I believe the CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON was a Bud Westmore creation but I remember reading somewhere that the Creature Body itself was designed by a female artist that wasn't recognized in the films credits... so as far as I'm concerned it was JOINT EFFORT. Released in 1954 in 3D it exploded in the Box Office ! This was the LAST of the Universal Monsters. Actor Ben Chapman was the Gill Man above ground and professional swimmer Ricou Browning portrayed the Creature in the underwater…

Meet the extraordinary Natalie Coughlin. A professional swimmer sports star and Sports Illustrated swimsuit model. The first female to swim 100-meter backstroke in under 60 seconds. The first female in Olympic history to win six medals in a single Olympiad. She is also among the most decorated American Olympic female swimmers. “Without goals, training has no direction” Natalie Coughlin. http://www.thextraordinary.org/natalie-coughlin

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How did you get here?Professional swimmers are often superb in body flexibility, but this photo clearly defies any logical explanation, even the swimmer gets surprised.

Natalie Coughlin – American International Swimmer & Twelve-time Olymipic Medalist | Blog.AsianInNY.com

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love it. I bought a MP3 by Madonna (vogue).only thing I have purchased by her - ever. Today yahoo/AT&T news ran story about Tatum and his new version of that song. He not my Mike. Made me feel like THIS. Only a swimmer would understand, get out of my lane.

That person is an idiot because he said that a sport is harder than swim bc you get hurt...? wth no. the mental challenges you have to overcome as any athlete can mess with you more than any injury. And this idiot is implying that we don't get hurt in swim... are you kidding me, I'm physically hurt after a swim meet warm-up. I've been groped, squeezed, kicked in the throat, and slapped in the face countless times. they were accidentals but in competitive swimming; they're inevitable. omg

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ATHENS - AUGUST 18: Natalie Coughlin, Carly Piper, Dana Vollmer and Kaitlin Sandeno of USA celebrates after the USA won the women's swimming 4 x 200 metre freestyle relay final with a world record time of 7:53.42 on August 18, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at the Main Pool of the Olympic Sports Complex Aquatic Centre in Athens, Greece. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Practicing yoga can prove to be beneficial for professional swimmers and for those who take up the sport as a cardio workout. Here are 5 reasons why every swimmer should practice yoga:

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