Researchers have been building robotic fish for years, but the performance has never approached the efficiency of real fish.
Researchers used an old theory on vibrating plane wings to study how fish swim so well. They were able to double the swimming efficiency of their robotic fish over a range of speeds.
You probably won’t need to train as much as Jakob Ingebrigtsen to get in shape.
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The amount of exercise you need to do depends on your training goals.
The 2024 Paris Paralympics are cutting four swimming events. Those who will be affected are athletes with the most severe impairments.
Flying fish use their fins both to swim and glide through the air.
Fish fins are extremely flexible yet also strong. A special segmented fin design is the key to this useful combination of properties and could inspire new morphing materials.
Swimming offers a host of beneficial effects on the brain.
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Mounting research shows that going for a swim can preserve memories, reduce mood disorders and increase mental acuity in all age groups.
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Usain Bolt can run at about 6 body lengths a second. An arachnid in California can do 322.
The Tokyo Olympics officially open on July 23 – one year later than originally planned and in an Olympic stadium that will be empty of spectators thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. While Tokyo is not the…
Swimming underwater reduces drag so much there are rules against doing it for too long. But the best swimmers make the most of what’s allowed.
Tokyo will feature the most female athletes ever at an Olympics. But the Games do not have a good track record when it comes to gender equality.
Athletes can have a ban reduced from four to two years if they can establish an anti-doping rule violation was not intentional. This is the key point in Jack’s case.
New research combines cutting-edge engineering with animal behaviour to explain the origins of efficient swimming in nature’s underwater acrobats: seals and sea lions.
Ocean swimmers often wax lyrical about the benefits of a regular dip in the salt water.
Water-based exercises have many benefits.
Our study is the first to directly show that swimming, aqua-aerobics and other water workouts offer as many benefits to cardiovascular health as exercising in a gym.
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Whale breaches and tail slaps look great from a distance. But they can pose a threat if you want to get up close and swim with these giants of the ocean.
The reasons for this appetite gain are still unknown.
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People ate on average 142 calories more after swimming than they did on their rest day.
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Following the Chinese swimmer’s eight-year ban, FINA must examine its governance and follow the example set by athletics and tennis to investigate and prosecute doping.
Swimming lessons can save lives. Here’s what your child should ideally be able to do in the water at different stages of their development.
Women at Brisbane’s Oasis Swimming Pool, January 1950.
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The pool and the beach have become acceptable spaces to bare all, but how did we get here?
If public pools matter to you, tell us why on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook with the hashtag #myfavouritepool. This is Andrew (Boy) Charlton Pool at Woolloomooloo Bay in Sydney.
Over the coming weeks, we will be publishing a series of stories on why public pools matter - to the economy, to social well-being and to our shared history. But we also want to hear from you.
New research says there is no reliable evidence that shark nets protect swimmers.
Weeks out from summer, new research says there is no evidence shark nets keep us safe from sharks.