World’s Speediest Swimmers Show Their Muscles at 2018 Uster International Meet

At the beginning of February, SchwimmClub Uster Wallisellen in Zurich, Switzerland, hosted the 26th annual International Meeting with some of Europe’s best swimmers in attendance. British Ben Proud, Andriy Govorov of Ukraine, Hungary’s Laszlo Cseh and Belgian Pieter Timmers are just a few of the notable names seen on the entry list. The Uster Meet, which took place on February 3rd and 4th, was a great opportunity for experienced swimmers from all over the world to “warm up” and assess their weaknesses and strengths, as well as their progress, prior to this summer’s Pan Pacific Championships. Some notable performances were…

How Swimming Has Evolved Through the Ages

Swimming is certainly not a modern sport. It has been known since prehistoric times and is nowadays one of the most popular sports in the world. Before being considered a sport, though, it has always been a popular summer pastime all over the globe and was practiced by many as a way to make a hot summer day tolerable. In this post, my aim is to look at swimming from an historic perspective and see what changes swimming went through before it became what swimming is today. We cannot know for sure, but I guess it’s safe to assume that…

What I Love Most About Swimming

Ever since I was a child, I have had this attraction towards water, water sports and swimming in particular. I learned to swim from a very young age and practicing this amazing sport always gave me a feeling of freedom and self-confidence. Whenever I see a patch of water, I have this urge to dive in, so I guess it’s my second nature. When I first started swimming, I didn’t expect to like it so much and become addicted to it, but considering swimming has become such an important part of my life, I want to share with you what…

Thames Marathon Rated Best Open Water Swim in UK

The ultimate challenge for any experienced or amateur swimmer ought to be a marathon swimming. In the United Kingdom, there are several such open water swimming events, and one of them is the Thames Marathon, which has recently been rated the best event in the country. The accolade comes from Racecheck Awards, a race review platform for endurance sports events, which based its rating on public votes.  In the 2017 edition of the Racecheck Awards, the Thames Marathon was voted by race participants the best open water event in the UK with a rating of 4.94 out of 5. The…

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