swimming

Rare Mutation Among Bajau People Lets Them Stay Underwater Longer

The Bajau people of Malaysia and the Philippines are renowned for their free-diving abilities, often working eight-hour shifts in search of fish and other sea critters. Underwater sessions can last upwards of two minutes, with accumulated daily totals of breath-holding often reaching five hours. New research suggests these impressive feats…

Aspiring Tony Starks Made A Jet Suit To Fly Like Iron Man (Underwater)

I am, admittedly, a very weak swimmer, and at this point in my life I don’t see myself signing up for swim lessons. So I completely endorse this alternative approach to getting comfortable in the water: building a jet-powered wet suit that lets you cruise faster than Michael Phelps.

A Bellyflop Competition Is Even More Brutal Than It Sounds

Video: When swimming most people try to avoid bellyflopping into the water since it feels like 1000 people slapping you in the chest at once. But in Oslo, at the official Dødsing competition, competitors attempt to bellyflop on purpose to impress the judges.