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Swimming

Taking the plunge for your heart

Valentine’s Day might all be about getting your heart pumping but the truth is, the slower your heart beats, the healthier it is.

Swimming for charity

Jonno Proudfoot and Thane Williams chat to us about why they are swimming from Mozambique to Madagascar to raise funds for kids with cleft lips and palates.

The Mad Swim: it can change lives

Jonno Proudfoot and Thane Williams tells us what The Mad Swim is, why they are doing it and how it will benefit kids with cleft lips and palates.

Swimmers Ear – the low down

Swimmers ear is where the tube between the outer ear and eardrum (external ear canal) becomes inflamed due to water damage. The medical term is otitis externa.

Swimming pool fails

Before you hit the water, watch this funny video on things not to do around a swimming pool.

Pool workout for sexy abs

As Summer temperatures rise, beat the heat and tone your middle with a pool workout. Here are five exercises that tighten your abs while working your core — all to be done in the cooling water. Watch this video to learn the moves, then dive right in to the workout!

Swim fit facts

International research shows that swimming provides a better workout than most other exercise, and these swim fitness facts can back that up.

Olympic Men's Diving

Do you like to leave an impression when you enter the swimming pool? These 2008 Olympic competitors show you how it's done.

Amazing synchronised swimming

These synchronised swimmers are awesome to watch. But just imagine the level of training, muscle strength and pair of lungs that's required to pull this off!

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The Mad Swim is on!

Thane Williams and Jonno Proudfoot will be the first people in history to attempt this 'impossible' swim. In March 2014 they will attempt to swim 500km from Mozambique to Madagascar.

Why we should all learn to swim

If Noah, the new big budget movie starring Russell Crowe and depicting the great biblical flood is anything to go by, shouldn't more people be learning how to swim?

How to do a flip turn

The flip turn is a swimming skill that takes a bit of practice to perfect. The flip turn increases speed when swimming laps. Get expert tips and advice in this swimming video.

16-month old baby swims alone

A video of a 16-month-old baby swimming unattended is stirring controversy. But swimming instructors are saying it's best to get kids started when they are babies. What are your thoughts?

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