How to monitor urine in pools—by testing sweetness

Even though Olympic swimmers have admitted doing it, peeing in the pool is not a condoned practice. Urine contributes to the formation of compounds in pool water that can be harmful to people's health. Now scientists are ...

Boosting swimming performance with sound data

Since 1896, swimming has been an event in the Olympic games. Back then it was the swimmer's physical condition that was decisive in securing a win, but today it is mostly technique that determines who takes home the title ...

Humane strategy reduces shark attacks

A simple and humane technique may be an effective strategy to reduce human encounters with sharks without harming populations of threatened shark species.

Scientists stalk coastal killer

For much of Wednesday, a small group of volunteers and researchers walked in and out of the surf testing a new form of surveillance on the biggest killer of beach swimmers - rip currents.

Swim belt could prove gold in the pool

It's the simple device that could help the Australian Swim Team reach for more gold - and it was developed right here in Brisbane.

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