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2 hrs ago | Evesham Journal

Storm forces Alan Gale to abandon his Channel swim just two miles from shore

Mr Gale, from Nunnery Wood, said he was disappointed but had been told by the pilot that nobody could have swam against the massive waves and 3.5 knot tide.

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5 hrs ago | Streatham Guardian

Re-Joyce, for there is no stopping Commonwealth champion Joe

In familiar pose: Joe Joyce first entered the ring in 2006, now a pro future beckons after winning gold in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow The man who propelled Putney boxer Joe Joyce on his way to Commonwealth gold is convinced the super-heavyweight can go all the way to Rio 2016.

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6 hrs ago | Romsey Advertiser

A Hampshire swimming club are looking to unearth the Team GB superstars of the future.

Hamble Aquatics Swim Team has opened its swim lanes to budding swimmers from seven to 18-years-old at their base at Hamble Community Centre.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Channelnewsasia.com

Australian, 70, celebrates English Channel swimming record

A 70-year-old Australian grandfather has become the oldest person to swim the English Channel, celebrating his feat by having a couple of beers "for medicinal purposes".

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The Daily Record

Swimming club want to build on Games legacy

Taking up the gauntlet thrown down by the Commonwealth Games, coaches at Rutherglen Amateur Swimming Club are determined to continue the legacy by giving swimmers of all ages a chance to come along and find out about competitive swimming.

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Metro

Ice bucket challenge pioneer drowns in swimming accident

Corey Griffin, 27, who helped popularise the ice bucket challenge internet craze, drowned at the weekend Griffin had helped raise $100,000 at a charity function on Nantucket Island on Friday night, and reports say that at 2am he dived off a wharf into water and got into trouble.

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KEPR CBS 19

Days of SeaWorld trainers swimming with orcas during shows over

SeaWorld Entertainment has dropped an appeal of citations it received after the drowning of a trainer who was pulled under by a killer whale, ending any chance of trainers ever again swimming with orcas during shows.

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TwinCities

Former Coon Rapids swim standout brings swimming lessons to 2,000 Nepali children

Since the age of 7, Jonathon McCarthy has been a swimmer. At the age of 15, he opened a private swim school.

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Suria

Swim star Phelps back on big stage at...

Record-breaking Olympian Michael Phelps will swim his first international meet since coming out of retirement at this week's Pan Pacific Championships as he seeks a return to winning ways.

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WUSA-TV Washington

Brennan: Charges taint Hope Solo's looming record

Domestic violence charges hang over Hope Solo with record near U.S. Soccer shouldn't be celebrating Solo's accomplishments at this time.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

ESPN

Franklin (back spasms) in doubt for Pan Pacs

Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin is being treated for a back problem, putting her in doubt for the Pan Pacific championships which start Thursday.

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Sedalia Democrat

S-C swimming brings in talented rookies

"I'm really liking what I see there," he said. "They're picking things up quick and they're really trying hard.

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Hampshire Chronicle

Britain bag triple gold in Berlin

Chris Walker-Hebborn has added the European title to his Commonwealth gold after winning the 100m backstroke title in Berlin Great Britain claimed three gold medals at the European Swimming Championships in Berlin on Tuesday night as they smashed the world record in the mixed 4x100 metres medley.

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Hemsworth and South Elmsall Today

Castleford Swimming Pool reopens after flooding

Staff were forced to close the pool after being left thigh deep in water after heavy rainfall hit the area on Friday, August 8. The contaminated floodwater had to be pumped out of the building, meaning the facility was closed for more than a week.

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Wall Street Journal

London's Wild Swimmers Aren't Afraid of Dead Bodies or Sewage

This is Emily Chong's routine, rain or shine, winter or summer: Wake up, eat breakfast, cycle to Hyde Park, jump in a lake, swim a bit, fuel up with a second breakfast, cycle to work.

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Dorsetecho.co.uk

(UPDATED) Swimming: Lelliott claims 400m freestyle bronze at Euros

PORTLAND swimmer Jay Lelliott has won his first major international medal, claiming a bronze at the European Championships in Germany.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Chico Enterprise-Record

Swimmer, lifeguard save Chico man from drowning at Sycamore Pool

Fernando Robles, 45, of Chico, gives a hug to lifeguard Derek Tenckhoff after Tenckhoff helped rescue him at Sycamore Pool in Bidwell Park on Monday.

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WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Army grad Coach K takes USA team to West Point

United States basketball national team head coach Mike Krzyzewski, third from right, from talks to players during practice at Christl Arena at the U.S. .

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KHOU-TV Houston

Swimmer's body recovered from North Texas lakeSwimmer's body...

Saturday's stormy weather made it tough for search teams looking for a missing man at Lavon Lake.

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680News

Early access period for Toronto Pan Am Games tickets begins Sept. 15

Pachi the porcupine is unveiled as the new mascot for the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games in Toronto, July 17, 2013.

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