Lane 1 - Hello! posts "Rebecca Adlington dislocates shoulder while training for The Jump. ReRebecca Adlington has become the latest casualty of Channel 4 reality show The Jump, after dislocating her shoulder while pulling off a risky stunt. The former Olympic swimmer was left in agony after losing control while practicing a ski jump at more than 30mph on a 100 metre long icy slope."
Lane 2 - Swim Vortex posts "LASZLO CSEH LOOKS FORWARD TO THE CHOP & CROP OF SUMMER WITH A 51.40 JANUARY FLYER. Hungarian ace Laszlo Cseh made it four solo meet records with a dominant display of intent beyond the Euro Meet in 51.40 over 100m butterfly as the three-day speed test came to a close in Luxembourg."
Lane 3 - FINA posts "FINA Best Male Open Water Swimmer 2015 - Jordan Wilimovsky."
Lane 4 - Politics Home posts "New project to get London swimming launched. A new project aimed at encouraging more adults to start swimming has been launched today at the iconic London Aquatics Centre."
Lane 1 - NY Press posts "A Solution for Disabled Swimmers. In response to complaints, City parks will replace battery-operated lifts at public pools with hydraulic ones."
Lane 2 - Withings posts "Swimming with champion Frederick Bousquet. Bousquet dove into a pool in Paris on the day of our swim tracking launch to demo the new feature and is currently helping Withings give Activité and Activité Pop users the best possible swim tracking experience. He has more than a few tips to give you, whether you’re a sometime splasher or an experienced swimmer."
Lane 3 - Our Windsor posts "Pan Am pool built for speed. Depth, contours, wider lanes make aquatic centre pool one of the world’s fastest. What evolved is a sophisticated approach to give swimmers every advantage. Decks are gently sloped up from the pool, which quells waves, to a drainage system so water pushed out of the pool does not splash back. Instead it goes into a holding tank designed to instantly release the same amount of water back into the pool so the level never changes."
Lane 4 - The Bellingham Herald posts "Lezak jumps in to teach Whatcom swimmers. The importance of having fun while training to be an athlete was the take-away point from eight-time Olympic medalist Jason Lezak as he spoke to young Whatcom County swim team members on Saturday, July 18. “When I just showed up and went through the motions, my body was there but my heart wasn’t, and I couldn’t perform,” Lezak said."
Lane 5 - Outsports posts "Arizona swimmer came out as gay and everybody shrugged."
Lane 6 - Active posts "How to Train for an Open Water Race in the Pool. As a triathlete, you are an open water swimmer. Preparing for ocean or lake swimming is requisite, but good news--it's something that can be practiced in the pool. Even on days when you're unable to get to a local lake or the ocean, there are some training methods that can be accomplished in the pool that simulate many open water skills."
Lane 1 - SDGLN posts "Local swim club celebrates a milestone. This spring marked the 30th anniversary of the Different Strokes Swim Team (DSST), San Diego’s LGBT swim club. DSST features a membership of over 100 men and women, while hundreds of other members have participated in team events in the past."
Lane 2 - Aspetar posts "Chad Guy Bertrand le Clos, South African Olympic, World and Commonwealth Games champion swimmer."
Lane 3 - WSOC posts (w/video) "Olympic swimmer who nearly drowned as child gives lessons. D drowning at a New Jersey water park when he was five. Now the two-time Olympian is doing his part to keep kids safe in the water."
Lane 4 - News posts "Kyrgios comments should be no surprise. Dawn Fraser has been saying stuff like this for years. DAWN Fraser is one of Australia’s most celebrated Olympians, if not our most celebrated. Long before and after the likes of Cathy Freeman or Ian Thorpe, Fraser was — and to many still is — the very face of Australian Olympism, of Australian sport. You could now argue that she is becoming the face of Australian intolerance. Earlier today on Nine’s Today show, the venerable 77-year-old said that Australian tennis players Bernard Tomic and Nick Kyrgios should: “Go back where their parents came from.”
Lane 5 - Montreal Gazette posts (w/video) "Meet Olympic Swimmer Ryan Cochrane. Ryan Cochrane, Olympic swimmer, is Canada's best bet for a medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio."
Lane 6 - ESPN posts (w/video) "Even scoliosis couldn't stop Olympic medalist Natalie Coughlin. Olympic swimmer Natalie Coughlin spoke with reporter Morty Ain about her insane flexibility, ever-changing stroke, and what it was like to take it all off for the Body Issue."
Lane 7 - Red Eye Chicago posts "Olympic swimmer Conor Dwyer launches Make a Splash. Olympian Conor Dwyer makes an appearance in Chicago to raise awareness of the importance of learning to swim."
Lane 8 - Inquisitr posts "Lifeguard Flies Rainbow Flag From His Stand, Beachgoers Complain He’ll Only Save Gay Swimmers. A North Carolina beach town is changing its policies after a lifeguard flew a rainbow flag — commonly associated with the LGBTQ community — and some beachgoers expressed concern that he was only going to rescue gay people, WECT (Wilmington) is reporting."
Lane 1 - CBS Baltimore posts "Rowdy Gaines On The Performance Of Michael Phelps Over The Weekend. Rowdy started off by talking about how he would grade Phelp’s performance in the pool over the weekend saying “well if I’m scaling it on a one to ten basis I give it a solid 8…he looked more comfortable in the water, everything last year was kind of a zoo.”
Lane 2 - Aqua Sphere Swim posts "MP Michael Phelps - XPRESSO Tech Suit. The XPRESSO competition tech suit is engineered with Aqua Sphere’s exclusive Exo-Core technology – a combination of Exo Foil and Aqua Core technologies, each having their own unique properties. The combination of these two fabrics delivers a new, higher level of performance."
Lane 3 - NBC Sports posts "French Swimming Federation official refutes Amaury Leveaux’s claim. A French Swimming Federation official denied the French swim team used cocaine, a claim made by Olympic champion Amaury Leveaux in an autobiography."
Lane 4 - Global Post has "Park Tae-wan's doc pleads not guilty to negligence. Swimmer Park Tae-hwan's doctor Tuesday pleaded not guilty to misleading him about an injection of a banned substance that stripped him of his Asian Games medals last year."
Lane 5 - WDRB posts "Local students receive lessons on swimming and life from Olympic swimmers. "Teaching them how to float is one of the most fun parts because you can see the a-ha moment when it clicks and they're sitting by themselves."
Lane 6 - NZ Herald posts "What is the swimming lane etiquette when using a public pool? - Water Woes, Wellington."
Lane 7 - The Longest Swim posts "Dr. Levine and NASA remote guidance echo to monitor Ben's heart during his swim."
Lane 8 - ContraCostaTimes posts "41st annual Long Beach Grand Prix another hit with fans, racers. Olympic swimmer Dara Torres, actor Mekhi Phifer and the race’s unofficial mayor Rutledge Wood, NBC’s resident race analyst, were part of the celebrity field and, of course, defending champion, actor Brett Davern, was back."
Lane 1 - WJHL11 posts "Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps announces new pool at Knoxville Boys and Girls Club. Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps was in Knoxville Wednesday helping with a special announcement at the Boys and Girls Club. While here, Phelps met with William Watson III, who has been in the news before. Phelps awarded him the Head and Shoulders Confidence Award at the London Olympics in 2012. Watson is a swimmer on the Haslam Family University Club team."
Lane 2 - LA Times posts "Despite setbacks, Marine's drive to form Afghan water polo team continues. The U.S. combat role in Afghanistan may be finished but the highly unofficial drive by a Marine reservist to form an Afghan water polo team continues."
Lane 3 - USA Swimming posts "USA Swimming Foundation. Saving lives and building champions."
Lane 4 - Daily Telegraph posts "Fitness: Put on your wetsuit and go open water swimming in Derbyshire."
Lane 1 - The National posts "USA Swimming anger at decision to host open-water race in UAE. More than four years after the death of open-water star Fran Crippen, swimming’s international governing body plans to hold a World Cup race in the UAE. But USA Swimming has opposed the March 13 event in Abu Dhabi, saying it was “disappointed” that Fina, swimming’s world governing body, decided to return to the country where Crippen died during a Fujairah race in October 2010."
Lane 2 - ES posts "ITZÉ - ES Collection Swimwear 2015."
Lane 3 - Daily Telegraph posts "Great Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci opens up about her mate Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe. OMANIAN Olympic great Nadia Comaneci has praised Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe for coming out. Comaneci, 53, told Confidential she was friends with her fellow Olympian: “I am happy that he is happy with his life and everything that he is doing."
Lane 4 - Daily Telegraph posts "Olympic swimmer Ashley Callus sets sights on Future Champions."
Lane 5 - Daily Telegraph posts "Chinese swimming drug cheat Sun Yang secretly training with Australian coaches on the Gold Coast. Sun Yang pictured on the Gold Coast outside the Runaway Bay centre where he is training under Brian King. Picture: Matt Roberts. IT is the picture Chinese swimming drug cheat Sun Yang doesn’t want you to see. Snapped outside his secret training base on the Gold Coast, the photo is proof of how Yang has used a loophole to sidestep a Swimming Australia ban to continue training under top local coaches."
Lane 6 - The Age posts "Going for gold after the game is over. Former Olympic champion Kieren Perkins has forged a successful career as a banking executive.When Kieren Perkins walks into a boardroom to meet new clients as the head of NAB's private wealth business in Queensland, he knows his former life as an elite sportsman will inevitably influence the new relationship."
Lane 7 - Surfer posts "CJ KANUHA FEATURED IN SPEEDO USA’S NEW CAMPAIGN, FUELED BY WATER. Celebrates All Things Water and People’s Wide-Ranging Passion for Water Sports."
Lane 8 - Washington Blade posts "Swimming against the tide. Evan Cobb came out as a varsity swimmer at Oberlin College years before it was trendy."
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."