March 2, 2021
Ger Purcell thought his friend was out of his mind when he suggested that the 66-year-old Irish man should continue his longtime summer pastime of swimming outdoors into the winter months. Now he holds the Guinness World Record for the oldest male athlete to complete an ice mile.
Jan. 20, 2021
After a string of impressive performances throughout the International Swimming League (ISL) season 2 and beyond, Belarusian Ilya Shymanovich earned the 2020 Swammy Award for European Swimmer of the Year. The 26-year-old breaststroking ace not only swam between 55.3 and 55.8 six separate times in the SCM 100 meter breaststroke between November and December, but he capped off his year by breaking the World Record in that race with a mark of 55.34. “I think the 2nd season of ISL was productive for me. I had a lot of fast races with strong guys. I was very happy about my results. It was ...
Jan. 19, 2021
John Moffet is a renaissance man. In the pool he was a 1980 & 1984 Olympian, World Record Holder, World Medalist & Pan Pacific Championships Triple Gold Medalist. Beyond the pool, after graduating from Stanford, he built an impressive career in entertainment winning 3 Primetime Emmy Awards and a list of credits too long to detail here. (Google John Moffet producer director and go to IMDB.) Moreover, he’s delivering all of that entertainment muscle to his new podcast SPORT LIFE BALANCE (see Moffet Podcast here: https://www.buzzsprout. com/1465300 ). In this podcast Moffet bottom-lines ...
April 3, 2020
Bench presses are hard enough, but imagine doing them at the bottom of a lake! Well, that’s exactly what Greg Wittstock (USA) did to achieve the record for the most consecutive bench presses …
March 28, 2020
George Corones, an Australian masters swimmer, who made waves in 2018 for becoming the first 100+ year old to break 1:00 in the SCM 50 freestyle, died this morning of natural causes. Corones, a resident of Albany Creek, In Queensland, would’ve turned 102 years old on April 6th. Due to crowd restrictions put in place by the Australian government because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the family live streamed the funeral service, which was held today. The video of the service will be made available in the near future. Corones became a masters swimming icon in Australia for tearing up record ...
March 6, 2020
18-year old Regan Smith wasn’t the only swimmer who was breaking records in the women’s 200 meter fly final on Thursday evening in Des Moines. US National Teamer Hali Flickinger swam a 2:06.11 in the 200 fly that broke ‘ Pro Swim Series Record of 2:06.76.