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Simon Vaslet

Swimming Instructor in Vientiane

Swimming Laos

PRESENTED ON MAR 02, 2017
IN VIENTIANE @ VOL 5

Simon Vaslet’s touching presentation tells the story of a swimming program in Laos. He shares chocking numbers about drowning rate in the country and present the results of a very down to earth and efficient project where more than 500 children, in areas where it matters the most, learned to swim. And to keep us even more captivated, he managed to share beautiful pictures that transpire children’s pride as well as the essence and success of this swimming program.

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The Fear of Sharks

BY PAUL SIREK
@ VOL 3 ON MAR 08, 2011

We all have irrational fears, and for quite a few of us, sharks top the list of what we fear the most. In this presentation, Paul Sirek goes beyond the Jaws of Spielberg, and reveals the true nature of these creatures. (in English)

"Presentation of the Day" on August 17, 2013.

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Jumping the Wharf

BY REUBEN WILLIAMS
@ VOL 17 ON OCT 09, 2013

Reuben Williams is a wharf jumper. The New Zealand Wharf Jumping Association members jump from wharfs, cliffs, and boats. Reuben shows us some of the different kinds of jumps they do. He then shows us some projects they have undertaken, what a regular outing is like, and what kinds of things you need to join.

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Feeding the Achieve

BY SAMANTHA NIENOW
@ VOL 19 ON AUG 15, 2013

Samantha Nienow and Rebecca Layman feed their inner desires to achieve as they train for the Half Ironman triathlon, a gruelling event made up of swimming, biking, and running. They push each other through highs and lows and offer each other support as they strive for the same goal. 

"Presentation of the Day" on February 8, 2014.

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It Started With a Single...Post-It

BY MICHELLE MACY
@ VOL 20 ON AUG 02, 2016

Most people state that the journey begins with a single step, but what if you weren't a land sport type? Michelle Macy share's how you go from recreational laps to swimming the "Everest of Marathon Swimming", the English Channel.

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Natural Swimming Pools

BY CHRISTINE HALL
@ VOL 22 ON NOV 16, 2016

A look at how natural swimming pools can bring a positive sustainable enviornment to a public or private pool.

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Searching for the Athlete Inside

BY KENTON LOWE
IN BEXHILL-ON-SEA

Kenton Lowe hates sport, but he has been on an incredible journey and he invites us to follow his quest to hunt down and hone his sporting prowess.

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Keep Swimming Moseley Road Baths

BY KAT PEARSON
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 13, 2017

Kat Pearson is a member of Moseley Road Baths Action Group who are trying to make sure that the current owners (Birmingham City Council) not only look after the building, but also keep the pool open. The title comes from their recent social media campaign which encouraged people to #keepswimmingmrb!

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Swimming with Usher

BY MICHEL TIELBEKE
@ VOL 23 ON APR 18, 2018

Michel Tielbeke shares with us in his characteristic style full of humor on how he became a medal winner in the world’s most prestigious swimming contests. The story of a Paralympic swimmer with Usher’s syndrome.

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Wild Writer

BY TANYA SHADRICK
@ VOL 31 ON AUG 15, 2018

Inspirational artist and writer Tanya Shadrick explains how her response to an act of vandalism set her on a journey of career change and creativity. Now a sought after artist-in-residence, with the famous David Nash as her mentor, Tanya is a true creative tour de force.