Month: April 2008

  • David Blaine Breaks Breath Holding World Record

    Endurance artist David Blaine held his breath for 17 minutes 4 seconds today on the Oprah Winfrey Show, breaking the previous mark of 16 minutes 38 second set by Peter Colat on February 10 this year.

  • This Is One Cool Kid

    Sometimes we forget that swimming is more than just a sport. See to learn more about this particular program.

  • Talbot Says Stop Crying And Get Yourself A LZR

    Swimmers not wearing the new space-age swimsuits should either stop crying about it or move heaven and earth to get their hands on them, says Australian head coach Don Talbot according to the Herald Sun. Meanwhile, Germans smell Olympic disaster because of wearing the wrong suits.

  • An Open Letter From Forbes Carlile

    Carlile urges us all, swimming federations and individuals, to make our voices heard, if we believe, as he, that the intrusion of the Speedo LZR and similar Hi Tech swimwears is harming our sport. Below is enclosed the open letter from Forbes Carlile, as shown here on SwimNews.

  • Leveaux Sets 50 Free ER, 0.1 Sec From WR

    Amaury Leveaux has broken the european men’s 50 free SCM record today with a time of 21.38, well below the 21.50 former record of Alain Bernard that was the world mark one month again, and just one tenth of a second from the 21.28 that is the current world record of Eamon Sullivan. Read here…

  • 2 SCM World Records At Australian Grand Prix

    Two world records fell at the Australian Grand Prix yesterday. Libby Trickett broke the 100 butterfly world record with a time of 55.74, beating Felicia Galvez’s time of 55.89 from two weeks ago. And Leisel Jones lowered her own 100 breaststroke world record from 1:03.86 to 1:03.72. Read here and here at SwimInfo.

  • Two Percent Is A Lot

    Try and tell me that if Matt Biondi or Tom Jager wore these suits they wouldn’t have been much faster. Jager’s 21.81 50 free from 1990 with a two percent decrease is a 21.37. All of a sudden Eamon’s 21.28 isn’t that ridiculous. Biondi’s 21.85 (1990) and 48.42 (1988) turn into 21.41 and a “world…

  • TYR Introduces The Tracer Rise

    As you can read here on, TYR yesterday announced its newest swimsuit called the Tracer Rice at the French Olympic Trials. According to Scott Goldblatt at, one of the novelties of this new suit is that it shifts the center of buoyancy closer to the center of mass, in such a way that…

  • Manaudou Pulls Out Of 200 Freestyle Olympic Trials

    Laure Manaudou is having a difficult time at the French Olympic Trials, first finishing only third in the 400 freestyle, and then pulling out of the 200. She holds the world record in both events. Read more about it for instance here on SwimNews and here on Here is the 400 freestyle with Manoudou…