in Budapest. (Courier Mail)

In Geneva, Switzerland, women can now legally swim topless. (Independent)

Marathon swimmer Kim Chambers headlines a California-to-Tijuana swim team raising funds for families who have suffered fatalities at the US-Mexican border. (Daily Times)

Which Caribbean swimmers are likely to dominate at this week's CARIFTA Swimming Championships? (FloSwimming)

An 11-year-old aspiring Olympic swimmer may soon have a private training pool, if plans are approved for the estate owned by his dad, pop singer Rod Stewart. (Mirror)

Check out some vintage swimming-hole photos in this nostalgic article on one of Richmond, Virginia's long-gone quarries. (WTVR)

How do you live to see 105? According to this Brooklyn woman, swimming adds years! (NY Daily News)

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Friday, April 7, 2017

The Week in Swimming

Olympic medalist Dana Vollmer trains to swim in competition while pregnant
Olympic medalists headline the swimming action at the in-progress Canadian Swimming Trials (CBC Sports) and at next week's arena Pro Swim Series at Mesa (Swim Swam). At the latter, Dana Vollmer will compete … even though she's six months pregnant! (NBC Sports)

Why is James "the Missile" Magnussen skipping the chance to become a three-time world swimming champion to compete in the Commonwealth Games? (Reuters)

A champion sprinter in college, a mother reflects on returning to swimming at age 50. (New York Times)

Coach John Wood recommends mixing up the pace to improve your swim performance. (220 Triathlon)

The suspension is over: Ryan Lochte will return at the U.S. Masters Nationals later this month. (Swimming World)

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Friday, March 31, 2017

The Week in Swimming

Swimmer Caeleb Dressel after setting American and NCAA records in the 100 freestyle at the NCAA Swimming Championships
Take a closer look at the record-breaking swims that earned the Texas Longhorn men their third consecutive NCAA title. (Swimming World)

April is Adult Learn-to-Swim Month, and U.S. Masters Swimming shares resources for students and volunteers

Simone Manuel and Katie Ledecky are among this year's honorees the Pac-12 Women's Swimming & Diving Awards.

The so-called "Harvard of the East," Tsinghua University sparked controversy with a new requirement that all students swim at least 50m to graduate. (BBC)

All Olympians take risks. Women swimmers in Afghanistan risk military threats just to train for Tokyo 2020! (AFP)

Ten of these 22 FAQs for beginner triathletes concern the swim. (220 Triathlon)

Get inspired by the 68-year-old Masters swimmer who's earning podium victories … after a 50-year absence from competition! (Charlotte Observer)

The College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America announced their Division I All-Americans for both men and women.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Week in Swimming

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

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

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

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

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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