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 :-)

Behind the Scenes Berkeley apartment tour featuring the best D1 athlete apartment in the NCAA – the Cal Men’s Swim Team! Hear about some of Kyle Millis’ Berkeley apartment horror stories and see some of his college swimming teammate’s amazing houses. You won’t see this behind-the-scenes look at D1 Swimmer’s apartments anywhere else online, including Zillow! https://youtu.be/uvNEMlhQa-I

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While lifeguards serve a vital purpose, it can sometimes be difficult for them to keep an eye on all the swimmers, all the time. An experimental new device has been designed to help, by sending an alert if its wearer is drowning. Currently in rather chunky prototype form, the wrist-worn gadget is being developed by a team at Australia’s Macquarie University. It’s called APPTRAKK, and it incorporates sensors that monitor the wearer’s heart rate, blood oxygen saturation, and movement patterns, along with the depth at which it’s currently located and the amount of time that it’s been there. All of…

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In Netflix’s The Swimmers, the sophomore feature film of director Sally El Hosaini, Hosaini and co-writer Jack Thorne (Enola Holmes 2) chronicle the harrowing journey of Syrian refugees Yusra and Sara Mardini, played by Nathalie and Manal Issa, respectively. Based on true events, The Swimmers depicts the sisters’ inspiring odyssey from their war-torn home country to Germany where Yusra trained to be an Olympic swimmer, defying all impossible odds in their way. In the film, rising star, producer, and director Matthias Schweighöfer portrays real-life swim coach Sven Spannenkrebs who helped prepare Yusra to qualify for the 2016 Olympics in Rio.…

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The EastIdahoNews.com team is busy helping a local Secret Santa give $1 million to deserving people in eastern Idaho this holiday season. Every day, from now until Christmas, we will post videos of the recipients being surprised with these life-changing gifts. Sierra’s husband, William, passed away suddenly on Labor Day from cardiac arrest. One minute he was going down the slide laughing with his kids and the next he was no longer with us. This was so unexpected. Sierra and William have four children under the age of 12. He husband was in the middle of finishing their basement when…

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