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Sammy's, swimsuits, and...sweaters...?
by GAzevedo
posted October 20, 2013 at 5:47pm

Moving from a closet full of swimsuits to a closet full of sweaters...more

Sports History Files: Women and long-distance swimming
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted September 9, 2013 at 7:50pm

Tweet It didn’t take long for some eyebrows to be raised over Diana Nyad’s record swim from Cuba to Key West earlier this month. On Sunday, The New York Times took a deeper look, and I’ll leave it to the parties interviewed to shed some...more

She Made It: Diana Nyad Achieves Xtreme Dream
by Pretty Tough
posted September 3, 2013 at 8:42am

 Diana Nyad Rocks. Simply. Unbelievable. Mother Nature, along with millions of online fans, were on endurance swimmer Diana Nyad’s side during her successful 103 mile swim from Cuba to Florida.  It was Nyad’s fifth attempt at the hi...more

10 Commandments of Leadership
by Marissa Kastanek
posted August 12, 2013 at 9:33pm

Leadership is a quality that is important for all areas of life. Sports is a great arena for learning leadership but it must done in the correct way. Ryan Goodson has created 10 Commandments every person must do if they want to be a great leader.I recentl...more

Who wants a full-ride? A few tips on what college coaches look for during recruiting
by Marissa Kastanek
posted August 6, 2013 at 1:04pm

A few tips on what college coaches look for during recruiting and how to improve your chances of getting a full-ride scholarship....more

Six Teenage Girls Swimming the English Channel for Charity
by Pretty Tough
posted June 29, 2013 at 12:29am

What are you doing during your summer vacation? For six English girls, summer means training to swim the English Channel to raise money for charity.  They are 6GirlsNoBuoys, and they’ve been practicing in pools to gain strength and in Hyd...more

CBC Special – Women’s Canoeing Should Have Place in Olympics
by WomenCANIntl
posted June 27, 2013 at 8:56pm

Canoeing has one of the poorest gender equality ratios of any Summer Olympic sport, and although female kayakers are allowed to compete in both the sprint and slalom disciplines, female canoeists are kept out of the Games altogether. CBC Sports Special: ...more

5 Reasons to Join a Summer Swim Team
by Sports Girls Play
posted May 27, 2013 at 10:36am

As we head into our sixth season of Summer Swim Team, I thought it would be appropriate to bring this post back out of the archives. All three of my kids look forward to summer swim and some of the best summer memories have been made thanks to our time on...more

Women's Canoe - Long Overdue: An In-Depth Analysis as to Why Women's Canoe Isn't In the Olympics
by WomenCANIntl
posted March 2, 2013 at 1:45pm

“There is no excuse for perpetuating the blatant sexism that persists at the Games.Not only do women compete in only 21 sports while men take part in 27, but the program of events in most sports has fewer events for women. At the Olympics women do k...more

Egypt's First Female Dive Master Speaks Out
by Muslim Women in Sports
posted February 26, 2013 at 8:18am

BY: TAFLINE LAYLINEgypt has certified the country’s first female dive master – a devout Muslim who refers to herself as a feminist. With coveted dive spots scattered all along the Red Sea, the ecologically-threatened Sinai Peninsula&...more

Just for women sports 24/7 coming our way
by HeraeaMarketing
posted February 12, 2013 at 7:46pm

Sports Channel for Women TV...more

Pakistani swimmer breaks International Records
by Muslim Women in Sports
posted November 16, 2012 at 6:35pm

BY: NATASHA RAHEELKARACHI: National swimming champion Kiran Khan finished 10th in her 50-metre butterfly event at the ninth Asian Swimming Championship in Dubai but Liana Swann managed to break three national records in the 400 individual medley, 100...more

That Which Was Lost
by Felicity (Fawkes) Hawksley
posted September 25, 2012 at 9:22am

Somewhere in Oxford, Great Britain, 2009, 5.25am. Two Varsity rowers sleep, the winter morning silent around them, the spires of their Oxford scraping the frosted sky. Three more months to the Boat Race.  192 sessions gone; 144 to go, until they l...more

Diana Nyad Ends Historic Swim
by Draft Day Suit
posted August 21, 2012 at 9:00pm

She spent over 41 hours swimming in shark-infested waters, battling multiple stings from jellyfish and relentless storms. And tomorrow is her 63rd birthday.  How is that for tough? Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad set out from Havana on Saturday night h...more

Olympic Swimming Wrap-Up
by Draft Day Suit
posted August 12, 2012 at 6:29pm

Here’s guest blogger Jill’s wrap-up from the Olympic pool. We’re happy to report Jill has agreed to join us as a contributor. She is looking forward to football season. (And so are we!) Sadly, Olympic swimming is now over and this will ...more

USA Women’s Water Polo Win First Gold Medal In Team History
by Pretty Tough
posted August 10, 2012 at 8:26am

London, England – August 9 – The U.S. Olympic Women’s Water Polo Team won their first ever Olympic gold medal tonight with an 8-5 defeat of Spain in the championship match of the 2012 Olympic Games. Maggie Steffens (Danville, CA/Stanfo...more

Water Polo: USA Women Will Play For Gold; Team USA Tops Australia 11-9 In OT To Advance To Final
by Pretty Tough
posted August 9, 2012 at 7:31am

For the third time in program history the U.S. Olympic Women’s Water Polo Team will play for an Olympic Gold Medal. Team USA topped Australia 11-9 in overtime to advance to the final on Thursday, August 9 at 8pm bst/3pm est/12pm pst. They will take ...more

Missy Franklin Should Take the Money and Swim.
by stephaniemp
posted August 2, 2012 at 3:10pm

Missy Franklin is being called the golden girl of swimming. I only refer to her as a girl, because this Olympic gold medalist (100m backstroke) is only 17 years old. This girl’s got talent! After taking home a second medal, the bronze in the 200...more

Get Ready…For Swimming
by Draft Day Suit
posted July 28, 2012 at 7:11pm

Please welcome guest blogger Jill Helbling. Jill lives in the North Hills of Pittsburgh with her husband and two children. She has a day job that does not make her as happy as writing blog posts about sports. Get ready, sports fans! It’s that ...more

LOCOG Deflects Equality Responsibilities
by WomenCANIntl
posted July 20, 2012 at 2:12pm

LOCOG continues to deflect equality responsibilities. See article in"The Guardian."  http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2012/jul/19/london-2012-japan-australia-sexism.  British National Champion Canoeist Samantha Rippington is not asking for...more

Just Keep Swimming – USA Swimming Meets Finding Nemo
by Sports Girls Play
posted July 19, 2012 at 12:16am

I just watched a super cute PSA by USA Swimming in conjunction with the upcoming theater release of Finding Nemo in 3-D that I just had to share with you! With the Olympics just days away (SQUEEEE), you will see Dana Vollmer, Natalie Coughlin, Kim Vand...more

Olympic Guide to Diving
by Pretty Tough
posted July 18, 2012 at 6:23pm

(This is part of a Pretty Tough series about the Summer Olympics. It’s your Cliff Notes for all the events, athletes and triva you need to know while watching the London Games.) Competitive Diving is one of the most prestigious, competitive, drama-...more

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