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Furious single mum turned away from swimming pool for having four kids

A single mum-of-four was left furious after she was turned away from a swimming pool.

Lisa Wood tried to take nine-year-old Keelie, Alicea, aged three, Matthew aged two and one-year-old Chanelle to Smethwick Swimming Centre in the West Midlands for their free swimming sessions on Thursday, August 19.

However, the young children were left in tears after being turned away from a swimming pool due to her being the only adult, according to Birmingham Live.

They said they were turned away due to a policy that only allows two children per adult.

The 33-year-old parent from Oldbury said her

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Five Non-Hazing Team-Building Exercises That Your Swimmers Will Enjoy

Every coach knows how much team-building exercises can increase camaraderie among swimmers and strengthen team dynamics. But when your team consists mostly of teenage swimmers, typical team-building exercises — like sharks and minnows — could fall flat.

Instead, some swimmers turn to more dangerous activities, like hazing. Colleges all over the country, from Brown to Lehigh to LSU have been accused of hazing incidents, which can include coerced drinking or other harmful activities. Not only can these activities be dangerous, but they’re often detrimental to team building too, in spite of being ostensibly done in the name of “team building.”

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Single mum’s fury at being turned away from Smethwick swimming pool with four kids

A single mum-of-four’s young children were left in tears after being turned away from a swimming pool due to her being the only adult.

Lisa Wood tried to take nine-year-old Keelie, Alicea, aged three, Matthew aged two and one-year-old Chanelle to Smethwick Swimming Centre for their free-swimming sessions on Thursday, August 19.

But said they were turned away due to a policy that only allows two children per adult.

The 33-year-old from Oldbury said her children were left in floods of tears as she has no other adult who could help.

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Photos Of Olympic Artistic Swimmers Looking Absolutely Fierce

Artistic swimmers may be some of the most elegant athletes at the Olympics, with their strength and ability to dance in water in perfect sync. But when still photos of their performances are captured, the swimmers seem to be possessed by the water and part of a completely different type of performance.

Artistic swimmers Svetlana Romashina and Svetlana Kolesnichenko of Team Russian Olympic Committee won the gold in Tokyo on Wednesday with their arachnid-themed routine to the song “Spiders.”

It is the sixth Olympic gold medal for Romashina, who said, “I don’t count medals. I just want to feel this

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Artistic swimming at 2021 Summer Olympics in photos

The competitors in artistic swimming displayed strength, beauty and grace while competing at the Tokyo Olympics. Previously, the event was known as “synchronized swimming” until the international federation for Artistic Swimming, FINA, made the change in 2017

USA Synchronized Swimming followed suit in 2020 and changed its name to “USA Artistic Swimming, according to a March 2020 statement from Team USA. Adam Andrasko, USA Artistic Swimming CEO, said the change was “a chance to usher in a new era for the sport.” 

“As a world leader in the sport we recognized the need to align with the changes FINA

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Swimming Australia boss Alex Baumann quits after three months in the job | Swimming

Swimming Australia’s chief executive, Alex Baumann, has resigned on health grounds, just three months after taking the job and in the immediate aftermath of Australia’s most successful Olympic swimming campaign.

Baumann, a Canadian, took the top position at the national governing body in May this year but said recent health issues had forced him to make the decision to stand down.

“As a two-time cancer survivor, I appreciate how important health and family are,” he said. “I’ve been so pleased with the performance of our Olympians and excited for our para-swimmers who depart for Tokyo next week.

“I recognise the

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Saint of Athens jewellery store designed to resemble 1960s swimming pool

Creative agency Saint of Athens has used cool blue tiles throughout this jewellery store for brand Gavello on the Greek island of Mykonos to make it resemble a “luxury 60s swimming pool”.


Saint of Athens worked with Dive Architects to make the jewellery store stand out from the plethora of nearby retail stores. It includes light blue tiles, lockers and a pool ladder.

Top: the store looks like a swimming pool. Above: it is in Mykonos

“We were looking for an unorthodox way to present the colourful and opulent Gavello designs, so we came up with a surreal, summery idea,”

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Olympic Swimming Star Sends Scathing Message To Her ‘WOAT’ High School Teacher

Canadian swimmer Penny Oleksiak had a message for her high school teacher on Tuesday. But it didn’t include praise for inspiring her to sporting glory.

Instead, the seven-time Olympic medalist ― who won one silver and two bronze medals in Tokyo ― tweeted her disdain for one particular educator who told her to quit.

“I just googled ‘Canada’s most decorated Olympian’ and my name came up,” Oleksiak wrote.

“I want to thank that teacher in high school who told me to stop swimming to focus on school bc swimming wouldn’t get me anywhere,” the 21-year-old added. “This is

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DIY lover builds huge swimming pool in his garden in 12 hours – using only wooden pallets

Most people believe that garden swimming pools are reserved for the rich and famous.

But one man has gone viral after he built an entire pool in his back yard – using only wooden pallets.

A DIY enthusiast named Caleb Harrison shared a TikTok video showing off the homemade pool in his back garden – and it quickly went viral, garnering over 56 million views on the platform.

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Caleb, from Middle, Tennessee in the US, created his fully-functioning swimming pool using wooden

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Robot Shows How Simple Swimming Can Be

Looking to such specialized nervous systems as a model for artificial intelligence may prove just as valuable, if not more so, than studying the human brain. Consider the brains of those ants in your pantry. Each has some 250,000 neurons. Larger insects have closer to 1 million. In my research at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, I study the brains of one of these larger insects, the dragonfly. I and my colleagues at Sandia, a national-security laboratory, hope to take advantage of these insects’ specializations to design computing systems optimized for tasks like intercepting an incoming missile or following an

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