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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] … More »


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… More »


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… More »


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… More »


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… More »


The Daily Hotness: Ryan Lochte

My favorite part of the summer Olympics, well besides gymnastics and diving, is swimming. There is nothing hotter than a swimmer’s upper body — though I must confess I am grossed out by the fact that they have to shave ALL their body hair in order to swim faster. Everyone goes on and on about… More »


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