Swimming

The Lowest Seeds To Win Olympic Swimming Gold Since 2000

During the Tokyo Olympics, Tunisian Ahmed Hafnaoui surprised everyone by winning the gold medal in the men’s 400 freestyle swimming out of lane 8.

Few people believed he could medal, let alone win the gold, mainly because he was not even among the 15 fastest seed times in the event.

But he is not the lowest seeded swimmer to ever win an Olympic gold medal. Instagram’s Swimming Stats page has published the list of the lowest seeded swimmers to win Olympic gold medals since 2000.

Hafnaoui arrived in Tokyo with a personal best of 3:46.16, which was the 16th-fastest

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Distance Swimmer Carly Joerin Verbally Commits to Dartmouth

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Carly Joerin, a distance free and IM swimmer from Tampa, Florida, has announced her verbal commitment to the application process* at Dartmouth College. She will join the Big Green in the fall of 2022.

“I’m so excited to announce my verbal commitment to the application process at Dartmouth!

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Judge grants access to popular swimming hole in Christian County

NEAR HIGHLANDVILLE, Mo. (KY3) – A Christian County judge ruled in favor of the public in a case involving the popular river access Lindenlure.

The fight over public access at the popular swimming hole on the Finley River ended up in court. Judge Laura Johnson found Canyon Road was a public road by common law dedication. Owners prevented the public from using the road in the past. But the court did not find it was a public road by statute.

The result is the same. The public will get access to all of Canyon Road, as well as an easement

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Swimming World September 2021 Presents – Golden Boy: Caeleb Dressel

The latest issue of Swimming World Magazine
is now available for download in the Swimming World Vault!

Non-Subscribers Can Download This Issue Here

In this issue of Swimming World, read about Caeleb Dressel, Team USA’s golden boy who put on a show in Tokyo, netting five gold medals and two new world records. Also featured is our full coverage and photo gallery of the Tokyo Olympics; Our picks for men’s and women’s Performance of the Meet, Best Relay Performance, Best Individual Relay Performance, Biggest Upset/Surprise, Breakout Performer, Country On The Rise, and recipients of the Resilience Award; Carmel

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Top 20 Girls NCAA Swimming Recruits, Class of 2021

After dropping the boys rankings a few weeks ago, it’s time to revisit the girls’ high school class of 2021 and re-rank how they stack up as they begin their collegiate careers.

As recruiting classes get closer to actual NCAA competition, we start to weigh certain factors more heavily: NCAA scoring times become more important, and we tend to value one or two standout events a bit more heavily (compared to a wide range of just decent events) than we would for a high school sophomore who has more time to develop across the board. Having already ranked this class

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Female-only swimming sessions in Ellenbrook denied despite multicultural community’s calls

Aliaa Al-Zayadi lives in Perth’s north-eastern suburbs, far from the beach, and — like many in her community — she wants a place to swim. 

The 37-year-old mother, who runs an Arabic school in Ellenbrook, said women from multicultural backgrounds were often forced to travel at least 30 minutes to access services due to a lack of appropriate facilities in their local area. 

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Alice Dearing makes history but Team GB’s first female black swimmer leaves ‘broken’ | Tokyo Olympic Games 2020

By diving out into the toasty waters of the handsome Odaiba Bay early on a humid Wednesday morning in Tokyo, Alice Dearing had already made history. She is and will always be the first black female swimmer to represent Great Britain at an Olympic Games. But two hours later she left the water in despair following a frustrating early morning that had rendered her maiden Olympic experience bittersweet, already leaving her to yearn for redemption.

Over the course of the seven 1.5km laps in the women’s 10km marathon swimming event, Dearing was never quite able to remain in touch with

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World’s deepest swimming pool hides vast sunken city 200 feet underwater

Thought your neighbor’s pool with the unicorn floats was fancy? Jump into Deep Dive Dubai, a new indoor diving facility that’s 60 meters (197 feet) deep and filled with as much water as six Olympic-size swimming pools. 

The diving pool — named deepest swimming pool for diving by Guinness World Records — opened to the public at the end of July. “Diving pool” doesn’t really do this wild place justice, however. Think of it as a massive underwater world full of subaquatic attractions.

Chief among them is an area made to resemble an abandoned sunken city, complete with decaying

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Beach couple get $25,000 judgment against swimming pool contractor investigated by 10 On Your side

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Justin and Tatjana Roth had to pay two contractors to build one swimming pool.

On Monday morning, Judge Afshin Farashahi decided they were entitled to a judgment against the first one the Roths had hired, Artistic Pools Unlimited.

The Roths were among 10 Artistic customers 10 On Your Side uncovered as part of our investigation of unsatisfied clients.

They paid nearly $40,000 for their pool, but the job was never completed. They had to hire a second contractor and had to pay them $20,000, so it was nearly $60,000 for a pool that was supposed

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Inside Sky Lagoon, Iceland’s Most Impressive New Swimming Pool

Just ask top Icelandic fashion designer Hildur Yeoman, a favorite of Scandinavian pop stars and Iceland’s Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdottir alike. Yeoman commissioned artist and photographer Saga Sig to shoot her current Spring/Summer collection within the waters. “I picked the lagoon because my collection, entitled Splash, is inspired by adventures by the sea or at the pool, with a hint of mermaid vibes,” says Yeoman of her collection’s drippy mesh dresses, wet-look matched sets, and bustier one-pieces.

After a bracing and brief dip in the cold plunge (a nod to the original Snorralaug pool, referenced in sagas as far

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