Swimmers

Benefits of Swimming

Ah, nothing better than a good ole swim on a hot summer day. Not only is it a great social activity but swimming is super fun to watch, especially when it comes to the Olympics. Michael Phelps and Missy Franklin are my favorites. Swimming is one of the most fun activities around and with summer

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Swimmer Gets A Second Chance At Glory

Miguel Duran is a Spanish swimmer who always dreamed of swimming at the Olympics. This dream has come true in 2017, but Miguel’s dream was almost cut short after he accidentally engaged in a false start. After being thrown out of the race for the false start, Miguel Duran left the water with tears running

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Sun, Seebohm Nab Swimmer of the Year Honors:

At the beginning of the decade, Sun Yang was one of the top distance swimmers in the world. The Chinese won the Gold Medal in the 1,500 meter free in 2012, took the world title twice, and broke the world record in 2011. But since 2013, his performance in distance events has dropped off, including

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Bill Pait and Bob Pait Complete A Dangerous Swim

Bill Pait and Bob Pait recently swam across Alcatraz Island. There used to be a federal penitentiary located on the island. Many people have died trying to swim across the island. Thirty-six people attempted to escape from the penitentiary. Twenty-three of the people were captured. Six people were shot. Two people drowned, and five people

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Former Cancer Patient Talks About How Swimming Changed Her Life

Swimmers spend years practicing for competitions. They may face many challenges such as an illness or injury. Some people get burnt out and simply need a break from the sport. The challenge that one faces may seem impossible to overcome. However, many people feel better after they return to the pool.   Katie Lafferty has

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Finding Low Cost Swimming Options

Swimming is a great way to have fun and get active. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to find a reliable pool that you’re able to use on a regular basis. During the winter months, it can be especially problematic to find a place that offers indoor swimming. One way to find a great low cost

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Why You Should Avoid Swimsuit Shopping Online

The summer is a great time to get outdoors and visit the local beach to soak up the sun. Sadly, many women find this experience to be frightening because of self-esteem issues related to seeing their body in a swimsuit. Swimsuit season is difficult for a lot of women and teen girls, but it can

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Muslim Swimmers Are Now Allowed To Wear Burkinis

Muslim swimmers in London, England are now able to wear burkinis in swimming competitions. Burkinis are a type of swimsuit that cover the entire body. The Muslim Women’s Sport Foundation sent a special request to the Amateur Swimming Association. The ASA was asked to allow women to wear loose-fitting body suits.   Up until now,

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Study Finds That Public Pools Have A Lot Of Urine

Many people enjoy going to a public pool. It is a well-known fact that some people urinate inside of a pool. However, these pools may have more urine than most people think. A team of researchers tested two Olympic-sized pools for acesulfame-K (ACE), which is a sweetener that is found in urine.   They tested

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Swimming and Social Integration in Switzerland

Should Swiss Muslim girls be forced to swim with boys? Muslim integration has been an ongoing issue in Europe for the past several years. In 2009, a woman in France was banned from swimming in a public pool in a burkini, and in 2013, a German judge ruled that a 13-year old girl must attend

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