Lane 1 - 7 News posts via youtube "Hackett suing former lawyers over pre-nup. Olympian Grant Hackett is reportedly suing his former legal team claiming a 'botched' pre-nuptial agreement has left him with financial losses."
Meanwhile news.com posts "Grant Hackett to sue over pre-nuptials with wife Candice Alley. EXCLUSIVE: FALLEN swim star Grant Hackett claims a botched pre-nuptial agreement with pop star wife Candice Alley has left him with financial losses. Hackett, 32, has launched Supreme Court legal action against his former solicitors, the Brisbane-based Mullins Lawyers."
Lane 2 - The Baltimore Sun posts "Michael Phelps, Megan Rossee break up, gossip site reports. Olympian dumped model-waitress, says TMZ. The gossip site cited anonymous sources who said that Phelps "felt the relationship wasn't going anywhere, so he decided to end it so he could pursue
other options." The Huff Post has "Stacy Keibler, Michael Phelps Ring In The New Year Early With A Game Of Beer Pong."
Lane 3 - The Daily Mail posts "I'll make waves in Rio, vows Halsall after flopping at home Olympics. Fran Halsall has made an important New Year’s resolution. The British swimmer never again wants to feel the way she did in the summer of 2012 after finishing the Olympic Games without a medal. She has written it all down, just in case she ever needs a reminder, because Halsall is determined she will never feel like that again; so low she did not attend the post-Games parade because she ‘didn’t think she should enjoy it’."
Lane 4 - The Jamaica Gleaner posts "Swimming is definitely on the up'A - SAJ president highlights quality; implores sponsors to fund development. World Short Course Swimming Championships silver medallist, Alia Atkinson, who barely missed an Olympic medal when she placed fourth at the London Games this past summer, has been flying the flag for Jamaican swimming over the past few years. However, Amateur Swimming Association of Jamaica (ASAJ) president, Martin Lyn, says that the country has more to offer."
Lane 5 - ESPN W continues with "Summer on the Run. Creativity key to fitting in the miles. ummer on the Run is a 12-week blog and video series that follows former Olympic swimmer and avid runner Summe Sanders on her journey to train for Disney's Princess Half Marathon on Feb. 24. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, she will share training tips, and a little inspiration, as
she gears up for the main event. Use hashtag #GoRun on Twitter to follow Summer and be part of the ongoing conversation. Running twice in one day is a great way to fit in the mileage I need. I have to build up to get ready for my race in Orlando. It also helps me with time management."
Lane 6 - The Australian posts "Seebohm consigns mistakes to the past. THERE are some people who can't wait to see the calendar flip over to 2013 today, and Emily Seebohm will be one of them. As the new year begins, so will begin the new world rankings and Seebohm will no longer be so regularly reminded that she had the fastest 100m backstroke time in the world in 2012, but fell short of the Olympic gold medal. That is also the case for James Magnussen, world No 1 but Olympic silver medallist in the 100m freestyle. For the record, Seebohm set the fastest time in history without the aid of a polyurethane bodysuit, 58.23sec, in her heat at the London Olympics."
Lane 7 - China Daily posts " Aussie connection to grow stronger. China's swimming bosses are intent on sending the nation's best abroad for specialized training. According to team leader, Xu Qi, relations between the Chinese association and Swimming Australia remain close despite rumors that the Aussies' governing body would ban coaches Denis Cotterell and Ken Wood from instructing Chinese swimmers. Xu attributed China's record medal haul in London to training Down Under and said he expected the relationship to grow even stronger."
Lane 8 - Chip Chick posts "Everyone Out of the Pool! Because These Finger Swimming Gloves Are Frightening. I don’t think they’re going to make you Aquaman or anything, but if you want a little speed boost in the pool, I guess these might help. The Finger Swimming Gloves, which look like they belong in the antiseptic hospital scene of a horror movie, are basically webs for your hands. You can slip these silicone finger-covers on before you take a dip, then make like a duck as you paddle your way through the water."
NOTE FROM the17thman: As the year ends a BIG THANK YOU to the swimmers, swim fans, swim coaches, swimmer managers, swimmer agents, swim companies, pr folks and all of you for submitting links and hints for "Lane" items for each day's Daily Swim Report. I wouldn't be able to do these daily lists without all your help. Keep emailing me all those great stories! Once again, Thank You, And Happy New Year!
A change does you good, right? This week’s workout is a break from my normal type of workout. After talking with a few friends of mine I realized that the occasional speed workout is necessary (the best way to practice going fast is to go fast!).
So this week’s workout is dedicated to getting up and getting going. the focus is on speed speed speed. And rest. It may seem like a lot of rest but it’s important to get to the point where you can recover and go fast again.
First set is twice through, second set is twice through.
300 Kick/Drill/Swim by 100
4 x 100s free 1:30
4 x 50s build :50
3 x 50s 90% effort @ 1:10
1 x 100 non free @1:45
2 x 50s 90% effort @ 1:10
1 x 100 non free @1:45
1 x 50s 100% effort @ 1:10
1 x 100 non free @1:45
Rest 1 minute OR ez 50 backstroke
My name is Joe Denton, I am a 41 year old swimmer in Seattle
Washington. I've been swimming competitively since I was 11 (with an 8
year break in the middle somewhere) and find the pleasure to be worth
the sacrifice. I swim with a few local master's teams in the Seattle
area and also on my own due to scheduling conflicts. Because of that, I
end up writing a lot of my own workouts which is something I've
recently discovered I really enjoy. I end up reading a lot about the
training techniques that are being developed and in my free time watch
training videos on YouTube and other sites. My workouts tend to focus on
stroke as I am primarily and IM'er, but I also do a fair amount of
distance free training as I swim a few open water distance events as
well (but those workouts tend to be in the spring/summer).
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Lane 1 - The Telegraph posts "Keri-Anne Payne considers switching to the pool after the pain of fourth at London Olympics. Nothing hurts sportsmen and women more than fourth place. The knowledge that precious metal was so tantalisingly within reach, and could have been seized but for that small stutter in the starting blocks, the upset stomach the night before competition or an unscheduled lie-in on a training day, can haunt an entire career."
Lane 2 - SF Gate posts "Fleishhacker bathhouse facing demolition. The famous pool's landmark bathhouse, once a handsome structure and now a ruin, will be demolished over the next two weeks and carted away to live only in the annals of local history, city officials announced
Tuesday. The pool, which opened in 1925, was built next to the zoo under the direction of Herbert Fleishhacker, a philanthropist and park commissioner from a prominent San Francisco family. It was 1,000 feet long, 150 feet wide and required 6.5 million gallons of water, pumped in from the ocean and heated, although most of those who recall plunging into the choppy, frigid water would contest the last part. The bathhouse also served as the pump station. The first event at Fleishhacker was a national Amateur Athletic Unionswim meet. Olympic gold medalist Johnny Weissmuller, better known as the actor who played Tarzan, swam in the pool. So did record-setting swimmer and actress Esther Williams and Olympic gold medalist Ann Curtis. The pool, which could accommodate 10,000 swimmers, was patrolled by 20 lifeguards, many of them in rowboats."
Lane 3 - ABC Radio posts "Australian plans to swim Cuba-US without shark cage. Australian open-water distance swimmer Chloe McCardel has announced an ambitious bid to swim solo from Cuba to the United States without a shark cage. The 27-year-old has twice won the Channel Swimming Association's Sotiraki Cup for the fastest swim by a woman across the strait between England and France - in 2011 and 2012 - and has also won the gruelling Manhattan Island Marathon.
Lane 4 - The Oakland Press posts "Jewish Community Center opens Olympian swim academy in West Bloomfield Township. Olympic champion Lenny Krayzelburg will be in metro Detroit on Jan. 27, when the Jewish Community Center opens Michigan’s first Lenny Krayzelburg Swim Academy. Krayzelburg, a four-time gold medalist who swam in the 2000 and 2004 Olympics, will be at the Jewish Community Center in West Bloomfield Township from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, and at the Oak Park location from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30."
Lane 1 - Nigerian Tribune posts "Without corporate partnership, swimming is doomed —Goodluck Odewumi. Dr Goodluck Ibikunle Odewumi, Director of Sports, University of Ibadan and member, Technical Committee of the Nigeria Swimming Federation, in this chat with Sport Editor, WALE EMOSU, discusses the state of swimming in Nigeria, the new rules of the game, factors that crippled Nigeria at the 2012 London Olympics, poaching of talents and governments attitude
towards sport development."
Lane 2 - BBC News posts "Thame Olympian Simon Burnett holds swim master class for cancer charity. Thame Olympic swimmer Simon Burnett has taken time out from his Christmas holidays to hold a charity master class at his local swimming club. The ex-Team GB athlete, who still holds the British record for the 100m freestyle, raised £750 for Oxford-based Urology Cancer Charity - UCARE. He and his wife, the US swimmer Whitney Myers-Burnett, gave a talk and two-hour pool session on competitive swimming."
Lane 3 - TVNZ posts "It's all smooth sailing for Huegill. Geoff Huegill's transformation from super fish to sea dog seems almost complete. The former Olympic swimmer had spoken about a serious move into the sailing world before he undertook his second Sydney to Hobart race aboard Ragamuffin Loyal under the legendary Syd Fischer."
Lane 4 - ESPN W posts "Summer on the Run. The need for the right speed. It's no secret that speed workouts are my weakness. "One-speed Summer" has always been my nickname. It started in swimming. If I was doing the first 100 meters of an IM in practice, I'd do that first lap of butterfly as fast as I could if I was only sprinting one lap. I still have dreams about it. If someone tells me to go hard, I go all out."
Lane 5 - The Australian posts "Thorpe tells his story straight in This Is Me. IN the lexicon of sporting nicknames, Thorpedo is a brilliantly evocative description of Australian swimming's golden boy, Ian Thorpe, who turned the sport on its axis as a 17-year-old at the Sydney Olympics when he won three gold medals. It was a tabloid-headline moniker that fitted perfectly and stuck. Thorpe's biography, This Is Me, has made headlines, too, but mainly for its personal, rather than sporting, revelations: here the champion swimmer is stripped back to show how fame at such a young age - he was 14 when first named in the Australian team - brought its own burdens, and how well-documented media slights on his personal life affected him."
Lane 6 - Communication Arts posts "Karla Colletto's Cruise 2013 Swimwear Line video. With a collection that fits all shapes and sizes, Karla Colletto understands that most women dislike the process of trying on swimwear. Washington, DC, studio Design Army literally went underwater in the name of aquatic fashion. With a crew of two dozen, the studio filmed this short feature for Colletto’s latest swimwear line, giving women across America a beautiful introduction and and a close-up look at the detailing and stitching and the ability to witness its functionality firsthand."
Wahoo for Saturday and Wahoo for the rain that made for a quick 30 minute swim workout this morning. I haven't swam since Tuesday when I did my 1,225 (12/25) Christmas Workout. Which by the way is now back from the black hole of Garmin Connect. I noticed when syncing my watch this morning that the workout was now up. Which is a good thing. But I've been busy teaching spinning all week with 3 classes on Wednesday and 2 classes on Thursday. Friday I don't teach but work early in the morning so I use that as my default recovery day.
I say recovery day but I think I told someone I'd go to a class next Friday at 5:45am. Ugh, well see about that! As for today's swim...
I was really just pushing my way in those 300's. I'm really out of swim shape so by the last one I was feeling a bit sore and fatigued. I really gotta snap out of my laziness when it comes to swimming. I did a 50 easy and called it a day. Then the storm hit and everyone had to get out anyways.
With one more swim for the month I'm at 9.22 miles (=16,225 yards, =14,836 meters). So my goal for tomorrow is to do at least 3,775 yards to get to the 20K mark for the month. I'll get to the pool a bit before the gang and swim a bit on my own.