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Saturday's Swim Report - Nevermind the 17th man She is the 6th man!

Lane 1 - Natalie Coughlin posts via instagram "I'll be the 6th man on Team New Zealand's boat today. Should be fun!"

Lane 2 - Team USA posts via youtube "A Lifelong Process for Nathan Adrian. A greater look at Nathan's lifelong journey as a swimmer and how years of hard work and sacrifice paid off with his victory in London 2012."

Lane 3 - Vulture posts "New ABC Show Confirms the Ryan Lochte Effect is Alive and Well…(ABC) green-lighted a show (Celebrity Splash) about a group of semi-well known people who strip down to their skivvies and jump into a pool from very, very high up. According to Deadline, contestants will even be asked to perform "backflips, somersaults, and other gymnastic feats," which we predict will all look suspiciously like graceless bellyflops. And why would we want to see, say, a gold-swimsuited obese man jump off a diving board, you ask? Well, the Ryan Lochte Effect — also Cuba-hansergarcia1known as the Irresistible Power of Speedos — of course."

Lane 4 - Prensa Latina posts "Cuban Swimmer Steps Up Training for World Championship .  Cuban Olympic finalist Hanser Garcia is stepping up his training for the World Short Course Swimming Championship in Istanbul, Turkey, Granma newspaper reported."

Lane 5 - Herald Sun posts "Olympic swimming champion Grant Hackett masters his university studies.  GRANT Hackett hasn't had too many reasons to celebrate this year. An ugly split with his wife, the trashing of their Melbourne apartment, alleged boozy behaviour at a Logies after-party and confessions of Stilnox addiction have made 2012 a year Hackett would rather forget.  But yesterday, the Olympic swimming champion was able to smile after graduating with an Executive Master of Business Administration from the Gold Coast's Bond University."

Lane 6 - Sport Live posts "Australian gives Le Clos something to chase.  AN AUSTRALIAN upstart threatens to spoil Chad Le Clos's bid to retain his title as the best male swimmer of the World Cup series.  Kenneth To, who achieved fame when he scuppered Ian Thorpe's Australian 200m individual medley record, Saturday goes into the second leg of the eight-gala series in Doha, Qatar, atop the standings.  Le Clos and To (pronounced "toe") each won two races in Dubai, the first leg of the World Cup, at the beginning of the week, but To amassed 25 points to lead second-placed Le Clos by five points on the overall rankings."

Lane 7 - USA Today posts (w/video) "Michael Phelps: Good at swimming, better at golf."

Lane 8 - BBC posts (w/video) "Rebecca Adlington takes part in 'Bike for Africa' charity.  Great Britain's most successful swimmer, with two Olympic golds and two bronzes, is swapping the pool for pedals, joining fellow London Olympians Joanne Jackson and Ross Davenport in a bid to cycle 280 miles across Zambia."


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