Tag Archives: Swimming

Swimming In Vomit: Swimmers Horrified As Lifeguards Use Wave Machine To ‘Break Up’ Vomit In Public Pool

Swimmers at a public pool at Cleethorpes Leisure Center in Lincolnshire were horrified with the way cleanup was handled – or not handled – after a woman vomited in the pool. Swimmers were enjoying a day in the pool on Sunday at at Cleethorpes Leisure Center in Lincolnshire when a woman felt ill and vomited in the water. The swimmers ...

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Man Dies After Swimming With New Tattoo As Flesh-Eating Bacteria Seeps In

Death from the flesh-eating bacteria Vibro vulnificus is rare, but each summer a story pops up about someone fighting for their life after this contracting this bacterium. Only 100 people in the U.S. die each year after being infected with Vibro vulnificus, which thrives in warmer water. The bacterium can enter the body through an open wound, and a tattoo ...

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Swimming Found To Reduce Fibromyalgia Symptoms, Study Says

With chronic opioid use being viewed by the American Medical Association as risky and leading to other chronic, potentially life-threatening problems such as opioid addiction, many sufferers of chronic pain are frustrated. So are their physicians. It’s impossible to optimally complete day to day tasks such as working, cleaning, parenting and even simple activities like bathing and dressing while in ...

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This Is Why There Are So Many Ties In Swimming

Tonight three legends of swimming—Michael Phelps, Chad Le Clos, and László Cseh—turned in identical times to share silver in the 100m butterfly. Last night, Simone Manuel tied for gold with Canadian Penny Oleksiak in the 100m freestyle. Modern timing systems are capable of measuring down to the millionth of a second—so why doesn’t FINA, the world swimming governing body, increase ...

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This Is Why There Are So Many Ties In Swimming

Tonight three legends of swimming—Michael Phelps, Chad Le Clos, and László Cseh—turned in identical times to share silver in the 100m butterfly. Last night, Simone Manuel tied for gold with Canadian Penny Oleksiak in the 100m freestyle. Modern timing systems are capable of measuring down to the millionth of a second—so why doesn’t FINA, the world swimming governing body, increase ...

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Michael Phelps Breaks A 2,168-Year-Old Record, Team U.S.A. Shines In Swimming Once Again

Michael Phelps just won his 22nd gold medal, and being the compulsive history re-writer that he is, Phelps has now broken a record that was left sleeping for 2,168 years. Michael Phelps won the 200-meter individual medley finals tonight and his finishing time of 1:55.78 made him the winner of his career’s 13th individual gold medal. This places him above ...

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China demands apology for Australian swimming 'drug cheat' slur

Chinese swimming officials have demanded an apology after Australian Olympic gold medallist Mack Horton called defending champion Sun Yang a “drug cheat”. Tension between the swimming rivals had been simmering in the lead up to the men’s 400m freestyle final in Rio. Horton said earlier this week he had no “time or respect for drug cheats”. Sun served a three-month ...

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China demands apology for Australian swimming 'drug cheat' slur

Chinese swimming officials have demanded an apology after Australian Olympic gold medallist Mack Horton called defending champion Sun Yang a “drug cheat”. Tension between the swimming rivals had been simmering in the lead up to the men’s 400m freestyle final in Rio. Horton said earlier this week he had no “time or respect for drug cheats”. Sun served a three-month ...

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Yusra Mardini: Syrian Refugee Taking Olympics By Storm In Swimming Competition

Yusra Mardini is making waves in the Olympic pool at Rio. The 18-year-old Syrian refugee was not even sure that she would reach adulthood when she left Syria at only 14-years-old. Last June, Yusra and 24 others boarded a boat meant for only six and headed to Lesbos. The massive overload of people on the boat began to cause problems. ...

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South Carolina Girl Dies After Contracting Rare Brain-Eating Amoeba While Swimming

Hannah Collins, an 11-year-old South Carolina girl, died after contracting a rare brain-eating amoeba while swimming in a river, according to The Post and Courier. According to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Hannah went out swimming in Charleston County’s Edisto River on July 24, where she became exposed to the Naegleria fowleri organism, or the brain-eating ...

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