Listen To Music Through Your Cheekbones While You Swim Laps

It's hard to listen to music while you're swimming because even waterproof earbuds that actually stay on try to conduct sound through air to reach your eardrums, and there's not a lot of air underwater. The FINIS Neptune works on this issue by sending sound waves straight into your face. Total bombardment. In a good… » 5/26/13 3:52pm 5/26/13 3:52pm

This Robotic Sea Turtle Moves Through the Water With Breathtaking Grace

Mankind's attempts to create robotic humans that move exactly like us have so far been far from perfect. They usually stumble around, desperately trying to keep their balance like a toddler taking its first steps. But recreating the natural motions of underwater creatures like sea turtles? We've damn near perfected… » 11/30/12 6:40pm 11/30/12 6:40pm

The View From the London Olympics' Diving Board Looks Piss-Your-Speedos …

Another London 2012 Olympics venue's been checked off the list, and Zaha Hadid's aquatic center is quite simply the most stunning yet. All swimming events, plus diving and water polo will be held here in front of 17,500 spectators. » 8/16/11 7:20am 8/16/11 7:20am

6 Tools to Help Transform You Into a Super Jock of the Future

Face it, you're a nerd (you are reading Gizmodo, aren't you?). Nerds and sports have traditionally been mutually exclusive, but that's no longer the case. Technology is your friend. Here are 6 tools to make you a champ. » 8/15/11 4:00pm 8/15/11 4:00pm

Corsuit Tool Trains Swimmers' Core Muscles Like a Full Body Suit

The now banned polyurethane and neoprene swimsuits, while making wearers slick as a fish, also helped swimmers perform better through increased core stability. The Corsuit training concept could help swimmers build core strength—without violating regulations. » 12/28/10 1:40am 12/28/10 1:40am

The Beautiful Water Cube In Beijing Is Now A Water Theme Park

Olympic stadiums have a short shelf life. They're oohed and aahed at during the games, but after the festivities, they're forgotten and left to rust. China is trying to prevent that by re-inventing the beautiful Water Cube as a theme park. » 8/14/10 9:00pm 8/14/10 9:00pm