The Halloween Swim Report - With 10% More Ghosts!
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Trick 1 - SNTV posts via youtube "Phelps targets golfing gold at Rio 2016 Olympics. 22 time Olympic medallist, Michael Phelps, ruled out a return to the pool at the next Olympic Games during a visit to Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday, but the American would come out of retirement to represent the USA on the golf course. "You know, as an American, sure it is very sad to be able to see what Lance (Armstrong, former cyclist) is going through. And... You know, I think... as a country we support all of our athletes and we want them to do their best so, you know, obviously when everything did come out it was very sad... It's got to be hard... that's all I can really say about it, you know... whatever he did, he chose... I'm always focused on what I have to do, worrying about what I'm doing myself." Meanwhile via youtube "PHELPS VISITS POOR FAVELA IN RIO. The 18-time gold medallist was visiting an impoverished area of the city and gave some local kids the thrill of a lifetime as he gave them a brief swimming lesson and some inspirational thoughts."
Treat 2 - Yahoo/Eurosport posts "Swimming - Gibson given Loughborough role
British Swimming are putting plans in place for a permanent sprint centre with the appointment of former world champion James Gibson as an interim coach at Loughborough University."
Trick 3 - AL.com posts (w/video) "Margaret Hoelzer 'has brought honor to Huntsville,' and Huntsville returns that honor as Olympic swimmer returns. Margaret Hoelzer shows off her olympic medals during a recognition ceremony at Spring Hill Suites Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012 in Huntsville, Margaret Hoelzer, the Huntsville native who won Olympic medals in 2008, was honored Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012 by the Huntsville-Madison County Athletic Hall of Fame during a ceremony held at Spring Hill Suites in Huntsville, Ala."
Treat 4- Missoulian posts "Master racer: 90-year-old product of Great Falls making waves in world swimming competitions. Very few athletes can claim a perfect 5-for-5 gold medal domination in international swim competition. But Masters swimmer Maurine Kornfeld, who was born and raised in Great Falls, can shout it from the lane lines to the rafters."
Trick 5 - Aquamsn posts via Facebook "DC Entertainment/Kia Motors We Can Be Heroes Cars - Aquaman. Five Justice League-inspired Kia cars were unveiled at SEMA in Las Vegas, including Aquaman Rio 5-door. Featuring custom artwork by Jim Lee, the cars are intended to raise awareness for We Can Be Heroes: http://bit.ly/RqMDC3"
Treat 6 - The Post Game has "Alex Morgan, Missy Franklin, Laila Ali Talk Body Image And How Sports Builds Confidence. For five-time Olympic swimming medalist Missy Franklin, who smiles as she autographs items for parents on the side of the carpet, growing up a head above everyone in her grade wasn't something that was easy to deal with. "I've always been this tall and it was really hard growing up," says Franklin, who is 6-1. "I mean, it makes you different. It makes you stand out." It wasn't until she started swimming that she realized just how much of an advantage that height was."
Trick 7 - Hutto posts via youtube "Hutto Economic Development Corporation 2012 Year-In-Review Banquet Featuring Brendan Hansen. The Hutto community was also privileged enough to be joined by three-time Olympian and six-time Olympic Medalist Brendan Hansen. In this video, you will get to witness Brendan's presentation to the Hutto community."
Treat 8 - The Lying Liars that Lie post "Apparel Maker PVH to Buy Peer Warnaco for $2.9 Billion. Apparel maker PVH Corp. (PVH) agreed to pay $2.9 billion to acquire smaller peer Warnaco Group Inc. (WRC) in a cash-and-stock deal that will unite well-known brands such as Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger and Speedo under one combined firm."