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Date: 01/29/11 02:07 PM

62 Responses to Man Races Underwater, Kicks Ass, Gets Disqualified

  1. Profile photo of Monosandalos
    Monosandalos Male 30-39
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    January 29, 2011 at 2:08 pm
    Link: Man Races Underwater, Kicks Ass, Gets Disqualified - Yes you`re supposed to surface after a few metres but why should you have to when you`re this good?
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    Volsunga Male 18-29
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    January 29, 2011 at 2:15 pm

  3. Profile photo of dave32891
    dave32891 Male 18-29
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    January 29, 2011 at 2:17 pm
    ...super exciting
  4. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    January 29, 2011 at 2:22 pm
    Yeah sure its awesome, and all credit to him, but its against the rules. The whole point of having a swimming competition is to swim in the style dictated by the rules.

    > most experienced swimmers in backstroke competitions
    > stay under water up to the limit set by FINA (15 meters
    > after the start and after every turn).
    Backstroke Rules
  5. Profile photo of Pandabee
    Pandabee Female 40-49
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    January 29, 2011 at 2:22 pm
    shame, he thought outside the pool!
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    ggolbez Male 18-29
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    January 29, 2011 at 2:25 pm
    I think if you`re able to go from one side of the pool to the other, and beat everyone else, it doesn`t matter what your technique is. But that`s me, I`ve never done anything related to competitive swimming.
  7. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    January 29, 2011 at 2:32 pm
    mmmmmm... sexy, wet men in bikini`s mmmmmmmm



  8. Profile photo of lakerzz8
    lakerzz8 Male 18-29
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    January 29, 2011 at 2:34 pm
    So he cheated and got DQ`d. Big whoop.
  9. Profile photo of Inter237
    Inter237 Male 18-29
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    January 29, 2011 at 2:34 pm
    Lots of people can do that. Just not quite that quickly.
  10. Profile photo of SapphireHart
    SapphireHart Female 18-29
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    January 29, 2011 at 2:36 pm
    I`m an ex-competitive swimmer. One can only stay underwater for a maximum of 15m, and yes most pros go the whole hog and come up at exactly that point!

    I`m going to assume the reason for this is that it is meant to be a backstroke race not an underwater fly-kick race, so there has to be a limit.

    That was pretty impressive though!
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    SvampeBob Male 18-29
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    January 29, 2011 at 2:37 pm
    Oo HOLY poo!
  12. Profile photo of jendrian
    jendrian Male 18-29
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    January 29, 2011 at 2:43 pm
    look at the moobs in all those men in Gerry`s post
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    tincel1372 Female 18-29
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    January 29, 2011 at 3:02 pm
    I`ll always wonder where does Gerry get these pictures, sometimes more interesting than the post itself...
  14. Profile photo of Chojiro
    Chojiro Male 18-29
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    January 29, 2011 at 4:05 pm
    They suck ass anyway. This guy realized winning against them properly meant nothing, kudos.
  15. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    January 29, 2011 at 4:20 pm
    Would this be allowed if it was freestyle?
  16. Profile photo of whyme73
    whyme73 Male 18-29
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    January 29, 2011 at 4:30 pm
    He should have been disqualified because you can only go 15 meters or so underwater. But still impressive.
  17. Profile photo of FAKEBACON
    FAKEBACON Male 18-29
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    January 29, 2011 at 5:35 pm
    About as awesome as Aquaman himself!
  18. Profile photo of champbronc3
    champbronc3 Male 40-49
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    January 29, 2011 at 5:45 pm
    Lazyme, nope. You still must surface.
  19. Profile photo of SvampeBob
    SvampeBob Male 18-29
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    January 29, 2011 at 5:49 pm
    @whyme73
    Man Races Underwater, Kicks Ass, Gets Disqualified
    and in the video he says
    hes just gona go for the under water and take the DQ
    I bet "DQ" means disqualofication
  20. Profile photo of doesntloveu
    doesntloveu Female 18-29
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    January 29, 2011 at 5:52 pm
    LazyMe484 :
    No, for all events there is a limit to how long you can stay underwater. for some strokes you sometimes have to do a pull underwater first, but you cannot do the whole race underwater for any stroke
  21. Profile photo of draquoir
    draquoir Male 18-29
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    January 29, 2011 at 6:00 pm
    Well least he got ice cream.
  22. Profile photo of gothmo
    gothmo Female 18-29
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    January 29, 2011 at 6:28 pm
    retarded, those are stupid rules just meant to make everyone equal which I guess makes sense but :/ if they can do it, let them do it.
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    Agent00Smith Male 18-29
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    January 29, 2011 at 7:20 pm
    like a dolphin
  24. Profile photo of bobdavenport
    bobdavenport Male 18-29
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    January 29, 2011 at 8:02 pm
    I think the limit is about 12m under water. The reason that you are not allowed to go further is because there is less drag under water then trying to break through it on the surface. all of those swimmers would be able to do that in roughly that time.
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    aquaman1227 Male 18-29
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    January 29, 2011 at 8:17 pm
    @FAKEBACON

    Gee, thanks.

    This was pretty sweet though, reminds me of the time I did a corkscrew during a relay one time. Except thats legal in freestyle xD
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    niceguy191 Male 18-29
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    January 29, 2011 at 8:19 pm
    Makes sense that you would get disqualified for this. It is supposed to be a BACK STROKE... If you did any other sort of stroke you would be disqualified, so why not for not even doing a single stroke in the style you were supposed to in that race? I also wouldn`t be surprised if every other swimmer in that pool could do that just as quickly if they had some sort of "underwater dolphin kick" race or something...
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    JUGGALETTEx0 Female 18-29
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    January 29, 2011 at 8:34 pm
    @jendrian those aren`t "moobs" they`re pecs.
  28. Profile photo of Rich1710
    Rich1710 Male 18-29
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    January 29, 2011 at 8:40 pm
    Completely appreciate (correct spelling as needed) his skill of swimming but the rules are rules :/
  29. Profile photo of LandoGriffin
    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    January 29, 2011 at 8:58 pm
    He was disqualified because he didn`t do the backstroke. The only interesting thing is why he would do that in actual competition when it is flagrantly against the rules.
  30. Profile photo of Theyoyoguy
    Theyoyoguy Male 18-29
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    January 29, 2011 at 8:59 pm
    rules rules rules, thats our effed up society for you.
  31. Profile photo of freddyferret
    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    January 29, 2011 at 9:02 pm
    niceguy191 said it perfectly. You can`t compete in the backstroke and not DO the backstroke. You can`t ride a Harley in the Tour de France. It`s awesome that he went the length of the pool underwater. But if others had been able to do that too, someone else might have been faster.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    January 29, 2011 at 9:33 pm
    Tis a good effort for sure
  33. Profile photo of belunan
    belunan Male 30-39
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    January 29, 2011 at 10:11 pm
    "rules rules rules, thats our effed up society for you."

    He broke the rules, he got called on it. The end.

    Rules don`t eff up society; rules are the pillars of society. If you don`t like it, go live in a cave. Otherwise, put your 14-hole oxblood Doc Martins away and fill out a job application.
  34. Profile photo of fivezones
    fivezones Male 40-49
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    January 29, 2011 at 10:44 pm
    I could ride a bike next to the pool even faster. Should I be the winner?
  35. Profile photo of akaharu
    akaharu Male 18-29
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    January 30, 2011 at 12:36 am
    @freddyferret
    "But if others had been able to do that too, someone else might have been faster."
    Isn`t that part of sports? Doing something faster or better than someone else? Also, the underwater swim is part of the race, riding a harley is not part of tour the france.. stupid comparison
  36. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    January 30, 2011 at 12:37 am
    What a crock of sh*t.

    Sports are just artificial competitions, entirely defined by rules. You`re allowed to go 15 metres underwater. Heck, at the Superbowl next weekend, the QB could bomb the ball into the other endzone from his own 10-yard line, and scream "Touchdown, bitches!".

    Don`t necessarily make it so.
  37. Profile photo of Skeezer1991
    Skeezer1991 Male 18-29
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    January 30, 2011 at 12:49 am
    It`s not a legal swim. Any of those guys could have done that, but instead chose not to get disqualified.
  38. Profile photo of MrYouKnow
    MrYouKnow Male 13-17
    1081 posts
    January 30, 2011 at 2:59 am
    @belunan
    I could name a few laws that are totally BS. I think that`s what he meant. People follow laws because the are laws regardless of what reason they were made, if any.
  39. Profile photo of champbronc3
    champbronc3 Male 40-49
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    January 30, 2011 at 5:38 am
    Well said skeezer.

    That`s like if you guys were arguing a player in football should be able to run out of bounds the whole way to the endzone or in basketball a player made a great dunk but just sprinted across the dang court without dribbling at all.
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    TopperHey Male 18-29
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    January 30, 2011 at 6:46 am
    I don`t think I could manage that. Bit crazy just to go for the DQ though. I wonder why he did it.
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    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    January 30, 2011 at 7:16 am
    But the point of a race is to get there as fast as possible. I understand that swimming has different categories, but maybe his point was that there is a better way to race than "not the fastest".

    It would be like disqualifying someone out of the crab walking race for sprinting, but if there is no "running" category, then why even call it a race?
  42. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    January 30, 2011 at 7:42 am
    this is like Girls Volleyball.

    we don`t care who wins as long as they look good doing it.
  43. Profile photo of jtrebowski
    jtrebowski Male 40-49
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    January 30, 2011 at 9:27 am
    It was a backstroke race. I didin`t see him do the backstroke. DQ.
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
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    January 30, 2011 at 10:57 am
    That was impressive!
  45. Profile photo of SwayzeCrazy4
    SwayzeCrazy4 Male 13-17
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    January 30, 2011 at 11:43 am
    @jtrebowski

    Very good point.
  46. Profile photo of Matholameu
    Matholameu Male 70 & Over
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    January 30, 2011 at 12:18 pm
    That guy is a bloody dolphin!
  47. Profile photo of lilbroder
    lilbroder Male 18-29
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    January 30, 2011 at 12:32 pm
    It`s called stream lining, if you have a strong dolphin kick its actually alot easier and quicker than swimming. The hard part is just being able to hold your breath. He`s an idiot for purposely getting DQ`d like that.
  48. Profile photo of mcanadian
    mcanadian Male 18-29
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    January 30, 2011 at 12:40 pm
    The rules state that the swimmer has to surface within 15 yards of the start which is denoted by the red mark on the lane rope. Unfortunately for lane 7, rules is rules.
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    EntrE Male 18-29
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    January 30, 2011 at 12:44 pm
    under water you are naturally faster than on the surface. it`s not a unique talent, every swimmer would be faster that way
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    doran127 Male 13-17
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    January 30, 2011 at 1:42 pm
    you cant stay underwater because this guy used to do all his races this way and he would only win
  51. Profile photo of Lizamaphone
    Lizamaphone Female 18-29
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    January 30, 2011 at 3:50 pm
    like people are saying, swimming like that is just faster... besides, he technically broke the rules.
  52. Profile photo of kj36
    kj36 Female 18-29
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    January 30, 2011 at 10:11 pm
    The race isn`t for who can dive farthest and fastest, its for who does the fastest back crawl, so yeah, better be disqualified.
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    trtpow Male 18-29
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    January 30, 2011 at 10:25 pm
    He DQed on purpose, he just wanted to see how fast he could go
  54. Profile photo of slayer50515
    slayer50515 Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 4:46 am
    "He DQed on purpose, he just wanted to see how fast he could go"
    OMG is someone on the internet THINKING?
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    rncotton Male 30-39
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    January 31, 2011 at 6:36 am
    I can only guess that he knew he was one of the slowest swimmers and would *not* place .... so if you`re going out, go out in style!
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 7:38 am
    What a extremely amazing, and fascinating talented fail
  57. Profile photo of kilroy5555
    kilroy5555 Male 30-39
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    January 31, 2011 at 8:10 am
    Howard Cosell of swimming
  58. Profile photo of duderlydude
    duderlydude Male 30-39
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    January 31, 2011 at 9:39 am
    new event please! that was cool
  59. Profile photo of D3rAnG3d
    D3rAnG3d Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 11:14 am
    He`s a fish man!
  60. Profile photo of Dr_b0red
    Dr_b0red Female 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 11:59 am
    Aqua Man! They got you on youtube!
  61. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    January 31, 2011 at 2:09 pm
    I do that every day.
  62. Profile photo of entwife
    entwife Female 18-29
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    February 1, 2011 at 11:32 pm
    They really should make underwater swimming an official event. I did competitive swim for years, and I would have kicked ass at this!

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