#Swimming

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
(Photo Credits: Instagram/@kaylee_mckeown)

  • Kaylee McKeown broke the women's 100m backstroke world record on Sunday at the Australian Olympic trails
  • The 19-year-old wam a sensational race to break American rival Regan Smith's world record of 57.57
  • McKeown finished in 28.10 and was never challenged on her way to the top

.Tokyo, Japan
Maddie Groves was the Australian National Champion in the 200m butterfly event for consecutive four years.(Photo credit: Instagram/@mad_groves)

  • Maddie Groves lashed out at 'misogynistic perverts'
  • She won two silver medals in the 2016 Rio Olympics
  • Australia's Olympic swimming trials start in Adelaide on Saturday

.Louisiana, USA
(Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • The BioLab plant has not been functional since the fire last year in August
  • The plant is expected to start again in 2022
  • After BioLab, there are only two domestic companies that produce chlorine tablets in the US—Clearon Corp and Occidental Petroleum. 

Chlorine could be scarce in US in summer 2021. (Photo credit: Representative image/Unsplash)

  • Chlorine prices might see a spike in the United States
  • The shortage is expected to be experienced all summer
  • You’re going to go to your local pool store and they’re going to be out for a day or two, a chlorine manufacturer said

.New York, NY, USA
Saltwater pools could be used as a replacement for chlorine pools. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

The Pool Magazine had predicted that the price of chlorine will surge dramatically. The prices have doubled in the past year and can be expected to go higher.  

.Miami, FL, USA
Miami-based woman performing underwater water dance and gymnastics goes viral on Instagram. (Instagram/@kristimakusha)

  • Watch this remarkable video of a woman performing underwater gymnastics
  • She is a blogger and a four-time world champion in artistic swimming
  • She had set social media platforms on fire earlier this year for her underwater moonwalk

.Japan
Daiya Seto plans to claim Phelps' world record (Photo Credits: Instagram/@daiya_seto)

  • Daiya Seto is aiming to break Michael Phelps' world records at the upcoming Tokyo Games
  • Seto finished the 400-metre individual medley in four minutes and 9.02 seconds at the Japanese national championships
  • "I'm aiming for the world record, but I want to get at least 4:04 at the Olympics," said Seto

.Hossa, Finland
Johanna Nordblad achieved the record by swimming from one hole in the 60-centimetre-thick ice to another in the northern Finland's Hossa region. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Pixabay)

  • Johanna Nordblad covered a distance of 103 metres in 2 minutes and 42 seconds
  • She swam the distance in water temperatures of around two degrees Celsius 
  • The previous record distance covered under ice was set at 102.7 metres by Russia's Ekaterina Nekrasova