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Swimming

Deal: Whiteshark Scooter

Deal: Whiteshark Scooter
$650  Buy Link Comment

Summer is almost over, but it’s not too late for one more aquatic adventure. Perfect for swimming, snorkeling, and diving, Sublue’s Whiteshark Mix Underwater Scooter lets you glide through the water at up to 3.35 mph and reach depths of 131 feet!

Deal: Kool Pool Floats

Deal: Kool Pool Floats
$30  Buy Comment

Grab some extra attention in the pool this Summer with one of these wacky pool floats, available in five completely incongruous themes: gold chain, corn dog, doobie, avocado, or boobies with electrical tape. Yep, that. Save 25% in The Awesomer Shop.

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Aquanautia Dry Pocket Shorts

Aquanautia Dry Pocket Shorts
~$65+  Pledge Comment

Rishi Thornhill’s Aquanautia shorts have a pocket that stays waterproof up to 100ft, thanks to self-sealing magnetic clasps. The shorts are made from recycled plastic bottles and are also water- and stain-repellent. Our only concern – erasing credit cards with all those magnets.

The Deepest Lotus

The Deepest Lotus

There’s just something so peaceful about this video of champion freediver Stig Pryds, as he put his body into the lotus position, held his breath, then sank to the bottom of NEMO33 – a 33-meter (~108-foot) deep swimming pool.

Breathless

Breathless

Oleksii Sobolev’s Breathless tells the tale of a committed synchronized swimmer whose attempts to win the championship and her coach’s heart are flooded with the universal themes of love, jealousy, betrayal and liberation – all underwater. Dreamy and well, fluid.

Ploota Flotation Device

Ploota Flotation Device

The Ploota is an automatic and reusable flotation device that you wear around your neck. It can detect when you’re in danger of drowning and automatically inflates its bladders using the replaceable CO2 canisters. You can also trigger it manually.

How to Measure Swimming Pool Pee

How to Measure Swimming Pool Pee

Mark Rober spoke with a couple of scientists to find out the average amount of pee in a swimming pool. The giveaway is the amount of artificial sweetener in pool water. And the unmistakable pool smell. Skip to 8:21 for the simplified formula.

Wickelfisch Swim Bag

Wickelfisch Swim Bag
$20-$34  Buy Link Comment

A popular bag for leisurely swimmers in Switzerland, the Wickelfisch is a waterproof ripstop nylon knapsack. Trap some air inside before folding it shut and you can use it as an air pillow. Available small and large sizes.

Poo Float

Poo Float
~$33  Buy Comment

No, that’s not a Baby Ruth in the swimming pool. This amusing inflatable float looks like the familiar poo emoji we all know and love. You’re sure to have the pool all to yourself with this giant floating doodie. Measures appx. 59″ x 65″, and supports two people.

Turtle’s Eye View

Turtle’s Eye View

The WWF of Australia strapped a GoPro onto the back of a green turtle as it was tagged and released back into the wild. Follow along with the big guy on a first-turtle view of the Great Barrier Reef without getting your hair wet.

Underwater Audio Swimbuds

Underwater Audio Swimbuds
$70-$200  Buy Comment

Your favorite swimmer will love the great sound and fit of Underwater Audio’s Swimbuds Sport Headphones. Four different styles of earbuds are included so surfers, runners and bikers aren’t left out. Need a waterproof player? They’ve got you.

The Ocean Brothers

The Ocean Brothers

Freedivers Francisco and Armando del Rosario aka The Ocean Brothers appear to walk, meditate and fly underwater with the help of unorthodox camera angles in this award-winning video.

Run, Walter, RUN!

Run, Walter, RUN!

With the release of GoPro’s pet mounts, we’re bound to see many more dog POV videos, but they’ll be hard pressed to top this epic 36 second video of Walter, a labrador who loves swimming in the sea more than just about anything else.

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Easybreath Snorkel & Mask

Easybreath Snorkel & Mask

Tribord’s Easybreath is a mask and snorkel that lets you breathe through your nose while underwater. Works down to about 10ft., provides 180º vision and won’t fog up or let water in. Available in Europe starting 5/14 at Decathlon.

Disappearing Swimming Pool 2

Disappearing Swimming Pool 2

Like Hydrofloors, Agor specializes in building swimming pools with moveable floors. The pools are equipped with hydraulics that raise and lower the floors. The company can also make hidden whirlpool tubs and hot tubs.

Shark Protection Wetsuits

Shark Protection Wetsuits
$390-$460  Buy Link Comment

Shark Attack Mitigation Systems wetsuits allegedly lower the risk of shark attacks. The white and black wetsuit emulates the look of undesirable prey, while the blue one should make the wearer less visible in water.

How to Put on a Swim Cap

How to Put on a Swim Cap

While we don’t think swim caps are the most stylish things, they sure beat shaving your head for decreasing drag while swimming laps. Here, we learn the correct way to put on a swim cap.

Human Slingshot 2X

Human Slingshot 2X

Devin Graham flings summer at us as we watch these folks head 60 feet into a lake at 40mph on an inner tube. Minimal broken bones and only two people knocked unconscious – our typical Tuesday.

World’s Largest Swimming Pool

World’s Largest Swimming Pool

The main attraction of the San Alfonso del Mar private resort in Algarrobo, Chile is its huge outdoor swimming pool. The pool is 0.62mi long, an area of nearly 20 acres and holds 250M liters of water.

World’s Deepest Indoor Pool

World’s Deepest Indoor Pool

YouTuber lolphin’s video of Nemo 33, an indoor swimming and diving pool in Brussels, Belgium with a maximum depth of 113ft. The songs are VCR and Islands, both by The xx.

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Powerbreather

Powerbreather

Unlike normal snorkels, the Powerbreather lets users breathe without moving their heads, thanks to a separate air intake. Its valve also ensures that no water gets in and all exhaled air gets out.

Pool with a View

Pool with a View

The Holiday Inn Shanghai Pudong Kangqiao’s pool looks amazing. Located on the 24th floor, a portion of the pool has a see through bottom that lets you look down at the ground while you swim.

A Very Bad Idea

A Very Bad Idea

Why anyone thought that combining construction equipment with recreational swimming was a good idea, who knows. But that’s exactly what some people do for fun in Hungary. More hijinx here.

+Pool

+Pool
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Three guys in New York want to build a public pool. The +Pool would float right in the middle of the notoriously filthy East River, filtering that brown water to make it safe to swim in.

Norseman Xtreme Triathlon

Norseman Xtreme Triathlon

Fitness enthusiasts should check out the Norseman, an epic triathlon in Norway. It starts in a fjord and finishes on a mountaintop at 1,850 M above sea level; total ascent is 5,000 M. (Thanks Seth!)

The Endless Dive

The Endless Dive

But for the fact that we were chastised at a tender age to never run around the swimming pool, we would totally be doing the sweet ass diving moves these guys are doing over here – and frequently.

Rope Swing Quadruple Flip

Rope Swing Quadruple Flip

We though Mike Wilson’s triple flip was pretty impressive, so we’re not quite sure how to describe his quadruple flip into the icy depths of Lake Tahoe. Dare we say it’s awesome? (Thanks Corey!)

Compulsion (Teaser Trailer)

Compulsion (Teaser Trailer)

Jason Wingrove’s Compulsion, shot and produced on the new Sony PWM-F3, is part of Seapool: a series of clips from a documentary in production on the Australian ocean pool culture in Sydney.

The Disappearing Swimming Pool

The Disappearing Swimming Pool

Hydrofloors movable flooring systems enable swimming pool owners to preselect water depths and pool areas to be multifunctional. Bonus: a fully closed pool means greatly reduced heating costs.

Rope Swing Triple Flip

Rope Swing Triple Flip

Since it wouldn’t be summertime without someone shredding it on a rope swing by a body of water, check out Mike Wilson killing it on the Truckee River doing 60′ double and triple back flips.

Video: Human Cannonball

Video: Human Cannonball

We’re not sure who the main star is here – the 2 launchers, the girl being launched or the floating blob that acts as a watery seesaw – but somehow they come together to confirm our belief in gravity.

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