FINA approved the change of sports citizenship of Tatyana Belonogoff

The international swimming Federation (FINA) has approved the change of sports citizenship of British swimmer Tatyana Belonogoff to Russian, the press service of the all-Russian swimming Federation reports.

“After reviewing the various documents provided by your Federation, we inform you that FINA has approved the request to change Tatyana Belonogoff’s sports citizenship from British to Russian. Thus, Tatyana Belonogoff has the right to represent Russia at international competitions from September 10, 2020, ” the statement reads.

The swimmer’s mother is a native of Russia, but Belonogoff was born and lives in Britain. The decision of the athlete to get sports citizenship of Russia became known in February.

The most decorated in history. American Phelps bypassed the Soviet legend and rewritten the history of the Olympics

Phelps is a 23-time Olympic champion (13 times in individual distances, 10 times in relays), 26-time world champion in the 50-meter pool, multiple world record holder. Absolute record holder for the number of gold awards (23) and awards in total (28) in the history of the Olympic games, as well as gold awards (26) and awards in total (33) in the history of the world aquatics Championships.

At the 2012 Olympics in London, Phelps first broke the record of Soviet gymnast Nikolai Andrianov for Olympic medals among men, and then beat the legend of Soviet gymnastics Larisa Latynina for the total number of Olympic awards — she has 18. Latynina’s achievement lasted 48 years.

The most successful American was in freestyle and butterfly swimming, as well as in complex swimming.

Announced his retirement in 2012 at the age of 27 after the London Olympics, but started competing internationally again in 2014, qualifying for the Rio Olympics, where he won five gold and one silver medal. After the Rio Games, he announced his final retirement from swimming.

8 times (2003, 2004, 2006-2009, 2012, 2016) he was recognized as the best swimmer of the year in the world, being the absolute record holder for this indicator. 50 times became the champion of the USA, 9 times was recognized as the best swimmer of the country.

Olympic selection in open water swimming will be held on may 29-30 in Japan

The qualifying pre-Olympic marathon in open water swimming will be held in Fukuoka, Japan, at the end of may 2021, according to the official website of the International swimming Federation (FINA).
The qualification tournament was supposed to be held in 2020, but, like the 2020 Olympics, it was postponed to 2021.
“So far, FINA has announced that the selection will take place on may 29-30, but it is difficult to say how it will end up. So far, we are focusing on these dates, ” senior coach of the Russian national team Sergey Burkov told RIA Novosti by phone.
The Russian national team has not yet won quotas in this sport to participate in the games in Tokyo.

The 2022 European water Polo championship will be held in Croatia

Croatian Split will host the European water Polo championship in 2022, according to the website of the European swimming League (LEN).
The competition dates are scheduled for late summer and early autumn, despite the fact that the last two European Championships were held in the summer. It is noted that the schedule of competitions was affected by the coronavirus pandemic, because of which the Olympic games were postponed to 2021, and the world aquatics Championships were postponed from the summer of 2021 to may 2022.
The 2022 European aquatics Championships will be held in Rome from 11 to 21 August.

Minakov trains on the basis of “Round Lake” and will not go to the USA this year

World swimming championship medalist Andrey Minakov joined the national team at the training camp at Lake Krugloe and will not go to the United States this year, Russian national team head coach Sergey Chepik told RIA Novosti.
Minakov enrolled at Stanford University and was scheduled to travel to the United States in August.
“Minakov trains on the Round, he will not go to the USA now, they gave him the go-ahead. He will train in Russia for the time being. As far as I understand, they kept his place, he will go there to study, but this is still being postponed,” Chepik told RIA Novosti by phone.
“It was decided to stay for a year due to the unfavorable situation there (in the US). This year I will have distance learning, ” Minakov said.

Kazan will host the Swimming World Cup in October 2021

The international swimming Federation has published the calendar of the 2021 world Cup in swimming. In the calendar of the world Cup included six stages. The final stage will be held in Kazan from 28 to 30 October 2021, according to the FINA website.

The competition will be held in a 25-meter pool and will be the qualifying starts for the world short course swimming Championships, which will be held in Abu Dhabi (UAE) from December 13 to 18, 2021.

Vladimir Morozov (photo: Jack Spitser)

Honored swimming coach Gennady Turk has died

Famous Soviet swimmer and Russian coach Gennady Turk has died at the age of 72, reports RT.

According to the pupil of the Turkish, four-time Olympic champion Alexander Popov, the cause of death of his mentor was a massive stroke. The specialist was promptly taken to a hospital in Switzerland and was put into an induced coma, from which he was unable to get out.

Among the pupils of the Turkish, in addition to Popov, are Olympic Champions Vladimir Pyshnenko of Russia, as well as Australians Michael Klim, Petria Thomas and Matthew Dunn.

The first gold in history, a world record. How Efimova became the first world swimming champion from Russia

11 years ago, on August 2, 2009, Yulia Efimova won the 50-meter breaststroke and brought Russia the first women’s gold at the world Championships.

A day earlier, on August 1, the qualifying heats were held, following which the Russian showed the best result and set a championship record of 30.24 seconds. On the same day, Efimova confidently reached the final, showing the third result among all participants in the semifinals.

In the final, the athlete from Russia set a world record of 30.09 seconds and brought Russia the first women’s gold at the world Championships, just 0.02 seconds ahead of American Rebecca Soni, who took silver, and 0.07 seconds ahead of Sarah Katsulis from Australia.

Shortly before that, on July 28, Efimova lost to Rebecca Soni in the 100-meter breaststroke final and earned silver.

Swimming as a sport-through the centuries to achievements

Swimming and health
Swimming as a sport has long established itself among professionals and Amateurs, but its importance for health promotion and human development in General, it is difficult to overestimate:

  • strengthens internal organs and their work: heart, vascular and nervous systems (eliminates nervousness), breathing;
  • promotes the growth of teenagers, as the spine is unloaded and stretched while sliding through the water;
  • it hardens the body, improves thermoregulation processes, thereby increasing the resistance of the body’s systems to adverse environmental factors prevents congestion in the veins and arteries, facilitating the return of venous blood to the heart;
  • promotes weight loss due to active physical activity develops the lungs by stimulating their air exchange;
  • aligns the posture by releasing the intervertebral discs from the load.
    Unfortunately, this famous sport still has several contraindications that you need to listen to when visiting the pool:
  • acute diseases of the spine and pain in it;
  • viral and fungal diseases, burns;
  • infectious and pulmonary diseases violations functions of the brain;
    epilepsy, convulsions.
  • Pregnancy in the last stages can be an obstacle to heavy training, but as a recovery of the body in consultation with a doctor is allowed.

The IOC classification identifies four official types of Olympic sports swimming. In fact, there are many more of them, and new ones appear every year. Olympic medals are awarded in the following swimming events.

  1. Sports-competitions are held in pools of 50 or 25 m at a distance of 50 m to 1.5 km or in open water at a distance of 5-25 km or more. The distance must be covered by the chosen method: crawl, breaststroke, butterfly or backstroke.
  2. Synchronized-a relatively young sport that includes elements of dance and music. Teams of several girls perform a mandatory and demonstration program, which is evaluated by a jury of 10 people. Russian athletes managed to win the most world awards in this sport.
  3. Water Polo is a game sport. This is a team game with a ball, which involves 2 teams of seven people. The game, which aims to throw the ball into the opponent’s goal, lasts for four periods of eight minutes. During a match, only the goalkeeper has the right to take the ball with both hands, the players only send it to each other.
  4. Diving: a spectacular event. Athletes perform jumps from a tower or springboard, and the judges evaluate their work on a scale of difficulty from 1.2 to 4 points. The run-up, the clarity of repulsion from the springboard, the quality of the flip in the air and the entrance to the water are evaluated. Athletes jump both alone and in pairs.


Day 2 of the 2020 Pura Loulé meet in Portugal was again without Olympic gold medalist Mireia Belmonte, despite the versatile 29-year-old having appeared on the start lists.

With the Spaniard star’s absence in the women’s 400m free event, it was countrymate Paula Juste Sanchez who got the job done for gold. Clocking a time of 4:13.46, the 17-year-old held on to beat Viviane Jungblut, who also got under 4:15 in a silver medal-worthy time of 4:14.98.

VAZQUEZ RUIZ Alba ESP 400 Individual Medley women LEN European Swimming Junior Championships 2019 Aquatic Palace Kazan Day1 03/07/2019 Photo G.Scala/Deepbluemedia/Insidefoto

For Sanchez, her performance here is on par with her breakout swimming from last short course season. At the Spanish Short Course Championships in November, the then-16-year-old twice broke the National Age Record in the 200m IM (2:10.49) while also producing a new age mark in the 400m IM (4:36.38).

She competed in this 400m free event at the 2019 World Junior Championships where she placed 5th with a final time there in Budapest of 4:10.72, her lifetime best.

National record holder Jessica Vall, also of Spain, doubled up on her 200m breast victory from last night with a win this evening in the 100m sprint here in Portugal.

Splitting 31.85/35.46, Vall logged a winning effort of 1:07.31 to easily beat the field. Vall owns the national record with the 1:06.44 she produced in 2017. In Gwangju at the 2019 FINA World Aquatic Championships, Vall settled for 14th place in a semi-final time of 1:07.46.

Lidon Munoz produced the only sub-26 second time in the women’s 50m freestyle, finishing in 25.70 for the gold. She owns Spain’s fastest time ever with the 24.82 she posted at last year’s Sette Colli Trophy in Rome, Italy.

The men’s 50m free was won by Brazil’s Pedro Spajari, with the 23-year-old hitting a time of 22.53. That came in .30 ahead of Portgual’s Miguel Duarte Nascimento, who snagged silver in 22.83. There was a 2-way tie for bronze between Brazil’s Marcelo Chierghini and Juan Segura Gutierrez of Spain, with both registering 23.04.

Spajari has been on several international medal-winning relay squads for Brazil, including the swimming 400 free relay at the 2018 Pan Pacific Championships, as well as the same event at the 2019 Pan American Games. He took the individual silver medal in this 50m free event at the 2019 World Military Games, posting a time of 22.53 in Wuhan, China.

Spain’s World Junior Record holder and reigning World Junior champion in the women’s 400m IM, Alba Vazquez Ruiz, collected gold her in specialty event. She stopped the clock in at time of 4:46.86 to top the podium, with her time her representing the 10th fastest time of her career.

Last year in Budapest, Ruiz made her statement with a winning time of 4:38.53 to take the world junior title and fire off a new WJR in the event.

Asian Games Medallist Swimmer Virdhawal Khade Might “Consider Retirement” If Pools Don’t Open For Training

Asian Games bronze medallist Virdhawal Khade said the delay in resumption of training would put the Indian swimmers at a huge disadvantage ahead of Tokyo Olympic Games.

Frustrated at not being able to resume training, Asian Games bronze medallist Virdhawal Khade on Sunday said he may consider retiring from the sport if swimming pools continue to remain shut due to restrictions. Khade said the delay in resumption of training would put the Indian swimmers at a huge disadvantage ahead of Tokyo Olympic Games. Several countries including Thailand, parts of Australia and the UK have opened swimming pools, allowing athletes to return to training. However, even as the ministry of home affairs announced guidelines to ease restrictions, opening markets and shopping malls, swimming pools in India remain out of bound amidst rapidly-rising coronavirus cases.

“Might have to consider retiring from swimming . No news or communication of any sorts for being able to start swimming again. Wish swimming was treated the same as other sports in India. Person shrugging @IndiaSports @RijijuOffice @KirenRijiju @swimmingfedera1 @Nihar44190177,” Khade tweeted.

The MHA had allowed opening up of stadia without spectators and several Olympic-bound athletes have resumed training.

“Almost 3 months since the swimmers in India entered the pool. If other competitive athletes can follow social distancing while training, competitive swimmers can do the same as well. I hope other Olympic swimming prospects don’t consider retiring because of this,” he added.

The Swimming Federation of India (SFI) has been requesting the sports ministry to seek the home ministry’s explicit consent for reopening of pools inside sports complexes so that elite swimmers can resume training.

According to the SFI, opening swimming pools for elite athletes is not the same as “recreational swimming” that is still barred as per the MHA guidelines. Last month, the SFI had sought permission from the sports ministry, IOA and the SAI to resume training for swimmers, who have achieved the ‘B’ qualification mark for next year’s Tokyo Olympics.

“Absolutely zero feedback. Regular follow up with MYAS is yielding no results. All appeals to permit elite and competitive training to resume are hitting a wall at MHA. Without MHA permission, no state government willing to permit,” SFI Secretary General, Monal Chokshi told PTI.

“Unfortunately the decision makers in the MHA seem to think malls & restaurants are safe while allowing top athletes to train in controlled environments is unsafe,” he added.


Katy Aquatics in Texas is hosting an LCM time trial for their senior squads today. 17-year-old Andres Saa swam a lifetime best in the 100 fly, breaking 1:00 for the first time with a 59.58. Saa entered today with a personal best of 1:00.33, which he had swum back in June of 2019. He nearly made it 2-for-2 on the day, swimming a 2:17.63 in the 200 IM, which comes in just off his lifetime best of 2:16.68. 16-year-old teammate Brandon Guo also swam a lifetime best in the 100 fly, where he raced to a 1:01.42 finish. The swim knocked a whopping 1.75 seconds off Guo’s personal best, which was also from June 2019. Guo then swam the 50 free, where he posted yet another lifetime best. He swam a 25.36, undercutting his previous best of 25.42.

Another 16-year-old, Nick Schmid, also swam 2 lifetime bests today. Schmid first swam a 2:15.16 in the 200 IM, cutting 1.39 seconds off his personal best. He then turned around and swam a 1:00.28, dropping 1,08 seconds and nearly breaking the 1:00 barrier.

Rising Texas A&M sophomore William Coakley swam a 54.23 in the 100 free, coming in about 1.4 seconds off his personal best of 52.82, which he swam last August. It appears Coakley wanted to take a second stab at the 100 free, swimming a blistering 54.65 on the first 100 of the 200 free later in the meet. He came home with a 1:34 on the second 100 of the race, indicating he was going for a split time at the 100. Coakley is mostly a middle-distance freestyler, holding personal bests of 1:38.27 and 4:23.70 in 200 and 500 free respectively.

Indiana recruit Mac Boyle looks to be working his way back into the swing of things, clocking a 1:01.96 100 back. Boyle has a personal best of 57.82 from last Summer. He then swam the 100 fly, where he touched in 1:03.25, roughly the same margin off his 59.43 personal best. His swims today were more or less in line with his non-championship meet swims from last Summer in those events.

Texas recruit Emma Sticklen opted to swim both fly events. Sticklen clocked a quick 1:02.39 in the 100 fly, coming in not far off her lifetime best of 1:00.59. Sticklen then swam the 200 fly, where she touched in 2:20.85, which is roughly 7 seconds off her personal best.

Cal recruit Tyler Kopp swam a lifetime best 54.16 in the 100 free. The time was 1.32 seconds faster than his previous best of 55.48, which he had just swum back in January. Kopp also swam well in the 200 IM, where he posted a 2:11.35, not too far off his personal best of 2:08.49.

Reese Voelkel was another 100 fly best time for Katy, swimming a 59.07 to break the 1:00 mark for the first time. Voelkel also swam the 200 back, where he touched in 2:13.60, a little off his 2:09.67 personal best. 16-year-old Logan Arnold dropped .01 seconds in the 100 fly as well, swimming a 1:03.03.

The 4 Sins of Swimming

1. Leaving early.

Five seconds apart. Not three. Not four. Definitely not two. Five. One, two, three, four, five. If you have yet to figure out how to read the pace clock, you can count out loud if need be.

Say it with me: One, two, three, four, five.

The sin of leaving early exponentially increases the risk of committing sin No. 2, which is a sin so evil it should only be punishable by repeated 200 butterflies.

2. Obnoxiously touching someone’s feet.

You know how annoying it is when you’re outside on a warm summer night and there are pesky mosquitos all around you that never seem to leave, no matter how many times you swat them away?

That is exactly what it’s like when someone behind you doesn’t. stop. touching. your. feet.

If you happen to be one of those swimmers who feels the need to give a teammate an unwanted foot massage in the middle of practice, you have one of four options:

  1. Speed up to pass them.
  2. Leave the full five seconds behind (See No.1: Leaving Early).
  3. Try leaving 10 seconds behind them. (10seconds, not nine).
  4. Stop.

Personally, I am a huge supporter of the fourth option.

3. Not letting someone pass you when they obnoxiously touch your feet.

Honestly, I don’t know what’s worse: Obnoxiously touching someone’s feet or refusing to let that person pass you. If someone is repeatedly touching your feet, let them pass you. Be nice about it. It’s not an insult if someone is touching your feet and it doesn’t mean you’re slow.

Lane Etiquette 101. Study up.

4. Sprinting warmup.

I will admit, I used to be one of those people. You know, the person who pretends that warmup is an Olympic final.

That is, until I had a life-changing realization.

I realized that warmup is in fact not an Olympic final. It’s not even a summer league race. It’s warmup, and you’re supposed to warm up, not aim for a new American record. The faster you warm up, the sooner you get to the main set, and nobody should be dying to get to that. (Spoiler alert: the main set will inevitably come, however, no matter how slow you swim during warmup).

Water sports complex in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk will not open completely

In Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, a 50-meter swimming pool of a water and health complex is starting to work. The sports facility will be available every day from July 13. However, the number of users will be limited.

As the acting Director of the water sports school Yevgeny Safronov told IA SakhalinMedia, such restrictions are associated with an unfavorable epidemic situation due to the coronavirus.

At the disposal of visitors will be 10 tracks 2-2. 3 m deep. A medical certificate is required to visit the pool. Also, in accordance with the recommendation of Rospotrebnadzor, you must come to the pool in a medical mask and measure the temperature at the entrance.

Earlier, Izvestia found out from well-known Russian epidemiologists and virologists where it is more likely to get infected with coronavirus. In the first place — rooms with poor ventilation, in the second — queues and public transport during rush hour. On the third floor there are bars, restaurants and karaoke clubs.

The Ministry of emergency situations recommended not to swim on air mattresses and cameras

EMERCOM experts warn that air mattresses and cameras are designed for sunbathing on the shore, not for swimming. On Friday, July 3, TASS reports with reference to the recommendations of the Ministry.

“One of the rules that will help at least not to spoil your vacation, and at most to save your life — is not to swim on air mattresses or cameras,” the report says.

The Department is also asked to refrain from swimming under the influence of alcohol and not to arrange games related to seizures.

Sometimes during swimming, convulsions may begin, in this case, the Ministry of emergency situations advises before entering the water to ” take a pin with you, fasten it to your swimming trunks.”

To avoid overheating, it is best to bathe in the morning or evening. The water temperature should not be lower than 18-19 degrees, and the air temperature — plus 20-25 degrees. Experts recommend that you relax on the official beach, where lifeguards and medical workers are on duty, because swimming even in a known place is associated with a certain risk.

Earlier, the head of ENT clinic, doctor Vladimir Zaitsev called favorable hours for beach holidays. According to him, the optimal time on the beach is from 8:00 to 12:30 and from 16:30 to 19:00, and the duration of being in the water for an adult is 10-15 minutes, 20 minutes maximum. The specialist clarified that a long swim in salt water can lead to rhinitis or pharyngitis due to over-dried mucous membranes.

Swimming: Benefit or harm? TOP 6 reasons to go swimming!

Swimming is a natural process
Unlike loads in the gym, which are often more harmful than useful, swimming is a natural process. There is not a lot of weight, as is often the case with a barbell, for example, there is no excessive physical exertion, and most importantly-the human body is as relaxed as possible and this allows you to remove the load from the spine, which is very beneficial for it. However-about everything in order.

The naturalness of the swimming process can only be compared with the naturalness of running – running and swimming are really conceived for a person by nature itself, as the two most common types of activity.

But with running, there is a problem of incorrect technique, poor-quality shoes and too hard surface, and all this in combination-often leads to the destruction of the spine and joints. Therefore, in the case of running – there are many important factors that determine whether running will be useful or Vice versa.

What can not be said about swimming, because even with the wrong technique-it is difficult to harm your health. The maximum that we are in danger of is swallowing water. On the other hand – and here the measure is important – to swim until complete exhaustion and exhaustion, too, is not quite reasonable.

And most importantly, despite the relaxation of the spine, almost all the muscles are involved in the swimming process, which allows you to develop harmoniously thanks only to the swimming process. Now let’s take a closer look at ten reasons to do swimming, a very useful type of physical activity.

Improving muscle tone as the main reason to take up swimming
Regardless of the chosen swimming style, all muscle groups are worked out, which allows you to keep them in good shape. With regular swimming, the strength and endurance of the muscles will increase.

During the swimming process, there is a uniform process of tension and relaxation of the muscles, which has a very positive effect on the process of their development. And the most interesting thing is that water supports the body to some extent in a weightless state, which allows you to avoid excessive stress on the muscles. Therefore, this is the main reason to go swimming.

Development of joint flexibility and mobility
Movements of the hands and feet during the swimming process have a beneficial effect on the shoulder and pelvic joints. The spine itself stretches out during swimming and all the vertebrae fall into place

Thus, even ordinary swimming can replace the services of a massage therapist and even solve problems with the spine and joints without any outside intervention. Swimming increases joint flexibility in the neck, shoulders and hips, which also helps prevent joint diseases.

Swimming for weight loss
Swimming is one of the most energy-intensive types of physical activity, because as mentioned above, almost all the muscles of our body are involved here. In water, the human body radiates much more heat and as a result-energy costs are higher, which contributes to rapid weight loss.

To lose weight while swimming, you should adhere to the following rules: it is constantly afloat, so that all the muscles are in constant tension. The second rule is constant active movement – so that the process of energy consumption does not stop.

The third rule – the most energy-consuming swimming style is “butterfly” and it should be preferred to lose weight. However, at the same time – swimming styles are recommended to alternate to give the body different types of loads.

And the most important rule – it is not recommended to eat for an hour after training, since eating will stop the process of burning calories in the body, and this is very important if you are engaged in swimming to reduce weight.

Also an important recommendation for the duration of training – to start the weight loss process-training should last at least 30 minutes, and the frequency is at least 2-3 times a week, and better still more

Strengthening other training sessions
In professional sports, swimming is one of the components of OFS-General physical training. That is, regardless of the sport-many professional athletes are engaged in swimming.

The reason for this was already mentioned above – swimming harmoniously trains and develops the body, which allows you to increase strength and endurance. And these indicators are important in any sport, and just in everyday life.

And most importantly – swimming allows you to recover from sports injuries, as the relaxation of the spine and joints during swimming – contributes to their recovery.

Improving the cardiovascular system
As mentioned above, swimming increases endurance. And such an indicator as endurance is, first of all, the endurance of the heart. Active movements during any of the swimming styles-cause the heart to pump blood more actively through the body.

As a result, the heart muscle is trained, blood flow improves, blood vessels are cleared, and so on. Swimming is one of the most effective types of prevention of cardiovascular diseases. Although if there is a problem with the heart or blood vessels, then swimming can be dangerous, but again, it is still less dangerous than most other sports.