Tag: Swimming

Why Meditation DOESN’T Work For
Some People

Why Meditation DOESN’T Work For
Some People

Most people have positive things to say about meditation. From having changed their lives completely to helping them with the little things like sleep or patience, most people
love meditation. On the other hand, meditation just isn’t for everyone, and that’s okay. As someone who constantly lives on edge, everyone tells me to try meditation. I did for
a while, and I realized it just doesn’t work for me, and I’m assuming it probably doesn’t work for a lot of people.

Lia Thomas Responds To Critics Over
Trans Women Competing In Women’s
Sports

Lia Thomas Responds To Critics Over
Trans Women Competing In Women’s
Sports

In an exclusive interview with ESPEN, former University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas responded to the criticism she received during the 2021-22 season as well as pushed back on critics of transgender women competing in women’s sports, saying that there is no evidence of any advantage.

Lifeguard Shortage Causing Pool and Beach Closures

Lifeguard Shortage Causing Pool and Beach Closures

As summer has nearly arrived, many Americans’ plans to visit the beach or a community pool may be disrupted due to a nationwide lifeguard shortage. Out of over 300,000 pools throughout the country, between one third and one half of them will be affected by this absence of personnel. Disinterest in lifeguarding has been increasing, however Covid and higher pay offered by restaurants and retail is forcing more people to pass on lifeguarding positions.

Gender Equality in USA Swimming

Gender Equality in USA Swimming

It’s been two weeks since the NCAA announced their new guidelines for “Athlete Inclusion, Competitive Equity, and Eligibility Policy,” which cleared the way for the University of Pennsylvania’s Lia Thomas to compete at nationals. Since then, many swimmers have taken their state in favor or against them. Nancy Hogshead-Makar, former U.S. Olympian who now fronts the Champion Women organization for promoting equality and accountability in sports, said that such discussion centered around the inclusivity of trans athletes into female sports, but forgets to take into account the negative impact it can have on biologically-born women.

Ivy League Swimming Champion Sparks Debate Over Trans Athlete in Sports

Ivy League Swimming Champion Sparks Debate Over Trans Athlete in Sports

Swimming champion Lia Thomas, who’s a senior at the University of Pennsylvania, became the latest target for the culture-war debate over whether transgender athletes should be allowed to compete and participate on female sports teams.

Top Five Moments from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Top Five Moments from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

The Tokyo Olympics concluded on Sunday with the closing ceremonies, and it certainly was a memorable edition of the Games. With no spectators, rising COVID concerns, and shocking withdrawals, the 2020 Olympics, which were delayed a year, was consistently the top news story for two whole weeks. Now that the Olympics are over, it’s time to reflect on just how amazing these Games were.

Caeleb Dressel Wins Gold and Breaks Record in the Men’s 100 M Freestyle Final

Caeleb Dressel Wins Gold and Breaks Record in the Men’s 100 M Freestyle Final

The career of swimmer Caeleb Dressel, who headlines the USA Olympics swimming team, has already been illustrious, with many saying he could be the next Michael Phelps – or even better. So, with all eyes on him at the Tokyo Olympics, he has done nothing but continue to impress. On Wednesday, Dressel competed in the men’s 100 M freestyle final, where he blew the field out of the water (couldn’t resist it) and set a new Olympic record.

Men Win 4×100 M Final, Katie Ledecky Takes Silver Medal in Shocking Loss

Men Win 4×100 M Final, Katie Ledecky Takes Silver Medal in Shocking Loss

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics were in full swing this weekend, with a large number of athletes winning medals. On Sunday, there were a slew of events for swimming, with multiple Americans winning medals. In a major upset, Australian Ariarne Titmus beat out arguably the greatest female swimmer of all time, American Katie Ledecky, in the 400 M Women’s Freestyle Final.

Most Entertaining Summer Olympic Events

Most Entertaining Summer Olympic Events

With the Olympics officially starting in less than 48 hours in Tokyo, the excitement and anticipation is starting to build. Hundreds of athletes from all over the world will be on the biggest stage fighting their hearts out to win a medal. I personally love watching the Summer Olympic Games, mainly because I find all of the unique events entertaining and I love watching so many things going on at the same time.

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