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Tokyo Considering Olympic Facilities to House People With Coronavirus Symptoms
April 4, 2020— With the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games postponed to 2021 due to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic , the Tokyo government is considering using the empty venues constructed for the Games as temporary housing for citizens with mild coronavirus symptoms. The Athletes’ Village is among the venues that could be used as temporary housing for those showing possible symptoms of the coronavirus, thereby removing them from the rest of the population as a means to stifle the spread of the virus. Another possibility is the use of a facility meant to house police officers and other Games per ...
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Minneapolis to shut down beaches, waterparks for entire summer
April 3, 2020— “The level of public congregation that takes place at aquatic facilities and the level of staff required to operate these facilities will make it impossible to open and manage these facilities safely this summer,” the parks board says
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Does swimming in a chlorinated pool kill coronavirus? | Your Coronavirus Questions
April 3, 2020— Dr. Ben Springgate answers whether swimming in a pool will kill the coronavirus, and what to do if you have a CPAP and get the disease.
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Most bench presses underwater - Guinness World Records
April 3, 2020— Bench presses are hard enough, but imagine doing them at the bottom of a lake! Well, that’s exactly what Greg Wittstock (USA) did to achieve the record for the most consecutive bench presses …

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Inspiring Story: George Corones World Record
April 3, 2020— Watch as George Corones sets a new World Record and marks his place in history.

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Greece Added To List Of Countries Prohibiting Swimming In The Ocean
April 2, 2020— In addition to public spaces, including pools and gyms, being shut down around the world due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the nation of Greece is taking things one step further. As of today, April 2nd, authorities in Greece have banned swimming, fishing and water sports in the surrounding ocean, per ‘The Ministry of Shipping and Islands Policy has sent a circular to all port authorities throughout the country informing them about the ban on these activities.’ Along with swimming and fishing from land/underwater fishing, canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing, kite surfing, paddle ...
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Tennessee Department of Health advises healthcare workers to use diapers, swim goggles for protective equipment | Swimmer's Daily
April 1, 2020— Nursing advocates say this is the wrong message to send to workers on the coronavirus front lines.
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Bruce Furniss Hospitalized after Severe Heart Attack
April 1, 2020— Olympic gold medalist and swimming hall of famer Bruce Furniss has been hospitalized after suffering a severe heart attack Monday, according to his family. Furniss remains in intensive care in his native California. His family has set up an account via Caring Bridge to offer updates on his condition and share support with loved ones. Furniss’ family also released a statement: At the 1976 Olympics, Furniss, 62, won gold in the 200 freestyle in a world-record 1:50.29 to lead an American podium sweep. He joined Mike Bruner, John Naber and Jim Montgomery to set a world record and win gol ...

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Madisyn Cox's Swimming Career Now Depends on Getting Med School Deferred
March 31, 2020— With timelines pushed back a year for the next Olympic Games in Tokyo , swimmers are re-adjusting their preparations for the new schedule. However, some swimmers, like Madisyn Cox , had plans for their lives after swimming that could now conflict with a 2021 Games. In 2019, Cox announced her intention to go to medical school after the summer of 2020 (Olympics or not) and stop swimming . She’ll now have to figure out if she can defer admissions to a school for a year to realize her Olympic aspirations or end her competitive career. “As of right now, I’m not exactly sure what [my plans ...

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Hungarian Swimming Reports 9 Positive Tests for COVID-19 at Training Camps
March 31, 2020— News that additional Hungarian swimmers have tested positive for COVID-19 is rolling in after world champion Boglarka Kapas announced her positive test. The Hungarian Swimming Federation released a statement saying that nine people, including National Team swimmers and staff members, had tested positive as of Tuesday night. All individuals were tested as part of Hungarian Swimming’s training camps – swimmers and staff members have to test negative twice before entering any of the five national facilities that have r eportedly been made available. As part of that protocol, Dominik Koz ...

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@SwimXps Hungary: 9 swimmers test positive for COVID-19

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