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 are still missing.
However, Bill and Bob managed to survive the swim. They swam from Alcatraz Island to San Francisco. Bill is a law school professor. Bob is an attorney who practices in San Antonio, Texas. They completed what is known as the “Swim With The Centurions.”
Bill stated that Alcatraz Island is a dangerous place to swim. There are strong currents and sharks. However, Bill stated that it is totally doable for a 67-year-old man. He also stated that this is the second time that he has swam across Alcatraz Island.
This was Bob’s first time swimming across Alcatraz Island. He wanted to swim across Alcatra Island for his 40th birthday. He was up for the challenge. He also enjoyed the father-son bonding experience. Bob managed to finish the swim in 37 minutes. Bill finished the swim in 40 minutes.
Fortunately, neither Bill nor Bob saw a shark while they were swimming. Bob actually does not turn 40 until next year. However, he wanted to celebrate his birthday early.
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 a love for swimming. She was at her peak during her senior year in high school. However, she faced one of the most difficult challenges of her life. She developed a tumor in her stomach that had to be surgically-removed.
After surgery, Katie underwent chemotherapy. Even though she was ill and her hair was falling out, she still managed to get in the pool. She was battling cancer, but she was a lot like everyone else in the pool. She was swimming to make herself better.
Katie stated that swimming equalized everyone. She also stated that the pool does not care about how talented the athlete is. It also did not care that she was a cancer patient. Additionally, the pool does not care whether you are an Olympic athlete or someone who is just learning how to swim.
Katie is reminded of the challenges of her cancer ordeal every time that she looks at the eight-inch scar on her stomach. However, that does not matter once she gets into the pool. The only thing that people see when Katie swims is a young woman who enjoys swimming.
Katie is not only an accomplished swimmer, but she is also a college student. She studies at Saint France University in Pennsylvania. She has been named the NEC Swimmer of the Week many times.
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 swimming pool is by checking out your local recreational centers. Facilities like the YMCA or Boys and Girls Club often have indoor swimming pools available to patrons. These pools are either free or are part of the membership to join the facility’s club.
In the summer, many areas have public swimming pools that you can utilize. These pools charge the same as any theme park would, providing a seasonal membership card to those who pay to use their services. The beauty about joining a club and using their pool is that you can go, have fun and leave. There is no maintenance or cleaning required on your part as this is all included in your membership.
If you would rather have a pool in your backyard for convenience’s sake, you need to find a quality product that is built to last. Look for pools that are both easy to set up and relatively maintenance-free. Many above-ground pools have filters attached so that you have consistently clear water all throughout the summer. Investing in a hard cover for the pool, as opposed to a tarp, will keep the water clean and debris-free when it isn’t in use. Investing in a pool for your yard can be a lot of money, but just think of all the membership fees you’ll save on by not having to travel to have access to a water hole. Swimming is great for kids and adults alike as it’s an interactive activity that’s easy on the joints.
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 be made worse if you don’t have a great suit to wear. With the internet readily available, a lot of women are finding it easy to do their shopping online. Unfortunately, you may have a bathing suit delivered that doesn’t fit well or isn’t what was shown in the picture. Sure, you can return the garment to the store, but this is a waste of your time and money, as you’ll often have to pay the postage fees to send the item back.
The issue with ordering swimsuits online is that you can’t try anything on. Out of all types of garments, you need to know what a bathing suit looks like on you before making the decision to purchase it. If you go to a local store, you’re able to take multiple suits into the dressing room to see what they will look like on you. When shopping online, you’re only going by what the suit looks like on a model. The bathing suit might look fantastic on the model but not fit well when you receive it at home. It might be tempting to take advantage of a great deal on the internet or obtain a suit you wouldn’t normally find in your area but unless you’re absolutely sure of the fit before buying, it’s best to stick with local shops that allow you to try the clothing on. The right swimsuit will help you feel more confident when it’s time to hit the beach.
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, swimmers were not allowed to wear body suits during competitions. The reason these types of bathing suits were banned was because many people believed that they had qualities that would enhance one’s performance. This new guideline will only apply to swimmers in amateur competitions. The guidelines also state that the swimmers will have to let the referees know that they will be wearing a burkini prior to the competition.
The referees are not allowed to ask the participant why they want to wear the burkini. They do not want anyone to be uncomfortable. Chris Bostok is the chairman of the ASA Board. He has stated that the changes are a step in the right direction. He hopes that the changes will encourage more people to participate in the swimming competitions. He also hopes that everyone will be able to reach their full potential.
Rimla is a member of the Muslim Women’s Sports Foundation. She has stated that the number of Muslim women participating in sports is growing. That is why it is imperative that governing bodies change to fit the needs of these athletes. The organization is pleased with the changes that the ASA has made.
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 a 220,000 gallon pool. It had 75 liters of urine. They also tested a 110,000 gallon pool. It had 30 liters of urine in it. Additionally, the researchers tested water samples from 250 hot tubs and pools. All of the pools had urine in them. In fact, the pools had 570 times more ACE than tap water.
The reason that the researchers checked for ACE is because it is found in pre-packaged foods. It cannot be metabolized by humans, so the body excretes is through urine. The researchers stated that they did not want to scare anyone with the study. However, they do want people to know that the urine in pools is a public health concern.
Urine itself is sterile. However, when it reacts with chlorine, it forms a compound that can irritate the respiratory system and eyes. It has also been shown to trigger or worsen asthma.
The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has stated that health hazards in public pools have been a concern for a long time. Every year, thousands of pools close due to health and safety violations. Many pools do not have the proper PH for killing germs.
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 mixed gender swimming lessons. The latest debate occurred in Switzerland.
The European Court of Human Rights ruled that Switzerland was justified in “enforcing the full school curriculum” when two Swiss nationals, of Turkish origin, refused to send their daughters to mandatory swimming lessons in the Swiss town of Basel. The parents insisted that forcing the girls, ages seven and nine, to go to swimming lessons with boys was a violation of article nine of the European Convention on Human Rights, which protects freedom of thought, conscience and religion.
The European Court of Human Rights, however, said a full Swiss education is part of successful social integration, and that laws are intact to prevent students from any type of social exclusion. Exemptions from lessons are rare. The parents were fined 1,400 Swiss francs for not sending the girls to swimming lessons.
Muslim social integration is a controversial issue in Europe. Politicians continue to debate the effects of multiculturalism, secular tradition, female equality, cultural assimilation and social integration. Is forcing Swiss Muslim girls to swim with boys a violation of religious freedom or an attempt at social integration? It depends which end of the pool your on.
While many people were out celebrating the New Year, 55 swimmers in California were raising money for charity. The Piranhas Swim Club swam several miles to raise money for the Angel View Charity.
The Piranhas Swim Club managed to raise $4,000 for the Angel View Charity. Not only did they raise money to benefit Angel View, but they also inspired people. Fifty-two-year old Chris Vargo was one of the people who participated in the event. He was born blind and had broken his collarbone last year. However, that did not stop him from reaching his goal.
Chris’s goal was to swim at least 14 strokes per lane. Abby Kartzinel, who is only 13-years-old, was the youngest participant. She was in the area visiting her grandparents and decided to participate in the event.
Jeff Conwell and Steve Erickson sponsored the event. Jeff stated that being able to serve the communities is an honor. He also stated that he was happy to see the smiles of the participants when they reached their personal goals.
Angel View is an organization that provides care to special needs adults. It has an outreach program and special education classes. The company also provides outreach services to families who have children with disabilities. It served over 600 children in 2016. Families are able to get these services for free. Angel View is committed to enhancing the lives of people with disabilities.