Sunday's Swim Report - Grab Your Red Speedos And Dash
Sunday, December 09, 2012
Lane 1 - 5 News Online posts (w/video) "Rogers Swimmers Get Special Visit. The Rogers and Rogers Heritage Swim Teams had a special visitor last Friday. Three time Olympic Swimming gold medalist Rowdy Gaines came to their swim practice to talk about his swimming experiences."
Lane 2 - The Boston Globe posts via youtube "Santa Speedo Run 2012. Hundreds turn out for the 12th annual Santa Speedo Run to raise money for the Play Ball! Foundation."
Boston.com posts "SANTA SPEEDO RUN 2012 PICTURES"
Lane 3 - The Guardian posts "Hannah Miley puts foot down after Olympics ruined by Chinese whispers. Swimmer says doping allegations about 16-year-old Ye Shiwen of China at London 2012 were unfair. Everybody knows that they [the Chinese] have got past history of it [doping], it's a very difficult line to tread. For me I don't think that she is dirty, that she's doping. I just think that it's down to a lot of hard work. It's very unusual for a girl to come back so fast in that last 100m but it might just be that she's found something in training – or that's what I like to believe anyway. For me to put an opinion out there whether she's on drugs or not I can't really say. I'd like to say no, I don't think she is."
Lane 4 - The Sun posts "Jamieson blasts Olympic Blames. MICHAEL JAMIESON has told his fellow swimmers they have to share the blame for Britain’s Olympic nightmare, insisting: Don’t blame the system. The Scottish ace produced the best performance in the pool by a Brit as he stormed to 200 metres breaststroke silver at London 2012."
Lane 5- Trinidad Express posts "Russian ATM 'eats' Bovell's credit card. Top Trinidad and Tobago swimmer George Bovell had some money troubles when he landed in Instanbul, Turkey yesterday ahead of the 11th FINA World Short Course Swimming Championships. But attempting to get some money from a cash machine, the machine took his card but did not return it. On Facebook and twitter, Bovell wrote: "ATM ate my credit card as soon as I arrived in Istanbul, spent my last $ on a taxi and Russian Visa today. Alone abroad, no friends, no $$."
Lane 6 - Guardian Media posts "Roberts defends Couva venue for aquatic centre...no land left in the west says Sport minister. Sport Minister Anil Roberts says the George Bovell III Aquatic Centre that was proposed for Powder Magazine, Cocorite, was never a government project—it’s his family’s private venture. He said promises were made by several entities over the years to complete it but they were never fulfilled."