Sports / Swimming

Rory joins select few to brave chilly Channel

A HAMPSHIRE man has become one of the first people to swim the English Channel before the summer months. Rory Fitzgerald joined seven other cold acclimatised swimmers to attempt the earliest, and coldest cross-channel relay swim. The channel swimming season normally starts in J...

Steph Rice responds to Grant Hackett drama

Hackett was arrested by police on Wednesday at his parents’ home after his mother Margaret, father Nev and brother Craig feared for their safety when the former long distance swimmer’s behaviour became dangerous and erratic. His family then pleaded with the public’s help i...

How To Raise The Chances Of Winning The $403M Powerball Jackpot

Powerball jackpot fever is rising, again. But buying the winning ticket is a long shot. The chances are 1 in 292.2 million, and they stay the same as the jackpot keeps on climbing. But there is a simple way of raising the chances of winning: join a pool. That will allow you to m...

The 2016 Maine Election Prediction Pool

After taking a cycle off, Maine’s longest-running, most-comprehensive election prediction contest is back! We’ve had some great participation in the Election Prediction Pool in the past and in some years the aggregate results from the readers of this blog have been more accur...

Petition calls on BYU to halt pool change

Brigham Young University and the community’s swim legacy is in jeopardy, according to a local petition.A petition on change.org states that the Richards Building’s three pools and 2,000-perso...

Stephanie Millward wins gold in 100m backstroke

Stephanie Millward has claimed gold in the 100m backstroke S8 at the Paralympic Games in Rio.

Annual swimming fund raiser returns to Durham

CHARITIES are being asked to register for an annual swimming fundraiser. The Durham City Swimathon takes place every November at Freeman’s Quay Leisure Centre and typically raises around £6,0...

Steven Ivory: Yes, Black People Swim

*Simone Manuel is the first Black woman in the world to win Olympic gold in an individual swimming event during the 2016 Summer Games. And of course, her historic win has conjured a conversation...

Who are Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger and James Feigen? What to Know About the Swimmers Involved in Ryan Lochte's Rio Scandal

Who are Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger and James Feigen? What to Know About the Swimmers Involved in Ryan Lochte's Rio Scandal 's teammates Lochte still claims that he, along with Conger, Ben...

UPDATED: Brazilian police consider charging US swimmers with...

A spokesperson for the U.S. Olympic Committee declined to comment. The USOC said earlier on Thursday that three of the swimmers who remain in Brazil would be helping police with their investigati...

Lochte's swim teammates to meet with authorities on robbery

Ryan Lochte and three other American swimmers were robbed at gunpoint early Sunday by thieves posing as police officers who stopped their taxi and took their money and belongings. Ryan Lochte an...