Thursday's Swim Report - Let's All Do The Cielo Strut!
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Lane 1 - YNN posts (w/video) "Brendan Hansen preps for Olympic swimming trials. The US Olympic Swimming Trials begin next Monday. As usual, multiple current and former Longhorns will compete to represent the stars and stripes at the Olympics in London. We weren't sure Brendan Hansen would be on that list...until the 2-time Olympian announced his comeback about 18 months ago. Hansen called himself an unknown going into the trials this year, unlike in 2008 when everyone expected him to win gold. His comeback has made him a bit of an uncertainty. Nobody is quite sure what he'll do when he dives in the pool. One thing he knows he will do, is savor every moment."
Lane 2 - Huntington Beach Independent posts "The 40-year-old swimmer. Huntington Beach resident Steve West is the oldest male to qualify for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials. West, who swims with the Irvine Novaquatics National Team, has qualified for the Trials in two events, the 100- and 200-meter breaststroke. Married and a father of two, West said he had learned through Swimming World magazine that he had became the oldest male swimmer to qualify for the U.S. Olympic Trials."
Lane 3 - London24 posts "Swimmer Mark Foster unveils giant Olympic rings at Heathrow Airport. Measuring 12 metres wide - the same as a double decker bus - the Rings have been installed in Terminal 5 international arrivals at Heathrow, which is the official host airport of the London 2012 Games."
Lane 4 - The Canberra Times posts "Olympic swimmer relocates after whooping cough outbreak. Swimming Australia has relocated Olympic swimming star James Roberts from his residence at the Australian Institute of Sport campus in Canberra as it tries to contain an outbreak of whooping cough. But Roberts and his squad, which also includes Olympic-bound Alicia Coutts, will continue to train at the AIS pool despite Swimming Australia cancelling a meet that had been scheduled for the Australian Olympic team at the same venue this weekend."
Lane 5 - KOMO posts (w/video) "City reverses course, allows breast cancer survivor to swim topless. In a city as progressive as Seattle, Jodi Jaecks never thought her desire to go swimming would make such a splash."
Lane 6- Reuters posts "Swimmer Magnussen has the Cielo strut, says teammate. wimming world champion James Magnussen's bullet-proof confidence is reminiscent of Cesar Cielo in his world record-breaking pomp and is unlikely to waver on the starting blocks at London, according to relay gold medal hope Matt Targett."
Lane 7 - The Mirror posts "Taking the plunge: Why open water swimming is growing in popularity."
Lane 8 - Marketwatch posts "Laureus Sport for Good Foundation USA and Mercedes-Benz USA Team Up to Tackle New York City's Tough Youth Issues. Collaboration Funds 120 Coach Across America Coaches in 40 Communities Across All Five Boroughs as Part of National Initiative." NY Times SchoolBook posts "A Swimming Opportunity for Second-Grade Students."