Tag Archives: Competitive Swimming

Going the Distance

In the early morning hours of September 2, 2009, Maury McKinney stood on the dock in Center Harbor on Lake Winnipesaukee. The dark, still water rippled under him as he pulled his goggles over his eyes and took a deep breath. He launched his sleek body like a torpedo into the lake, starting a 42-mile […]

Current at the 2013 FINA World Championship Aquatic Center

We recently heard rumors originating from the pool deck of the 2013 FINA World Swimming Championships regarding a possible ‘current’ in the competition pool while competition was taking place. The current was rumored to be such that lanes 7 and 8 were at a disadvantage when swimming away from the finishing end of the pool […]

Music Videos: Swimmer Re-mix!

For years musicians have been featuring pools as center pieces for their music videos. The problem is that swimming hasn’t been the focus, it’s been the partying and extravagance being showcased. Recently lifeguards, swimmers, and even pool maintenance professionals have gotten into the mix and have made aquatics the true center piece. Here is a […]

Great Aquatic Venues

What do Americans love more than a Top 10 list?  I would argue, not much outside of puppy dogs, apple pie, and nauseating reality television.  So, to kick off the summer swim season, the website SwimSwam.com recently released their contribution to this slice of Americana with their following list of the Top 10 “Must Visit […]

World Diving Trials held at FSU

The 2013 World Championship team for the United States has been selected as USA Diving’s trials came to a close Monday, May 20th at Florida State University’s Morcom Aquatics Center in Tallahassee, FL.  In all, 15 divers will compete for Team USA at the worlds in Barcelona in July.  For a complete list of all […]