Lane 1 - NBC Sports posts "Michael Phelps jokingly challenges Katie Ledecky to race. Katie Ledecky was getting her headset adjusted for a post-race, pool-deck interview with Universal Sports broadcasters when a voice that belonged to neither play-by-play man Ted Robinson nor analyst Rowdy Gaines filtered into her ears. “Katie, can we have a match race?” a man’s voice said Friday night. That was Michael Phelps.”
Lane 2 - Swimming World posts “Mark Spitz Allegedly Claims Michael Phelps Did Not Win 2008 100 Fly Olympic Gold.”
Lane 3 - Swimoutlet.com posts "With a lot of buzz and interest in the new MP swimming line from Michael Phelps and Aqua Sphere, you might be interested in reading these insights from Swim Outlet Competition Swim Buyer & Merchandiser, Megan Mills." swimoutlet.com"
Lane 4 - USA Today posts “Ryan Lochte, healthy again, begins buildup for worlds, then Olympics. What drives Ryan Lochte is elusive, something he knows he may very well never attain. Perfection. "I just want to have a swim meet one time where I'm like, 'That's a perfect swim meet,' " Lochte tells USA TODAY Sports. "I don't know if that will ever happen. It's never happened. … But that's good that it hasn't happened.”
First a swim workout now a swim report, I'm on a roll. Work has been busy but hopefully I'm back on a blogging roll also.
Lane 1 - The Australian posts "Emily Seebohm revs up training. EVERY elite athlete is looking for an edge, and Emily Seebohm has found hers while hanging upside down from a pole. After beginning her year with unprecedented speed, the world’s No 1-ranked 100m backstroker has revealed that twice-weekly pole dancing classes have contributed to her outstanding form."
Lane 2 - CCTV America posts "Olympic Swimmer Amanda Beard speaks out about struggles with body image."
Lane 3 - Swimming World posts "Swim Like A Girl, Swimming’s Legacy of Female Empowerment."
Lane 4 - Khaleej Times posts "Chad Le Clos targets more medals in Kazan. Abu Dhabi: Like a fish takes to water. There is no better way to describe Chad Le Clos. Having learnt to swim at an early age and started competing by the time he turned 10, the South African is now a Olympic, World and Commonwealth Games champion at 22."
Lane 5 - Stratford Observer posts "Olympic star Rebecca Adlington urges Stratfordians to get swimming. DIVE in and take advantage of the swimming facilities Stratford has to offer. That was the message from two-time Olympic gold medallist Rebecca Adlington when she visited the town's leisure centre earlier this week."
Lane 6 - Stuff posts "Kiwi Olympic swimmer Dylan Dunlop-Barrett retires to move on to other things."
Lane 7 - WKYT posts "Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte honors Woodford Co. teen killed in crash."
Lane 8 - San Francisco Chronicle posts "Missy Franklin to leave Cal swim team to focus on Olympics. As Missy Franklin started to walk out of Berkeley’s Haas Pavilion, she flung her backpack over her shoulder and asked, “Anyone want to go to sociocultural anthropology?”
Lane 1 - Daily Telegraph posts "Stephanie Rice reveals her like and dislikes about food to her 90,000 Instagram fans. STAR swimmer Stephanie Rice has let her fans know a few bizarre facts about her eating habits."
Lane 2 - PR Web posts "Olympic Swimming Medalists Ryan Lochte and Tyler Clary Visit Naval Station Norfolk and Complete Second USO Tour. Joining the USO veterans in extending their thanks and making #USOMoments for military families were fellow USA Swimming National Team members Anthony Ervin and Tim Phillips."
Lane 3 - HLN reposts from 2008 (w/video) "How an Olympic swimmer overcame cancer. Olympic swimmer Eric Shanteau received a devastating cancer diagnosis right before competing in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. See how he coped with it and how he chose to deal with it."
Lane 4 - The Japan Times posts "Swimmer Tomita denies stealing camera in Korean court. Swimmer Naoya Tomita, who was summarily indicted last September for allegedly stealing a camera at the Incheon Asian Games before later claiming his innocence, strongly denied the crime as the trial opened in court in the South Korean port city on Monday."
Lane 5 - Speedo posts "Fueled by Water - Rose Bowl Aquatics. Fueled by Water is our tribute to water and the people who are fueled by it. Swimming has taught Javier Lopez and Douglas Nogueira how to set goals and achieve them. When you’re training to compete, your best friend is the black line, you count the tiles on the bottom of the pool, and your teammates become friends for life. Get the full experience herehttp://speedousa.com/fueledbywater"
Lane 6 - Arizona Wildcats posts "Gay UA swimmer finds wave of support. Lauren Neidigh told her UA teammates she was gay about a year ago. She now has the power to tell her story to others."