SWIMMING - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/SWIMMING News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Sumo wrestler to swim across Bear Lake, twice http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/outdoors/58329196-117/gneiting-amp-sumo-swim.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/outdoors/58329196-117/gneiting-amp-sumo-swim.html.csp">Sumo wrestler to swim across Bear Lake, twice</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JIMMY HANCOCK</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Idaho State Journal</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-23T22:08:23.358-06:00">Updated Aug 23, 2014 10:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Pocatello, Idaho • Kelly Gneiting has competed in the World Sumo Championships 10 times, is a five-time U.S. sumo champion, and also holds the world record for being the heaviest man to complete a marathon, which he did in 2011 at 400 pounds. It was about two years ago when a friend set him off on his latest athletic passion, swimming, and Gneiting eventually plans to swim the English Channel, a pinnacle accomplishment for endurance swimmers. “It was two years ago almost to the day when my good...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58329196@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 22:08:23 MDT Sports Briefs: Phelps takes relay gold in comeback at the Pan Pacific international http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58326996-77/gold-phelps-bayern-australia.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58326996-77/gold-phelps-bayern-australia.html.csp">Sports Briefs: Phelps takes relay gold in comeback at the Pan Pacific international</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-23T16:49:19.943-06:00">Updated Aug 23, 2014 04:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">SWIMMING • Michael Phelps is back on top of the podium. The 29-year-old American, swimming in his first international meet since coming out of retirement, helped the United States win the 4x200-meter relay Friday at the Pan Pacific championships in Australia. “Being able to get back on the podium — it feels amazing,” Phelps said. “It’s a good first day. Good first international meet back. There’s no better way to finish this, lovely, rainy night then being able to step up with your teammates an...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58326996@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:49:19 MDT Gallery: Swimming to school in western India http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58296707-68/india-river-students-swim.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58296707-68/india-river-students-swim.html.csp">Gallery: Swimming to school in western India</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By AJIT SULANKI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T09:20:31.031-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 09:20AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sajanpura Village, India • It’s a long, wet journey to school for 61 teenagers in part of western India. If they want to learn, they have no choice but to swim. The boys and girls carry books, papers and changes of clothing in plastic bags or buoyant jugs as they cross the Heran River, shoulder deep in places. Parents or other adults sometimes accompany them on the 15-meter (50-foot) swim. The girls put on their dry clothes in a small changing room, while the boys change on the riverbank. The st...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582967072014-08-14T09:20:31.031-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-14T09:20:31.031-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58296707@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 09:20:31 MDT Phelps signs with new swimming suit company http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58264324-77/phelps-aqua-sphere-suit.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58264324-77/phelps-aqua-sphere-suit.html.csp">Phelps signs with new swimming suit company</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL NEWBERRY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-05T22:09:33.862-06:00">Updated Aug 5, 2014 10:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Baltimore • Michael Phelps has been linked with Speedo throughout his swimming career, most notably collecting a $1 million bonus after he won a record eight gold medals at the Beijing Games. Now, as he comes back from retirement, the most decorated athlete in Olympic history will have a different look. Phelps announced Tuesday that he has signed a deal with Aqua Sphere, a company that has extensive experience with triathlons and recreational swimming but will be designing a racing suit for the ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582643242014-08-05T22:09:33.862-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-05T22:09:33.862-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58264324@www.sltrib.com Tue, 05 Aug 2014 22:09:33 MDT