What is that big black T on the bottom of the pool for? And what’s up with the flags hanging over my lane? Are we celebrating something? Nope, those are important tools to help swimmers swim efficiently. Watch our Masters Swimming 101 video to learn more about all that weird-looking stuff at your pool.
Jerry McCormick and USMS-certified adult learn-to-swim instructor, Chris Holley, tell this inspiring ALTS story in their own words. They share their weight loss journeys and the impact swimming has had on both their lives.
Lane Santa Monica -Sunshine Coast Daily posts "Early morning swim sessions were a good idea at the time. Getting out of bed for early morning swim training session is a good idea in theory, but can be difficult to execute. Gold Coast Surf Life Physio physiotherapist Troy Eady works with some of the best swimmers in the country, and highly recommends the activity as a favoured choice of exercise. "Swimming has an array of health benefits," he said. "It is a well-rounded exercise because it works a lot of major muscle groups, but at the same time it is also a good aerobic exercise with a lot of cardiac benefit."
Lane Beverly -CCTV posts "Chinese Swimmer Recalls His Debut at Kazan World Championships. Chinese swimming star Ning Zetao who made history at the Swimming World Championships in Kazan recalled his amazing debut at the games."
Lane Third -Curbed LA posts "First Look at the Newly Reopened Hollywood Pool and Its Cool Retro Pool House. This week, the pool at the Hollywood Rec Center reopened, unveiling tons of added features (slide!) and a 1950s-inspired pool house. The project's been under construction since the fall of 2013, but the wait has clearly been worth it. The 9,575-square-foot pool now has a swirling slide, bleachers topped by shade structures, lifeguard chairs, and something called an "integrated splash area," according to a release for the reopening. Next to the pool, the sleek pool house, designed by Frank R. Webb Architects, Inc., is equipped with airy changing rooms and a bag-check, all under its Googie-esque roof."
Lane Wilshire -LA Times posts "Los Angeles and U.S. Olympic officials reach agreement on 2024 bid. Los Angeles officials and the U.S. Olympic Committee have reached an agreement in their negotiations over L.A. serving as the American bidder for the 2024 Olympic Games, according to a person close to the situation who was not authorized to speak publicly. If, as expected, the Los Angeles City Council votes on Tuesday to authorize Mayor Eric Garcetti to pursue the bid, the announcement could come as soon as that afternoon."
Lane Olympic - CBS Baltimore posts "Baltimore Swimmer To Go For Gold In Olympics Next Summer."
Lane Pico - Mashable posts "10 gross pool facts that might scare you off swimming."
Lane 1 - Sleep Review posts "Airweave Bedding Topper Partners with FINA. Bedding topper brand Airweave has signed a partnership agreement with the Federation Internationale de Natation (FINA) to become an Official Partner of the 17th FINA World Championships (2017) and the 13th FINA World Swimming Championships (2016). The company will also be the title partner of the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup (2015, 2016, and 2017)."
Lane 2 - CNN posts "This pool looks like you're swimming in midair. A pool that feels like swimming through air ... CNN's Jeanne Moos introduces the "Sky Pool"."
Lane 3 - US Masters Swimming posts "Play the Long Game: Incremental Improvement. Taking small steps to achieve long term success."
Lane 4 - The Augusta Chronicle posts "Andrew family believes unusual methods will lead to swimming success. or Michael Andrew & Co., conformity just isn’t their style. Andrew turned pro when he was 14. He’s home-schooled and trains differently than most of his competitors. With his parents by his side every step of the way, he believes he has broken more age-group records than any swimmer in U.S. history, more than 80 in all."
Lane 5 - Heavy posts "Duke Kahanamoku: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know."
Lane 6 - Staten Island Live posts "$2,500 awarded to swimmer injured by pool chemicals at LA Fitness. Special Referee Susan Quirk recently awarded Prignoli $2,500 for skin rashes, "severe" hair loss, eye irritation, loss of taste and smell and other problems he allegedly suffered while swimming in the LA Fitness pool in January 2014."
Lane 1 - sport24 posts "Roland Schoeman on how to improve swimming in SA. Multiple Olympic and World Championship participant, medal winner and record holder, Roland Schoeman, details what needs to be done to improve swimming in SA."
Lane 3 - My San Antonio posts "U.S. Masters meet opens Thursday at Northside Swim Center. A new era in athletics in San Antonio will dawn on Thursday with opening day of the four-day, Nationwide U.S. Masters meet at the Northside Swim Center."
Lane 4 - The News Tribe posts "100 Years Old Japanese Woman Made World Record! After a Japanese woman suffered a knee injury, she became a competitive swimmer – at age 88. Nearing the age of 101 has not slowed down one Japanese woman. In fact, in the swimming pool — she is only getting faster."
Lane 5 - San Antonio Express-News posts "Swimming clinician Davis still breathes competitive fire. In his prime, Josh Davis would stand on the starting platform and adjust his goggles, knowing that few freestyle swimmers in the world could beat him in the 200 meters. Now 42, he admits he’ll never set any more personal records."
Lane 6 - Manchester Evening News posts "Olympic ace Keri-Anne Payne is back and has set her sights on Rio 2016 Games."
Lane 1 - ShinyShiny posts "Speedo Fastskin LZR Racer X Swimsuit: Can it really help you swim faster? Now Speedo has unveiled a swimsuit that, while it doesn’t feature onboard heated filaments (that would be kind of dangerous in the water), is made of special fabrics which, the Australian manufacturer claims, can offer muscle compression and support in all the right places."
Lane 3 - KSAT12 posts (w/video) "2016 Olympic swimming team to hold training camp at Northside Swim Center. The 2016 Olympic swimming team will hold a training camp in San Antonio at the Northside Swim Center, the team announced Thursday. The athletes who will represent Team USA in Rio de Janeiro at the 2016 Olympic Games will train at the center July 13-21, 2016."
Lane 4 - Daily News posts "Rebecca Adlington jokingly compares baby bump with husband Harry Needs. Rebecca Adlington has shared an amusing Instagram photo of herself comparing her baby bump to another one – her husband Harry Needs' fake "bump". The Olympic swimmer captured the funny moment on camera, showing that both she and Harry are completely in sync. "He's so competitive, he had to have the bigger bump!! #whoworeitbest #bumpoff @harryneeds," Becky wrote alongside the photo of the couple matching in black gym gear."
Lane 5 - NBC Sports posts "Missy Franklin’s dream to become most decorated female swimmer ever."
Lane 6 - Western Morning News posts "Sharron Davies encourages kids fitness. Olympic swimming star, Gladiator supreme, TV presenter and now proud mum. Sharron Davies is a big believer in being physically fit, as her latest campaign to get Britain cycling proves, Martin Freeman spoke to her."
Lane 7 - U.S. Masters Swimming posts "April is Adult Learn-to-Swim Month. USMS Executive Director Rob Butcher on the Swimming Saves Lives Foundation's "April is Adult Learn-to-Swim Month" campaign."
Lane 8 - DNA posts "Fitness post-marathon. Firstly, congratulations on finishing your Marathon. Hope you achieved your personal best... This is progress. But we are sure that your body must be sore after the run and hence the first thing you should do is rest. It will be a week or so before your body recovers and your muscle soreness almost disappears. However, in the week 'after' you must have massages and rest well... which means no running but yes... very light activity like walking and swimming is good."