Sunday's Swim Report - When Santa's In Speedos Attack
Sunday, December 02, 2012
Lane 1 - ChiTownView posts via youtube "Santa Speedo Run 2012, Half Naked People Running Through Chicago's Gold Coast. It's rare that it's as warm as it was in Chicago this December 1st so I was out strolling through Chicago's near north side not far from Rush St. All of a sudden I heard some shouts and general commotion. I looked up to see hordes of half naked mostly men but some women running right towards me. It turns out to be the annual Santa Speedo Shuffle an annual event to raise money to fight diabetes."
Meanwhile check out photos from ChicagoPride.com "Santa Speedo Run 2012."
Lane 2 - Star Tribune posts "Swimmer still showing her mettle. Minnesota holds a soft spot in the heart of Olympic gold medalist Summer Sanders, because she was here "a few times for meets when I was a swimmer, back in the day." Of course, her signature accomplishment was winning two golds, a silver and a bronze in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. Protecting the heads of kids recently brought Sanders back to the metro. The mother of two gave away helmets at Richard Green Central School in her role as Schwinn Bikes brand ambassador for the "Helmets on Heads" campaign. Schwinn's partner in the initiative is ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation."
Lane 3 - Eurosport Yahoo posts "Six-time Olympic medalist Swimmer Rebecca Soni speaks during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion's Awards Ceremony at the Wynn Las Vegas on November 30, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada."
Lane 4 - Herald Sun posts "How you can get fit with Stephanie Rice. SHE may have three Olympic gold medals to her name but swimmer Stephanie Rice struggles when it comes to early morning workouts. In the first part of her 12-week diet and fitness regime designed for The Sunday Telegraph, Rice details how readers can find motivation and set goals for achieving the body they've always dreamed of." "It's great that I'm going on this journey like everyone else. For me, it's about getting generally healthier and feeling good about myself."
Lane 5 - Daily Mail posts "Who needs black tie! Olympian Rebecca Adlington won't win any medals for her playsuit outfit at formal ball. We're used to seeing Rebecca Adlington in a swimsuit or Team GB tracksuit. However, on Saturday night, the Olympic swimmer made a style statement as she opted for a blue playsuit instead of formal wear at the Emerald and Ivy Ball. At just 23, the gold medallist was going for a more youthful look than some of the other guests in traditional, floor-length couture. And if she was a little chilly the blonde starlet didn't show it as she rubbed shoulders with some A listers, although her style wasn't going to earn her any medals."
Lane 6 - The Australian posts "Medley man Kenneth To thrives on short-course switch. WHEN Kenneth To missed selection for the Australian Olympic team this year, just seven weeks after an operation to remove his appendix, he could have been forgiven for thinking his year was over. The multi-talented To had burst on to the international scene the previous year, reaching the final of the men's 200m individual medley on his world championships debut in Shanghai, and seemed prepared to make a leap towards the medals in London before fate intervened. But despite the bitter disappointment of missing selection for his first Games (he finished fourth at the trials), Hong Kong-born To did not let that setback define his year. Instead he regrouped and redirected his energy towards the short-course season which will culminate at the world championships in Istanbul next week."
Lane 7- Goldcoast posts "Blair's Coast move to boost career. A DECISION almost two years in the making is already paying dividends for Olympian Blair Evans. The 21-year-old made the tough decision to pack up and move from Perth to join Southport's elite swimming program and is confident she'd made the best move for her future."
Lane 8 - ISHOF posts via youtube "In Search of the Broadripple Pool. The Broadripple swimming pool in Indianapolis, Indiana was, in its day, the world's largest concrete pool, one of the most popular tourist attractions in the mid-west and host to many of the nation's top swimming meets. In this pilot for Swimming World Television, ISHOF's CEO Bruce Wigo sets out to find this historic swimming pool."