Home > Fitness > Sport > Swimming Swimming All sections in Fitness » Exercise » Get Fit » In the gym » Leisure » Lifestages » Sport » Sports injuries » Running » Walking » Cricket » Soccer » Cycling » Sports nutrition Deep diving is risky business "It's like bungee jumping without a cord." So says South African diving expert Adam Cruise of the Boesmangat diving expedition that claimed the life of Dave Shaw. take a Flexibility test » Receive Health tips » Join Health24 on Facebook » Ask Fitness Expert » Why you need strength to run Haile Gebrselassie says the right shoes can make you run faster How fit must a diver be? Divers might not need to race the clock, but their chosen discipline is demanding in many other ways. How fit should you be? Diving equipment You cannot dive without being properly trained in how to use the right diving equipment. This article explains the importance of diving gear. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy This article gives detailed information on Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. Barotrauma Barotrauma is an injury caused by pressure change in a cavity, and is a common fatality among divers. 10 tips for diving survival Diving has its dangers. Those who participate in diving should always take care. The following steps could help in ensuring that your diving experience is problem-free. 10 reasons why swimming is good for you Swimming has many health benefits. Here are 10 great reasons why you should start swimming today. 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 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. Funny pool wipeouts you must see Swimming pools are fun... until the guys from TV show Wipeout add their obstacle course. 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? Michael Phelps: the benefits of swimming Watch this series of videos featuring super athlete Michael Phelps advocating the benefits of swimming and how to improve your swimming technique. “ Latest comment on Health24 Michael Sirius says... I'm the moron, but you'll inject your kid with anything they tell you because of fear marketing. I'd call you brainwashed, but you need a brain for that Parents shunning newborns' vitamin shot ” Decompression sickness Decompression sickness, better known as the Bends, is the presence and entrapment of expanding nitrogen bubbles in the body's bloodstream and tissues. Dive training This article will give you all the information you need about diving. Diving and your health Generally, diving should not pose serious health risks to the human body. But there are certain health hazards which divers should be aware of. 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. 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. Really hilarious swimming video A short comedy and funny video about a professional swimmer, who swims in the streets of the Philippines. Coolest water sport...ever! Have you ever wanted to fly like Iron Man or swim like a dolphin? Then you need to try flyboarding. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Soothe your family’s coughs and colds Why hydration is important while exercising Taking charge of your health Man, take care of your health! Live healthier Have a happy kid! » Screening teens for obesity may not help them lose weight Should we tell our kids they're fat? Keep an eye on your kids by smartphone Win with MySmartkid Stand a chance of winning a six-month subscription valued at over R1 100! Up for grabs » Win with NuSeed Win with MySmartkid Win a Canderel hamper Win a LED 3D smart TV Stand a chance of winning a Samsung UA55H8000 Smart 55 inch Curved LED TV valued at R20 000 from Save Hyper!