Trick 1 - SNTV posts via youtube "Phelps
targets golfing gold at Rio 2016 Olympics. 22 time Olympic medallist,
Michael Phelps, ruled out a return to the pool at the next Olympic Games
during a visit to Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday, but the American would
come out of retirement to represent the USA on the golf course. "You
know, as an American, sure it is very sad to be able to see what Lance
(Armstrong, former cyclist) is going through. And... You know, I
think... as a country we support all of our athletes and we want them to
do their best so, you know, obviously when everything did come out it
was very sad... It's got to be hard... that's all I can really say about
it, you know... whatever he did, he chose... I'm always focused on what
I have to do, worrying about what I'm doing myself." Meanwhile via youtube "PHELPS VISITS POOR FAVELA IN RIO. The 18-time gold medallist was visiting an impoverished area of the city and gave some local kids the thrill of a lifetime as he gave them a brief swimming lesson and some inspirational thoughts."
Treat 2 - Yahoo/Eurosport posts "Swimming - Gibson given Loughborough role British Swimming are putting plans in place for a permanent sprint centre with the appointment of former world champion James Gibson as an interim coach at Loughborough University."
Trick 3 - AL.com posts (w/video) "Margaret Hoelzer 'has brought honor to Huntsville,' and Huntsville returns that honor as Olympic swimmer returns. Margaret Hoelzer shows off her olympic medals during a recognition ceremony at Spring Hill Suites Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012 in Huntsville, Margaret Hoelzer, the Huntsville native who won Olympic medals in 2008, was honored Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012 by the Huntsville-Madison County Athletic Hall of Fame during a ceremony held at Spring Hill Suites in Huntsville, Ala."
Treat 4- Missoulian posts "Master racer: 90-year-old product of Great Falls making waves in world swimming competitions. Very few athletes can claim a perfect 5-for-5 gold medal domination in international swim competition. But Masters swimmer Maurine Kornfeld, who was born and raised in Great Falls, can shout it from the lane lines to the rafters."
Trick 5 - Aquamsn posts via Facebook "DC Entertainment/Kia Motors We Can Be Heroes Cars - Aquaman. Five Justice League-inspired Kia cars were unveiled at SEMA in Las Vegas, including Aquaman Rio 5-door. Featuring custom artwork by Jim Lee, the cars are intended to raise awareness for We Can Be Heroes:http://bit.ly/RqMDC3"
Treat 6 - The Post Game has "Alex Morgan, Missy Franklin, Laila Ali Talk Body Image And How Sports Builds Confidence. For five-time Olympic swimming medalist Missy Franklin, who smiles as she autographs items for parents on the side of the carpet, growing up a head above everyone in her grade wasn't something that was easy to deal with. "I've always been this tall and it was really hard growing up," says Franklin, who is 6-1. "I mean, it makes you different. It makes you stand out." It wasn't until she started swimming that she realized just how much of an advantage that height was."
Trick 7 - Hutto posts via youtube "Hutto Economic Development Corporation 2012 Year-In-Review Banquet Featuring Brendan Hansen. The Hutto community was also privileged enough to be joined by three-time Olympian and six-time Olympic Medalist Brendan Hansen. In this video, you will get to witness Brendan's presentation to the Hutto community."
Treat 8 - The Lying Liars that Lie post "Apparel Maker PVH to Buy Peer Warnaco for $2.9 Billion. Apparel maker PVH Corp. (PVH) agreed to pay $2.9 billion to acquire smaller peer Warnaco Group Inc. (WRC) in a cash-and-stock deal that will unite well-known brands such as Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger and Speedo under one combined firm."
Kia Motors Readying Five Show-Stopping Justice League-Inspired Rides For 2012 SEMA Show Kia's One-of-a-Kind Display Brings Iconic Comic Book Super Heroes to Life to Benefit the "We Can Be Heroes" Giving Campaign
- Legendary artist Jim Lee collaborates with world-renowned builders West Coast Customs, RIDES magazine and Super Street magazine to create five larger-than-life vehicles
- Expanding on the popularity of the Batman-inspired Optima presented in New York, four never-before-seen custom Kia machines to be unveiled under the lights in Vegas
KMA and world-famous West Coast Customs collaborated for the second year in a row to create two of the Justice League-inspired vehicles: The Flash-inspired Forte Koup and the Aquaman-inspired Rio 5-door.
The partnership between KMA and DC Entertainment was conceived to benefit "We Can Be Heroes" (www.WeCanBeHeroes.org), a giving campaign, dedicated to helping fight hunger in the Horn of Africa and inspired by the heroism of the iconic Justice League characters. "We Can Be Heroes" encourages everyday people to join the fight by getting involved and donating to bring help and hope to the people most affected by the hunger crisis.
At the 1961 AAU National Swimming and Diving Championships, George Haines describes the butterfly technique to Bud Palmer while high school sensation Fred Schmidt demonstrates. Fred won gold at the 1964 Olympic Game, later became a Navy Seal and helped recover several Apollo space crafts on their return from the moon.
Lane 1 - Science Blog posts "Everyone in the pool! Water workouts just as good as on land. Biking, running and walking are all good for you. But the strain can be tough if you’re overweight, have arthritis or suffer from other joint problems or injuries. What to do? Just add water."
Lane 2 - ABC posts via youtube "Ian Thorpe shares struggles with depression, sexuality and Olympics. Swimmer Ian Thorpe is one of Australia's greatest ever Olympians but reveals he has struggled with severe depression, gossip around his sexuality, and Olympic qualification. See more from 7.30 athttp://www.abc.net.au/7.30"
Lane 3 - NY Times posts "Face Time | Natalie Coughlin. It was hard to pass up a few moments chatting with the very pretty, 12-time Olympic medalist in swimming Natalie Coughlin. Though enjoying some time off, post-Olympics, she’s been keeping busy traveling and working on various projects and partnerships. As one of the few athletes to who has not had corrective vision surgery,
Natalie has recently teamed up with LensCrafters, and is helping get the word out about vision care and living a healthy lifestyle. Read on to find out which is her favorite mascara to adorn her healthy eyes, plus some great fitness and diet tips."
Lane 4 - Irish Examiner posts "Murphy’s sinking feeling. Gráinne Murphy is no longer living or swimming in Limerick after Swim Ireland’s failure to offer her assurances about the future of the high performance centre in UL. The three-time European senior medallist has relocated to her native Wexford with her family to weigh up where or even whether to resume swimming after being devastated by how Swim Ireland treated her both at and after the London Olympics. Murphy’s Olympics were severely hampered after she was struck by glandular fever in the lead-up to the Games. The 19-year-old finished last in her 400m freestyle heat, almost a full 10 seconds slower than her personal best, before deciding to withdraw from participating in the 800m freestyle."
Lane 5 - 891 ABC Radio posts (w/audio) "Dawn Fraser on the Master's Games, Salt Water Champs and more. Australian swimming legend Dawn Fraser joined Brian Webb from the Master's Games to chat to me on Riverland Today this morning. It was a chance to clarify some of the tales I was told about Dawn as a child. Did Dawn really win the Salt Water Championships that were held in my old training pool? Did Dawn really complete the Henley to Grange Long Swim? Is Dawn really partial to houseboat holidays in the Riverland?"
Lane 6 - Daily Wildcat posts "Arizona swimming's Bar-Or represents Israel. Nimrod Shapira Bar-Or stood perfectly still, phone against his ear, waiting in anticipation, as he awaited the decision. It was August 2008, just one week from the Olympic Opening Ceremonies in Beijing, when the High Court of the Olympic Committee of Israel decided to accept Bar-Or’s national
record time of 1:48.76 in the 200m-freestyle. As a result, Bar-Or was set to replace Max Jaben, an American Israeli who was selected as one of the three swimmers to represent the Jewish state. Jaben had been disqualified from competition after failing a drug test and testing positive for performance enhancing drugs."
Lane 7 - The SacBee posts "Miracle Swimming Wins Two Grants to Take Program Alleviating Deep Water Fears National. 1st Century Swimming Lessons, Inc. of Sarasota Florida, developers of Miracle Swimming: New Lessons for Adults Afraid in Water, has been awarded two grants by national organizations to expand its reach nationally…The second grant, $3398, was awarded by the Swimming Saves Lives Foundation, part of United States Masters Swimming, to fund trainings for two swim instructors to learn to teach Miracle Swimming. "This grant will be used to provide opportunities for adults to swim," says U.S. Masters Swimming Executive Director Rob Butcher. "It is anticipated that as a result of this award and training of new instructors, several thousand adults will be positively impacted."
Lane 8 - Inside The Games posts "Asia set to host 2019 swimming World Championships. FINA, the international governing body of swimming, has announced that China, Japan and South Korea will be bidding to host the 2019 World Championships. However, at this stage, the three countries have not confirmed which cities they will be putting forward to host the event."
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways...that is how I feel about my tech suit. I love it for so many reasons. But since it's now banned I love it for it's warmth on a cold afternoon swim. It's 57F which ain't cold but with high winds it's a bit brisk outside. Cold enough for me to break out the old tech suit B70 and for the first time ever I wore a swimcap! I am a cold weather wimp! Another great thing
about the old B70 is that it's like wearing compression leggings. Something I needed today. I've been busy out of the water teaching 4 spinning classes on Monday with 3 of them all in a row. Then this morning I had two spinning classes in a row at 5:45 and then 7am. Swim practice is at 10am so I dont' have much time to rest and recover. Who knows how long I'll be able to keep it all up. But at least for today I was able to swim and do sorta okay. I think the B70 helped!
I actually swam extra for warmup since it was so cold I didn't want to stop and hang out. I started off putting in the lane lines so got in a 100. Then I did a 550 warm up. The damn watch has it at 575. I don't get that Garmin Swim! Then some kick for another 200 yards. (850) Then 6x50's with fins (kick down/1 finger drill coming back) (300/1150) Finishing up with 3x100's (1 Finger, catch up, pace, faster) (300/1450)
8x150's on 2:45 (I think) It was 50 Catch Up, 50 Pace, 50 Fast.
I know 1 is my fault since I forgot to start the watch but I don't know why it only registerd a 125 at the end. I was feeling pretty good during this set. I was really pushing myself at the end. (1200/2650)
Stroke Time - I got in a 150 kick. I had to take a pee break and stretch out the legs. I started to feel a cramp coming on. (150/2800) Then we did 6x75's Drill/Free/Swim on 1:45. I did them fly/back/fly/back/fly and fly. (450/3250) Then it was almost time to finish so we did 8x25's Free on 60 (200/3450) and then lastly 8x25's on 60 2 of each stroke. (200/3650) And that was it. Done and done!
Nine swims in 30 days isn't much swimming. I'm hoping to be able to wake up and go swimming tomorrow morning before work. But I doubt it. Just a swim just so I can get in a swim. I am most likely going to miss workout on this Thursday and I know the following Thursday I won't make it. Oh well, it is what it is.
Lane 1 - The Charlotte Observer posts "Olympic swim coach is Chamber’s keynote speaker. Swim Team USA won 31 medals at the London Olympics under David Marsh’s leadership."
Lane 2 - Herald Sun posts "Geoff 'Skippy' Huegill retires from professional swimming, again.
THE first time Geoff Huegill retired from swimming - seven years ago - it triggered a downward spiral of parties, drugs, depression and ultimately thoughts of suicide. The second time came yesterday, and all Huegill can see is something an eternity away from the life he once led."
Lane 3- East London Lines posts "Pop-up pool to teach over 1,000 people to swim. A temporary swimming pool has been launched in a north Croydon school which aims to teach more than 1,000 people to swim and improve their skills in the water this autumn. Melanie Marshall, record breaking swimmer, double Olympian and six time Commonwealth Medallist, officially launched the pool at Virgo Fidelis Convent Senior School yesterday."
Lane 4 - The Herald posts "Olympic swimmer Michael Jamieson reunited with luggage. A Scottish Olympic medallist has spoken of his joy at being reunited with gear he left on a train. Swimmer Michael Jamieson, 24, went on Twitter to seek help to find the luggage he left on a train from London to Bath. On September 20 he tweeted: "Left my suitcase on the train few days ago -
had some Olympic kit in it & a new pair of sneakers... gutted! Help plz!" The message was spotted by train operator ScotRail, which offered to help the Glasgow-born athlete, who is now based in Bath. Working with sister train operator First Great Western, staff managed to locate the bag at the lost property office at London's Paddington station."
Lane 5 - Sport24 posts "Lotto reduces Olympic funding. The National Lotteries Distribution Trust Fund (NLDTF) has reduced the amount money it gives the country's Olympic athletes, it was reported on Sunday. The NLDTF had capped grants given to each sports body at R2m, because it said the number of applications had doubled, The Sunday Times reported. Sporting codes such as swimming, rowing and canoeing had received R8m in each of the past three years, the newspaper reported."
Lane 6 - British Swimming posts "Gibson named interim sprint coach. British Swimming has appointed former world champion James Gibson as the Interim Sprint Coach to head up the Sprint Programme at Loughborough University."
Lane 7 - via Youtube "Neil Rogers talks ocean swimming. Australian Olympic Swimmer and favourite local swim coach Neil Rogers gives his time for the Bondi to Bronte ocean swim, talking about his experiences as a coach and useful tips on how to make small changes for improvement."
Lane 8 - The Japan Times posts "Japan to bid for swimming worlds. he international governing body of swimming said China, Japan and South Korea are the candidates to host the 2019 World Championships. FINA said the three countries have not confirmed which cities could stage the event. China hosted the 2011 worlds in Shanghai. The 2021 worlds hosting rights could also be awarded in the same bidding process."