During monsoon season in Arizona, there are massive storms which roll in and drop a lot of water at once. Unfortunately when this happens, there is little anyone can do if flash flooding occurs before anyone can be told about it. When flash flooding occurs, if your caught in the mix of things, it can be deadly for everyone. Unfortunately a family learned this the hard way.
Over the last weekend, a storm came into the area and suddenly a family was the center of the problem. When the warning issued to people in the area, the family of 14 had not heard the warning being issued. Suddenly the rain came and the swimming hole where they were swimming became instantly taken over by the storms. The flash flood then took the 14 family members and pushed them out of the swimming hole.
In the end, 10 people had been recovered following the storms and 4 family members were rescued successfully. In the beginning, 8 members of the family had been found and then 2 more members were discovered following the weekend of storms.
The family had gotten together to celebrate a birthday of a member of the family and were swimming when the urgent warning came out. The warning issued which allowed other families in the area to vacate the region but for this family, they instead were pushed out and children died from the flooding. The victims of the flash flood ranged in ages from 2 to adults.
A mother and father along with their 3 children were victims of the flash flooding while other family members also were affected. The mother and father died along with 3 of their children. Their bodies were discovered pretty quickly while others unfortunately were not found for several days. What started out as a family gathering led to a family mourning over the loss of their loved ones.
Swimming must be one of the oldest sporting activities in history, tracing its origin at the beginning of civilization. Due to its long history, people have been finding newer and better ways of making the sport enjoyable. Since civilization have been growing and expanding in equal measure, they have called for the installation of artificial swimming pools all that come in different sizes. Swimming pools have for a long time been known to offer water lovers with the opportunity to relax. However, there is another cadre of individuals that have fallen in love with deep water exploration. To this end, creating deep pools has become relevant, now more than ever.
In Italy is a pool that has attracted the attention of some deep sea divers, including Guillaume Nery. Unlike any other water facility in the world, the artificial water hole in Italy has a depth of 40 meters, approximately the width of an ordinary football field. Just like in a deep sea environment, the swimming pool has many holes running across the walls of the water retaining structure making divers feel like they are getting from one chamber to the other. Although the deep water structure happens to be stunning, it has caused a lot of anxiety especially to individuals like Guillaume Nery who has had the opportunity to swim for free in the facility.
The pool in Italy stands out from others across the globe mainly because it has standing platforms that allow divers to rest or take a moment as they regain their sense of direction. For all those who would want to explore the deep sea environment, the Y-40 pool offers a perfect training ground. Located in the Hotel Millepini Terme, Y-40 also provides visitors with leisure activities as well as recreational photo shoots. The Y-40 swimming pool also has an underground cylindrical pool that extends 20 meters below the earth’s surface. As it stands out, the Y-40 facility in Italy is a real masterpiece, having been the invention of Emanuele Boaretto, a renowned architect in the country. It is without saying that the Y-40 is a must visit site.
There are numerous beautiful swimming areas around the world.
Hamilton Pool Preserve
Hamilton Pool Preserve is located in Texas. There is a gorgeous short hike that leads to the Hamilton Pool Preserve. Once at the Hamilton Pool Preserve you will be amazed by the beautiful scenery. There is beautiful emerald green colored water and cliffs made of limestone.
Devil’s Pool is located in Africa. This breathtaking swimming area overlooks the Victoria Falls. Enjoy the Victoria Falls while taking a risk swimming in this perpetuity pool.
Cenote IK Kil
Cenote IK Kil is located in Mexico. Cenote IK Kil is a beautiful and breathtaking swimming area. It is located close to the remnants of Chichen Itza. Enjoy the serenity and its beautiful surroundings. The Cenote IK Kil is surrounded by forests, dangling plants, and sumptuous vegetation.
Giola Lagoon is located in Greece. Giola Lagoon is enclosed by adjoining rocks. Individuals can overlook the beauty of the sea as they swim in the lagoon area. Giola Lagoon is surrounded by breathtaking views.
Madison Blue Spring
Madison Blue Spring is located in Florida. Madison Blue Spring is a great area to enjoy a swim and have fun snorkeling. The water is a beautiful sapphire blue that runs above boulders. Madison Blue Spring has a breathtaking cave to explore while swimming.
Boiling River is located in Montana. It provides breathtaking and amazing views. It provides total serenity. While swimming in Boiling River you will enjoy the updraft water that provides a refreshing and relaxing hot spring feeling.
Jellyfish Lake is located in Palau. Jellyfish Lake provides you with the thrill of swimming with jellyfish. It provides an amazing swimming adventure.
In conclusion, there are many breathtaking swimming areas that provide complete serenity and enjoyment.
In Arizona over the weekend, a family gathered at a popular swimming hole to have a weekend of fun and family. Who knew this would not be a weekend that they would come back from. Soon after the family gathered at the swimming hole, a thunderstorm came rolling in and swept away 10 family members with a flash flood.
The rescue team with help of search crews were able to recover four adult bodies and the bodies of six children. The children ranged in age from 2 to 17. The swift waters that swept the family away came at the Tonto National Forest.
After several searches took place since the weekend and since the storms rolled through, the search teams were able to recover the last body. The male was a 27 year old that was the father to some of the children. The mans wife was also killed in the flash flood along with 3 of their children age 7, 5, and 3. There were 5 other family members who were also at the popular swimming hole that were swept and killed in the flash floods as well. There were other family members who were actually rescued during the storms.
In all, there were 14 people that had been swept away during the flash flood which occurred. The family members that were all swept away were there visiting from the Flagstaff and Phoenix area which came to the popular swimming hole in order to celebrate a birthday of the family member. The family was busy swimming when the flash flood warning came across and therefore did not hear about the flood which would occur. It happened in the spur of a moment where a large wall of water which was moving at a speed equal to 30 mph swept the family members away.
Swimming has always been one of the most fun and sought after things that kids like doing on their vacations. Everyone already knows how swimming can be extremely beneficial for the body, contributing to your overall fitness, but it is given a lot less focus than other sports in the country. Swimming is not just a fitness routine; it is also an essential skill that everyone needs to know in their life. A survey conducted by the American Red Cross pointed towards the fact that more than half the population in the country does not know how to swim, or is scared of swimming because of an experience or trauma. But for those who haven’t had bad experiences in a pool, the excuses are limited.
One of the reasons why adults don’t choose swimming as a form of exercise is because it isn’t something that is engraved into them since their childhood. Look at it this way – schools in the United States offer a bunch of sports and athletics options for their kids to choose from. Running or playing a game is something that a lot of kids tend to take up when they are in school. Very few schools in the United States are fully equipped with pools to give them an option. When these kids grow up and look for ways to exercise, they would naturally go towards running or some form of land sport to get fit, and not even look in the direction of a pool. If schools aren’t going to implement it, it is up to the parents to ensure that their kids learn this lifesaving skill, if they are ever in need of it. Even if you think they are not, everyone knows how fun it is just to swim!
People do make a resolution to do swimming as it is good for health. But the resolution fades away after some time. But in order to keep swimming, there are certain tips that can be kept in mind. These can help to motivate a person to keep swimming for long.
For a non-swimmer, swimming is hard. This gets tougher when they see good swimmers around them. This is when they need to realize those good swimmers have better cardio-respiratory fitness. Besides, they have undergone years of training too. Hence new swimmers should not feel discouraged.
It is always best to go through swim classes. They will provide the right technique. This is why stroke analysis is highly valuable.
Next is consistency. It is always an important part of fitness. This applies to every sport. It is important not to give up. This means continuing to swim by working on fitness as well as on technique. Hence it may start as twice a week, which can slowly get extended to 6 times a week.
It is important to record progress. This includes noting weight, heart rate, swimming speed and so on. This needs to be recorded, analyzed and then improved upon realistically.
It is important to learn how to breathe during swimming. It gets improved through technique. Here exhaling has to be done underwater. All this requires time. But the right technique learned here can help a lot later.
The lane etiquette is important in a swimming pool. Swimmers of similar speeds and abilities must use the same lane. Or else it will lead to chaos no one will be able to enjoy their swim.
The intensity can be varied here in order to make swimming more interesting. Hence there can be a change in speed, or new strokes can be learned.
A swimming pool in your backyard is something that a lot of people want, but a few can actually have this luxury. Having to handle the maintenance of an entire swimming pool is a lot of effort, not to mention how costly it is. But at the end of the day, there is nothing quite like having your private pool to relax in.
One man took his love for swimming to a whole new level and constructed a massive swimming pool in his backyard. Jerry Leussink is a resident of Canada, and has an entire farm for a yard, giving him an ample amount of space to construct his massive pool. Jerry decided to start this out as a backyard project, making use of the beautiful landscape that was in front of him. He soon began transforming the yard, bit by bit. He first started out by digging the ground with a tractor he borrowed from his brother. He then went on to create the rustic floorboards and landscape around it, which is what gave it the beautiful natural feel that it needed.
The pool that he constructed is massive – ninety into seventy feet massive. The pool is also fourteen feet deep, which makes it brilliant for diving. The entire pool is powered by solar panels because Jerry has always believed in leading a greener lifestyle. One of the plus points about living in Canada is that the pool also doubles as a skating and hockey rink during the winter since the temperatures drop so low that the water freezes over.
The project has been gaining a lot of attention from people who want to try and construct their own pool in their backyards, after all, it is a brilliant summer project that is sure to keep you and your family entertained through the season.
Later this month the most decorated Olympian of all time, Michael Phelps, will race a great white shark. Yes you read that correctly. Phelps will race the beast during Discovery Channel’s annual shark week, a longstanding tradition that allows viewers to immerse themselves in all things shark around the clock for an entire seven day stretch. The famed Olympian will be racing the great white shark off of the coast of South Africa’s Cape Town. For those of you worried about the health and safety of Michael Phelps fear not. Phelps will be followed closely by a team of divers in case things get a little too close for comfort. Seeing as that the top speed of a shark is almost seven times faster than the top speed of a human, Phelps will have a little help in this battle of the species. What is being called a “monofin” will be utilized in order to increase the power with which Phelps can kick from his already massive feet and propel him through the water much faster than is typically possible by a human. The cross between athletics and nature aims to engage a wider audience than usual for Discovery Channel in a time when more and more people are turning away from traditional cable television. Lifelong fans of Michael Phelps will be rooting against nature enthusiasts who hope to see beast reign supreme in its home turf. No one knows exactly what will happen in this spectacle when man takes on beast. We’ll just have to tune in during shark week to see for ourselves.
Swimming is a big sport in Britain. According to statistics, about 2.5 million Britons take part in one form of swimming activity. So we can all imagine how much pressure was on Jake Burnell to win the gold medal at the FINA World Championships.
A time like this last year, Burnell was an angry man. His plans to bag the gold were thwarted when an incident happened just before he crossed the finish line. Burnell felt his leg pulled backwards as he was angling to bypass his remaining opponents to the finish line. This split-second ordeal cost him the title, wasted years of practice, and several months of anger, despair, and disillusionment.
Nevertheless, an entrepreneur at heart, Burnell understands the beauty of setbacks. He promised himself to make 2017 a different year that will outgrow the 2016 FINA incident. True to his worlds, Jake Burnell walked away with the gold medal at the Abu Dhabi World Cup held in March this year. At least he has redeemed himself and his British fans, and now a greater task lay ahead—winning the FINA World Championships gold medal he had so brutally been denied.
To understand the determination burning in Burnell’s heart, one has to consider the conditions that plague marathon swimmers. Unlike an indoor pool, marathons take place out in uncharted waters where debris, changing current, and often times human impact gets in the way. By the time you get to the finish line, you are drained physically, mentally, and emotionally.
July 17, 2017 is the date Jake Burnell went back to fight for the title he deserves. All eyes were on him as he battled through the open-waters at Budapest. Unfortunately, Burnell’s lost the gold medal to Ferry Weertman, the Dutch he had beaten at the Abu Dhabi Championships. Burnell did not manage to get in second or third but fourth. Though the gold medal once again eluded him, at least his dignity was restored.
The USA Women water polo national team maintained their excellent tactics to win the FINA World League Super Final. The ladies won their fourth gold medal at the tournament and 11th Super Final Cup after they beat Canada by 12-6. Makenzie Fischer contributed to the victory of the match by scoring two goals, and she was named as the tournament’s most valuable player. Kiley Neushul also helped in the win by scoring twice in the game and was named to be part of the all-star team. Gabby Stone made nine crucial saves.
The women team is currently preparing to play in the FINA Word Championship that will be held in Budapest, Hungary this July. The USA has successfully won gold medals in several past matches. The team’s most preferred tactic is going out from the front. Scoring two goals was an excellent start. When the halftime whistle blew, they had beaten Canada 6-4. Canada was determined to emerge the winners. They made outstanding attacks, and their defense was very solid. The USA squad is, however, sharper, and they made stronger attacks than their rivals. Their passes were excellent, and each player seemed to try and find a free person to pass the ball to. Maddie Musselman is a highly skilled player, but she did not manage to join the Media All-Star Team. She scored the point that took the USA to 7-4.
Canada’s Monika Eggens scored for the team to make it 9-5 while Hayley McKelvey made the last point that brought them to 9-6. The USA squad worked extra hard, and they managed to get scores from the Neushul sisters Kiley and Jamie. The team won 12-6, and it believes that it will also perform well at the FINA World Championships that will be hosted in Budapest next month. The USA water polo women team’s head coach, Adam Krikorian, said that the team has young players, but it is doing its best top perform well. He also believes that the Canadian team is improving.