About right now I'm about to enter the water and become shark food. So this might be my last Swim Report. Hopefully as I'm doing this Friday morning over my Irish'ed up coffee I'll come up with some fun things for you all to remember me by...
Lane 1 - AFP has "True story of Florida dolphin inspired Hollywood film. CLEARWATER, Florida — The injured dolphin washed up on the Florida shoreline in 2005, barely alive and given slim chances of surviving. Its flesh had been torn open by a fishing net, inflicting injuries so severe that the animal had to have its tail amputated."
Lane 2 - ABC Action News has (w/video) "Community pool caught in the middle of $150 million development. WINTER HAVEN, Fla. - Controversy is swirling in a community pool in Winter Haven where city leaders are close to a deal on a major development project on the property where the pool and recreation center are located."
Lane 3 - Seminoles.com has "Seminoles Set to Dive into Season. A preview of this weekend's ladies meet against Miami and Florida Gulf Coast. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Florida State women's swimming and diving team will travel to Coral Gables, Fla. this weekend to face Miami and Florida Gulf Coast in its first test of the season. This meet marks the first time that the ladies have opened with an ACC opponent since the 2007-08 season, when they faced both Clemson and Georgia Tech."
Lane 4 - Swimming World posts (w/video) "The Morning Swim Show, Sept. 30, 2011: Anthony Nesty Taking on New Responsibilities at Florida. Nesty has taken on new responsibilities at the University of Florida during the Olympic year, working with the collegiate swimmers while head coach Gregg Troy deals with the postgrads and demands of being Olympic head coach. He talks about working at Florida, getting his first international coaching gig for the USA and relives the experience of winning Olympic gold in 1988. "
Lane 5 - The Sun Sentinel posts "Miami Heat staff visit Hollywood YMCA for water safety event. he Miami Heat made a big splash during a recent visit to the Greater Hollywood YMCA Family Center. The event, sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida and the American Red Cross, was part of the Heat's Learn to Swim community program. The program emphasizes the importance of water safety for children, as well as their parents."
Lane 6 - The Seattle Times posts "Lance Armstrong chooses off-road triathlon for his return to the sport. Lance Armstrong chose one of the hardest: the XTERRA Nationals for his first triathlon in more than 20 years. The seven-time Tour de France champion began his career as a triathlete before moving on to cycling. Armstrong, who just turned 40, took an astonishing fifth place. He also made the 15-year-old event a headline grabber, with more spectators and reporters than ever before. None of the athletes minded Armstrong getting all the attention."
Lane 7 - Navy Sports posts "Mark Meyer: Preparing for the Trials. Became the first Navy swimmer to qualify for a second Olympic Trials."
Lane 8 - South Wales Argus has "Olympic swimmer inspires Newport pupils. OLYMPIC swimmer Chris Cook visited a Newport school to give a motivational talk to pupils. The double Commonwealth champion, who has represented Great Britain twice in the Olympics, was at Hartridge High School as part of the 21st Century Legacy ‘Be the best you can be’ program."