Posts tagged "swimming"

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 write about…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 6, 2015

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 -- it cover…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 16, 2014

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.

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 3, 2013

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,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 4, 2013

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…

By: Julie Gerstein / February 3, 2013

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…

By: Julie Gerstein / December 5, 2012

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…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 28, 2012

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…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 2, 2012

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…

By: Julie Gerstein / July 31, 2012

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…

By: Julie Gerstein / July 30, 2012

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]…

By: Julie Gerstein / March 4, 2012

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…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 9, 2011

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.

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / July 26, 2011

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]…

By: Ami Angelowicz / November 29, 2010

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 and…

By: Julie Gerstein / November 8, 2010

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 National Zoo in D.C. figure out the doggie paddle with a team of helpful zoo attendees standing by. [The Awl]…

By: Julie Gerstein / November 3, 2010

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 is the reason black people tend to dominate on the race track, while white people tend to excel in the swimming pool. Wait, did I…

By: Lauren Gold / July 15, 2010

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 sports -- the men's swimming team and the men's track team. These eight athletes aren’t afraid to go for the gold -- they came out…

By: Simcha / August 25, 2008

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 them swim faster. But swimmers have hot bodies. Some of the hottest, in fact. They pretty much always have broad shoulders, toned backs, and sick…

By: Catherine Strawn / August 11, 2008

The Daily Hotness: Michael Phelps & Ryan Lochte

You know the other thing I love about swimmers? Their little swimming briefs. They've really modernized the Speedo, haven't they? Also, there is nothing sexier on a man's body -- especially if he is an Olympic swimmer like Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte -- than that muscular V on their lower torso. There is a…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 10, 2008
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