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Sunday's Swim Report - America's Cup Goes To The Swimmer

Lane 1 - Boston.com posts "YMCA swimming lessons aim to close cultural disparity."

Lane 2 - EM Team New Zealand posts via youtube "AC45- Day 3: Sailing not swimming.  Day 3 of racing was 'average' on the water, but very exciting for 12 time Olympic medalist Natalie Coughlin who got a ride onboard Emirates Team New Zealand's AC45."

Lane 3 - itv posts (w/video) "James Bond's swimming trunks sell for over £44,000 at 007 auction.  Article_e48833db0597d8fc_1349481892_9j-4aaqskThe size "L" navy and powder blue trunks by La Perla, labelled GrigioPerla and made in Italy, sold for £44,450."

Lane 4 - The Star posts "Swimmer wins compensation for ban.  The Greek Swimming Federation have been ordered to pay 277,000 to 100m freestyle swimmer Tonia Machaira for wrongfully excluding her from the Athens 2004 Olympics on the grounds she had failed a drugs test."

Lane 5 - Sportlive posts "Van der Burgh and Schoeman shine in Doha.  World record holder Cameron van der Burgh and three-time Olympic medallist Roland Schoeman spearheaded South Africa’s campaign with gold medals on the opening day of the Swimming World Cup leg in Doha, Qatar, on Saturday night."

Lane 6 - St Louis Public Radio posts "British Swimmer Completes 1,000 Swim Down Missouri, Mississippi River."

Lane 7 - Surf Life Saving Australia posts via youtube " Swim between the flags.  Surf Life Saving Australia has partnered with Virgin Australia to launch the 2012-13 surf safety campaign, 'Swim between the flags' with a hot summer season for beach goers in close view. The central message of the campaign is 'if we can't see you, we can't save you', an imperative pillar to educate all Australians and international tourists about the importance of swimming between the red and yellow flags."

Lane 8 - Go Erie posts "Healthy return to the pool.  A doctor made me do it. But I'm glad he did.  Back in June, I asked if walking on a treadmill could be aggravating a nagging health problem.  "Your symptoms are worse after using the treadmill?" he asked with a smile. "It sounds like you already know the answer to your question." He suggested that I try swimming or Pilates instead, both of which are low-impact.  I chose swimming, because it would be easier to cram into my schedule. The pool at the Eastside YMCA -- a five-minute drive from our house -- offers lap swimming beginning at 5:30 a.m. Monday through Friday."


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