Swimming

penguin friends

These Penguincams Are the Break From Chaos Everyone Needs Right Now

It’s only a matter of time until these Gentoo penguins start vlogging.
Jacob Dubé
8.17.17
Don't Panic

Is Peeing In the Pool Really That Bad?

There are 75 litres of pee in a standard swimming pool, but don’t freak out.
Farnia Fekri
3.2.17
olympics

Peeing in the Pool Isn’t Just Gross, It’s Unhealthy

Public pools contain 30 to 80 milliliters of urine per person.
Madison Margolin
8.17.16
Sports

The Scientific Explanation for Why Michael Phelps Can Still Win Gold Medals

There's no scientific reason why Michael Phelps couldn't come back for the 2020 Olympics.
Jason Koebler
8.11.16
Sports

The Science of Michael Phelps's Gold Medal-Winning Turn

Why Phelps was able to pull off an underwater turn no one else in the pool even bothered to try.
Jason Koebler
8.8.16
Design

This Swimsuit Is Made Out of Pollutant-Absorbing Supermaterial

So you can clean the sea as you swim.
Emiko Jozuka
10.15.15
uk

The World’s Deepest Pool Could Be a Training Ground for Space Tourists

A UK company wants to build a 50m-deep pool for astronauts and divers to train in.
Victoria Turk
7.23.15
Florida

A Guide to Surviving the Portuguese Man-o-War Invasion

A long, holiday weekend seems like the perfect time to slip off to the beach. Which also makes it the perfect time for Portuguese man-o-wars to make their attack.
Ben Richmond
7.3.15
water

A Spirited Endorsement of Peeing in the Ocean

Thanks, American Chemical Society, it's safe to go in the water.
Ben Richmond
8.23.14
Motherboard Blog

Does the Suit Make the Swimmer? A History of Olympic Swimwear

Casual Olympics watchers will have noticed: The male swimmers are topless again! You can see the ladies’ knees once more! And…they look rather more like Grey aliens than last time. The changes were three years in the making. After a season of off...
JONATHAN LIU
8.2.12