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 :-)

A Team GB quartet of Kathleen Dawson, Adam Peaty, James Guy, and Anna Hopkin ensured their place in the history books as they won the inaugural mixed 4x100m medley relay at an Olympic Games with a mesmerizing world record swim at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre. The swimmers delivered a dominant display to smash the world record by 0.83s in a time of 3:37.58, ahead of China and Australia. Watch the world record-breaking gold medal moment now. https://youtu.be/yq07qk27LbA

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Now like the tens of thousands of people crossing the Channel on small boats – it’s an experience shared by countless others who’ve risked their lives to make the dangerous journey to safety on European shores. The Syrian sisters Yousra and Sara Mardini – professional swimmers back in Damascus, found themselves on a sinking dinghy in the Mediterranean sea. Not only did they make it to shore, saving everyone else on board, but Yousra made it all the way to the Olympics. Their story has been turned into a film. The Swimmers is in select UK cinemas now and on…

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If you think you are too old to learn a new sport, practice a certain activity, or even break a world record, it’s time to think again. When Helena, Montana resident Charlotte Sanddal retired at 73, she decided to try a new sport: swimming. Fast forward to the present and 100-year-old Charlotte hasn’t stopped swimming or even slowed down — actually, it’s quite the opposite! Since turning century old in August 2022, Charlotte has already broken several world records, including in freestyle, at the Huntsman World Senior Games. But she is not stopping there. She plans to be back in the…

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Residents of Mdantsane in the Eastern Cape are calling for law enforcement agencies to investigate what happened to the funds that were allocated to refurbish a swimming pool in the area. In 2018, three million rands was allocated for the project but to date, it remains incomplete. This is the only swimming facility in the township. https://youtu.be/jJZxhrj5aCc

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