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

Friday, September 22, 2017

The Week in Swimming

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dress rehearsal for Two Legs Bad, an aquatic ballet adapting George Orwell's Animal Farm and staged in a New Orleans swimming pool
USA Swimming has clarified its position on the so-called "Lochte Rule" on body position after a flip turn.

Keep an eye out for these storylines for women swimmers and men swimmers for the upcoming NCAA swimming season. (Swim Swam)

Britain's most successful swimmer ever, 22-year-old Adam Peaty is already considering his legacy. (The Set Pieces)

With this hot new swimming-pool workout, you can hear the hip-hop soundtrack and the coach's directions thanks to amphibious headphones. (LA Times, with video)

Check out these practical tips for tapering your swim (and bike and run) the week before your triathlon. (220 Triathlon)

Pro footballer ('soccer player' in the U.S.) İlkay Gündoğan is spending a lot of time in the swimming pool as he recovers from a torn ACL. (New York Times)

A new class uses mermaid tails to help teach girls swimming skills and water safety. (Star-Tribune)

Inspired by the Iron Man movie franchise, two young engineers used 3D printers to create these amazing underwater jetpacks:


Thursday, September 14, 2017

The Week in Swimming

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Marathon swimmer Ben Lecomte
Marathon swimmer Ben Lecomte has a strong new ally in his plan to swim across the Pacific Ocean. (Daily Breeze)

Is one hand weaker than the other? A new swim tracker – worn as rings on your middle fingers – may help you correct that. (Reuters video)

Five years ago, he was a refugee; this weekend, he'll swim 12km to raise money for classrooms in South Africa. (News24)

Find out why former world swimming champion James Magnussen believes that he wouldn't be talent-scouted if he were a 16-year-old today. (News.com.au)

A 15-year-old kidnapping victim escaped after 29 days in captivity … by swimming across a lake! (NY Daily News)

What's it like to take a baby swim class with Michael and Boomer Phelps? (TODAY)

Berlin travel tip: lake swimming is easily accessible in the heart of town. (New York Times)

Olympic swimmers Cammile Adams and Allison Schmitt are pitching in to help Houston-area swimmers hurt by Hurricane Harvey. (Swimming World)

Thursday, August 31, 2017

The Week in Swimming

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U.S. swimmer Reece Whitley at the 2017 FINA World Junior Championships
Hear from the young U.S. swimmers who won the Team Trophy at this week's 2017 FINA World Junior Championships. (Swim Swam). For the first time, the event had a minority organization as presenting sponsors. (Fox59)

Free and low-cost learn-to-swim programs are beginning to close swimming's racial divide. (New York Times)

A German chemistry professor finished his awareness-raising swim of the entire Tennessee River. (Times Free Press)

Check out these recommendations for the best swimming trackers. (TechAdvisor)

UK swimming sensation Adam Peaty returned to Africa to open the play park that he helped fund. (BBC, with video)

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Friday, August 25, 2017

The Week in Swimming

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A swimmer using the ISO Strapless isolation paddles by FINIS
Olympic gold-medal swimmer Simone Manuel penned a candid article on being a role model for young African-Americans and why she wants to be more than "the Black swimmer." (Essence)

Already this year, the USA Swimming Foundation surpassed $500,000 in grants to help lower-income kids learn to swim.

Check out these 5 storylines to watch at the 2017 World Junior Swimming Championships. (Swim Swam)

Singer-songwriter Loudon Wainwright III, known for "The Swimming Song," ranks his 10 best places to swim. But one swimming hole in Upstate New York is falling victim to its own Internet fame. (New York Times)

A Spanish Masters swimmer took a minute of silence – on the block, at the beginning of a race – to honor the victims of the terror attacks in Catalonia (The Sun, with video)

Swim coach and open water swimmer Joe Zaemaitis completed the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming! (Swimming World) Also, watch three swimmers as they relay across the 70 km of Lake Geneva (Reuters, with video) and a 49-year-old open water swimmer reflects on her successful crossing of Lake George. (Post-Star)


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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.



Thursday, August 10, 2017

The Week in Swimming

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Open water swimmer Antonio Argüelles completing the Oceans Seven
Antonio Argüelles completed the Oceans Seven! He's the 7th person of all time, the first Latin American and the oldest person ever to complete the seven challenging open-water swims. (New York Times)

Ryan Lochte returned to competitive swimming at the U.S. Open Swimming Championships with a gold-medal swim. (USA Today, with video)

Fed up with commuter traffic, one Munich man now swims to work every day. (BBC, with video)

An app that's being called "AirBnB for pools" has been raising questions about insurance liability coverage. (App.com)

An open water swimmer is attempting to break her own "longest known unassisted solo swim" record by swimming a 104-mile loop in Lake Champlain. (9News, with video)

Why has open water swimming been rapidly growing in popularity in the Twin Cities? (Star Tribune)

Check out photos of these 5 jaw-dropping swimming pools, all in the Houston area. (Patch)

The inaugural Energy for Swim event in Rome combined elite swimming – including Team USA – with entertainment to support four charities. But what did the swimmers think about it? (FloSwimming, with videos)



Friday, August 4, 2017

The Week in Swimming

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Olympic swimmer Caeleb Dressel winning one of 7 record-tying medals at the 2017 Fina World Swimming Championships
With 7 gold medals, Caeleb Dressel tied Phelps' record at the World Championships in Budapest. (NPR, with audio) His performance is raising comparisons to Usain Bolt! (CNN)

Dressel's ascent is only one of these 5 takeaways from the World Swimming Championships. (NBC Sports, with video)

U.S. Paralympics announced its 22-athlete team for the 2017 World Para Swimming Championships in Mexico. (Team USA)

Take closer looks at 2017 High School Swimmers of the Year Morgan Tankersley and Reece Whitley. (Swimming World)

Without a wetsuit, endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh swam his first in a series of Arctic swims in below-freezing waters to raise awareness of climate change. (New York Times)

Get inspired by the 92-year-old swimmer who's breaking local swimming records and by the German professor who kicked off a 31-day, 652-mile swim along the Tennessee River. (USA Today, with video)

With 50 children drowning every day, Bangladesh needs swimming lessons; two charities joined forces to offer them free. (ABC News)

A woman with a rare form of arthritis learned to love exercise by leaving the gym and dipping into a pool. (Greatist)



Friday, July 21, 2017

The Week in Swimming

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2x Olympic medalist and Golden Bears swimmer Kathleen Baker
At the FINA World Championships in Budapest, Katie Ledecky and Adam Peaty may have locks on their signature events, but several races remain wide open. (Swim Swam)

Just before Ryan Lochte's return to competitive swimming (Swimming World), a Brazilian court threw out all charges against him (NPR).

A deaf swimmer is spearheading a movement to start all swimming races with lights instead of sound. (USA Today, with video)

Two recent swimming memoirs have inspired one reviewer to ask if swimming has special appeal for women. (Economist)

Runners, check out these 4 ways that cross-training by swimming can help your runs. (Runner's World)

In Italy, free swimming lessons aim to heal and inspire refugees traumatized by crossing the Mediterranean. (Washington Post)

A Twin Cities bartender is readying a first-of-its-kind swimming tour of all 22 Apostle Islands in Lake Superior (Pioneer Press) while an 87-year-old judge aims to be the oldest person to swim from Alcatraz to San Francisco (Action News, with video).

Check out these images of Philadelphia's long-abandoned indoor swimming pool (Curbed), the 15 most spectacular pools in the world (CNN) and the most architecturally grand pools in Paris (The Spaces).

Could safe swimming in the Seine – past the Eiffle Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral – give Paris the edge over Los Angeles to host the 2024 Olympics? (Reuters)


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Friday, July 14, 2017

The Week in Swimming

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Cliff diver Orlando Duque competing in the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series
Olympic gold-medalist Anthony Ervin headlined the Maccabiah Games, an international Jewish/Israeli multi-sport event. (Jerusalem Post)

Hungarian gold-medal swimmer Katinka Hosszú discusses her pre-race mental preparation. (CNN, with video)

Inspired by Highlights magazine, USA Swimming released their first-ever Safe Sport Activity Book for kids.

Don't miss this fascinating podcast on swimming pool design, its impact on skateboarding culture, and the curious history of the kidney-shaped pool. (99% Invisible)

Poor swimming skills are one of the five most common weaknesses among Ironman triathletes. (220 Triathlon)

Ultra-marathon swimmer Jaimie Monahan completed her swim from Vermont to Quebec. (Swimming World)

Try these tips to keep your dog swimming safely. (SA Express-News)

"You’ll never regret a swim," says Ruth Fitzmaurice, author of a bestselling memoir about family, health, and swimming in the Irish Sea. (Guardian)

Get inspired by Susan Marens, a 75-year-old open water swimmer who travels internationally to compete. (Virginian-Pilot)

New Yorkers, your kids can take free Learn-to-Swim classes at your state parks.

A Wisconsin heat wave inspired this flashback to when swimming was illegal for fear of "indecent exposure." (WPR)

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Friday, July 7, 2017

The Week in Swimming

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Olympic gold medalist, swimmer Caeleb Dressel
The ascent of Caeleb Dressel is among these three takeaways from USA Swimming Nationals. (NBC Sports)

While Nathan Adrian is being called 'the new face of U.S. men's swimming' (AP) Katie Ledecky has been tagged 'the new face of swimming in the world' (Washington Post).

At least one of the other swimmers in Rio's 'Lochtegate' incident is moving on and heading to the Swimming World Championships in Budapest this month. (USA Today)

Also in Budapest, this 15-year-old swimmer will break the recent drought of very young Team USA swimmers. (Swim Swam)

The oldest swimmer to compete in the Olympics, Dara Torres offers her five tips for aging gracefully (yes, she's still swimming regularly). (TODAY)

A swimmer – and award-winning novelist – lists her top 10 books about swimming. (Guardian)

Following through on her recent calls for a pro swimmers union, Olympic swimmer Katinka Hosszú formed the Global Association of Professional Swimmers. (Reuters) GAPS' inaugural 34 members include four U.S. swimmers.


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Thursday, June 29, 2017

The Week in Swimming

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17-year-old competitive swimmer Reece Whitley
Olympic gold-medalist Katie Ledecky won the prestigious Honda Cup; it's the first time it went to a freshman in 35 years! (NBC Sports) The teen swimming sensation has also struck up a surprising friendship with a former teen swimming star, 73-year-old Chris Olmstead. (NY Times)

What does it mean for the sport to have African-American Reece Whitley declared "the future of swimming"? (Washington Post)

With its two marquee names absent, how does the current state of USA Swimming's Men's Team look? (Swimming World)

Former VP Joe Biden reflected on race relations as a public swimming pool was renamed in his honor (Delaware Online) while Pope Francis spoke in swimming metaphors when he addressed Italy's international Sette Colli swim meet (Crux).

In open water swimming, an 18-year-old from India became the youngest man to complete the Triple Crown (Daily News of OWS) while English Channel swimmer Anne Cleveland is being remembered for her grace and tenacity (Union-Tribune).

Swim England released an in-depth study on "The Health and Wellbeing Benefits of Swimming."



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Friday, June 23, 2017

The Week in Swimming

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Border collie Luna swimming at Houston's Rummy's Beach Club for dogs
These bold predictions for next week's 2017 USA Swimming Nationals forecast good news for Lilly King and Matt Grevers. (Swimming World)

Cheers to Pat Gallant-Charette, who became the oldest woman to swim the English Channel! (WCSH, with video)

Houston-area dog owners can now take their furry friends to a private swimming pool club for dogs. (Houston Chronicle)

Check out the science behind the question, 'Is swimming pool chlorine safe?' (NY Times)

Try these 5 swimming workouts for runners. (Runner's World)

To bring swimming back to the Charles River, Boston is looking to Paris. (Boston Globe)

Hungarian swimmer Katinka Hosszu went to Facebook to protest the FINA World Cup's rules changes. (NY Daily News)

Final Fantasy XIV's hot new Stormblood expansion lets you swim and dive … but first, you have to talk with the turtles. (Kotaku)

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Friday, June 16, 2017

The Week in Swimming

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Olympic swimmer Cullen Jones helps a young swimmer during a USA Swimming Foundation Make a Splash event
Three new swimming events approved by the IOC are earning praise for bringing long-overdue equality to Olympic swimming. (USA Today)

A new rule for the FINA World Cup seems specifically targeted at Hungary's "Iron Lady," Katinka Hosszu. (Swim Swam)

He's 33 and fell short at last year's Olympic trials, but Olympic swimmer Cullen Jones is now training with his sights on Tokyo 2020. (Swimming World)

When teaching swimming to kids who came to Vermont as refugees, language is only one of the obstacles. (VPR, with audio)

A six-year-old disabled Bosnian boy just won a regional swimming gold medal. (AP)

The Huawei Fit smart watch just expanded its capabilities for swim tracking, including recognizing which stroke you're doing. (Wearable)

Check out the striking pics of artist Gregg Emery's "pop-up pool" makeover on NYC's Roosevelt Island. (TimeOut)

Get a preview of this month's U.S. Nationals/World Championships Swimming Trials. (Swim Swam)



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