Swimming

Ex-Israeli swimming star sentenced to 30 months in the US for insider trading

Dov Malnik, a past swimmer from the Israeli national team, was sentenced to 30 months in prison in the US for his role in an insider trading scheme that netted millions of dollars.

Malnik, 43, who after his swimming career became a securities trader and finance professional, was also ordered to pay a fine of $50,000 and forfeiture of $1,594,779, the US Justice Department said in a statement Monday.

As a swimmer, he had been on the Israeli squad at the 2001 World Swimming Championships in Japan and then again at the contest in Spain in 2003. He is also

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Embracing the Swimming Culture After a Move to Australia

SYDNEY, Australia — The spring sun might have been warm, but the Pacific Ocean off the edge of Sydney felt like an ice tray. I put my head down and tried to breathe in a steady rhythm as I swam faster than usual to warm up, keeping an eye on a couple of swimmers heading in my direction along the rocky coast.

When the distance between us shortened, both of them stopped and seemed to be pointing. I picked up my head.

“Bull ray,” said one of them, a woman about my age wearing an orange swim cap. I peeked

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European and Commonwealth champion Hannah Miley announces retirement from competitive Swimming

Three-time Olympian Hannah Miley has announced her retirement from competitive swimming after a 15-year career.

The 32-year-old began her senior career in Budapest, where she reached the final of the 400m individual medley at the 2006 European Championships, and in the same city and event, she would win European gold four years later.

At the same meet, she also won bronze in the 200m medley and 4x200m freestyle relay a year before earning her highest honour with a silver medal at the 2011 World Championships in the 400m medley.

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Cold water swimming: Stories of peace from the open water

It’s still dark when Maryam Sharifzadeh slips into the San Francisco Bay to begin her swim. The endless stretch of murky ocean water registers at a brisk 54 degrees and is cold enough to send a bone-chilling shiver through the body of even the most experienced swimmer.

But today, as the city around her lays quiet, Sharifzadeh is focused on the task ahead: becoming the second person, and the first woman, to swim 22 miles around the shoreline of San Francisco. With her dedicated team ready alongside to keep watch for other boat traffic, changing tides and unexpected hazards, Sharifzadeh

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Colin Schooling, father of Olympic swimming champion Joseph, dies aged 73, Sport News & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – Colin Schooling, father of Singapore’s only Olympic champion Joseph Schooling, died on Thursday (Nov 18). He was 73.

In the past few months, the former national softball player and retired businessman had undergone treatment after being diagnosed with liver cancer in June.

Thanking well-wishers on Instagram, Joseph, 26, wrote: “Dad fought till the end. Much love to everyone.”

Colin was a versatile athlete and his uncle was Lloyd Valberg, who was the first Singaporean to compete at the Olympics when he participated in the high jump event at London 1948.

Educated at Raffles Institution, Colin dabbled with hurdling

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Freestyler Ella Penny Verbals to Lenoir-Rhyne University

Fitter and Faster Swim Camps is the proud sponsor of SwimSwam’s College Recruiting Channel and all commitment news. For many, swimming in college is a lifelong dream that is pursued with dedication and determination. Fitter and Faster is proud to honor these athletes and those who supported them on their journey.

Ella Penny, a senior at Eastside High School, has verbally committed to Lenoir-Rhyne University.

I am excited to announce my verbal commitment to continue my academic and swimming career at Lenoir-Rhyne University! I want to thank my parents, coaches, and all of my teammates for their encouragement

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Three-Time British Olympian Aimee Willmott Announces Retirement from Swimming

Three-time British Olympian Aimee Willmott has announced her retirement from elite swimming at 28 years old.

The Middlesbrough, England native represented Great Britain at the 2012, 2016, and 2020 Olympic Games.

Willmott placed 7th in the 400 IM at each of the last two Olympic Games. In both

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Elephant squirts swimming pool water in US woman’s face at South African safari lodge [video]

This is the moment a safari host’s attempt to take a closer look at an elephant backfired – when the playful animal sprayed her with her own swimming pool water.

Lisa Saint decided to get into the infinity pool at RockFig Safari Lodge, in Hoedspruit, South Africa, when she saw a herd of elephants standing at the side of it.  

When one curious mammal stuck around to play she said she was amazed to experience a ‘once in a lifetime’ encounter and was relieved it was all captured on camera.

Lisa Saint got into the infinity pool at RockFig Safari

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Foomann adds gym and swimming pool to Broadway home in Melbourne

By removing an old garage, architecture studio Foomann has made room for a gym, a swimming pool and a campervan in the garden of a home in suburban Melbourne.


The project, called Broadway, creates a new two-storey building in the garden of the Edwardian property, which is located in Elwood.

A single-storey garage is replaced by a two-storey building

The clients, a couple with two young boys, had asked Foomann to adapt their home to better suit their active lifestyle.

“They are a health and fitness-focused family who love to pack up their campervan and hit the open road,” explained

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Swimming in Iceland: The Best Pools in the Country, Plus the Rules and Rituals to Know

As a frequent flier to Iceland, my arrival routine and advice to visitors is always the same: deplane and get yourself in the water—immediately. It can be at the popular Blue Lagoon, the Bond-worthy Retreat spa, the new Sky Lagoon, or one of the many public pools. There are several hundred to choose from, which the country’s population of 366,000 consider both a health necessity and social hub. Everything you need to know about Iceland, and Icelanders, will reveal itself while having a soak.

This is a bathing culture unlike any other. There are a host of

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