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Ice swimmers defy death for the thrill

Toronto Star - ‎16 hours ago‎
Stramrood is a motivational speaker and co-founder of the International Ice Swimming Association, the governing body for a breed of extreme athletes known as “ice swimmers” who do the front crawl sans-wetsuit through lakes and oceans 5 C and below, ...

LaSalle athlete swimming her way to Rio Games - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Kylie Masse is set to get her Olympic feet wet in Rio de Janeiro next month. The 20-year-old backstroke swimmer from LaSalle is preparing for the biggest swim of her life after making Canada's swim team. Masse set the country's record for the 100-metre ...

Swimming-Fast swimmers make fast pools, but science lends a hand

Yahoo Canada Sports - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
LONDON, July 23 (Reuters) - To those who dip into swimming only when the Olympic Games come around, it may seem odd to hear a pool described as 'fast' when it looks much like any other large rectangle filled with water.

Swimming advisory issued for Port Carling beach - ‎14 hours ago‎
A swimming advisory is a warning to swimmers but it is not a beach closure. During a swimming advisory, a beach is posted with warning signs when the water contains levels of bacteria that indicate there may be an increased risk of developing minor ...

Hannah Miley rekindles her love for swimming through Bill Furniss's tough regime - ‎10 hours ago‎
At 5ft 5in, Hannah Miley accepts that she is likely to line up as the smallest swimmer on the starting blocks in the 400 metres individual medley in Rio.

Swimming-'Professor' McEvoy retains perspective on path to Rio pool

Yahoo Canada Sports - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
SYDNEY, July 23 (Reuters) - No one could accuse Cameron McEvoy of lacking perspective and he might need it if he fulfils Australia's hopes of a first Olympic men's 100 metres freestyle crown since 1968 in the Rio de Janeiro pool next month.
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Shark spotted stealing mackerel from fishing lines near popular NS swimming hole

CTV News - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
LIVERPOOL, N.S. -- A peckish shark has been spotted snatching mackerel off people's hooks on the Liverpool, N.S., waterfront. Witnesses say the roughly 1.5-metre shark swam under a popular harbour bridge and into the estuary, grabbing mackerel right ...

Bacteria shuts down swimming area at Merrimack's Watson Park

The Union Leader - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
MERRIMACK - High levels of E. coli have been discovered in the Souhegan River at Watson Park, prompting a no swimming advisory for at least one week.

Guide to Swimming in Kingston 2016

Kingstonist - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
swimming, pool, splash, pad, beach, water, lake, ontario, It's been a very hot, dry summer and many of us are craving opportunities to cool off.

Leduc man attempts to break open-water swimming record - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
Strach is preparing diligently for the upcoming swim, but there are some things he just can't prepare for. "It takes being able to stay awake, and that's what I have no measure of," he said.

Stop telling people what to wear swimming, Canada

NOW Magazine - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
When a family is barred from a swimming pool because the kids are too covered up, it hits me in an icky place. Human rights lawyer Faisal Kutty recently represented a Muslim single mother whose son and daughter (both under 10) were turned away from a ...

Boy, 3, drowns in Cocoa backyard swimming pool, cops say

WKMG Orlando - ‎1 hour ago‎
COCOA, Fla. - A 3-year-old boy drowned in a backyard swimming pool during a family party Saturday, Cocoa police said. Dispatchers received a call before 5:30 p.m.
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Health unit issues beach closure and swimming warnings - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Swimmers can scratch Colchester Beach off their list of places to stay cool this weekend. The swimming hole was closed this week because of high bacteria levels, according to the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit.

How to Protect Your Hair While Swimming This Summer

GQ Magazine - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
At some point this season, you're going to find yourself at the beach. Or the lake. Or the pool. Or some other aqueous body, seeking sweet relief from the oppressive heat by way of a long, lazy swim in the cool, refreshing water. Hopefully, you already ...

Swimming-Campbell wants Rio gold, not records, says coach

Yahoo Canada Sports - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
MELBOURNE, July 23 (Reuters) - The 100 metres freestyle world record Cate Campbell set earlier this month is a testament to her class and determination but the Australian will not chase the time in pursuit of gold at the Rio Olympics, according to her ...

Swimming-Peaty ready to end Britain's long wait

Yahoo Canada Sports - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
LONDON, July 23 (Reuters) - Adam Peaty is the talk of British swimming as he heads for his first Olympic Games in Rio but at home the discussion is different.

Brendan Meyer Crushes Timed Finals in Columbus with Two Individual Wins

Swimming World Magazine - ‎11 hours ago‎
Brendan Meyer of the Northern Kentucky Clippers out touched Brayden Seal of the Ohio State Swim club by just .17. Meyer touched first at 3:56.63 while Seal touched at 3:56.80.
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Swimming-Ledecky ready to go the distance in Rio

Yahoo Canada Sports - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
TORONTO, July 23 (Reuters) - When Michael Phelps says he sees a bit of his young self in Katie Ledecky, you know you are dealing with a very special swimmer. Already an Olympic champion, the 19-year-old American distance queen is not exactly an ...

Swimmers Want a Rio Snoozefest

Wall Street Journal - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Among the countless pieces of high-performance gear the U.S. swim team is schlepping to the Rio Olympics, the most important may be these: blackout curtains, fitted sheets, and pillows from home.

Fitness: Is swimming the most age-friendly sport of them all?

Montreal Gazette - ‎Jul 17, 2016‎
If you think Speedos should be outlawed after the age of 30, you haven't been hanging around with the masters swim crowd who wear their Speedos like a badge of honour.