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Diana Nyad Fact Check site

marathonswimmers.org - Sun, 10/12/2017 - 18:39

I recently added a new post to the annex, "Diana Decides to Forget Half of Her Life." (No, I did not steal that headline from the Onion.) This new post supersedes the previous one because the three decades that Diana mislaid subsume the seventies. ;)

I have some good news and some bad news. First, the good news: you can subscribe to the Wall Street Journal right now at the rate of US$1 for two months. (I'm not sure how this offer works outside of the US.)

For a long time, I'd wanted to get my hands on this article about DN's post-swim news conference. This deal finally made it possible.

And now for the bad news. While poking around the WSJ archives, I came across a glowing review of FIND A WAY. The review's author: Michael Shermer, publisher of Skeptic Magazine. I can't decide what's worse: that DN says she forgot 30 years and no one questions her; or that skeptic-in-chief Michael Shermer didn't question Nyad at all, including her claim that she's "the greatest long-distance swimmer in the history of the sport."

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Copenhagen’s Royal Arena Ready To Rock To The Beat Of Queen Sarah & King Adam

Swimvortex - Sun, 10/12/2017 - 18:07
The European Short-Course Championships will unfold from Wednesday to Sunday in Copenhagen this coming week, the continent's swimmers of the year, Sarah Sjostrom and Adam Peaty, topping a bill that makes the showcase event in the Danish capital the highlight of the 2017 little-pool season. We take a quick look at their 2017 season and prospects. Beyond a prize pot of euros 220,000, the European Swimming League (LEN), will offer record bonuses for the first time. The temporary pool is all but ready for action, the Swiss team among those to arrive for a few days of limbering up at a Royal Arena looking the part - the first pictures from Patrick B. Kraemer confirm - as the final touches are made to a multi-purpose venue.
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Sweeps For Benson & Scott As Miley & Wallace Wear Long Medley Crowns Once More

Swimvortex - Sun, 10/12/2017 - 17:41
Craig Benson and Corrie Scott celebrated breaststroke sweeps on the last night of action at the Scottish winter short-course nationals in Edinburgh, while Hannah  Miley and Dan Wallace reclaimed crowns in the event in which they thrilled the home crowd with gold back in 2014 at Glasgow Commonwealth Games, the 400m medley.
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100 x 100 Sliedrecht, zwembad de Lockhorst

Netherlands Open Water Web - Sun, 10/12/2017 - 17:08
Datum: vrijdag, 29 december, 2017 - 19:30

Nadere info:

zwembad 5 km of langer
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100 x 100 Serious Request, Aquapoldro

Netherlands Open Water Web - Sun, 10/12/2017 - 16:56
Datum: zaterdag, 16 december, 2017 - 17:30

17.30 uur estafette 100x100 en
20.00 uur solo 100x100

Lees meer @ Aquapoldro

zwembad 5 km of langer
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City Swim Meppel

Netherlands Open Water Web - Sun, 10/12/2017 - 14:46
Datum: zondag, 10 juni, 2018 (Hele dag)

http://cityswimmeppel.nl/ Inschrijving per 1 januari 2018 met voorinschrijfkorting.

Voor de wedstrijdgroep wordt er prijzengeld beschikbaar gesteld door diverse sponosren.


City Swim Meppel laat je Meppel van een hele andere zien, vanuit e mooie grachten van Meppel! De waterkwaliteit wordt meerdere malen gecontroleerd. Kijk op www.cityswimmeppel.nl

Inschrijving gaat in januari 2018 open!!

wedstrijd (event) goede doel(en)Nederland (ongebonden)Zwemanalyse.nl
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Chlorine problems: skin, hair, and lungs

marathonswimmers.org - Sun, 10/12/2017 - 14:06

The main ingredients of swim spray and the other triathlon shampoo thing is ascorbic acid, which is vitamin C. Squeezed half dozen oranges from the garden and scrubbed myself with it, hair included (optional with vinegar), and I went to bed not wafting of chlorine!! Best thing ever.

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Ariarne Titmus Sets 1:56.34 Aussie 17yrs 200 Free Mark Up On Emma McKeon At QLD States

Swimvortex - Sun, 10/12/2017 - 11:15
Ariarne Titmus, a 'one-to-watch' in 2017, may be one to upset some apple carts in 2018, her Commonwealth Games campaign taking on a touch of steel today when she crunched her 200m freestyle best back to 1:56.34 on the opening day of Queensland State titles to take out Olympic and World Championship podium placer Emma McKeon, on 1:57.77. Titmus claimed the first major international medal of her career when she helped the Australia 4x200m free take bronze. That quartet just got all the more threatening, Titmus faster today in a solo race than she was bringing the Dolphins home to the podium with a 1:56.61 split back in July. Her new best time would have placed her third in heats at world titles in the solo 200m - and seventh in the final assuming she had pipped American Leah Smith and her own 1:56.34 in semis in Budapest for the last place into the showdown.
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KNMI: code oranje

KNZB (The Netherlands) - Sun, 10/12/2017 - 01:00

Vanochtend is er door de KNMI code oranje afgegeven voor het hele land, behoudens in Zeeland en op de Waddeneilanden. Dat heeft ongetwijfeld effect op uw plannen voor de organisatie of deelname aan wedstrijden.

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NL Team Kopenhagen: een gevarieerde mix van routiniers en jongeren

Zwemkroniek Nieuws - Sat, 09/12/2017 - 22:21
De Nederlandse ploeg, die aan de slag gaat bij de Europese kampioenschappen korte baan in Kopenhagen telt 9 zwemsters en 10 zwemmers.
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World Coaches Call On FINA To Scrap Rules Ruled Anti-Competitive By European Union

Swimvortex - Sat, 09/12/2017 - 15:38
The World Swimming Coaches Association has called on FINA to scrap rules that confine swimmers to one global governor and forbid competition in any events held by organisations that  are not affiliated to FINA, even if FINA rules are or would be observed.
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Simmonds’ 2:03 Win At Scottish Nationals Draws Greenslade To 4th All-Time In Britain

Swimvortex - Sat, 09/12/2017 - 15:16
Elizabeth Simmonds is 26 and going strong. Up to 6th in the world so far this season, the former European long-course champion cracked out a 2:03.65 win over 200m backstroke on the penultimate day of action at Scottish short-course nationals in Edinburgh. Simmonds had the edge all the way, her speed drawing Kathryn Greenslade to a 2:04.75 best time that swept her to fourth all-time in Britain
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Charles Zibelman Hudson River swim 1937

marathonswimmers.org - Sat, 09/12/2017 - 04:58

Curious to hear from the folks who know the Hudson River and its local history well....

Is this swim considered legit? Or does it belong in the proven frauds thread....


In August 1937, Charles Zibelman swam non-stop from Albany to New York City. Nicknamed “Zimmy the Human Fish,” Mr. Zibelman lost his legs at the age of nine in a trolley accident and subsequently made a living on the carnival circuit from exhibition swimming, setting endurance records. The non-stop swim down the Hudson was one of his more famous stunts. He was in the water for 148 consecutive hours, continuing his swim despite the tide.

Even with due latitude given for the standards of 1937, 148 hours seems pretty mind boggling.

More here: http://www.njpalisades.org/somewhereHereKingston.html

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Nicola Patrick: Dole out some kindness - even to those behaving badly

New Zealand Herald Swimnews - Sat, 09/12/2017 - 01:00
Choose kindness. In the crazy slide into the home base of the year end, don't forget kindness.It's easy with my kids, funnily enough as children are pretty demanding and mine are no different. I guess it's because they are children...
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Brace For Wallace As MacInnes, 16, Pips Miley Once More For 200 ‘Fly Record

Swimvortex - Fri, 08/12/2017 - 21:06
The first day of Scottish nationals didn't want for drama, the score at the settling of waters at the Edinburgh pool that served a reminder that the Commonwealth Games is on the horizon, topped by a brace for Dan Wallace, strong wins for Kathleen Dawson and Lucy Hope, tight tussle between fellow Britain Olympic teamsters Hannah Miley and Aimee Willmott on medley and Craig Benson and Ross Murdoch on breaststroke - and a maiden Scottish record for 16-year-old Keanna MacInnes a touch ahead of Miley in the 200m butterfly.
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ZWEMVLOG: Op weg naar EK en ONK ofwel SPRINTERSPARADISE Dol fijn in Amsterdam

Zwemkroniek Nieuws - Fri, 08/12/2017 - 18:19
De maand december staat in het teken van kampioenschappen, nationaal en internationaal.
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ZWEMVLOG: Powerrack&Pussies: Op bezoek bij ZPC Amersfoort met Ardi Knol

Zwemkroniek Nieuws - Fri, 08/12/2017 - 18:19
Talloze Nederlandse zwemmers zijn in voorbereiding op de Open Nederlandse Kampioenschappen korte baan op 21, 22 en 23 december in het Sportcomplex Koning Willem-Alexander in Hoofddorp.
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Derde en laatste cluster FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup 2017 begint in Beijing

Zwemkroniek Nieuws - Fri, 08/12/2017 - 18:19
Het derde en laatste cluster van het Swimming World Cup circuit doet vanaf 10 t/m 19 november het Verre Oosten aan.
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De Golfbreker met overmacht winnaar bij de aftrap Studenten Zwemcompetitie

Zwemkroniek Nieuws - Fri, 08/12/2017 - 18:19
Afgelopen weekend vond in Utrecht de aftrap van het nieuwe seizoen van de studenten zwemcompetitie (NSZK) plaats.
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Zwemkroniek Blog Amsterdam Swim Cup: Update finales dag 3 met spectaculair schoolslaggevecht op de 50 meter en sterke Jari Groenhart

Zwemkroniek Nieuws - Fri, 08/12/2017 - 18:19
De eerste editie van de Swim Cup Amsterdam was sportief gezien een doorslaand succes met 2 algemene Nederlandse records, 11 jaargangsrecords, 5 jeugd- en 2 juniorenrecords.  In dat opzicht waren Ranomi Kromowidjojo, Arno Kamminga, Nyls Korstanje, Jari Groenhart, Luc Kroon, Thomas Jansen, Tes Schouten, Marrit Steenbergen, Nienke Jonk en Chefanja Nunes de smaakmakers.  De publieksprijs was voor mijn gevoel voor Arjan Knipping, die met hart en ziel de show stal in zijn solorace op de 400 wissel.
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