I’m Paralyzed, but I Can Finally Feel the Joy of Swimming

At first, being in water made me feel defeated. Now it’s transformed me.

#disabilities, #paralysis, #swimming, #water

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Canada’s Artistic Swimming Coach on Leave Amid Allegations

The coach of Canada’s most elite team — slated for the Olympics — will step aside as he awaits the outcome of a disciplinary hearing about allegations of emotional abuse.

#canada, #canada-artistic-swimming, #coaches-and-managers, #fina, #swimming, #synchronized-swimming

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Synchronized Swimmers Say Coaches Have Abused Them

Coaches around the world in the sport, now known as artistic swimming, are facing accusations that they bullied, harassed and psychologically abused athletes.

#canada, #coaches-and-managers, #olympic-games-2020, #swimming, #synchronized-swimming

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Snapshots From a Swimming Friendship

In this year of sorrow, plunging into the water has been essential for me and for my friend with cancer.

#breast-cancer, #friendship, #mastectomy, #swimming, #water

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Reggie Jones, Jones Beach’s Longest-Serving Lifeguard, Dies at 93

He began keeping an eye on beachgoers in 1944 and kept doing it for 64 summers. He made more than 1,000 ocean rescues in his career.

#beaches, #deaths-obituaries, #jones-beach-ny, #jones-reggie, #lifeguards, #swimming

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Cody Simpson, Pop Star, Wants to Be Cody Simpson, Olympian

Cody Simpson has been a singer, a dancer, an actor and an author. Now, with support from Michael Phelps and Ian Thorpe, he is resurrecting a childhood swimming dream.

#australia, #music, #olympic-games-2024, #phelps-michael, #simpson-cody, #swimming

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‘I Let You Down’: Klete Keller’s Path From Olympics to Capitol Riot

Jan. 6 wasn’t Keller’s first election protest in Washington. But as he makes tearful apologies and faces federal charges, even his closest confidants aren’t sure why he was there at all.

#colorado-springs-colo, #keller-klete, #olympic-games-2004, #olympic-games-2008, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #swimming, #trump-donald-j

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True-Crime Podcast Puts Spotlight on Irish Coach Accused of Abuse

The Irish police are investigating accusations that George Gibney, a former swim coach for Ireland now living in the United States, sexually abused two swimmers who came forward after hearing the podcast about him.

#british-broadcasting-corp, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #coaches-and-managers, #extradition, #gibney-george-1948, #immigration-and-emigration, #ireland, #orlando-fla, #podcasts, #politics-and-government, #second-captains-ltd, #sex-crimes, #swimming, #where-is-george-gibney-radio-program

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Klete Keller, Olympic Gold Medalist, Was in Crowd That Invaded Capitol

Klete Keller, who won swimming medals in three Summer Games, was captured on video inside the U.S. Capitol Rotunda during last week’s violent election protest.

#klete-keller, #phelps-michael, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #swimming, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-olympic-and-paralympic-committee

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Cold Water Swimming Benefits? My Body, Maybe. My Mind, Definitely.

Maybe at another time in human history I would have cared about the health benefits, but at this point, I’m like, what does “good for you” even mean?

#swimming, #your-feed-selfcare

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2020’s Memorable Moments in Sports

Sports were not a simple salve for the events of 2020, but they still provided some moments of joy, levity and shared humanity.

#baseball, #basketball, #canadian-olympic-committee, #disney-walt-world-lake-buena-vista-fla, #djokovic-novak, #dog-sledding, #hockey-ice, #james-lebron, #jordan-michael, #kenin-sofia-1998, #kershaw-clayton, #los-angeles-dodgers, #los-angeles-lakers, #mahomes-patrick-1995, #nba-championship, #olympic-games-2020, #osaka-naomi-1997, #philadelphia-flyers, #rodman-dennis, #smith-tommie, #soccer, #swimming, #tennis, #thiem-dominic, #triathlon, #two-thousand-twenty, #united-states-open-tennis, #waerner-thomas-1973, #wickenheiser-hayley, #world-series

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Sun Yang’s Eight-Year Doping Ban Is Overturned

Lawyers for Sun Yang, a three-time Olympic champion, presented evidence that one of the arbitrators who issued his eight-year suspension had made racist comments about China on social media.

#court-of-arbitration-for-sport, #doping-sports, #sun-yang, #swimming, #world-anti-doping-agency

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Swimming Against Time, Ignoring the Finish Line

Swimming the 12 miles across Lake Tahoe, the author was advised to not look ahead but break up the challenge into fathomable chunks. It worked for the swim, and life.

#hypothermia, #lake-tahoe-nev, #swimming

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Swimming in a Bubble, Free From the Tyranny of Times

The pandemic disrupted the training of some of the world’s best swimmers, but a new competition has offered a rare treat: a chance to ignore the ticking clock.

#andrew-michael-1999, #dressel-caeleb-1996, #swimming, #watches-and-clocks

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What These Athletes Learned From Their Pandemic Pauses

The coronavirus disrupted lives around the world and sent the gymnast Sunisa Lee, the swimmer Rudy Garcia-Tolson, the Seattle Storm’s Breanna Stewart and the Seattle Mariners’ Kyle Lewis on unexpected journeys.

#baseball, #basketball, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #garcia-tolson-rudy, #gymnastics, #lee-sunisa-2003, #lewis-kyle-1995, #major-league-baseball, #olympic-games-2020, #paralympic-games, #seattle-mariners, #seattle-storm, #stewart-breanna-1994, #swimming, #womens-national-basketball-assn

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Exercise May Boost Your Vaccine Response

Two new studies of elite athletes found that working out amplifies the immune response to a flu shot.

#athletics-and-sports, #badminton, #colds, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cycling-road, #exercise, #immune-system, #influenza, #swimming, #track-and-field, #vaccination-and-immunization, #wrestling

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A Summer of No-Contact Rescues: How Lifeguards Have Changed Their Ways

Guards have tested positive. After-work parties are frowned upon. The pandemic has upended lifeguarding.

#avalon-nj, #beaches, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #lifeguards, #long-island-ny, #new-york-city, #rescues, #summer-season, #swimming

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It’s Always the Summer of the Shark

Even during a pandemic, we cannot get the white shark out of our minds. Despite the rare attack, experts say humans have little to fear.

#animal-behavior, #beaches, #benchley-peter, #california, #california-state-university-long-beach, #cape-cod-mass, #capuzzo-michael, #conservation-of-resources, #east-coast-us, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #sharks, #surfing, #swimming

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He Needed to Train. David Duchovny’s Pool Was Out There.

Rudy Garcia-Tolson’s attempt to make a fifth Paralympic swim team after three years of retirement was missing a crucial element — a pool where he could train. Enter Special Agent Mulder.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #duchovny-david, #garcia-tolson-rudy, #malibu-calif, #paralympic-games, #shutdowns-institutional, #swimming, #the-x-files-tv-program

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Anatomy of a Public Pool in a Pandemic

Reopenings around the country have varied, but one thing is consistent: Summer crowds are not allowed.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #summer-season, #swimming, #swimming-pools, #water

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Michael Phelps Documentary Criticizes U.S. Olympic Committee on Mental Health

In “The Weight of Gold,” Phelps presents a stark picture of the mental wear and tear Olympians endure.

#colorado-springs-colo, #mental-health-and-disorders, #olympic-games-2016, #phelps-michael, #swimming, #united-states-olympic-and-paralympic-committee

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‘I Missed You, Pool’: Children Rejoice as N.Y.C. Public Pools Finally Open

At one of the eight pools to reopen, a swimmer almost forgot to remove his mask before making a cannonball jump. So, he placed it on his flip-flops and then — splash.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #east-elmhurst-queens-ny, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #parks-and-recreation-department-nyc, #summer-season, #sunset-park-brooklyn-ny, #swimming, #swimming-pools

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At the Olympics in Bombed-Out London, She Forever Changed Women’s Sports

The 1948 Summer Games, the first held after the war, were a celebration of improvisation, renewal and change, embodied in a Dutch track star named Fanny Blankers-Koen.

#athletics-and-sports, #london-england, #olympic-games-1948, #swimming, #track-and-field, #women-and-girls, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Beaches Are Open in N.Y.C., but Virus Worries Linger

Shorelines are finally open for swimming, but outbreaks across the country have given officials pause about the city’s wider reopening.

#beaches, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #district-council-37, #independence-day-us-july-4, #lifeguards, #new-york-city, #rockaway-beach-queens-ny, #swimming

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He Drove 3,000 Miles to Find a Pool and Ended Up in the Ocean

Rudy Garcia-Tolson is determined to make a fifth Paralympic team, even if he has to start at the bottom. Or on a surfboard.

#california, #coronavirus-reopenings, #garcia-tolson-rudy, #paralympic-games, #swimming

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Beaches and Swimming During Covid: Only For the Rich?

History is repeating itself as pools, beaches and clubs open — but mostly for the privileged few.

#beaches, #black-people, #connecticut, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #greenwich-conn, #long-island-ny, #new-york-city, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #quarantines, #race-and-ethnicity, #summer-season, #swimming, #united-states

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How One Shoreline Took the Lives of 7 Young People

“Do you see my friends?” A year of tragedy along a strip of New York City beaches.

#death-and-dying, #drownings, #oceans-and-seas, #rockaway-peninsula-queens-ny, #swimming, #teenagers-and-adolescence

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What Can We Learn From Swimmers of a Certain Age?

To be a swimmer is to be acquainted with fear, but not to give in to it. And it can be about survival of a different kind.

#elderly, #mental-health-and-disorders, #swimming

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How to Share Your Backyard Pool (Safely)

Even in a pandemic you can still invite friends over for a safe swim. And go ahead, hog the pool float.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #families-and-family-life, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #swimming, #swimming-pools, #usa-swimming

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Former Athletes File Sex Abuse Lawsuits Against U.S.A. Swimming

Six women claim the governing body for the sport tolerated the abuse of teens.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #coaches-and-managers, #mitch-ivey, #sex-crimes, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #swimming, #usa-swimming, #wielgus-chuck

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A Para-Swimmer Is Using the Gap Year to Dominate Cycling

Roderick Sewell, a master of adjustments, had barely used a handcycle before last year. Now he’s hoping to become one of the few two-sport athletes in the Tokyo Games.

#cycling-road, #international-olympic-committee, #ironman-world-championship, #olympic-games-2020, #paralympic-games, #sewell-roderick-1992, #swimming

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New York City Doesn’t Have to Suffer This Summer

Officials shouldn’t let the coronavirus end a long history of helping people stay cool.

#beaches, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drownings, #east-river-nyc, #great-depression-1930s, #infrastructure-public-works, #jones-beach-ny, #moses-robert, #orchard-beach-bronx-ny, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #playgrounds, #smith-alfred-emanuel, #summer-season, #swimming, #swimming-pools

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Regan Smith: No Swimming, No Olympics, No Graduation. No Complaints.

Smith, 18, set two world records last summer and seemed primed for the Tokyo Games. When they were postponed, she focused on what she could do rather than what she couldn’t.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #olympic-games-2020, #quarantines, #smith-regan-2002, #swimming

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The Paralympics Got Postponed. A Retired Champion Got an Idea.

Rudy Garcia-Tolson competed in four Paralympics and thought he was ready to call it a career — until he realized that an extra year of training could enable his comeback.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #international-olympic-committee, #paralympic-games, #rudy-garcia-tolson, #running, #swimming

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A Strange Dinosaur May Have Swum the Rivers of Africa

The Spinosaurus possessed a long, powerful tail. Paleontologists think the dinosaur used that to propel itself through water.

#africa, #dinosaurs, #fossils, #ibrahim-nazir, #nature-journal, #paleontology, #research, #swimming, #your-feed-science

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Katie Ledecky Is Swimming, and Studying

The five-time Olympic gold medalist is taking an infectious diseases class at Stanford and still finding a way to train.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ledecky-katie, #olympic-games-2020, #swimming

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Eat. Sleep. Swim. Repeat.

In her new book, “Why We Swim,” Bonnie Tsui considers the many benefits of submerging yourself in water. As her fellow swimmers say, why run when you can fly?

#books-and-literature, #swimming, #tsui-bonnie, #why-we-swim-book

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What I Miss During the Coronavirus Pandemic? Swimming.

Immersion, even just thinking about it, is the balm we need right now.

#books-and-literature, #byron-lord, #creativity, #oceans-and-seas, #poetry-and-poets, #stegner-wallace, #swimming, #water, #williams-florence, #woolf-virginia, #writing-and-writers

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