Lane 1 - New Zimbabwe posts "Kirsty Coventry robber jailed. A MAN was jailed for four years on Thursday after being convicted for robbing the former Olympic swimming champion Kirsty Coventry."
Lane 2 - US Masters Swimming posts via youtube "2013 USMS Spring Nationals - Day 1. Emily Silver brings us all the action from the U.S. Masters Swimming Spring Nationals at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis. Distance swimmers ruled the day with plenty of stories and action to follow."
Lane 3 - Charlotte Observer posts "Retirement wasn’t Berens’ cup of tea. After a brief retirement that lasted about as long as a bad celebrity marriage, Charlotte’s Ricky Berens is back in the
pool and will compete Friday through Sunday at the UltraSwim meet at Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center."
Lane 4 - swimming.org posts "Daley withdraws from Fort Lauderdale Grand Prix. Olympic bronze medallist Tom Daley has been forced to withdraw from action at the FINA Grand Prix in Fort Lauderdale due an elbow injury. Daley hurt his elbow in training and has been advised to rest to prevent further injury so made the decision to pull out of action in Florida." Socialite Life posts "Tom Daley Hits The Practice Pool, We Drool."
Lane 5 - Sport Live posts "Le Clos and Van der Burgh head SA swimming team. Swimming SA (SSA) have assembled a strong team for the Fina World Championships from July 19 to August 4 despite having to adjust their selection criteria. he team, which was named in Johannesburg on Thursday, would be spearheaded by world record holder Cameron van der Burgh and fellow London 2012 Olympic champion Chad le Clos."
Lane 6 - Ber News posts "FINIS Sponsors Swimmer Roy Allan Burch. Bermudian Olympic swimmer Roy-Allan Burch has picked up a sponsorship from FINIS, the company has announced. Burch, a two-time Olympian, currently lives and trains in North Carolina and was a member of both the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Teams."
Lane 7 - 2(X)IST posts via youtube "2(X)IST SWIM: Summer 2013. Stay current with the latest wave of Swim Briefs, Swim Trunks, and Swim Shorts from 2(X)IST. Find your fit athttp://www.2XIST.com"
Lane 8 - The Santa Clara Weekly posts "Going the Distance to Rebuild Santa Clara's International Swim Center. When the ISC opened in 1967, the Santa Clara News wrote that it was "Judged to be the finest outdoor swim complex in the world by those who know best." An Aug. 16, 1968 Life magazine cover story called it "The world’s incubator of Olympic swimmers." Fast-forward 46 years. The venerable complex has long outlived its 25-30 year life span."
Lane 1 - Adelaide Now posts "Michael Klim to design the pool and deck area of Watson Apartments. OLYMPIC gold medal-winning swimmer Michael Klim will dive into a project of a different kind when he helps design the pool and deck area of the Watson Apartments and Hotel development at Walkerville."
Lane 2 - 7 News posts (w/video) "Missy Franklin still making waves after London Olympics. Eight months after she became a household name, Colorado's Missy Franklin is still making waves, from The Tonight Show to an appearance on "Pretty Little Liars." The Colorado native loves life in the fast lane."
Lane 3 - The Australian posts "Coutts to tell integrity panel of Perth incident. Since the Perth meet, reports have surfaced of another incident of inappropriate behaviour by a male swimmer towards a female teammate. Coutts said she would "rather not" comment on the incident publicly but would speak openly to the integrity panel."
Lane 4 - The Sydney Morning Herald posts "Embattled swim coach absent at NSW champs. Embattled head swimming coach Leigh Nugent will be absent as Australia's disgraced men's relay freestylers return to competition for the first time since admitting to their pre-Olympic Stilnox bonding session. Nugent has cited family reasons for missing the NSW championships starting on Friday in Sydney where four of the relay squad will be among more than half of the London Olympic team competing ahead of next month's world championship trials."
Lane 5 - Yahoo Sports posts (w/video) "Watch fans in China steal Michael Phelps’ golf balls on ‘The Haney Project’. It's hard enough keeping the golf ball in play on a tough golf course in front of thousands of fans, but it's even harder when the fans are picking up any ball they see. That's what happened on the latest episode of "The Haney Project" on Golf Channel, where Michael Phelps was in an interesting situation in China where even his balls in play couldn't be found."
Lane 6 - The Herald News posts "Chuy Quits Splash After Fracturing Foot. Chuy Bravo, Chelsea Handler's diminutive assistant on Chelsea Lately, has dropped out of ABC's new celebrity diving show Splash because of a foot fracture, TMZ reports. The injury occurred during the show's first taping on Monday, but didn't happen in the water. Rather, Chuy attempted to jump on a table in the lounge area near the pool during taping, but the table broke and Chuy fractured his heel bone in his subsequent fall, according to TMZ."
Lane 7 - Finis posts via youtube "Why Swim? Why swim? We all make the trip to the pool for a slightly different reason. Whether you swim for fitness or to escape, we all agree that there is something special about the water. No other sport will leave you feeling as satisfied and as peaceful as swimming. FINIS is a brand that understands what it means to be a swimmer. Whether you are an Olympic athlete or a weekend warrior we have the tools and the experience to make your swimming experience a memorable one. Thank you for helping us achieve twenty years of business -- we would not have grown without your support. From the Monofin and the Snorkel to the SwiMP3, it has been an amazing journey thus far. FINIS is committed to being a part of your every trip to the pool and we would love to know, #whyswim?"
Lane 8 - Build posts "Olympic Swimming Pool Development Completed. Work has been completed at Northern Ireland's first Olympic-sized swimming pool."
Well due my bad planning this really is Day 18 since I had two Day 5's in a row. Opps! So I've listed 17 Swim Related things that I've used in the last year but now it's time for a few Swim Thingies that I want!
Lane 1. Forearm Paddles from Athlete Approved - "The Forearm paddles are specially designed to help swimmers understand how to use a high-elbow catch. They can be used for all four strokes. The paddles start at the fingers and go down to the forearm. They are perfect for beginners to elite athletes to teach and reinforce technique. They are also great to building strength in the upper body." 19.99 USD Available at AthleteApproved.com
Lane 2. Sporti Training Swim Fins from Swim Oulet. - "Soft, flexible, and comfortable enough to log countless hours in the pool, the Sporti Training fins are a must have for your swimming workouts. Featuring a short blade, these fins won't overstrain your muscles so you can focus on a proper kick to propel you through the water as fast as possible. Each fin size has its
own distinct color, so there's no wasting time finding your perfect fit.
• 2-toned • Shorter blade to aid proper kicking form • Each size has its own distinct blade color • Flexible foot pocket • Closed ankle provides extra support • Fins float to the surface • Easy on and off • Sizing is based on men's shoe sizes • 100% Rubber • Imported"
Why these? Well a swim mate of mine wears them and I tried them on. They seems to be a lot more comfortable then my Yellow/Golden Zoomers. Or course now these won't match the color of my paddles or d-band but alas color is good! Available at SwimOulet.com
Lane 3. TYR Men's Full Zip Event Hoodie. "Men's Full Zip Event Hoodie offers warmth without bulk. Built for the elements, this sweatshirt features a banded bottom and banded cuffs to block cold air, an attached 3-Piece Hood for coverage and front hand warmer pockets for warmth. Inspired by the raw ambition of sport, The Event Zip Up Sweatshirt is designed for people who like making themselves stronger, faster and more comfortable. The perfect go-to piece when the
competition has ended." 65.99 USD Available at tyr.com
Lane 4. Mesh Equipment Bag. I don't know why I don't have someone so practical and so cheap but I don't own a Mesh Equipment Bag. SwimOutlet.com has Speedo Mesh Equipment Bag is assorted solid colors. With its comfortable and sturdy Nylon shoulder straps, this ventilated mesh equipment bag will be a pleasure to carry no matter how full you stuff it. If you need more then just a splash of color Splish.com has some great designs including my personal favorite!
Lane 5. LifeProof Case. A LifeProof case for my iPhone 4S. I'd like one for my iPad Mini but they don't have one yet. Why? So I can film underwater of course! Plus I wouldn't be afraid using it on the pool deck.
Lane 6. FINIS Freestyle Snorkel. Another item that has been on my Wish List for several years. But between buying new swim suits, goggles and other daily must haves the snorkel is always on the
wish list. "The front-mounted Freestyle Snorkel is the first snorkel designed specifically for freestylers. The new design allows triathletes, sprinters and long-distance freestylers to achieve a lower head position to further optimize body position and achieve faster times." - SwimOutlet.com Maybe this will be the year I break down and buy one. Check more at finisinc.com
Lane 7. Arena PADDLEBALL OL. Living in Florida we don't have many really cold mornings but when we do I have my Swim Parka. But what about those almost cold mornings? I don't really have much which is why I'm wishing for the Arena PADDLEBALL OL this holiday season. It seems to be unisex but like that really matters. What matters is that it is a hoodie! Which is great to cover pre-workout just out of bed head and post-workout my hair is wet! It only comes in black but that is a good thing so it'll look clean after a few Gatorade spills. Available at arenausa.com 90 USD.
Lane 8. Athletic Foodie Kitchen Apron. Come on and show your support for the Athletic Foodie with this cool apron. Real Olympic Medals Sold Separately. Sold via Facebook.
I could list about 100 small items from specific books, swim clinics, iOS apps and tons of gadgets but enough is enough for me. So what about you feel free to comment on your Holiday Wish List Swim Items!