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Chinese Swimmer Fu Yuanhui Was Blatantly Honesty About Getting Her Period During The Olympics

With thousands of female athletes competing in the Olympics, some were bound to be on their periods during the competition. More »


There’s More Than One Simone Making History At The Olympics This Year

In what marked a terrific moment in history, 20-year-old Olympic swimmer Simone Manuel became the first black American woman to win an Olympic gold medal in an individual event in swimming Thursday night. More »


NBC Credits Olympic Swimmer Katinka Hosszu’s World Record To Her Husband

In Sunday night’s women’s 400-meter medley, Hungarian swimmer Katinka Hosszu set a new Olympic world record, won a gold medal, and joined the ranks of inspirational sportswomen across the globe. So why did NBC’s commentary give the credit for Hosszu’s amazing feat to her husband? Hosszu had just finished her last lap when NBC cut to her husband and… More »


This Goddamn Penguin Swims 5,000 Miles Every Year To See The Man That Saved His Life

I am now inspired to find something I love as much as this penguin loves swimming and the dude who saved him. More »


Forget Your Worries And Watch This Bear Attempt To Surf In A Pool

It’s summer time guys, and you know what that means? Time to sit inside with the air conditioning and watch Youtube videos of bears swimming and trying to surf unsuccessfully.

Here at The Frisky we are dedicated to delivering these videos straight to your hungry eyes.

You’re welcome!

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Absolute Beginners: Quitters Win

Hi there! Welcome to Absolute Beginners, our new fitness column. I’d tell you to sit down and make yourself comfortable, but that’d really go against the whole modus operandi of what I’m trying to do, here. Instead, I don’t know, go do some jumping jacks, then come back and read this.

So, I… More »


Frisky Q&A: Pattie Byrnes, The CEO Of Fit 4 U, Teaches Me How To Pick A Bathing Suit

I consider myself to be a fairly body-confident woman. I enjoy my body’s curves. Even though I would like to lose some weight around my tummy, I don’t want to hide myself, either. I’m not confident enough to wear a traditional bikini, though, so come summertime, I’ve always just rocked a one-piece –… More »


Kickass Woman Of The Day: Diana Nyad, 64, Swims From Cuba To Florida Without A Shark Tank

Proud of that first headstand you did in yoga? Sit down, girl, and show some respect to 64-year-old endurance swimmer Diana Nyad, who made history yesterday when she swam 110 miles from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage for protection. … More »


Kickass Woman Of The Day: Iranian Swimmer Elham Asghari Can’t Get Time Recorded Because Her Swimsuit Is “Too Revealing”

Imagine being an athlete at the top of your field and not being recognized by the authorities for your accomplishments simply because you are a woman. This is the problem faced by Elham Asghari, a 32-year-old swimmer in Iran, who isn’t having her records recorded by the country’s sports ministry. In fact, just last month,… More »


It’s A Safe Bet That This Swimming Fat Cat Hates Her Life More Than You Do

Holly is a 13-year-old fat cat that desperately needs to lose some weight, so her owner takes her for weekly swim sessions at the local YMCA. The look of utter disgust and horror on this cat’s face just says it all, doesn’t it? It’s pretty clear poor Holly is in the midst of some pretty… More »


Enjoy A Swim And Chain Restaurant Meal With Ryan Lochte

We here at The Frisky offices have a little lady boner for Ryan Lochte — mostly for his abs, because he’s not like, the brightest. Just today he tweeted about meeting Miley “Sirus” — yes, that’s right. Plus, there’s that whole “Jeah” thing, which is pretty annoying. But again, there are his abs, which are… More »


We Want To Go To There: Samoa’s Epic Swimming Hole

It’s Tuesday. Most of us are sitting behind a desk nursing our first (or second?) cup of coffee. Let’s do some collective daydreaming that we’re cooling off in a giant jungle swimming hole, shall we? This photo was originally posted on a Facebook travel page as “spotted in Mexico,” but a commenter pointed out that… More »


8 Gratuitously Hot Photos Of Olympic Gold Medal Swimmer Nathan Adrian

Yesterday afternoon, my friend texted me the following: “Two word: Nathan. Adrian.” Huh? I figured it had to be swimming related, as her husband used to be a competitive swimmer and, like, the Olympics are very important around their house. Sure enough, I did a quick Google and it turned out that Nathan Adrian is A) HOT… More »


The Philosophical Twitter Ramblings Of Olympic Swimmer Ryan Lochte Are Amazing

Ryan Lochte is an Olympic gold medalist. He’s also an inveterate Twitter user/abuser. And man, does he ramble some strange shit. His Twitter paints him as the Olympics’ very own Brody Jenner. A bro of extreme magnitude whose love of Mountain Dew and the word “Jeah” (which signifies everything from “my taxes are astronomical” to… More »


10 Completely Gratuitous Photos Of French Swim Babe Camille Lacourt

We were a little distracted while watching the men’s swimming this weekend — after we caught sight of total hottie Camille Lacourt. Twenty-seven-year-old Lacourt says on Twitter that he is “Cool, simple and always ready to party: this is what I am.” Sounds pretty great, right? He also happens to be a total whiz at… More »


Flo The Wonderdog Does A Swan Dive

Not only can Flo the Wonderdog do a great jump off a high-dive board, but she’s also a pro when it comes to scrambling up the diving board ladder. She’s also not afraid of the pool slide, and skitters down it like a champ. Color us impressed. [Boing Boing] … More »


Swimmer Diana Nyad Abandons 103-Mile Swim From Cuba To Florida

Diana Nyad, an endurance swimmer who attempted to swim the 103 miles between Cuba and Florida without a shark tank, abandoned her goal on Tuesday morning. Nyad began her swim on Sunday and was followed by a team of 30 people operating an electrical field to repel sharks. As a condition of her competition, she… More »


Hobby Road Test: (Re)Joining A Swim Team

I am a hobby kind-of-girl. As in, I very much enjoy them and have dabbled in a lot of them. Over the years, I have joined both bowling and pool leagues. I’ve gotten into scrapbooking, as a way to preserve memories of life and keep records of the best articles I’ve written over the years. More »


The Best Pool Exit Of All Time

Well, that’s one way to get out of a pool. Either she’s the happiest swimmer on earth or there’s some Kool-Aid in the water. [BuzzFeed] … More »


Baby Otters Play In The Kiddie Pool

Surprisingly, swimming doesn’t necessarily come naturally to all members of the animal kingdom. Like these baby otters, Sumalee and Kasem, who live at the Longleat Zoo in England. The pair were taught how to swim by first trying it out in a sink, before then graduating to a baby pool. Watch as they frolic… More »


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