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Cloudy With A Chance Of Swimming

Thursday's Swim Report - Master and Masters

1.  From USA Swimming "MATT GREVERS AND ANNIE CHANDLER MAKE COMMUNITY APPEARANCE AT SAFEKIDS TUCSON…Matt Grevers, Annie Chandler and Miss Arizona read 'Stewie the Duck' to 700 first graders in Tucson, AZ during the SafeKids Tucson water safety event hosted by Tucson Medical Center April 19, 2011."

2.  From US Masters Swimming "2011 USMS Spring Nationals Preview"

3.  The Battle Creek Enquirer reports "Beyond the Lines: Battle Creek YMCA takes Michigan Masters titles…In terms of physical fitness, swimming is widely considered among one of the toughest, most invigorating ways to get in shape.  But the Battle Creek YMCA not only uses swimming to get people active, but also to bring local swimmers together for a chance to compete as a team."

4.  The Swimmers Circle reports "Dagny Knutson Moving to Join Gator Swim Club…I’m Thumb-21873634 not sure how many people caught this, but in an interview last week with Florida swimmer Brett Fraser on the Morning Swim Show last week, Peter Busch deftly pulled out the information that USA Swimming National Teamer Dagny Knutson would be moving to Gainesville to continue her training for the 2012 London Olympics at the Gator Swim Club."

5.  From the Santa Fe New Mexican "Olympic swimming star to speak in Santa Fe…Swimming the anchor leg of the 400-meter relay at the 2008 Beijing games, Jason Lezak rallied the U.S. quartet with an effort for the ages. Then a grizzled 32-year-old veteran — a veritable dinosaur in Olympic swimming circles — he swam the fastest 100-meter split time in history to lead the Americans to the top of the podium.  Now Lezak is bringing his improbable story to Santa Fe. The seven-time Olympic medalist will be a featured guest of the Santa Fe Aquatic Club on May 7 at the Genoveva Chavez Center."

Beer bottles in the pool 6.  Swim Brief challenges all you creative types with "Swim Photo Captions: Passed Out in the Pool."

7.  From USA Swimming "FIRST RESULTS FROM NAVY SEAL FITNESS CHALLENGE ARE IN…Results of the U.S. Navy SEAL Fitness Challenge from April 16-19 in St. Charles, Ill., and Gresham, Ore., are in.  The SEAL Fitness Challenge is a series of physical fitness events challenging swimmers to combine their swimming talents and their performance in individual tests of strength.  Each SEAL Fitness Challenge participant will complete the following:

    * 500-yard swim (10 minutes rest)
    * Maximum number of push-ups in 2 minutes (2 minutes rest)
    * Maximum number of curl-ups in 2 minutes (2 minutes rest)
    * Maximum number of pull-ups in 2 minutes (10 minutes rest)
    * 1.5 mile run

All athletes' scores will be calculated against Navy SEAL standards and posted to to compare with age group swimmers nationwide."  I so want to do this.  But after yesterday's Boot Camp Class I need a few days to recover.

8.  From the SCAQ Blog "The Australians don't 'talk trash' : They talk goals!"

9.  The Morning Swim Show talks with Ed Moses.

10.  From Swim At Your Own Risk "Man Bitten by Shark in South Florida!"





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