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Monthly Review of Swimming

Check out our posts from the Month of May! Altitude Training for Body Fat Loss? Does Swimming Build Muscle? Motivational Levels in Champion Athletes Which Carbohydrates Should I Eat Before Practice?... Read Full Post

Monthly Review of Swimming

Check out our posts from the Month of April! Does Swimming Build Muscle? 4 Ways to Reduce Drag in Freestyle Force Production Timing in Freestyle Guide to Swimmer's Shoulder, Part I Guide to Swimmer's Shoulder, Part II Muscle Strength... Read Full Post

Swimmer Ryan Lochte Bowled Over By Fan

Five-time Olympic gold medalist Ryan Lochte is recovering from a knee injury after an excited fan knocked him off his feet in Florida on Sunday. The “freak injury” occurred when the teen ran at Lochte, causing both of them to topple over, according to USA Today. Show More Summary

Swimming Off Into the Sunset

Those of you that have followed the Adventure Beard and I across the last 5+ years have probably noticed that there hasn’t been a lot to follow recently. At the beginning of the year I turned my attentions towards academic pursuits at the cost of my blogging time. After thinking about it for a couple [...]

The Duel in the Pool: Meet Ryan Lochte, the Man Who Beat Michael Phelps (and Wants to Again)

No one is looking forward to the U.S. Olympic trials more than Ryan Lochte. As the only man to beat the swimming behemoth that is Michael Phelps in recent years, he’ll be the one to watch in Omaha as Olympic hopefuls swim for the 52 coveted spots on the Olympic team. Show More Summary

3 Sightless Athletes Swim From Alcatraz to San Francisco

(SAN FRANCISCO) — Max Ashton had one goal before heading off to college: swim from Alcatraz Island to Aquatic Park in San Francisco. The blind, 17-year-old high school senior in Phoenix, Ariz., completed the trek on Sunday along with two other sightless swimmers. Show More Summary

Olympic Swimming Champ Britta Steffen Retires

(BERLIN) — Two-time Olympic swimming gold medalist Britta Steffen of Germany has announced her retirement. The 29-year-old Steffen won the 50-meter and 100-meter freestyle at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. She says in a statement FridayShow More Summary

WATCH: Nyad Reflects on Historic Cuba-to-Florida Swim

Diana Nyad speaks to CNN about achieving her decades-long dream of swimming from Cuba to Florida.

Fifth Time Was Charm for Cuba-Florida Swimmer

As foggy as her goggles got in the ice-cold water, Diana Nyad’s “extreme dream” never lost its clarity, or its power. After four failed attempts, Nyad finally realized that dream Monday, becoming the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage. Show More Summary

WATCH: Diana Nyad Steps Ashore in Key West

Diana Nyad completed a world-record-breaking 110-mile swim Monday between Cuba and Key West, Florida, arriving ashore to a throng of fans.  This was her fifth attempt at completing the swim. Read more:

Diana Nyad Completes Cuba-to-Florida Swim on Fifth Try

Diana Nyad completed a historic 110-mile swim between Cuba and Florida without the protection of a shark cage Monday, a journey the 64-year-old has tried four times before. She completed the swim Monday afternoon to applause and theShow More Summary

64-Year-Old Swimmer Breaks World Record for Distance Swim

Diana Nyad, the 64-year-old swimmer who has already made four attempts to cross the 103 mile stretch of water between Cuba and Florida, is on the verge of completing her journey today. With just 17 miles to go, she has already broken...Show More Summary

Missy Franklin Feels Right at Home as Cal Freshman

(BERKELEY, Calif.) — Missy Franklin strolled into the room at Memorial Stadium and offered a cheery, “Hi, everybody!” Franklin has moved into the on-campus dorms, hit it off with her new roommate and even cried her eyes out when she said goodbye to her mother. Show More Summary

Review: Underwater Audio Waterproof iPod System

A long time ago the nice people over at Underwater Audio sent me a waterproofed iPod to play with. Unfortunately they hit me while I was deep in scholastic focus which has been pretty bad for my swimming. I’ve been getting to the lake/ocean when I can but there has been almost no pool time [...]

The Triple Martini Club Doubles!

This weekend I helped put together a Double Triple Martini event that ended up a triple triple… that sounds confusing but it will all make sense shortly! A while back one of our ocean swimmers Casey, who also happens to be an up and coming pro triathlete, declared an interest in swimming the triple martini. [...]

A Little More Splash and Dash

The Splash and Dash covered a city pool, a mile worth of city streets and big loops though the Hancock College Campus… unfortunately I only got to see a third of the action. The good news is that I’ve had pictures trickling in from a few different places and thought I’d share some bonus shots that [...]

A Semester of Splash and Dash

A good portion of my Spring Semester has been filled up with preparing for the Hancock Splash and Dash which is a community fitness event put on by Recreation Management students at Hancock College in Santa Maria. I was a participant in 2012 and that’s actually what turned me onto the major. I had never [...]

The Adventure Beard Goes Freestyle

Recently I heard an ad on the radio for a Tattoo & Art event at the Santa Maria Fairpark that grabbed my attention because it included a beard competition run by the LA Beard and Mustache Club. I haven’t been able to find my way into another bearding event since I went to the Wiskerino [...]

Santa Cruz Island Redeems Itself

A couple months ago I was walking through Pismo Beach and spotted a big poster with information on parks and recreation programs in the city. Since I’ve been studying Recreation Management at college this year it reached out and grabbed my attention… I have radar for this stuff now! In reading through everything I spotted [...]

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