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Friday's Swim Report - Aquaman Splashes Down For Breakfast

Lane 1 - Bettor.com posts "Eamon Sullivan confident to dominate Ian Thorpe before the 2012 London Olympics.  Australian 100m freestyle former champion, Eamon Sullivan, expressed that he does not feel threatened with Ian Thorpe’s comeback. He agrees that Thorpe’s return is very beneficial for Swimming Australia but Sullivan has no aim of giving up his place for the former Olympic gold medallist."

Lane 2 - ESPN-W has "Kona champ Chrissie Wellington: Freak of nature?  Rumor has it that swim company TYR is coming out with a new wet suit line called the "Freak of Nature," in honor of you?  Chrissie Wellington: It's not in honor of me, it's just a name. It's a top-end wet suit. It's going to come in a briefcase and have a serial number. It's absolutely amazing. It'll maximize swim potential. It's very high end. But it isn't named after me!"

Lane 3 - "Grant Hackett and the Coles Sports for Schools Program" via youtube

Lane 4 - The Alligator posts "Florida swimming hosting dual meet against upstart LSU.  After blowing away the competition at the All-Florida Invitational last weekend, the Florida men’s and women’s swimming teams face a much stiffer test Saturday at 1 p.m., when LSU's 20th-ranked men's team and 18th-ranked women's squad comes to Gainesville."

Lane 5 - The Selkirk Journal posts "Swimming like a master.  Boulding Belugas Swim School in Selkirk is enjoying a great turnout so far this season as a large group of adults have come out to work on their swimming skills under some expert tutelage.  Paul Boulding, who instructs the class Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 5:45 a.m. to 7 a.m. at the Lord Selkirk Regional Secondary School Pool, and who is also head of the school, says his Beluga Masters Swimming Program is designed so that people of all levels of skill in the water can come to the class and learn what they need to in order to improve and become more physically fit."

Lane 6 - Bloomberg/Businessweek posts "Ready or not, curtain coming up for Pan Am Games.  One of the biggest names on the track will be Cuban hurdler Dayron Robles, the Hostess_aquaman_pirates_golddefending Olympic champion and 110-meter world-record holder. World champion pole vaulter Fabiana Murer of Brazil will also get attention, as will swimmers Cesar Cielo of Brazil and Albert Subirats of Venezuela."

Lane 7 - Denver Post has "Missy Franklin earns four nominations for USA Swimming awards.  Missy Franklin, Regis Jesuit High School's 16-year-old swimming sensation, earned four nominations for the Golden Goggle Awards honoring the year's top performances for USA Swimming.  Franklin, who won five medals at this summer's world championships, was nominated for her gold-medal performances in the 200-meter backstroke, 4x200 freestyle relay and 4x100 medley relay in Shanghai. The Denver Post Youth Excellence in Sports winner in 2010, Franklin also was nominated for female athlete of the year. Her coach, Todd Schmitz, was nominated for his efforts."

Lane 8 - NYTimes posts "Serving Up Comics in ‘Specially-Marked’ Boxes…A marketing mainstay of bygone days, prizes inside boxes of cereal, is alive and well, with brands like the Big G line of cereals from General Mills offering various free trinkets and tchotchkes from time to time.  Now, Big G is upping the ante with a partnership with the DC Comics division of Time Warner. Big G is offering custom editions of DC’s Justice League comic books inside…One is that Halloween is a perfect time for the superheroes who belong to the Justice League; among them are Aquaman, Batman, Green Lantern, Superman and Wonder Woman."

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