Telenet Swimmer directed by Manu Coeman
The 17 Days Of Swimming. Day Seventeen - My Swim Bag Wish List

Thursday's Swim Report - Now With 25% More Holly Jolly

Lane 1 - My Stateline posts "60 Year Old Rockford Woman Reaches Swimming Milestone.  Tuesday, Nancy Blomquist reached a milestone by swimming 1,000,000 yards this year. But she's not ready to stop there.  Blomquist's goal for the year is to swim 600 miles and she has only about 40 miles to go.  Nationally, she's ranked 2nd for her age group in yards swam so far in 2012.   She swims at Peak Sports Club on the Masters Swim Team."

Lane 2 - PMG Olympians posts via youtube "Eric Shanteau Speaks on Capitol Hill.  Eric Shanteau speaks at an ACS CAN event on Capitol Hill, sharing his battle with testicular cancer while competing in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. To hire Eric Shanteau, visit www.pmgsports.com."

Lane 3 - The Telegraph posts "Jeah! Ryan Lochte will take you swimming to benefit Fashion for Sandy Relief.  London 2012's breakout fashion star, Ryan Lochte, is up for auction to raise funds for Hurricane Sandy victims.  Trading the starting block for the auction block, one successful bidder and a guest will get the chance to join the five-time Olympic gold medallist for a morning swimming lesson plus lunch at one of his favorite spots.  Swimming with Lochte, valued at RYAN-LOCHTE---TELE_2174901a$20,000, is one of 180 once-in-a-lifetime experiences being offered via the Charitybuzz online auction site in response to the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Sandy."

Lane 4 - ESPN W posts "Ledecky maintains normalcy after London.  There was a hero's welcome when she arrived home from London this past August. The celebration at the airport, the throng of cameras and microphones, invitations to the White House and to a Nationals game to throw out the ceremonial first pitch all awaited her. But Katie Ledecky had other things on her mind.  There were the summer reading assignments to finish up, an essay due on the first day of her sophomore year at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in Bethesda, Md., and a commitment to volunteer at a homeless shelter she simply would not miss."

Lane 5 - BBC posts (w/video) "Rebecca Adlington in talks with British Swimming's David Sparkes.  Rebecca Adlington and British Swimming chief executive David Sparkes have held talks after the former Olympic champion criticised the governing body.  Adlington, 23, said British Swimming was acting too slowly to replace former head coach Dennis Pursley.  A British Swimming statement said a "healthy debate took place where Sparkes listened to and responded to issues raised by Becky in the media".  Sparkes is set to meet a group of senior swimmers next month."

Lane 6 - St Helena Star posts "Swim group celebrates 25 years of pre-dawn workouts.  Rain or shine, warm or chill, they’ll be meeting up with others like them — water dogs, members of the 25-year-old Saint Helena Masters swimming group who, three or four days a week year-round, slide into the heated waters of St. Helena’s community pool on Grayson Avenue."

Lane 7 - Opposing Views posts (w/video) "Octagon’s Peter Carlisle Talks About Representing Michael Phelps.  Last week, Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management Executive-in-Residence, Peter Carlisle spoke to students in a discussion titled, “Marketing an Olympic Icon: Behind the Business of a Global Sports Superstar.

Lane 8 - Washington Blade posts "Hunks model trunks for Center benefit.  The Red Maple (930 North Charles St.) hosts Holiday Hunks in Trunks All-Male Swim Suit Charity Auction to benefit Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Baltimore Wednesday night at 8 pm.  The even includes an all-male swimsuit fashion show and auction. There will be 10 models this year, and when the show is over some of the swimsuits will be auctioned right off their bodies.  Tickets are $19.50 to $253.50. For more information, visit hunksintrunks.org."

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