Lampreys Could Hold the Key to Better Underwater Robots

The lamprey—a jawless, toothy suction funnel that looks like it sprung to life out of the Alien storyboards—is the sort of creature whose existence most of us would prefer not to dwell on. But lampreys are among the most efficient swimmers on Earth, and their unusual stroke could help engineers design low-cost… »11/03/15 3:00pm11/03/15 3:00pm

Speedo and Misfit Team Up For a Swimming-Focused Fitness Tracker

Misfit’s button-sized Shine fitness tracker is already waterproof to a depth of over 160 feet, so swimmers don’t need to take it off while training. But since accurately measuring laps is different than measuring steps, Misfit has teamed up with Speedo to create a new version of the Shine that’s customized to track… »8/18/15 9:00am8/18/15 9:00am

A true survival story about a crazy fishing trip gone wrong

Red Bull is animating crazy surfer stories and this one from surfer Dean 'Dingo' Morrison is a doozy. It starts when he decides to buy a boat to try and catch the biggest fish he can. But him and his friends get too drunk and capsize the boat and end up swimming from island to island in search of rescue. »12/19/14 10:42pm12/19/14 10:42pm

Speedo's Crazy Nemesis Fins Borrow Their Design From Humpback Whales

When you're designing a product that helps someone race through the water, it only makes sense to draw your inspiration from the ocean's resident experts. So you might be surprised to hear that Speedo closely based the design for its new Nemesis fins on humpback whales instead of sharks or dolphins. Either way, it's a… »8/08/14 9:59am8/08/14 9:59am

Crazy Humans Explain Why They Swim Outdoors in Below-Freezing Temps

There are some folks for whom stripping down to a Speedo in the dead of winter to hop into in a snow-lined outdoor pool sounds like a special kind of frozen-over hell. And then there is this dedicated gang of water-lovin' types who will get their laps in at the London Fields Lido no matter the weather. It's a true… »5/18/14 12:00pm5/18/14 12:00pm