Ian Thorpe - Adidas commercial
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Monday's Swim Report - Asking Why Is Amy Rose Swimming In A Skirt?

Lane 1 - Kotaku asks "Shouldn’t Sonic Always Be Faster than Mario?  Another Olympics, another Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games. This time, it's the 2012 London Olympics."

Lane 2 -  From the Oakland Tribune "Janet Evans gets back in the swim at age 39.  Janet Evans, one of the greatest distance swimmers in Olympic history, is making a comeback at age 39.  Evans, a five-time medalist and star of the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, will swim in her first meet since the 1996 Olympics on Saturday at the Janet Evans Invitational in her hometown pool in Fullerton.  She isn't the only great Olympian on the comeback trail this summer. Brendan Hansen, a former world-record holder in the 100- and 200-meter breaststroke, is scheduled to make his competitive return at Santa Clara International Invitational that begins Thursday."

Lane 3 - In updated news SF Gate reports "Janet Evans sets 2 Masters swimming records.  Janet Evans hasn't lost her touch for breaking world records, setting new Masters marks in the 35-39 age group Saturday, 15 years after her last competitive race."

Lane 4 - The Brisbane Times reports "Two swim gold medals for Aussies in France.  Queenslander James Roberts picked up his first gold medal at an open international meet on Thursday night, winning the 100m freestyle at the Mare Nostrum Swim Series in Canet on the French Riviera.  The 20-year-old, who burst onto the scene at this year's Australian Swimming Championships in April, covered the two laps in an impressive 49.02 seconds and was followed into the wall by Victorian Matt Targett for silver in 49.20."

Lane 5 - The Great Falls Tribune reports on "Senior Olympics athletes inspire one another.  Pat Hastings of Stevensville learned to swim as a young girl, but took up the sport seriously six years ago.  When she started swimming at her local athletic club, the coach of the master's swimming group there invited Hastings to join.  Hastings, now 76, competed in her first Montana Senior Olympics six years ago."

Lane 6 - The Australian reports "Sprinters well on Targett.  IAN Thorpe was on hand yesterday to witness the growing international strength of Australia's freestyle sprinters as Matt Targett downed France's top two 100m men this year to win the blue riband event at the final leg of the Mare Nostrum series in Monte Carlo.  When Thorpe is eligible to compete again in November, he will join a new generation of sprinters who are already flexing their muscles internationally and gaining confidence that they can contend for the 4x100m freestyle gold medal at the London Olympics."

Lane 7 - Newish blog report.  Check out Swimmer's Daily.  I accidently stumbled apon it.

Lane 8 - DieHard GameFan reviews Michael Phelps: Push The Limit and had this to say "…if you are a fan of Michael Phelps or swimming competitions, this game will be for you. For the rest of us, it seemed interesting if you wanted for at least one moment to take off your floaties and feel like a swimming god."  It looks like this game is heading right to the clearance bin at your local Best Buy.


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