Author: rokur

Production engineer and certified swim coach. Full-time IT consultant, spare-time swimming aficionado. 2 sons, 2 daughters and a wife. President of the Faroe Islands Swimming Association. Likes to run :-)

Olympic gold medallist Ariarne Titmus has broken the women’s 400-metre freestyle world record at the Australian swimming championships.Titmus finished in three minutes, 56.40 seconds in Sunday night’s final at the South Australian Aquatic Centre to improve on Katie Ledecky’s previous mark of 3:56.46 that the American set at the 2016 Rio Olympics.”It’s kind of nice now that I am not going to be asked when I am going to break the world record,” Titmus said. “I am the happiest I have ever been outside of swimming, I am the happiest I have ever been in my life in swimming. It’s…

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The 16th event edition will be the first time that Melbourne has hosted this prestigious 25-meter event, with the state-of-the-art Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre as the host site. Set on the shores of Albert Park Lake, the city will welcome more than 1,000 athletes from over 180 countries for six days of world-class swimming action. Photo by Felix Haumann on Pexels.com

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Far from home, away from their beloved ones, several Ukrainian aquatic athletes, seniors and juniors alike, are still training and preparing themselves for the upcoming challenges. National Federations and organizations across Europe didn’t let their dreams shatter and their careers break – and offered them safe shelter and support in these troubled times. However, maintaining this help needs further funding now and LEN calls on everyone around the world to contribute to support the preparations of Ukraine’s aquatic community. Photo by Kostiantyn Stupak on Pexels.com

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World-renowned surf photographer and filmmaker Tim McKenna released “Waves Story,” a short movie featuring professional freediver Arnaud Jerald.Teahupoo, one of the world’s most dangerous waves and the Olympic surfing venue for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, is the center stage of a unique underwater exploration.”Waves Story” reveals how world freediving champion and world record holder Arnaud Jerald explores the famous barreling surf spot in a very unusual way.The French athlete explores the infamous Tahitian reef break guided by the overpowering flow of the magical liquid cylinder.”The film is like a tribute to my childhood because I have always loved playing…

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SwimOutlet.com, the web’s most popular swim shop, has elevated its industry-leading team store platform this week with two key features developed to help coaches, swim clubs and team managers fundraise and streamline team orders.  As teams increasingly ask for new and unique fundraising opportunities, SwimOutlet has answered the call with its new Fundraising Tool. This feature allows teams to generate revenue by selling custom designed products that are set at a team designated price. “We’ve taken the popular t-shirt and gear sales fundraising idea that has been around at swim clubs for years and made it easier and better!” said…

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