Posts tagged "swimming"

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.

Katrin Higher | June 28, 2015 - 4:00 pm

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

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 6, 2015 - 9:00 am

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…

Jessica Wakeman | June 16, 2014 - 9:30 am

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…

Jessica Wakeman | September 3, 2013 - 1:40 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | July 4, 2013 - 3:00 pm

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…

Julie Gerstein | February 3, 2013 - 10:00 am

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…

Julie Gerstein | December 5, 2012 - 4:20 pm

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…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | August 28, 2012 - 9:20 am

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 2, 2012 - 8:00 am

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…

Julie Gerstein | July 31, 2012 - 11:00 am

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…

Julie Gerstein | July 30, 2012 - 3:00 pm

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…

Julie Gerstein | March 4, 2012 - 9:00 am

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…

Jessica Wakeman | August 9, 2011 - 3:20 pm

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…

Kate Torgovnick/ | July 26, 2011 - 4:00 pm

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]…

Ami Angelowicz | November 29, 2010 - 2:40 pm

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…

Julie Gerstein | November 8, 2010 - 6:20 pm

Tiger Cubs Need Swimming Lessons, Too

As any terrified toddler who’s been dropped into a pool cold turkey knows, swimming ain’t easy. And that’s equally true for tiger cubs. Witness these four cuties at the Smithsonian…

Julie Gerstein | November 3, 2010 - 2:40 pm

Is Athletic Prowess All Determined By The Belly Button?

Could your belly button reveal clues about your athletic ability? It just might, according to a study conducted by Duke University and Howard University. Scientists say that the navel position…

Lauren Gold | July 15, 2010 - 11:40 am

Monday Menage: Foursomes At The Olympics

This Monday, we’re upin’ our usual threesome to a foursome! To whom do we bestow this honor? Two American teams that each won the 4 x 400 races in their…

Simcha | August 25, 2008 - 7:00 pm

Male Swimmers: Abandon Full-Body Suits So We See Your Abs, Please

Male swimmers are not thought of as the most masculine of athletes because they have to shave their legs and wear tight suits to cut down on resistance, which makes…

Catherine Strawn | August 11, 2008 - 1:45 pm