Posts tagged with ‘swimming

The Japanese swimming lifeguard robot that may save your life one day

While the Swumanoid robot may not be as easy on the eyes as a human lifeguard, it may just save your life one day. The swimming robot can apparently do an impressive front crawl as well as backstroke and may one day be deployed to rescue swimmers in situations where it would be too risky to send a human.

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How Speedo developed this year’s record breaking swimsuit

In the 2008 Beijing Olympics, many swimmers were wearing a full-torso polyurethane suits that compressed the body and increased buoyancy. That suit helped many swimmers break a number of world records, but it was a bit too good, and subsequently banned from international competition. So in 2009, Speedo had to start all over to create a suit in time for the 2012 games that would keep a competitive edge, while staying within the new international competition guidelines.

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This is the summer we should bring back the swimming top hat
Because if you’re going to the beach without a top hat, you might as well go naked. Photo is of the Brighton Swimming Club, 1863.
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This is the summer we should bring back the swimming top hat

Because if you’re going to the beach without a top hat, you might as well go naked. Photo is of the Brighton Swimming Club, 1863.

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The Powerbreather snorkel lets you breathe under water all day

The Powerbreather is a cleverly designed snorkel for swimmers, letting you keep your head down and underwater all day long without letting any water in. Watching the product video (below), it’s made to sound like turning your head to breathe while swimming is some sort of horrendous problem, but I swam competitively for years and never even thought about it.

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Swim cap fashions of the 1950s

Attention ladies… are you looking for the most fashionable decorated swimming caps of the 1950s? Look stylish and keep your hair from getting ruined. How smart!

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Drunk woman has a problem getting out of the ocean

Drinking and swimming in the ocean… bad idea.

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Government of Singapore is not happy about the placement of the flag on the men’s national swim team uniforms

The government of Singapore expressed its anger last week about the design of the swimsuits of the men’s national swim team at the Asian Games. As you can see from the photo above, they’re not particularly happy that the Islamic crescent moon just so happens to jut out of the crotch like a bit white dick. But I thought dick-waving is what organized religion is all about?

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Drugs plus swimming is bad, m’kay?

I don’t even know what the fuck this woman is on. Maybe she’s just high on life, but I’ve never seen anyone exit a swimming pool quite like that. 

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