Note: Just wanted to say thanks to all of you who send me links for news stories for The Swim Report. It really helps me on days when I'm busy with work and such. With that said I try to make an effort not to link to stories of abuse as I find that subject so vile that I can't even read those stories myself. But other then that keep those links and ideas coming. Now onto Thursday's Swim Report...
Lane 1 - Mercury News posts "Missy Franklin among Olympic swimming stars at Santa Clara Grand Prix. Cal-bound Missy Franklin and a host of other Olympic swim stars headline the Santa Clara Grand Prix that begins Thursday night with two distance events. Also entered in the four-day meet are Berkeley-based Olympic medalists Nathan Adrian, Natalie Coughlin, Anthony Ervin and Dana Vollmer. The meet at the George F. Haines International Swim Center also features Ryan Lochte, Cesar Cielo of Brazil and Emily Seebohm of Australia."
Lane 2 - Speedo UK posts "Swimming tips and hints - kick drills with Stuart Hayes and Michele Dillon."
Lane 3 - Maryville Daily Forum posts "Local senior medals at U.S. Masters Swimming. Northwest Missouri State biology professor David Easterla, 75, adorns the five medals he earned at the U.S Masters Swimming in Indianapolis, Ind. May 9-12. This was Easterla's fifth year competing in the event."
Lane 4 - The West Australian posts "Culture linked to new head swim coach job. Swimming Australia's new head coach will have their job linked to improving team culture as well as results in the pool. A global search for a new head coach was launched on Thursday, with Swimming Australia (SA) hoping to make an appointment in August after the world championships."
Lane 5 - The Colorado Springs Gazette posts "Swim coach Bob Bowman's focus on developing swimmers, not former protege Phelps. Bowman and 31 swimmers completed a two-week camp at the U.S. Olympic Training Center pool in preparation for this weekend's final Grand Prix series stop in Santa Clara, Calif., and the national championships and world trials in Indianapolis, June 25-29."
Lane 6 - The Santa Clara Weekly posts "Aquamania Showcases Amazing Talent of Santa Clara Aquamaids. Dancing underwater as if it were ballet, integrating elements of swimming, dance and gymnastics, the Santa Clara Aquamaids presented “Aquamania: A Blast From The Past,” on May 27 at the George F. Haines Santa Clara International Swim Center."
Lane 7 - Hannah Fraser posts "TEARS OF A MERMAID With Hannah Fraser."
Lane 8 - Sun Sentinel posts a Letter To The Editor "Swimming Hall of Fame has a role to play. As an African-American member of the Broward County Drowning Prevention Task Force, National Drowning Prevention Alliance and the Diversity in Aquatics Program, I believe the ISHOF has played and continues to play an invaluable role in Fort Lauderdale as part of the drowning prevention community."