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Wednesday's Swim Report - Gunning For Gold

Lane 1 - Chicago Tribune posts "American scare tactics won't bother Aussies: Fraser.    Australian swimmers are unlikely to be intimidated by the dominant American's 'catch us if you can' boast and will go into the London Games with a quiet confidence, according to swimming great Dawn Fraser."

Lane 2 - CNN posts via youtube "Spitz: I would want to beat Phelps.  Mark Spitz talks to CNN's Piers Morgan about Michael Phelps and who would win if they ever competed against each other."

Lane 3 - WSJ posts "Swimming's Bad Boy Guns for Gold.  Nick D'Arcy, Back in the Doghouse, Still Hopes to Beat Michael Phelps in the 200-Meter Fly."

Lane 4 - ABC13 posts (w/video) "Alligator bites off swimming teen's arm in Florida.  MOORE HAVEN, FL -- An alligator at least 10 feet (3 meters) long lunged at a teenager swimming in a river and bit off the boy's right arm below the elbow, state wildlife officials said Tuesday. Kaleb Langdale, 17, survived the encounter Monday in the Caloosahatchee River west of Lake Okeechobee. Wildlife officers who caught and killed the alligator retrieved the arm, but doctors were unable to reattach it."

Lane 5 - posts "Florida lifeguard fired for rescuing a drowning swimmer given key to the city."

Lane 6 - nine posts (w/video) "Swimmer Nay gets Games support.  Despite enduring unimaginable tragedy, Australian swimmer Meagen Nay has never given up on her dream of winning Olympic gold."

Lane 7 - The Race Club posts via youtube "VASA Race Club swim bench.  Prototype swim bench to improve strength and swimming technique."

Lane 8 - Minnesota Public Radio posts "Commentary: Improve swim safety by adding more urban pool.  On The Daily Circuit today, we did a segment on the number of drownings in Minnesota this year. One of our assistant producers, Meggan Ellingboe, wanted to have Minneapolis Swims founder Hannah Lieder on as a guest, but she was unable to make it. Lieder sent us her thoughts on the topic and we wanted to share her ideas…"


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