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Swim Talk: Swimming New Zealand approve Orca Swimming Club afterall

OPINION: The last column created a bit of interest around the country, with it being shared on social media and the Orca Swimming Club received a number of phone calls of support. While others contacted Swimming NZ directly and the issue was also included on the agenda for the New Zealand swim coaches and teachers…
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Kelsi Worrell Makes World Cup Debut with Top Seed in Singapore Prelims

Photo Courtesy: Rob Schumacher- USA TODAY Sports American sprinter Kelsi Worrell made her World Cup debut Saturday morning in Singapore, and she captured the top seed in the very first event she swam. Worrell dominated on the college level the past two years with her excellent underwater skills, and now that she has graduated, she…
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Why You Shouldn’t Shrug Off Swimmer’s Shoulder

Photo Courtesy: (c) Stockbyte By Dr. G. John Mullen, Swimming World Contributor Swimmer’s Shoulder is all too common on the pool deck. Many shrug it off (pun intended), saying shoulder pain is normal or it is simply shoulder soreness. Unfortunately, pain is pain, which reduces strength and enjoyment within the sport of swimming. Unfortunately, many…
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Rio Olympics 2016: ‘Rio rocked’ by first case of doping

The Olympic Games have been rocked by their first doping case with Chinese swimmer Chen Xinyi allegedly set to face a CAS hearing today into a positive drugs test. Brazilian news website estadao.com has today reported that Chen returned a positive blood test prior to arriving in Rio for the Olympic Games. The Chinese swimming…
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NZ name eight-strong swim team for Rio

NZ name eight-strong swim team for Rio 10:38 am on 15 April 2016 New Zealand will send an eight-strong swimming team to the Rio Olympics. The team will be led by freestyler Lauren Boyle and breastroke specialist Glenn Snyders, who will both be attending their third Olympic Games. Along with Dean Kent and Helen Norfolk,…
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Olympian heads swim team to Oceania Championships

A 31-strong New Zealand swim team will contest the 11th Oceania Championships in Suva, Fiji starting on Monday. Fourteen nations are expected to compete, starting with the 5km Open Water race on Monday, the pool competition at the Damodar National Aquatic Centre in Suva from Tuesday 21 to Friday 24 June, with the 10km open…
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USA Swimming bans Brock Turner for life

(CNN)The U.S. governing body for the sport of swimming on Friday banned ex-Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner, whose six-month jail sentence for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman has stirred widespread outrage. Condemning Turner's "crime and actions," USA Swimming said that he is not a current organization member and is ineligible for membership. "Brock Turner's membership…
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New Caledonia sending 13 swimmers to the Oceanic Championships

New Caledonia has announced they’ll be sending 13 swimmers to the Oceanic ChampionshipsSet to run from June 21st-26th in Suva, Fiji. They will be sending seven women and six men. The full roster is as follows: Women (7): Lara Grangeon, Armelle Hidrio, Ylenka Maurin, Isla Rogala, Emma Terebo, Anaïs Toven and May Toven. Men (6): Jérémie Dufourmantelle, Maxime Grousset,…
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Adidas pioneer different togs for different strokes

Kiwis’ road to Rio: Adidas pioneer different togs for different strokes

The same technology used in creating the All Blacks’ World Cup winning jersey has been applied to the swimsuits that many of our athletes will wear in this year’s Rio Olympics.
Adidas unveil new swimsuits for Kiwi athletes at Rio 2016
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The engineered swimsuits were designed by the same team who revolutionised the All Blacks RWC jersey.
The engineered swimsuits were designed by the same team who revolutionised the All Blacks RWC jersey.
Source: ONE News

The launch is a result of four years of development at Adidas and was trialled at an unveiling in Auckland today by some of our up and coming junior swimmers.

The new swimwear is an industry first for Adidas, who’ve pioneered designs with variations of suits for specific strokes.

They incorporate two types of material to reduce drag and special bands that help the body snap back into the correct position when swimmers launch from the starting blocks.
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However, Lauren Boyle and Sophie Pascoe won’t race in the new suits – instead opting to continue their association with Speedo.