Lane 1 - BBC posts (w.video) "Swimmer Ross Murdoch beaten by schoolboy 'superfan' Brian Fitzpatrick. A five-year-old boy who wrote a fan letter to Commonwealth swimming champion Ross Murdoch got to race his hero in the pool - and beat him."
Lane 2 - Speed Cafe posts "Pro swimmer tackles V8. Olympic and Pan Pacific 200m backstroke champion Tyler Clary is angling for a motorsport career when his top level swimming career finishes taking to the Official V8 Supercars Experience at the Performance Driving Centre with Dunlop Series ace Andre Heimgartner."
Lane 3 - My age group coach from a million years ago. Tuscaloosa News posts "SPORTING LIFE: Ed Reed swims his way to double gold. Reed two-upped himself earlier this month when he traveled to Montreal for the FINA World Masters Championships and returned to Tuscaloosa with two world championships in his age group, 70-74. Representing Crimson Tide Masters, a club team where he is both a coach and competitor, Reed won the 200-meter individual medley and the 400-meter freestyle (5:32.06). He set a world meet record in his age group in the 200 IM, finishing in 2:57.68. In addition to those two gold medals, Reed brought home silver medals in the 100-meter breaststroke (1:28.95) and the 400-meter individual medley (2:31.01) and the bronze medal in the 200-meter breaststroke (3:20.38)."
Lane 4 - BBC posts (w/video) "Which Beyonce song does swimmer Jazz Carlin love?"
Lane 5 - Local 10 posts "Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad honored in Key West. Plaque commemorating her Cuba to Florida swim to be unveiled on Smathers Beach."
what's so special about it? it's Labor Day and I plan on not laboring!
400 swim 100 kick 300 pull 200 IM drill
3 x 250 IM (extra 50 of best stroke) 100 kick 50 free sprint
3 x 150 stroke 50 kick 2x25s fly
My name is Joe Denton, I am a 41 year old swimmer in Seattle Washington. I've been swimming competitively since I was 11 (with an 8 year break in the middle somewhere) and find the pleasure to be worth the sacrifice. I swim with a few local master's teams in the Seattle area and also on my own due to scheduling conflicts. Because of that, I end up writing a lot of my own workouts which is something I've recently discovered I really enjoy. I end up reading a lot about the training techniques that are being developed and in my free time watch training videos on YouTube and other sites. My workouts tend to focus on stroke as I am primarily and IM'er, but I also do a fair amount of distance free training as I swim a few open water distance events as well (but those workouts tend to be in the spring/summer).
Chad Le Clos is no stranger to the YOG – he won five medals at the inaugural edition of the Games in Singapore in 2010 and then became a gold medallist at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Le Clos, who was welcomed into the brand’s family of ambassadors in 2012, is also an ambassador for the YOG where OMEGA will serve as Official Timekeeper.
Three days in a row! I'm on a roll! Having a new computer that works helps a lot also some time off with the Holiday weekend. Hopefully I can try to post during the work week. Till then...
Lane 1 - Competitor posts "Want To Recover Faster From Running? Start Swimming. Your next workout may do more to help you bounce back than compression socks, ice baths, etc. Swimming laps not only helps runners with endurance, but it also builds strength and enhances recovery."
Lane 2 - US Masters Swimming posts "Vic Wagoner Interview - SWIMMER Magazine. Masters Swimmer Vic Wagoner talks about overcoming adversity to get back into the pool."
Lane 3 - St George News posts "Swimming: Why you should take the plunge. Swimming laps is one of the best activities you can do for yourself, and although staring at that tiled blue line at the bottom of the pool hardly sounds like an ideal way to spend some of your precious time, the benefits of swimming are unlimited."
Lane 4 - Cuba Si posts "CUBA TO FLORIDA SWIMMER DIANA NYAD GETS CUBAN AWARD. US swimmer Diana Nyad -- the first to swim across the Florida Straits without a shark cage -- was presented with Cuba's Order of Sporting Merit, the first American athlete to receive the award. Speaking in Spanish, the 65-year-old said the Cuban award was "the most precious honor of my whole life."
Lane 5 - Haute Living posts "Ryan Lochte Celebrates His Birthday at 1 OAK. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte celebrated his 30th birthday at 1 OAK at the Mirage on Saturday night. Lochte posed for photos with friends and was later presented with life-sized cake by 1 OAK."
Lane 6 - Yahoo posts (w/gallery) "The surge in hidden swimming pools. Hidden pools have started popping up in homes, and they are exactly what they seem: pools that simply disappear when not in use. Think of the scene in “It’s a Wonderful Life” where George Bailey and Mary are dancing while the floor splits beneath them, revealing a pool underfoot."
Lane 7 - US Masters Swimming posts "Hip Driven Freestyle and Backstroke - SWIMMER Magazine. Cokie Lepinski of SwymNut Masters shows us how to engage our hips when swimming Backstroke and Freestyle."
Lane 8 - Arena Water Instinct posts "How Tania Cagnotto is putting diving back on Italy's aquatic map."