When your parents are seals. .. I saw this video on youtube; it's some really really good high school or college swimmer, I think this was either at Nationals or Junior Olympics. Anyway, he kn adasdasd
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User avatar #6 - swimmingprodigy (02/23/2013) [-]
I saw this video on youtube; it's some really really good high school or college swimmer, I think this was either at Nationals or Junior Olympics. Anyway, he knew he couldnt win the race so he did this on purpose; he knew he was gonna get DQed for that.

You can only go 15 meters/yards underwater before you have to come up and start actually swimming. This rule was imposed during the first modern Olympics where swimming was a sport; because kicking underwater is the fastest way to swim, athletes in the first Olympics would just try and swim underwater indefinitely.
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User avatar #28 to #6 - dayasalion (02/23/2013) [-]
if he's so good, then why did he know he couldn't win the race?
User avatar #61 to #28 - swimmingprodigy (02/23/2013) [-]
because he's not the best.

At that level of competition, in a 50 yard/meter race, the difference between first and last place is half a second. It's not too tough to qualify for a race like that, but it is hard to win one.
User avatar #69 to #61 - cddamis (02/23/2013) [-]
^accurate.
User avatar #65 to #61 - dayasalion (02/23/2013) [-]
oh my bad, i just figured since you wrote "really really good", you meant like super human good.
User avatar #105 to #65 - swimmingprodigy (02/23/2013) [-]
I mean good enough to get to National and Junior Olympics. Where those kids who are 14-17 years old are just a couple off seconds off Michael Phelps pace (depending on the length of the race. In a short 50 meter race like this, these kids are probably less than a second off of typical Olympic times.
User avatar #37 to #28 - horehey (02/23/2013) [-]
Well, I'm really good at the guitar, but if I went against the guitarist of Rings of Saturn I'd probably get my ass kicked.
#109 to #37 - fractalius (02/23/2013) [-]
Dont thumb him down. Its a perfect analogy.
#47 - cddamis (02/23/2013) [-]
It's funny because you would be disqualified for that.    
   
just sayin'.
It's funny because you would be disqualified for that.

just sayin'.
#79 to #47 - harleyzone (02/23/2013) [-]
is there a certain distance at which you need to be on the surface?
(I don't know anything about professional swimming)
I always thought that you just went as far as you could because it's hard to stay swimming below the surface like that for long?
User avatar #123 to #79 - cddamis (02/24/2013) [-]
You can't go past 15m underwater
#126 to #123 - harleyzone (02/24/2013) [-]
really?
so is there a line on the bottom of the pool or something?
or is the whole challenge that you have to guestimate how close you are to the 15m mark?
User avatar #81 to #47 - AnFour (02/23/2013) [-]
why though?
User avatar #122 to #81 - cddamis (02/24/2013) [-]
you can't go past 15m underwater
User avatar #48 to #47 - HeeroYuy (02/23/2013) [-]
i was just about to say that...
#50 to #47 - anon (02/23/2013) [-]
Could be a freestyle run, for all we know.
User avatar #49 to #47 - Blargosnarf (02/23/2013) [-]
For what, swimming? In a swimming race?
User avatar #52 to #49 - cddamis (02/23/2013) [-]
No, for doing underwater kicks in a swimming race.
User avatar #53 to #47 - blarde (02/23/2013) [-]
freestyle, no. because it is a legitimate streamline.
User avatar #54 to #53 - cddamis (02/23/2013) [-]
From the usaswimming rulebook.
"101.5 FREESTYLE
.1 Start — The forward start shall be used.
.2 Stroke — In an event designated freestyle, the swimmer may swim any style, except that in
a medley relay or an individual medley event, freestyle means any style other than butterfly,
breaststroke or backstroke. Some part of the swimmer must break the surface of the water
throughout the race, except it shall be permissible for the swimmer to be completely submerged during the turn and for a distance of not more than 15 meters (16.4 yards) after the
start and each turn. By that point the head must have broken the surface."


Sources:
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Plus, I'm a competitive (freestyle) swimmer.

#64 to #54 - cddamis (02/23/2013) [-]
why'd this get thumbed down? Guess I won't go against Internet etiquette and actually provide a source for my statements.   
   
<mfw   
   
yes I know it was one red thumb, no I don't care.    
inb4 butthurt    
inb4 more red thumbs
why'd this get thumbed down? Guess I won't go against Internet etiquette and actually provide a source for my statements.

<mfw

yes I know it was one red thumb, no I don't care.
inb4 butthurt
inb4 more red thumbs
User avatar #66 to #64 - bladebites (02/23/2013) [-]
I made up for it. I honesty don't see why the red thumb is there either.
User avatar #67 to #66 - cddamis (02/23/2013) [-]
thank you good sir.
User avatar #68 to #67 - cddamis (02/23/2013) [-]
thumb for you
User avatar #57 to #54 - blarde (02/23/2013) [-]
touche. I don't all of the rules. i'm a competitive diver...

i'm just going off of what the guys told me.
User avatar #58 to #57 - cddamis (02/23/2013) [-]
its k. :)
User avatar #56 to #54 - cddamis (02/23/2013) [-]
...it shall be permissible for the swimmer to be completely submerged during the turn and for a distance of not more than 15 meters..."
User avatar #70 to #54 - laspussy (02/23/2013) [-]
so what's a great swimming workout?
User avatar #72 to #70 - cddamis (02/23/2013) [-]
How long (time) and how hard?


WARNING: I've seen some **** sets.
User avatar #78 to #72 - laspussy (02/23/2013) [-]
Just curious about trying something at the pool at my college. I know how to swim but just not a plan for a workout. So I'd say something for beginners and about 30 mins to an hour
User avatar #124 to #78 - cddamis (02/24/2013) [-]
Depends what you're trying to do.
1. If you're trying to get bigger muscles- you're in the wrong place, go to the weight room lol, swimming gives definition, not bulk.
2. If you're trying to build endurance try something like this:
Warmup- 3x 200yds/m @moderate pace freestyle
100 @moderate pace backstroke
50 easy
Kick*- 6x50 15m moderate/20m fast/15m moderate on odds
15m fast/20m moderate/15m fast on evens
*Kickboard is recommended if available, if not, kick with hands at your
side, rotating your body to the side to take a breath
Swim (Main)
3x -300m hypoxic (breathing pattern) breathe every 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th
stroke by 25 (25 breathing every 3rd, 25 breathing every 5th, etc. You will
do that 3 times to complete the 300)
-200 Negative Split HR13/16 (Negative Split=N/S=go faster on the 2nd
100 than the first 100) (HR13/16= the first 100, your heart rate for 5
seconds should be 13 beats, the 2nd 100 it should be 16 beats
per 5 seconds)
-100 easy then break for 1 minute between rounds

Warm-down (No matter how tired you feel, do NOT leave without warming down, you will have horrible regrets the next morning when you can't move because it hurts to even blink.)
6x50 -4x 50 easy
-2x 15m sprint/35 easy
I'll repost the set without the explanations now so you see it easier
User avatar #74 to #72 - cddamis (02/23/2013) [-]
laspussy?
User avatar #125 to #74 - cddamis (02/24/2013) [-]
Warmup-
3x -200yds/m @moderate pace freestyle
-100 @moderate pace backstroke
-50 easy

Kick- 6x50 -15m moderate/20m fast/15m moderate on odds
-15m fast/20m moderate/15m fast on evens
Swim (Main)
3x -300m hypoxic 3/5/7/9
-200 Negative Split HR 13/16
-100 easy
-1 minute break

Warm-down- 6x50 -4x 50 easy
-2x 15m sprint/35 easy

That should be a decent one to start with, I didn't write intervals, so rest for no more than 10 seconds (unless specified otherwise) and still push yourself, if you let me know some of your times, I might be able to help make a better workout, if you're still interested :)
#63 to #47 - swimmerman (02/23/2013) [-]
It's definitely illegal and will result in disqualification.
Source: I'm a backstroker.
#73 to #63 - anon (02/23/2013) [-]
your mom is a shaft stroker
#76 to #73 - anon (02/23/2013) [-]
HA
#51 - felixjarl ONLINE (02/23/2013) [-]
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User avatar #55 to #51 - wrinklynewt ONLINE (02/23/2013) [-]
hello
User avatar #60 - danightranger (02/23/2013) [-]
Quick swimmer knowledge, you can only go 15 yards underwater. He got disqualified!
User avatar #96 to #60 - secondlawprevails ONLINE (02/23/2013) [-]
Thank you, that was driving me crazy.
User avatar #120 to #96 - danightranger (02/23/2013) [-]
No Problem!
#31 - stupidpancakes **User deleted account** (02/23/2013) [-]
Because of the title, at first I thought the one that stayed underwater was an actual seal. In a ******* Olympic swim competition.
User avatar #75 to #31 - irvea (02/23/2013) [-]
i still think it's an actual seal
#39 to #31 - anon (02/23/2013) [-]
Oh good, I thought I was the only one.
I was worried.
User avatar #40 to #31 - plainarcane **User deleted account** (02/23/2013) [-]
It's okay bro, it happens.
#1 - karlossacramento (02/23/2013) [-]
that's actually the fastest way to get to the other end, but you will be disqualified if you dive a certain distance
User avatar #59 to #1 - cddamis (02/23/2013) [-]
15m is that certain distance. That was a 50m race.
User avatar #3 to #1 - okmilk (02/23/2013) [-]
15 meters to be exact
#22 to #3 - winterguy (02/23/2013) [-]
I allways tought they can do 2 or 3 strokes like this, and then they have to go up.. good to know its based on distance :P
#27 - trevorswim (02/23/2013) [-]
That's impressive, but not as much as you think - I couldn't do it, mainly b/c I can't hold my breath for **** - but I know people who could. The reason that all the other guys surfaced at the time that they did was because swimming rules state that you can only go 15 meters underwater per length, that guy did 50

So as cool as that was, the guy got disqualified and his race didn't count for anything
#33 to #27 - pxthreezerothree (02/23/2013) [-]
It's so they know who's pool this really is.
It's so they know who's pool this really is.
#34 to #33 - anon (02/23/2013) [-]
This can't be real! Is it?
User avatar #35 to #34 - theonetrueraptor (02/23/2013) [-]
it's from an snl sketch
#36 to #34 - pxthreezerothree (02/23/2013) [-]
Yes, Phelps is a total asshole in real life. After this, he totally ripped the other guys swim suit off and wouldn't give it back.
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How he reacted
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#2 - tacoflavoredcondom (02/23/2013) [-]
Lol major DQ. You can go about 2/3 the way doing that, and that suit is banned!
User avatar #4 to #2 - daniboi (02/23/2013) [-]
I think the guy was going for an unofficial world record or something similar.
#71 to #2 - tacoflavoredcondom (02/23/2013) [-]
A correction I meant 2/3 of a 25 yard pool. I was just at State Championship and was a short course pool.
#24 to #2 - roadhous (02/23/2013) [-]
my suit isn't banned ;)
#77 - turoox (02/23/2013) [-]
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#92 - benighted (02/23/2013) [-]
Wot?
User avatar #46 - nighthit (02/23/2013) [-]
I give this my... Seal of approval.
#9 - ferbisboy (02/23/2013) [-]
he would make great movie actor
#10 to #9 - anino (02/23/2013) [-]
Yeah and the only role he could play is Aquaman
#11 to #9 - wantabeer (02/23/2013) [-]
Why is that?
User avatar #15 to #11 - TardytheTurtle (02/23/2013) [-]
haven't you ever noticed that underwater shots last an ungodly length of time
#90 to #15 - wantabeer (02/23/2013) [-]
That's true
User avatar #121 to #90 - TardytheTurtle (02/23/2013) [-]
that's why he would be great
User avatar #14 to #11 - odonnell ONLINE (02/23/2013) [-]
He can hold his breath for a large period of time.

Eg. When a car drives into a loch and the driver somehow has a miraculous ability to hold his breath for 10-20 minutes with no previous training that we have knowledge of.
#88 - DrWeird (02/23/2013) [-]
.gif somewhat related.
.gif somewhat related.
User avatar #95 to #88 - DrBobsPatient (02/23/2013) [-]
like OMG, is this like, real like not fake?
#111 to #95 - autoxx (02/23/2013) [-]
Youreaspecialkindofstupid.torrent
#101 to #95 - scarytown (02/23/2013) [-]
like like like like like
User avatar #97 to #88 - windmagevaati (02/23/2013) [-]
Super belly flop!
#93 to #88 - racrox (02/23/2013) [-]
Man I can't imagine the fear that went through the top guy's head.   
   
&quot;I'm gonna fall, I'm gonna fall!&quot;   
   
&quot;I'm gonna bash my head in on the edge JESUS!&quot;
Man I can't imagine the fear that went through the top guy's head.

"I'm gonna fall, I'm gonna fall!"

"I'm gonna bash my head in on the edge JESUS!"
User avatar #94 to #93 - DrWeird (02/23/2013) [-]
They're asians. They had it calculated down to the millimeter. He knew he was safe.
#80 - pyromannn (02/23/2013) [-]
Why is everyone on this thread, having so much thumbs up?
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i guess they got a


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User avatar #17 - lizzzard (02/23/2013) [-]
Anyone else try to hold their breath to see if they would be able to last that long?
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User avatar #25 to #18 - nang (02/23/2013) [-]
Good lord o.o
User avatar #19 to #18 - TheAwesomestKyle ONLINE (02/23/2013) [-]
you went full retard
User avatar #26 to #17 - onionbubs (02/23/2013) [-]
I would die about half way through
User avatar #29 to #17 - maxismahname (02/23/2013) [-]
I did it, but I'm just sitting here so....
#32 to #17 - kahuun (02/23/2013) [-]
I held it for 2 play throughs, but like that guy said, I'm just sitting here.
User avatar #21 to #17 - Kabutops (02/23/2013) [-]
it's actually not that long. i think it's the swimming that'll really kill you lol (swimming like the seal guy i meant)
#45 to #17 - coreyslyf (02/23/2013) [-]
sitting down and holding your breath is much easier than doing physical activity while trying to hold your breath, your blood uses all the stored oxygen a lot faster when running or in the case of this gif, swimming.
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