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GoggleEyed
August 4th, 2009, 07:51 PM
Barack Obama (48) noodling in the surf:

http://www.theinsider.com/news/1129564_Barack_Obama_s_Swim_Break

vs.

Vladimir Putin (56) butterflying across a Siberian lake:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/russias-macho-man-putin-shows-muscle-again-1767377.html?action=Popup&ino=2

Anyone else?

knelson
August 5th, 2009, 10:42 AM
Putin could use some work on his technique! He appears to be in great shape, though.

Redbird Alum
August 5th, 2009, 10:52 AM
Putin could use some work on his technique! He appears to be in great shape, though.

Putin = Former KGB, trained well.
Obama = Politician, uses noodle to win over certain voter group.

knelson
August 5th, 2009, 10:58 AM
I got a kick out of this comment in that Obama link.


i think britney doesnt suk but we are the one who makes her gont to the edge lets face it right where we are we didnt give her so much time to heal we keep pushing her to the breaking point when the normal poeple (not celeberties)make mastales no body punishe them only god put when she make a mistake we all judje her so dissapointed from the midea

ddl
August 5th, 2009, 12:43 PM
Gerald Ford (http://www.whitehousemuseum.org/grounds/pool.htm) had daily evening swims. Don't know if he's good at it, though - I'd be more interested in knowing which leader was a truly good swimmer. Lenin (http://englishrussia.com/?p=1846) seemed to be an unconventional swimmer :D. Now can anyone tell what stroke Mao was swimming? :rolleyes: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xN1P2DHE26g:rolleyes:)

(Oops, just noticed 2/3 mentioned above are communist leaders. Now plus Putin... maybe that's what made communism strong :cool:)

scyfreestyler
August 5th, 2009, 01:17 PM
I've read that Reagan swam quite frequently.

Leonard Jansen
August 5th, 2009, 02:17 PM
Barack Obama (48) noodling in the surf:

http://www.theinsider.com/news/1129564_Barack_Obama_s_Swim_Break

vs.

Vladimir Putin (56) butterflying across a Siberian lake:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/russias-macho-man-putin-shows-muscle-again-1767377.html?action=Popup&ino=2

Anyone else?

Anyone else notice the resemblance in the picture of Putin to Jim Thornton? Also notice that you have NEVER seen the two together at the same time. That, and Jim has been advocating COMMUNISTIC, SOCIALIZED MEDICINE (women faint and weak men cry) just like the Soviet system?

Either that or maybe the Thornton "twins" were really triplets...

Chairman Mao used to swim. Famous picture of him in (I think) the Yangzee River, but don't have a link. He did Evilstroke, which pretty well tells you everything you need to know about that stroke...

-LBJ

GoggleEyed
August 5th, 2009, 10:31 PM
There's also Harold Holt - he was a Prime Minister of Australia in the sixties. He was a surfer and an open water swimmer, but one day misjudged the surf and drowned.

http://www.smh.com.au/news/175-years/mr-holt-believed-dead/2006/04/17/1145126044958.html

Australians later built a swimming pool and named it after him: http://www.stonnington.vic.gov.au/www/html/1863-harold-holt-swim-centre.asp

david.margrave
August 6th, 2009, 02:32 AM
Video of Putin swimming here at about 1:30

http://www.rb.ru/topstory/society/2009/08/05/144618.html

His butterfly reminds me of people swimming the 200 with a very long glide.

3strokes
August 6th, 2009, 11:06 PM
Putin could use some work on his technique! He appears to be in great shape, though.

I believe he's also a black belt (either Karate or Judo).........

3strokes
August 6th, 2009, 11:12 PM
Gerald Ford had daily evening swims. Don't know if he's good at it, though - I'd be more interested in knowing which leader was a truly good swimmer. Lenin seemed to be an unconventional swimmer
(Oops, just noticed 2/3 mentioned above are communist leaders. Now plus Putin... maybe that's what made communism strong.
I seem to remember that Saddam Hussein liked getting wet (but I believe that was in either the sea or a river.) The late :canada:P.E.Trudeau (ex-Prime Minister of Canada) had an indoor pool built at 24 Sussex Drive (our equivalent of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.)

3strokes
August 6th, 2009, 11:16 PM
Video of Putin swimming here at about 1:30

ht