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4 places to go swimming in Karachi

SAMAA Digital has compiled a list of places where you can take a dip without dipping too far into your wallet

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Watch: KP coaches want to teach underprivileged kids how to swim

Everyone loves a good dip in the water once in a while but for many underprivileged children in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, swimming is deadly. Find out how some coaches are trying to fix that here.

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China’s Sun Yang completes ‘golden slam’ at Asian Games 2018 swimming

Chinese giant Sun Yang swept to Asian Games 200m freestyle gold Sunday to add to his Olympic and world titles — then had his national anthem played twice after a flag-pole malfunction

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Kolesnikov sets 50m backstroke world record to win European title

Kliment Kolesnikov of Russia set a world record for the 50 metres backstroke while winning the European Championship title in Glasgow on Saturday

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Russia overcome pool problems to take synchronized swimming title

Russia’s familiar domination of the synchronised swimming programme at the European Championships continued as they won their third successive title in two days of competition, despite problems with the pool water

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KP’s ‘Baywatch’ for baby swimmers  

Swimming pools are for rich folks, which is why kids from Peshawar’s informal settlements beat the heat in the free entry canals around the city. In the rest of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, village children do the same and crash around in the rivers when the summers arrive—but because they don’t know how to swim, they die…

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Kathleen Baker breaks 100m backstroke world record

Kathleen Baker set a world record of 58.00sec Saturday to win the 100m backstroke at the US swimming championships.

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Sports reporter falls into swimming pool during interview

GOLD COAST: A reporter fell into a swimming pool during an interview in the Commonwealth Games 2018. Mike Bushell of the BBC made a splash while interviewing the British swimming team. The Guardian reported that the journalist said that he was careful because of the sound system he was wearing. He failed to notice another…

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Dressel emerges from Phelps’ shadow

  With Michael Phelps back in retirement, Caeleb Dressel stepped out of his idol’s shadow to match the US legend’s tally of seven golds at the world championships in Budapest. Dressel became the first swimmer to win three world gold medals in one session on Saturday, then claimed his seventh of the week in the…

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Summer Camps: Changing Trends

By:Gulrukh Tausif In 2010, I wrote an article about summer camps for a magazine. I discussed various activities most summer camps provided for children back then and various reasons why parents opted to enroll their children in summer camps. In 2017, I wrote another article on summer camps and boy, have the trends changed in…

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Karachi: Four drown while swimming at Hawks Bay

KARACHI: Four persons drowned while swimming at Hawks Bay in Karachi, Samaa reported. The deceased were identified as Danish, Zubai, Syed Rabba and Mashal. Zubai and Syed Rabba were cousins, rescue sources said. Rescue teams managed to retrieve the dead body from the sea   .

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Ban imposed on swimming at sea view on Eid holidays

KARACHI: The Sindh Home department Wednesday imposed a ban on swimming/bathing on the beaches/sea sides within the territorial limits of Karachi Division for a period of three days of Eid ul Azha. This was announced in a notification issued by the Sindh Home Department. The ban will impose from 10th Zil Haj 1437 Hijra that…

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Olympics: Swimming starting platform washed away on blustery Copacabana

RIO DE JANEIRO: Organisers at the Rio Olympics suffered another headache Saturday when the starting platform for the marathon swimming was washed away just 48 hours before the competition starts by strong currents off Copacabana beach, postponing training sessions. “Security measures have been adopted and there are no risks for the swimmers,” a Rio 2016…

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I’m ready to retire, says Michael Phelps

RIO DE JANEIRO: No means no. No amount of cajoling, arm-twisting and pleading by his team mates and swimming fans around the world will make Michael Phelps change his mind about retiring after the Rio Olympics. The great American swimmer made that abundantly clear on Friday after winning the 27th Olympic medal of his career,…

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Phelps’ purple blotches spotlight cupping trend

Rio De Janerio: It wasn’t just Michael Phelps’ big win on Sunday that had people talking about the U.S. swimming star. It was also the dark purple circles on his shoulders. Phelps, who won the 19th Olympic gold medal of his career on Sunday and helped the U.S. men’s team to victory in the 4×100…

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Pakistan swimmer Haris Bandey comes last in 400m freestyle Heat

Pakistani swimmer Haris Bandey came last in a Men’s 400m freestyle Heat 1 out of three competitors on the first day of Rio Olympics Olympic Aquatics Stadium on Saturday. Geoffrey Butler won the swimming competition by taking 4.07.87 seconds Pol Arias Dourdet of Andorra stood second while Bandey was the last to complete the race….

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Phelps doing it his way on Road to Rio

OMAHA, NEBRASKA: Determined to exit swimming on his own terms, Michael Phelps cleared a major hurdle on the road to Rio on Wednesday, qualifying for a fifth Olympics with a victory that has paved the way to more Games glory. Inspired, motivated and sober, Phelps heads to Rio thanks to his 200 meters butterfly win…

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‘Thin models’ Germany miss Rio relay chance

BERLIN: Germany will not have a women’s 4x100m freestyle team at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games with the national head coach complaining their quartet look like ‘thin models’. The German team of Annika Bruhn (23), Anna Dietterle (19), Helen Scholtissek (19) and Paulina Schmiedel (23), failed to swim the qualifying time for the…

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Swimming: Phelps skips Olympic prep meet

LOS ANGELES: US swimming star Michael Phelps has withdrawn from a meeting in Atlanta next week he had been planning to use as part of his preparations for the Olympics, organizers have confirmed. A statement on the May 13-15 Atlanta Classic Swim Meet website said Phelps had informed them he would no longer be taking…

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Sindh govt imposes ban on swimming at Seaview

KARACHI: The Government of Sindh, in exercise of powers conferred under Section 144 (6) C.Pc, has imposed complete ban on swimming at Seaview Clifton on Sunday. According to a notification issued Saturday the government to ensure safety of public lives and health which may occur otherwise due to swimming is taking measures required to be…

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Swimming: Ledecky breaks 800m record, claims fifth world gold

KAZAN: Katie Ledecky broke her own 800m freestyle world record on Saturday by claiming an historic fifth gold medal at the world swimming championships to complete her sweep of freestyle titles. Ledecky, 18, clocked eight minutes, 07.39 seconds to shave 2.61secs off the record she set last year and win gold with New Zealand's Lauren…

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