Lane 1 - ABC15 posts (w/video) "Man arrested after swimming at Waste Management Phoenix Open. Officer David Pubins with the Scottsdale Police Department said Rigoberto Polanco, 23, jumped in the water from the public venue side and began to swim across the pond to the 18th fairway around 3:30 p.m. Pubins said the situation did not hinder play and the suspect had a .158 reading of blood alcohol on a breath test."
LA Times posts "New beach water rules: Enough to make you sick. The Beach Act of 2000 gave the EPA a chance to vastly improve protection of the nation's swimmers and surfers from pathogen-caused illnesses — an opportunity that seems about to be wasted. When Congress approved the Beach Act in 2000, I was hopeful…But since the act was passed, little has changed. Although the EPA did set aside some funding (about $10 million annually) for beach water monitoring programs, the agency dragged its feet on developing standards."
Lane 3 - Smart Data Collective posts "Swimming with the Smarter Customer: The Speedo International Story. Recently, Brent Leary and I had the opportunity to talk with Gareth Beer, Ecommerce Manager for Speedo International and learn about how Speedo International is applying smarter commerce philosophies and solutions to better serve its customers. Bringing Speedo International online was an obvious solution to providing customers with better access, but Speedo faced a dilemma common to many companies in this position--the threat of potential channel conflict."
Lane 4 - Marine Times posts "New water workout is tougher than running. Water aerobics is not just for retirees anymore. The Marine Corps is promoting low-impact pool running — dubbed “water cadence”— to help even the fittest Marines up their game. With 32 instructors working at 15 swimming pools across the Corps, the service has embraced its new fitness regimen that practitioners attest will leave you sucking wind. Only one facility with a base pool, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, does not yet offer the program, which features workouts that last between 20 and 60 minutes and push participants to “total exertion.” Yes, this type of exercise has been associated with “the little old ladies’ social hour,” acknowledged Kari Hemund, the aquatics specialist at Headquarters Marine Corps. But “we have taken that perception and revamped it.” Sanctioned water cadence workouts require Marines to wear foam flotation belts, keeping their bodies submerged only up to their collarbone. Your nose and mouth must be above water at all times, officials said." (story via swimmer's daily)
The Daily Telegraph posts "Larry Emdur tries to throw Kylie Gillies into a pool as The Morning Show film segment on kids' swim safety. IT's not what you think - we promise! Two days into their fresh rivalry with Channel 9, The Morning Show's Larry Emdur and Kylie Gillies seemed unfazed by the new competition as they hammed it up with swimmer Eamon Sullivan at Sydney's Customs House yesterday for a segment on kids' swim safety to air today."
Lane 6 - mUmBRELLA posts "Uncle Tobys launches campaign to teach kids to swim. Uncle Tobys and the Royal Life Saving Society Australia have launched “Operation 10,000″ to help under privileged kids learn to swim. The campaign, part of the organisations’ joint foundation
Lane 7 - Larry Brown Sports posts "Tim Lincecum loses 22 pounds by swimming, cuts back on fast food. Do Giants fans really want to hear that their star pitcher lost weight during the offseason? Tim Lincecum has always managed to throw smoke despite looking like he’s a meal away from emaciation. They don’t call him The Freak for no reason. However, Lincecum claims he is down to 175 pounds from 197 last season. If you want to believe that this dude weighed 197 pounds during any point in his Major League career, that’s your prerogative. The secret? Less fast food and some time swimming in an endless pool."
Lane 8 - The Express Tribune posts (w/ video) "Dead whale shark sold for Rs1.7million. The 40-foot long whale shark, found dead by a pier in Karachi, was sold for Rs1.7million on Tuesday, reported Express News. Mehmood Khan, the owner of the Charai Fishery, said that the whale shark was spotted unconscious ten days ago, 150kms away from the fishery."