Lane 1 - The Signal posts "Locals leave mark. Santa Clarita Master Club posts successful day at regional meet. he Santa Clarita Masters Swimming club finished a successful first day of the Southern Pacific Masters Swimming Short Course Yard Regional Championship Meet at its home Santa Clarita Aquatic Center in third place among the 40 swim clubs present. The day featured a wide array of swimmers, both in skill and age, with many swimmers clocking impressive times in 18 day-one events. Maurine Kornfield, the lone swimmer competing in the 90-94 age bracket, competed in five events for Mission Viejo Nadaores Masters on day one, swimming the 500-yard freestyle (10:59.52), 200-yard free (4:12.18), 50-yard backstroke (1:04.65) and 100-yard individual medley (2:53.38)."
Lane 2 - The Baltimore Sun posts "Phelps takes a break from training to participate in fundraiser. Out of the pool and in a formal suit, surrounded by family and friends in gowns and tuxedos, Michael Phelps looked every bit the part he was playing Saturday night: host of a fundraising gala held on the club level of M&T Bank Stadium."
Lane 3 - The Age posts "Olympic swim legend dies. AUSTRALIAN swimming legend and four-time Olympic gold medallist Murray Rose has died at the age of 73 after a fight with leukaemia. As a 17-year-old he became the poster boy of the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games when he won gold medals in the 400 metres, 1500m, and as a member of the 4 x 200m freestyle relay."
Lane 4 - London Community News posts "London swimmers double Olympians. Getting to the Olympics once is a major highlight for any athlete, but the opportunity to compete on amateur sports biggest stage for a second time makes a career. “It’s not a one shot, like maybe it was a mistake the first time or maybe it was just a happy accident,” said Richard Hortness, a swimmer at the London Aquatic Club. “It really validates what we’re doing.” The 26-year-old, along with his Forest City teammate, Joe Bartoch, will be heading to London, England for the Summer Games at the end of July after both swam their way onto their second Olympic roster."
Lane 5 - Sport24 posts "Hill promises swimming medals. South Africa's swimming coach Graham Hill is expecting to see more qualifiers emerge from this week's Olympic trials, when the National Swimming Championships begin in Durban on Monday."
Lane 6 - Edmonton Journal posts "Seniors find their fountain of youth. It took a while for Jack Boddington to make his way around the Kinsmen pool. With a cane in hand, Boddington slowly took up his place at the start of the men’s 200-metre freestyle relay. About 150 spectators had their eyes on Boddington and his three grey-haired teammates, who began shedding their clothes in exchange for goggles and nose plugs. As part of the Edmonton Masters Swim Club, a team of more than 100 members ages 18 and older, Boddington and his relay mates — Bob McRory, 86, Larry Judge, 89, and Terry Dewhurst, 78 —were the four oldest swimmers to compete in the provincials. They were the centre of attention, receiving rounds of applause as they swam with speed and strength."
Lane 7 - More Than The Games posts "We won't be disgraced at Olympics, insist British water polo men. GREAT Britain’s men’s water polo team believe they can silence their doubters at the Olympics and produce shock results against the world’s best sides."
Lane 8 - KAAL posts (w/video) "Swimming Safety Class Aims to Save Lives Through Prevention. Last year in Hennepin County alone, there were a record 19 drownings and 21 near-drownings. Now, before swimming pool season, especially in apartment complexes, they're teaching people to recognize the signs early and know how to react. "A lot of people think it's, 'Help, help, help, I'm drowning!'" said John Foss of Foss Swim School, who led the session. "That's not part of a drowning, because it's all when the face looks up, that's the critical error that's made."
No Monday's Swim Report so see you Tuesday for more swimming stuff.