Not much swimming for me and not much blogging on here. Need to allocate my time a bit better. I use to have a few mornings to swim but work has taken over my early mornings and have been filling in for some others on vacation. Hopefully will get in the pool sometime in the next week. Thunderstorms keep interupting lunchtime attempts to swim. At least I'm staying fit working at a gym these days. Well onto the Swim Report...
Lane 1 - Arizona Central posts (w/video) "Olympic swimmer Darian Townsend becomes U.S. citizen. When Darian Townsend first came to the United States a decade ago, it was primarily to further his international swimming career. Townsend still is an elite swimmer but when he became an American citizen at a naturalization ceremony Thursday in Phoenix, the reasons transcended his sport."
Lane 2 - NAZToday posts "National Swim Teams Train in Flagstaff for 2016 Olympics. NAZ Today's Alex Lucero reports on NAU's Hypo2 training program for Olympic athletes. Currently, NAU is hosting the Brazilian and Japanese National Swimteams at their Aquatic Center to train for the 2016 summer Olympics in Brazil."
Lane 3 - Daily Mail posts "'Absolutely smoking!': Rebecca Adlington's fiancé posts picture of shrinking Olympic swimmer who 'has lost at least two stone'. Harry Needs tweeted picture of Olympic medalist in a tight blue dress. Despite sporting achievements she has been subject to abuse about looks. Miss Adlington underwent surgery on her nose following attacks online. The sports star, who marries fellow swimmer Harry Needs next month, is now carving out a successful TV career."
Lane 4- Daily Record posts "Britain's most successful swimmer Rebecca Adlington reveals why she swapped the pool for TV for the Commonwealth Games."
Lane 5 - Talk Sport posts "Out of the deep: Fran Halsall heads to Glasgow 2014 on course for Rio. On the one-year anniversary of London 2012, British swimmer Fran Halsall admitted she might never fully shake off her Olympic-sized disappointment. Going into the Games, she seemed a genuine contender for gold in the 50m and 100m freestyle – events in which she was ranked world number two and four respectively – with an outside chance of a medal in her three other events. But, secretly nursing an injured shoulder that had required injections to enable her return to training, Halsall’s top speed went missing, taking her chances of Olympic glory with it."
Lane 6 - The Sydney Morning Herald posts "Australian swimmers slam media for focus on Olympic debacle. Australian Commonwealth Games swimmers have reacted strongly to repeated questions about the team's London Olympic Games campaign, which was notable for disappointing performances in the pool and bad behaviour out of it. However, senior squad member and 100-metre breaststroke world champion Christian Sprenger thinks while it was "bizarre that they still bring that up" there was only one way for the team to consign the episode to history."
Lane 7 - CBS News posts "Injured Olympian swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen on moving forward."
Lane 8 - NY Times posts "Bill Mulliken, Who Swam to Olympic Gold in 1960, Dies at 74. Bill Mulliken, a little-known college swimmer who outpaced national champions and the world-record holder in the 200-meter breaststroke to win gold in the 1960 Olympic Games, died on Thursday in Chicago. He was 74."