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."
A whole month has passed and not only have I skipped many days not posting but I skipped a whole month of no swimming. Hopefully this month my birthday month will be better for swimming and posting.
Lane 1 - NY Times posts "No Redemption for Ryan Lochte. Daiya Seto of Japan again upstaged the American star Ryan Lochte on the second and final day of the Aquatic Super Series in Perth, Australia, edging Lochte to win the 200-meter individual medley for his fourth victory of the meet. Lochte did not win an individual event at the meet."
Lane 2 - Swimming Australia posts "BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series Time Lapse. BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series Time Lapse, tune in LIVE on ONEHD."
Lane 3 - Swimming World posts "5 Ways Swimming Can Help You Find A Job."
Lane 4 - Austin 360 posts "Swimming with Olympic medalist Brendan Hansen at new Austin Aquatics & Sports Academy. A huge new swim facility just opened in southwest Austin, so I grabbed my suit, set my alarm clock for 4:50 a.m. and headed to practice. After all, six-time Olympic medalist Brendan Hansen, who heads up the swim program at the sparkling new Austin Aquatics & Sports Academy, was coaching."
Lane 5 - The Sydney Morning Herald posts "Olympic swimmer Eamon Sullivan to open third Perth eatery. It's a hobby most often associated with Sunday swapmeets and grandma's house, but homemade sauces and preserves will be well and truly on the menu at Eamon Sullivan's new venture. "We're going to start to do more things ourselves, like experiment with making our own sauces, jams and chutneys," Sullivan said."
Lane 6 - Daily Mail posts "Tennis for Thorpie! Swimming champion Ian suits up for a Friday night courtside at the Australian Open. The 32-year-old former Olympian was spotted sitting courtside at Melbourne Park on Friday for Day 12 of the Australian Open."
Lane 1 - NBC Olympics posts "South Korean Olympic swim champ Park Tae-hwan fails drug test. Park Tae-hwan, a four-time Olympic swimming medalist, has failed a drug test, according to South Korean media citing Park’s management agency."
Lane 2 - Daily Telegraph posts "Stephanie Rice’s ex Eamon Sullivan wishes her well in US then asks: ‘What is she doing over there?’ EAMON Sullivan has wished his former girlfriend Stephanie Rice well in her move to the US, although he admits he didn’t know anything about it. The 29-year-old retired swimmer yesterday completed a 2.7km ocean swim yesterday for The Big Swim, and swam from Palm Beach to Whale Beach to support The Nature Conservancy Australia."
Lane 3 - Charlotte Magazine posts "Marsh Magic The best coach you've never heard of is building an Olympic dynasty in Charlotte. Marsh, who turned 56 in December, is tall and lean, with arms still toned from his own success in the pool years ago. A pair of reading glasses sits on the top of his head, half-buried in a mop of curly, wire-fine hair. Marsh paces from lane to lane, calling out instructions."
Lane 4 - The Desert Sun posts "New Palm Desert swim team earns national recognition. Less than a year old, the team is a program offered through Hobbins’ company, Desert Olympic Aquatics. It recently earned a national award from SwimOutlet.com for rapid growth and program quality, as judged by the U.S. Masters Swimming’s national office in Sarasota, Fla. It’s one of 12 awards given out each year, said Hobbins, an All-American swimmer, rower, professional football and rugby player, elite triathlete and elite coach."
Lane 5 - Go Swim posts "Freestyle & Backstroke - Playing with Balance."
Lane 6 - Daily Mail posts "Ian Thorpe's Aboriginal charity has gone bust with the former swimmer blaming Federal Government cuts. Ian Thorpe's Fountain of Youth charity was liquidated last week. The Abbott Government has cut $534 million from Indigenous programs. Thorpe said the cuts had a 'devastating' effect on the company. The charity had previously been hailed as an oustanding success story."
Been a bit busy and no swimming but at last I got a few minutes to write a few swim bits.
Lane 1 - Australian Olympic Committee posts "Lochte to lead US against AUS Swim Team in Perth. Eleven-time Olympic medallist Ryan Lochte will headline the USA team to compete at the Aquatic Super Series in Perth this month. Lochte leads a 24-strong squad along with dual Olympic gold medallist Cullen Jones. Lochte will be making his debut in the January 30-31 competition in which USA, Australia, China and Japan go head-to-head in swimming and waterpolo."
Lane 2 - Daily Mail posts "'This is an adventure I have wanted to undertake for years': Retired Australian swimming champ Stephanie Rice reveals she's moving to America. She's Australia's golden girl of the pool but retired swimmer Stephanie Rice is taking the plunge and moving to America. The Gold Medalist didn't specify where she would be based or what kind of work she'd be doing."
Lane 3 - USA Today posts (w/video) "91-year-old swimmer stars in Speedo ad. Jurgen Schmidt is a Huntington Beach, Calif., retiree who still swims about a mile almost every day at a Masters team practice. In a three-minute video ad posted by Speedo, Schmidt, a retired comptroller for a meatpacking company who turns 92 next month, offers this telling advice to folks young and old: "Don't be afraid to get in the water."
Lane 4 - UT San Diego posts "Swimmer competes for Peru and UCSD. Paul Li, a Tritons junior co-captain, holds dual American and Peruvian citizenship."
Lane 5 - Nutrigrain AU posts "Round One IronWoman Highlights - Nutri-Grain Series 2014-15."
Lane 6 - Sun Live posts "Radford to lead world charge. Defending champion Kane Radford has more at stake than national titles in the New Zealand Open Water Swimming Championships in Taupo at the weekend. Radford, along with the leading New Zealand open water swimmers, has eyes firmly fixed on the FINA World Championships in Russia in July."
Lane 1 - The Guardian posts "World Winter Swimming Championships: cold, tough – but what a buzz. It’s the biggest winter swimming event in the world – and our writer braved the sub-zero temperatures to see if he had the right stuff."
Lane 3 - US Masters Swimming posts "Afraid to Try A Swim Meet? Dive in! It’s easier than you think and lots of fun. Let’s be honest: Masters Swimming is the best activity around. However, there are a lot of swimmers out there who don't take advantage of everything the sport has to offer. If you’ve never swum in a meet before, you’re missing out on a huge part of the sport."
Lane 4 - Sports Mole posts "British swimmer Ben Proud aims to "conquer" short course events. British swimmer Ben Proud believes that he needs to "work on" perfecting his short course strengths following an impressive season in the pool. The 20-year-old ended the summer as a Commonwealth champion, and while he failed to medal at the FINA World Championships in Doha last month, the swimmer earned some personal bests."
Lane 5 - Channel News Asia posts "Tao Li opts out of centralised national training squad. Tao Li has opted out of the national training centre squad under Singapore’s new swimming head coach Sergio Lopez, and will instead train in Hubei to prepare for June’s SEA Games on home soil."
Lane 6 - The Tennessean posts "Olympian swimmers to teach area students. Olympic gold medal swimmer Rebecca Soni and world-record swimmer Ariana Kukors will speak to swim team members on two occasions: 6 p.m. Thursday at Lebanon City Hall and 4 p.m. Saturday at Sea Star Swim School in Hendersonville."
Lane 7 - Go Swim posts "Freestyle - Reach Full Extension."
Lane 8 - Outsports posts "Out college swimmer invites LGBT athletes to come out. "You may not have realized it yet, but we need your help. Each one of us, even those who haven't come out yet, is a unique piece of the LGBT sports movement. Being in the closet is like benching your best self. We need you first-string, because no one else can play your position."