BBC – Travel – Why wild swimming is Britain’s new craze

In between lockdowns, on a miserable, cold January day, I took myself off to Clevedon, a coastal town near me on the Bristol Channel. I wrapped myself in warm clothing and walked to Marine Lake, a seawater pool built onto the natural coastline. To my surprise, I saw a group of giggling women emerging from the ice-cold water. Spluttering and chatting away, they awkwardly changed into their clothes under their towels. I stood and looked on in disbelief: it was freezing, but they were jubilant, defying the weather by going for a swim.

During the pandemic, the hobby of outdoor

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Olympics-Australia swimming boss questions Sun’s Tokyo bid

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Questions will be asked if Sun Yang is cleared to compete at the Olympics and performs well in the Tokyo pool, given he is banned from training through official channels in China, Australia swimming chief Kieren Perkins said.

Three-times Olympic gold medallist Sun is seeking to overturn an eight-year doping ban at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which would allow him to swim at Tokyo.

“What will be fascinating to watch is if he is there and competes well, it will raise some pretty significant questions on China and the way they’ve managed disqualified athletes,” Swimming

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50 Athletes From Swimming’s U.S. Olympic Team Trials Wave I Qualify For Wave II

Aurora Roghair competes at U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Swimming Wave I on June 7, 2021 in Omaha, Neb.


Wave I of U.S. Olympic Team Trials—Swimming concluded on Monday evening, with 50 swimmers qualifying to compete in Wave II. The 50 swimmers qualified for Wave II by finishing first or second in at least one of the 28 finals held June 4-7 at the CHI Health Center Omaha. Of the 50, six qualified for Wave II in two events.

Wave II begins on Sunday, June 13, and over the following week, up to 52 American swimmers will qualify to compete

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New athlete-led body launched to “fight for swimmers rights”

A new athlete-led organisation which aims to “fight for swimmers’ rights and provide them with an independent global voice” has been launched by 10 high-profile competitors.

The International Swimmers’ Alliance (ISA), led by manager and eight-time Olympic gold medallist Matt Biondi, has been established amid calls for greater athlete representation in sports governance.

The body said it had a goal “to improve personal and economic opportunities for all elite swimmers by elevating the sport into the modern era”.

Swimming is among the sports where competitions outside of the International Federation have been created, with the International Swimming League (ISL), which

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Australia swimming boss questions Sun’s Tokyo bid

Chinese swimmer Sun Yang poses after a public hearing of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) for the appeal filed by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) against him and the Federation Internationale de Natation (FINA), at the Conference Centre of the Fairmont Le Montreux Palace, in Montreux, Switzerland November 15, 2019. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo

Questions will be asked if Sun Yang is cleared to compete at the Olympics and performs well in the Tokyo pool, given he is banned from training through official channels in China, Australia swimming chief Kieren Perkins said.

Three-times Olympic gold medallist Sun is seeking

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Tufts Alum in Olympic Swimming Trials

Capping an outstanding day at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials, Roger Gu, E20, won the B final in the 50-meter freestyle on June 7 with a time of 22.68 seconds. He is the first Jumbo ever to swim an Olympic trials.

In the preliminaries of the 50-meter freestyle (long-course meters) that morning, Gu had been one of 16 swimmers to advance to the evening finals with a time of 22.94 seconds, which tied for 10th place. That put him in the B final, where his 22.68 time edged Cam Peel (22.71) at the finish line.

Gu earned ninth place in

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Carmel Clay Schools removes swim coach Ray Lawrence from hall of fame

Corrections & Clarifications: This article has been updated to clarify Jane Doe’s allegations and the status of a deposition. 

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to include a statement from Ray Lawrence.

Carmel High School quietly removed Ray Lawrence, a longtime and lauded swimming coach who was banned from USA Swimming in 2011, from its athletics hall of fame.

At the time of the ban a decade ago, USA Swimming gave IndyStar no specifics on the reason but said Lawrence was banned for life for violations that occurred before the current Code of Conduct, which started in the late

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How Fast Will Carson Foster Swim 400 IM At U.S. Olympic Trials?

Olympic hopeful Carson Foster turned heads in Austin, Texas dropping a 4:11 best time in the 400 meters IM three weeks out from the 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials.

Carson has made big gains since NCAA championships, and he shared that his training has gone better than expected. He was a kid back in 2016, but he did get vital U.S. Olympic Trials experience. That matters. Olympic Trials in Omaha is a pressure-cooker, especially for swimmers competing in the 400 IM, which is the first event on the first day of finals.


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Penny Oleksiak, Brent Hayden Fire Fast 100 Frees at Toronto Test Event

Penny Oleksiak and Brent Hayden both turned in quick 100 freestyle Wednesday on Day 1 of the three-day Take5 High Performance Test Event hosted by Swimming Canada.

Oleksiak was just off her seed time in going 53.67 in the 100 free. Second was Maggie MacNeil in 54.06, with Rebecca Smith third and Taylor Ruck fourth. Ruck, with a best time of 53.03, has been provisionally selected to compete in Tokyo in the event. She went 54.76 Wednesday.

Oleksiak also won the 200 free on Thursday, the event in which she provisionally has earned an Olympic place. She went 1:57.54 to

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Swimming not allowed at Hamilton Pool Preserve for ‘foreseeable future’

TRAVIS COUNTY – It’s bad news for visitors hoping to swim at Hamilton Pool this summer.

Due to falling rocks, Travis County Parks officials will not be allowing swimming for the foreseeable future.

An update on the Hamilton Pool website says rocks have been falling “with increased frequency at many locations in and around the pool” following the big freeze in February.

Hamilton Pool Preserve, which was closed for most of 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, is known for its 50-foot waterfall which cascades into a natural swimming hole.

The preserve is located near Austin and is a popular

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