squad training

Title time: Championship girls swim meet previews for Jan. 26-27

It’s a busy weekend in N.J. girls swimming. Six difference championship meets are scheduled to take place on Saturday. The weekend will include the Greater Middlesex Conference Championship, the Mercer County Championship, the Morris County Championship, the Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex Championship, the Bergen County Meet of Champions and the South Jersey Interscholastic Swimming Association Coaches’ Invitational. Before the… Read more

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Verona Swim Takes Firsts In Freestyle, Backstroke, Relays

Verona High School’s new team took on the well-established swimming program at Caldwell High School last night. Verona didn’t come away with a team win, but did garner some significant firsts in individual events. Will Sheehan, a junior, placed first in the boys 100-yard freestyle (see video below), with a time of 57.39. Killian Blitz, a… Read more

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Boys Swimming: LIVE updates from No. 1 Bridgewater-Raritan at No. 2 Pingry, 4 p.m.

The top-two ranked teams in the NJ.com Top 20 face off when No. 1 Bridgewater-Raritan travels to face No. 2 Pingry on Tuesday at 4 p.m. Bridgewater-Raritan pulled out the win last year in the 400 free relay to narrowly edge past Pingry, on its way to the Public A final. Pingry rebounded from that loss… Read more

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Chilly swim for karate kids in Japan

A karate training group in Nichinan City, Miyazaki Prefecture, holds the event every New Year’s Day. About 30 boys and girls took part. The children started by performing karate early in the morning at a shrine, praying to improve their skills. They moved to the nearby coast of the Pacific Ocean, where they practised karate in… Read more

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Swimming with whale sharks in Mexico

They may be called whale sharks but there’s nothing to fear encountering one of these giant fish in the ocean — so much so that tourists in northwestern Mexico can swim alongside them on organized tours. “These are tropical animals, very gentle, that you can swim with, and which go along at a maximum eight kilometers… Read more

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Perfect start: the remaining unbeaten teams in N.J. girls swimming

The first portion of the 2017-18 girls swimming season is in the books are there are still several teams that have yet to lose a meet. Some teams have taken the state by surprise, others are showing that they once again will be a program to beat as we enter the county and conference championship meet… Read more

Court Rules Zoo Can’t Let Kids Swim With Crocodiles

A German zoo will no longer be able to let children participate in one of its main attractions: swimming with crocodiles and alligators. The ban—which aims to protect children from the deadly reptiles—was made official during a court ruling on Thursday, The Local reports. Previously, the Crocodile Zoo in Friedberg, Hesse, let minors interact with the… Read more

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