Four Australian women's water polo players have been quarantined from their Olympic teammates for two days after contracting a mystery virus. The un-named players fell ill in Rome ahead of their scheduled arrival in Rio de Janeiro on Monday. It has still not been revealed what type of virus is affecting the sick Aussie Stingers players. Scroll down for video. Four members of the Australian women's water polo team pictured before they left for Rio have fallen ill and been quarantined. Australian chef de mission Kitty Chiller said the players were suffering a gastro illness. Team doctors believe the players may have picked up the virus while training in Rome before flying to Brazil, 9 News reports. The Aussie Stingers won bronze in London in , and are hoping to claim another podium spot in Rio. But Chiller said despite the setbacks, there was an increasingly buoyant mood within the Australian camp which heightened with the arrival of the nation's swimmers late Sunday. Share this article Share.
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We had our first tournament in February and came away with wins with our only loss to Boston College. But we get to take another shot at beating them again during our home tournament April 6th and 7th. We will play at 4pm and Saturday with our senior celebration at the Saturday night game. Sunday we will play and , so if you are in the Boston area, be sure to stop by and show your support! We also have Giving Day on April 3rd. Be sure to donate if you can! Allowing them to fully participate in our team and community here at BU. In addition, we were able to subsidize the cost of new, black suits for all our players and travel to Los Angeles for a training trip over winter break. During our winter break the team was able to take a trip to Los Angeles to practice some water polo and catch up with alumni on the West Coast! While some of our practices were cancelled for the rain apparently we brought the rain with us we still had an awesome trip!
Swimming , in recreation and sports , the propulsion of the body through water by combined arm and leg motions and the natural flotation of the body. Swimming as an exercise is popular as an all-around body developer and is particularly useful in therapy and as exercise for physically handicapped persons. It is also taught for lifesaving purposes. For activities that involve swimming, see also diving , lifesaving , surfing , synchronized swimming , underwater diving , and water polo. Archaeological and other evidence shows swimming to have been practiced as early as bce in Egypt and thereafter in Assyrian, Greek, and Roman civilizations. In Greece and Rome swimming was a part of martial training and was, with the alphabet, also part of elementary education for males. In the Orient swimming dates back at least to the 1st century bce , there being some evidence of swimming races then in Japan. By the 17th century an imperial edict had made the teaching of swimming compulsory in the schools.