Benoit Huot retires after iconic Paralympic swim career

​Canadian swimmer Benoit Huot, a 20-time Paralympic medallist and member of the Order of Canada, retired from the sport on Tuesday at age 35. His last of five Paralympic competitions came in 2016 at Rio, where the Longueuil, Que., native finished third in the men's 400-metre freestyle S10 for his 20th medal. WATCH | Huot win […]

Road to the Olympic Games: FINA world short-course swim championships

Click on the video player above on Saturday at 12 p.m. ET to watch Road to the Olympic Games, our weekly show spotlighting the best high-performance athletes from Canada and around the world. On this week's edition of the program, we feature coverage of the world short-course swim championships in Hangzhou, China. Canada has six […]

Road to the Olympic Games: FINA world short-course swim championships

Click on the video player above on Saturday at 12 p.m. ET to watch Road to the Olympic Games, our weekly show spotlighting the best high-performance athletes from Canada and around the world. On this week's edition of the program, we feature coverage of the world short-course swim championships in Hangzhou, China. Canada has six […]

Can’t swim, will swim: Meet Mozambique’s new ocean conservationists

Melissa Hobson October 29, 2018 Share this article In a community where the majority of locals are terrified of the water, despite relying for the ocean on their income, these Mozambicans are teaching youngsters to swim as a way of inspiring a new generation of ocean conservationists. Alberto, our usually chirpy housekeeper, has a melancholy […]

This Week In Trailers: Trust Machine, Meow Wolf: Origin Story, Sink or Swim, Super Drags, The London Korean Film Festival

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week […]

Naked man dives into shark tank for perilous swim at Toronto aquarium (VIDEO)

A skinny dipper has risked life and limb to swim with sharks in the enclosure for dangerous marine animals at one of the largest aquariums in Toronto, Canada. The bizarre stunt unfolded at Ripley’s Aquarium on Friday night, when a naked man reportedly dived into the Dangerous Lagoon shark tank and began swimming around. Eyewitnesses […]

Canada's Taylor Ruck upsets American swim superstar Ledecky

Canadian teenager Taylor Ruck defeated American star Katie Ledecky as she won gold and set a new meet record in the women's 200-metre freestyle event on the opening day of the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Tokyo. WATCH | 'A brilliant, brilliant race!'<br><br>Canada's <a href="https://twitter.com/taylor_ruck?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@taylor_ruck</a> 🇨🇦 finishes first in the 200m ahead of 🇯🇵 <a href="https://twitter.com/rikakoikee?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@rikakoikee</a> and 200m Olympic […]

‘The Meg’ TV Spot Encourages You to Swim Faster

Summer is here in full-force, so it’s time to embrace big, dumb blockbusters. Like The Meg, a movie about Jason Statham fighting a Megalodon shark that just happens to not be extinct, somehow. I’m sure the film will explain this, but really, who cares? We don’t need answers. We just need to see Statham vs. shark. While […]

What’s it like to swim into the world’s weirdest underwater orgy?

Sarah Reid June 8, 2018 Share this article Each Southern Hemisphere winter, a natural phenomenon occurs off a remote stretch of the South Australian coast that will leave you blushing, finds Sarah Reid. Shimmering like a hyperactive rainbow, the male cuttlefish suddenly makes his move, snaking an orangey tentacle around the female’s head and drawing […]

Google Maps: This hot spring looks like its been Photoshopped – but can you swim in it?

Seen from a bird’s eye view on Google Earth, the Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA almost appears Photoshopped on first appearance. The 370 foot-diameter spring boasts many colours of the rainbow. Its mesmerising hue is vivid blue in the centre, becomes green towards the edge and then morphs into yellow and […]