Thursday's Swim Report - Tis The Season To Don Your Red Speedo
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Lane 1 - Eye On Annapolis posts "Santa Speedo Run 2012. Break out the speedos and head to Stan & Joe’s at noon on December 15th for the Annual Santa Speedo Run! This is one of Annapolis’ most quirky traditions and a must-see event (but shield your eyes). Registration is only $25 and it includes a commemorative t-shirt!"
Lane 2- The Telegraph posts "British Swimming pulls out of Splash Awards support over inappropriate timing following 'poor' Olympics. Organisers of the Splash Awards claimed that British Swimming pulled their financial support of the annual end-of-year event as they didn’t want to be seen celebrating “after a poor Olympics”.
Lane 3 - Legacy Lion posts via youtube "LLTV - Michael Phelps - Interview. We got the opportunity to sit down with the most decorated Olympian of all time, Mr. Michael Phelps. Michael reflected on the last year which has seen him rise to legendary status. We also spoke about his retirement plans - he may have hung up his swimsuit, but let's just say he hasn't quite given up sport…yet!"
Lane 4 - TMZ posts "Ryan Lochte - I'm a Speed Demon On Land Too! The swimming champ was pulled over by cops in Gainesville, FL recently -- near where his parents live -- after officers say he was going 49 in a 40. According to court records, Lochte was issued a $119 ticket ... which he can probably afford. If not, he can always sell his diamond-encrusted grill."
Lane 5 - Belper News posts "Ross resists calls for him to extend career. Olympic swimmer Ross Davenport has admitted that some people have expressed surprise at his decision to end his glittering swimming career. The former Belper School pupil announced his intention to step down from the sport last week at the age of 28."
Lane 6 - The West Australian posts "Swimming Australia boss backs head coach. Swimming Australia (SA) has thrown its support behind head coach Leigh Nugent as the fallout continues from the national team's disappointing and controversial London Olympic campaign. SA chief executive Kevin Neil suddenly resigned on Thursday amid an ongoing independent review of what went wrong before and during the Games. It is understood Neil was told on Friday he would be stood down from the role, although newly-elected SA president Barclay Nettlefold insists the chief executive had left voluntarily."
Lane 7 - Texas Longhorns posts via youtube "Ian Crocker embraces new role with Women's Swimming program. Texas-Ex and Olympic gold medalist Ian Crocker shares his wisdom and swimming experience as a volunteer assistant coach with Carol Capitani's women's swimming program."
Lane 8 - News.com posts "The 12 biggest failures of 2012 and how they cracked the internet. 3. James Magnussen's attempts at humility. "Brace yourselves," we were told, as James Magnussen promised a world record at the Olympics. Magnussen also told us how thrilling it was to wake up every morning knowing he was the world's fastest swimmer. That's awesome and all, but like all great cocky champions, you need to back it up with results. Australia could have stomached Magnussen's Olympics "almost" had he shown a shred of humility. We might love to cut down tall poppies but we also hate a brat. 4. James Magnussen Just, in general."
Phelps actually talked for 10 min? That's amazing! :)
Posted by: Liliana | Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 04:20 PM