Lane 1 - UPI posts "Female Olympians count their post-Games winnings. U.S. female Olympic medalists may be closing the gender gap on post-game income. Gabby Douglas could earn millions over the next four years and swimmer Missy Franklin is turning down big offers to keep her eligibility for college sports."
Lane 2 - The Wendy Williams Show posts "Wendy Takes a Swim! Growing up Wendy was a competitive swimmer and hit the pool recently to race Olympian Natalie Coughlin. The lashes came off and so did the WIG...but did Wendy come out a winner?"
Lane 3 - ioL news posts "Chad makes a big Durban splash. Durban swimming superstar Chad le Clos officially opened a new swimming pool for the Durban Christian Centre School in Mayville on Monday. The Olympic gold medal swimmer said he had always wanted to be a role model to children. “I hope one day they’ll say I inspired them in some way,” said Le Clos."
Lane 4 - The Monitor posts "Olympic gold medalist Berens holds swim clinic at Rowe natatorium."
Lane 5 - Louth Leader posts "Former Olympic swimmer Mark Foster to make waves at 11th annual literary festival. FORMER Olympian Mark Foster will headline the 11th annual Wolds Words Festival in Louth. The former swimmer turned BBC television presenter will be talking about his sporting career and taking questions from the public as part of the event, held between October 17 and 21."
Lane 6 - KSEE24 posts (w/video) "Olympic Gold Medalist Visits Fresno. An Olympic gold medalist, and world champion swimmer, spent some time out of the pool Friday to talk about the importance of staying active at any age. Jessica hardy spoke to the residents of golden living center Hy-Lond Friday."
Lane 7 - Century Council posts via youtube "Ask, Listen, Learn presents: A student interview w/Rebecca Soni. 7th grader Sujeydi Crespo interviewed Olympic gold medalist swimmer Rebecca Soni after an Ask, Listen, Learn event at Paul Public Charter School in Washington, DC. The Century Council's Ask, Listen, Learn program is the most widely distributed alcohol education program for middle school kids and their parents in the nation."
Lane 8 - Kitsap Sun posts "Olympic Aquatic Club hires Beard as coach. Taryn Beard has spent much of her life on a pool deck. Whether it was as a swimmer, coach or cheering on her sister, Amanda Beard, at multiple Olympics, Taryn Beard has a passion for the sport. Her enthusiasm and knowledge helped the Irvine, Calif., native, land the job as the new age-group coach at Olympic Aquatic Club."
THE SWIMMER takes place in an affluent
Connecticut suburb, and for Ned Merrill (Burt Lancaster) it is where he
confronts all of his dreams...and deceptions. According to Judith Crist,
"Burt Lancaster gives the best performance of his career," as Ned, the
troubled suburbanite, who one summer morning decides to "swim" home via
the pools of his wealthy friends. Along the way he encounters several
women from his past: a tempestuous teenage girl (Janet Landgard),
teetering at the edge of adolescence and womanhood; his embittered
ex-mistress (Janice Rule); and the sensual wife of an old friend (Kim
Hunter). Ned's journey is one of embarrassments, humiliation and steamy
passion. He passes from one scenario to another until he arrives home to
an empty house...and to a startling self-revelation.
Lane 1 - AGI posts "Olympic swimmer Pellegrini: finalizing accord on trainer. Monday, Olympic swimmer Federica Pellegrini, on stand-by to know the name of her new trainer, will start practicing. Unofficial news give the new trainer to be Philippe Lucas, although it hasn't been officialized yet."
Lane 2 - boxscorenews posts (w/video) "British swimmer Liam Tancock sets sights on Rio Olympics. SWIMMER Liam Tancock has no intention of following the lead of Rebecca Adlington and Gemma Spofforth in ruling himself out of contention for Rio 2016. ancock matched that performance in the men's event, and will be 31 by the time the Rio Olympics begin. Adlington, who won two golds in Beijing and two bronze medals in London, has ruled out appearing in Brazil citing her age as the main reason. She will be 27, Tancock's age now. But having missed out on a medal in London, and also four year's previously in Beijing, Exeter-born Tancock revealed his desire to compete at the top level remains."
Lane 3 - Orlando Sentinel posts "Ryan Lochte thrills fans during appearance near Mall at Millennia. They lined up with pictures, posters, magazines, T-shirts and swim caps. They had
cameras, phones and iPads at hand. The pavement was hot and a faint rumble of thunder could be heard, but that didn't stop nearly 100 fans from waiting."
Lane 4 - The Korea Herald posts "Agency to release swimmer Park Tae-hwan after five years. Swimmer Park Tae-hwan’s management agency of five years said Friday it will not retain the freestyler after their current contract expires at the end of this month. The sports management wing of SK Telecom, the country’s top mobile carrier, said it has decided to not renew its sponsorship deal with the 23-year-old star swimmer."
Lane 5 - Barry Murphy posts via youtube "Barry Murphy - Living for London - 2012 Pre-Olympic Games Documentary. Follow Barry Murphy (Irish swimmer) on his journey to the London Olympic Games. The documentary follows Barry from Dublin to the US as he prepares for the worlds premier sporting event. The documentary gives insight to the sacrifices and commitment it takes to be a top level athlete. It also looks at the volume and intensity of the training that elite swimmers do."
Lane 6 - aol posts via youtube "You've Got Dara Torres. welve-time Olympic medalist swimmer Dara Torres talks about training for the 2012 Olympics at the age of 44."
Lane 7 - aol posts via youtube "You've Got Amanda Beard. Swimmer Amanda Beard discusses her Olympic successes and her personal struggles. Beard won Olympic medals at the age of 14, 18 and 22, but at the same time she battled depression and cutting. Her memoir "In the Water They Can't See You Cry" details these experiences."
Lane 8 - Omaha.com posts "Omaha, CenturyLink pool making national waves. A recent edition of Swimmer magazine showed how impressed folks were with our town after a national Masters meet this summer. The cover headline: “Oh, my, Omaha!”
Lane 1 - AT&T posts via youtube "Ryan Lochte Crashes Swim Meet. Watch what happens when Olympic gold medalist Ryan Lochte shows up as a surprise contender at a swim meet. It's a #DONTMISS moment, only from AT&T, captured on the HTC One X. To see more, check out the #DONTMISS Network, at dontmissmoments.com. Shoot it. Share it. #DONTMISS it."
Lane 2 - Straits Times posts "SSA responsible for cap-and-goggles fiasco at London Olympics: SNOC. The Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) has concluded its investigation into the
cap-and-goggles fiasco at the London Olympics and deemed the Singapore Swimming Association (SSA) responsible."
Lane 3 - NY Times posts "Out of the Pool, Phelps Finds the Water at Medinah. Michael Phelps’s wedge shot was a little thin, but it got airborne, giving rise to abundant applause from the fans in the grandstand behind the Medinah Country Club practice range. Phelps, the 22-time Olympic swimming medalist, felt like a fish out of water Tuesday when he swung his clubs alongside golfers who formed a major titleholder’s row."
Lane 4 - AFP posts "Kosuke Kitajima keen to swim at Rio Olympics. apan's four-time Olympic swimming champion Kosuke Kitajima, who missed out on an individual medal at the London Games, says he is keen to line up at the poolside in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. "While younger swimmers are coming up, I want to go to Rio, too," Kitajima, 30, told a party held in Tokyo on Thursday in honour of Japanese swimmers who collected a record 11 medals in London, according to local media."
Lane 5 - Team USA posts via youtube "Dana Vollmer is a Hometown Hero after London. After London 2012, Dana made a trip back to her hometown of Granbury, Texas where she was honored with a parade and commemorative sidewalk tile bearing her signature. In addition, Dana made appearances at her old high school and elementary school to sign autographs and speak to kids about her experiences."
Lane 6 - Gainsville Sun posts "Olympic star Beisel back with UF swimming. She's back, and that is great news for the Florida Gators. Following a whirlwind summer that was capped by winning a pair of medals at the 2012 Olympics in London, UF junior Elizabeth Beisel decided to return to collegiate competition. “It's been crazy,” Beisel said. “When I went home to Rhode Island, it was like mayhem just because I was the only Olympian from that state. Everybody sort of knew about me, and that was a little weird because I would be recognized wherever I went."
Lane 7 - Herald Sun posts "Real estate agents ham it up on YouTube to drum up home sales. Whether it's donning a pair of Speedos for an online tour, or perfecting a martial arts kick, it seems there is nothing some agents won't do to get a sale. Real estate marketing trainer Glenn Twiddle said doing an "outrageous video" was designed to get attention and make the seller stand out from the crowd."
Lane 8 - Stack posts "Olympic Breaststroke Techniques. Traditionally, the breaststroke is the easiest but slowest stroke in the sport of swimming. But breaststroke form improvements are rapidly occurring, propelling faster times, most notably as when Japanese schoolboy Akihiro Yamaguchi broke the World Record in the 200-meter."
This morning I taught spinning at 5:45, oy! I actually stayed up a bit late last night to watch Honey Boo Boo! After class this morning I came home, ate and took a short nap. Then it was swim time! Uh, yeah?
450 Warm up. Should have done a 500 but meh. 200 Kick (650) Hmm…some drill stuff. 300 yards. (950)
300 Sprinting or picking up the pace on laps 3, 6, 9 and 12. (1250)
Main Set - 8x125's 100 Working on setting technique and breathing every 3 on 1:45 / 25 Sprint on 25 (950/2200)
4x100's Kick stroke of choice (400/2600) 6x75's - 25 Drill / 25 Free / 25 Sprint. The drill and sprint were choice stroke. I did the first one fly then the rest back. (450/3050) Then it was some 50's and 25's. About 650 more yards. (3,700)
So a total of 3,700 yards for today. The main mission of today's workout was working on our freestyle techinque. Setting it then keeping with it while going fast. Something I need to learn to do.
So far for the month I'm at least over 30K. I might be lucky and get to 35K but I doubt that. Work will get in it's way. I'm teaching a weight lifting class tonight so I'm thinking of sleeping in tomorrow. No swimming. Actually may use tomorrow as a recovery day. I teach spinning 5 days a week so I need to squeeze in swimming and recovery. It's getting me in great shape but boy do I hurt some days. Today was one of them. So if I sleep in tomorrow then do a quick easy swim before I teach on Saturday that won't be much yardage but come Sunday I will do a Garbage Yardage swim to eek out some more yards. Speaking of Sunday's a swimmer mate and I are thinking about doing a Postal. I couldn't find the info on the the usms.org website but it's a 200 Fly / 400 IM / 1650 Free all to be swum the same day back to back. It's doable. Long and boring but doable. We are thinking of organizing a few of us and doing it. Right now it's just CRAZY TALK!
The Museum of History & Industry
(MOHAI) presents a series of quickies that take you on a time-traveling
journey to some of Seattle's most fascinating historic spots. This week,
learn about Green Lake's once-great Aqua Follies.
Lane 1 - The Seattle Times posts "Teaching kids to 'swim' is parents' greatest job. It's a parent's job to teach their children to swim — both figuratively and literally."
Lane 2 - Swim Smooth posts via youtube "Choosing Fins For Your Swimming Development. Swim Smooth's Paul Newsome gives his recommendation on what fins to choose to best develop your swimming technique."
Lane 3 - NY Times posts "Out of the Pool, Phelps Finds the Water at Medinah. Michael Phelps’s wedge shot was a little thin, but it got airborne, giving rise to abundant applause from the fans in
the grandstand behind the Medinah Country Club practice range. Phelps, the 22-time Olympic swimming medalist, felt like a fish out of water Tuesday when he swung his clubs alongside golfers who formed a major titleholder’s row."
Lane 4 - TodayOnline posts "Olympians feted, answers to swim mix-up soon. A resolution to the mix-up that ruined swimmer Joseph Schooling's race at the recent London Olympics is expected to be announced soon. Regarded as one of Singapore's brightest young swimming talents, 17-year-old Joseph is seen as a potential medal hope for the 2016 Rio Olympics. But his Olympics debut in London was marred when an official told him his TYR cap and goggles were not on the list of brands approved by swimming's world body FINA just minutes before his 200m butterfly heat, sparking a scramble for approved equipment. Joseph eventually completed his race in 1min 59.18secs, well off his national record of 1:56.67secs."
Lane 5 - Miami Herald posts "Swimmer Ryan Lochte LIVs it up with The Situation. Much parodied Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte was in Miami Sunday for the Dolphins/Jets game where
he spent most of the game at Liv’s Sun Life Stadium spot, and then later asking his followers on Twitter where he should go to party despite hash tagging Liv along with his bizarre, toolish, trademarked catchphrase “Jeah.” Turns out Lochte took his own advice and did party at Liv “all night” says our source, where he “shot the CO2 gun all over The Situation, who had an instant bromance with him. The two hung out all night after having their pick of model-like girls rushing over to both of them all night.” Uh, jeah?"
Lane 6 - GulfNews posts "Gyurta on revenge mission in Dubai. Tough races on the cards in Swimming World Cup event next week. Dubai: There will be no predictable victories in next week’s Fina/Arena Swimming World Cup in Dubai, as the start list guarantees tough competition in every event. With current Olympic champions, world champions and world record holders all hitting the pool in an effort to take gold in the first round of the Fina/Arena Swimming World Cup 2012 from October 2 to 3, the battles for a place on the podium are guaranteed to be thrilling."
Lane 7 - Speedo France posts via youtube "Speedo Swim Tour au Dôme de Vincennes. Speedo Swim Tour, c'est un événement Incontournable pour les amateurs de natation de tous les niveaux. Coaching personnel,testing d'équipement, rencontre de champions...Rendez-vous à Vincennes, Bordeaux, Marseille ou Nice pour une expérience unique!"
Lane 8 - fitsugar posts "10 Swimming Terms Every Beginner Should Know. If swimming has recently become new to your workout routine and you're still a little unfamiliar with many of the terms —like referring to freestyle as the "front crawl" — we'll help you uncover the mystery of the water, so you can feel like a pro in no time! Like our 10 beginner's running tips, here are 10 common terms every beginner swimmer should know…"