MHS grad Hinds thrives as pro with eye on Olympics

Midland High grad Natalie Hinds has unfinished business in the pool.

Hinds did not swim to her satisfaction at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials following an illustrious career at the University of Florida where she was a 20-time All-American.

After taking a hiatus from the sport, Hinds got the fire to return in the fall of 2018, and the 6-foot-2 sprinter has her sights set on the U.S. Olympic Team Trials, June 13-20, 2021, in Omaha, Nebraska where she hopes to punch her ticket to the postponed Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

Hinds, 27, is training to compete in the 50-meter freestyle, 100 free, 100 butterfly, and possibly the 200 free at the Trials.

“Really at this point, I just take everything day by day,” Hinds said. “Thinking too far into the future stresses me out so I’m just trying to focus on practice every day and what I need

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Seahorse Talks Swimming Off ‘Masked Singer,’ Taking Home Some Mementos

Alas, it wasn’t enough to save her rhinestone-encrusted skin, so when the horse head came off it revealed singer/actress/producer/songwriter and season nine American Idol semi-finalist Tori Kelly. It capped a pretty epic 2020 for Kelly, who recently followed-up her quarantine EP Solitude with her first Christmas album, the 13-track A Tori Kelly Christmas.

Billboard spoke to Kelly before she was sent packing to find out why she will always hold a little piece of the glittery sea monster in her heart.

How did you end up on this show? Were you a fan?

My dad was a big fan and it was so out there and crazy that I hesitated at first. I didn’t just want to say yes to say yes right away. But then I realized it could be a really fun opportunity to get out of my comfort zone and do something that’s not so safe. I

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‘He is in a swimming pool!’

Borussia Dortmund manager Lucien Favre has hit out at the decision to award Lazio a penalty in their 1-1 Champions League draw on Wednesday. 

After Raphael Guerreiro had opened the scoring for Dortmund in the 44th minute, Lazio were handed a lifeline in the 67th minute after Nico Schulz was ruled to have fouled Sergej Milinkovic-Savic in the box as he went to clear the ball.

Replays showed little contact between the two as the Lazio midfielder seemingly made the most of the incident. The spot-kick was allowed to stand however, with Ciro Immobile making no mistake with his penalty. 

Neither side would then be able to find a winner as Favre’s side secured their spot in the knockout stages with a point, but the coach was left to rue what was a controversial penalty decision in favour of Lazio. 

“We had our chances to score the second goal. Then

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Hear Britney Spears’ Previously Unreleased Track ‘Swimming in the Stars’

RCA Records has unearthed a previously unreleased Britney Spears track, “Swimming in Stars,” to celebrate the pop star’s 39th birthday.

Spears recorded “Swimming in the Stars” during the sessions for her 2016 album, Glory, and the track was written by Matthew Koma, Dan Book, and Alexei Misoul. It boasts a big drum pop groove, which anchors a wash of atmospheric synths and Spears’ unmistakable vocals as she croons, “So let’s go/Swimming in the stars tonight/And we’ll go/Shimmer in the diamond lights/We’ll dive in/Headfirst, all the way down/In gravity’s arms we’ll drown/The world is ours.”

Along with the digital release, “Swimming the Stars” will be available as a special 12-inch vinyl single exclusively at Urban Outfitters. Per a press release, the single will include other previously unreleased Spears tracks, as well as unreleased images. The record is available to preorder and will be available in UO stores starting Friday, December

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‘World’s deepest’ swimming pool opens in Poland

Scuba divers can plunge to brand new depths without setting foot in the ocean thanks to a multi-million dollar facility that’s just opened in Poland.

Divers take the plunge at the world's deepest swimming pool, which launched in Poland last month.

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Divers take the plunge at the world’s deepest swimming pool, which launched in Poland last month.

With a depth of over 45 meters (around 148 feet) Deepspot is claimed to be the world’s deepest swimming pool, containing 8,000 cubic meters of water — more than 20 times the amount as a 25-meter pool.

Intended as a training and practice site for divers of all levels, it cost an estimated $10.6 million to bring to life and the construction process took over two years.

The impressive structure is fitted with a simulated “blue hole” running down to its deepest point, and even contains a small shipwreck, as well as artificial underwater caves and Mayan ruins for divers to explore.

Diver’s paradise


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FSU student in intensive care unit after injuring spinal cord while swimming in Naples

a person sitting on a bed: Eden Schroeder, 18, a Florida State University student was severely injured in a swimming accident in Naples on Nov. 27, 2020.

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Eden Schroeder, 18, a Florida State University student was severely injured in a swimming accident in Naples on Nov. 27, 2020.

A Florida State student is in the intensive care unit after her spinal cord was severely injured in a swimming accident in Naples.  

Eden Schroeder, 18, was visiting friends in Naples while on her winter break before she was supposed to go home to Georgia.  

The accident occurred on Friday while Eden was out boating near Keewaydin Island with her friends. She dove off the boat without realizing how shallow the water was and hit her head on the bottom of the ocean. 

Eden was floating in the water after she hit her head. She told her friends she could not feel her legs.  

Eden’s friends loaded her back onto the vessel and boated back to the fuel docks at Bayview Park,

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Britney Spears’ Unreleased Track Released on Digital

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Singer Britney Spears performs onstage during 102.7 KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball 2016 presented by Capital One at Staples Center on December 2, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

Britney Spears has not recorded new music in a few years, but fans have recently been treated to some exciting news. Spears has decided to release the song “Swimming in the Stars,” a track that didn’t make the cut for her 2016 hit album, Glory.

The single was announced on November 11, in honor of Singles Day, according to Spears’ website. In a collaboration of sorts, Urban Outfitters made the track available on a 12-inch vinyl which fans could purchase online or in store for $16.98. The hot-ticket item is currently listed as “backordered” and orders are set to ship on January 15.

On December 2 — Spears’ 39th birthday — the song was released for digital download and on

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Single drops on Britney Spears’ 39th birthday


Britney Spears’ ex-husband Jason Alexander joined her fans Wednesday outside a Los Angeles courthouse, drawing attention to a hearing in the pop star’s conservatorship case. (Aug. 19)

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It’s Britney Spears’ birthday, but she’s giving fans a present today.

The pop superstar dropped a previously unheard single, “Swimming In the Stars” on the day she turned 39.

The song was set to be included on “Glory,” Spears’ ninth studio album which came out in 2016. But that, obviously, didn’t happen. Spears hasn’t had a new album since.

The tune is classic Britney, with catchy lyrics such as: “So let’s go // Swimming in the stars tonight // Oh, and we’ll glow // And shimmer in the diamond lights // We’ll dive in // Head first, all the way down // In gravity’s arms we’ll drown // The world is ours // When we’re swimming in the stars //

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