Sunday's Swim Report - Diving Into The Pink
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Lane 1 - Time posts "Box Office Blahs: Hansel & Gretel Grab Some Candy on Skimpy Weekend. Parker, an adaptation of the Donald E. Westlake crime novel, earned a more respectable B-plus from CinemaScore, but didn’t do much for Statham’s rep as the premier bullet-headed tough stud in his generation of action stars. The former swimmer on Britain’s Olympic team has been busy churning out moderate-budget melodramas whose ad lines aptly describe their content. For Death Race: “Gentlemen, start your weapons.” For Killer Elite: “May the best man live.” (note: Jason Staham was on the 1988 British Olympic Diving team.)
Lane 2 - MSN posts "Tom Daley's Splash! on ITV: Anthony Ogogo's O-gone-gone!. TV review: Tom Daley's Splash!, ITV's celebrity diving series, saw Olympian Anthony Ogogo quit during the semi-final." Tom Daley posts via youtube "Splash! Semi-final Dive of the Week - Eddie The Eagle. Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards performs the Splash! dive of the week, winning him a place in the final and a standing ovation from the Splash! judges and crowd!"
Lane 3 - The Sydney Morning Herald posts "Surf rowers tickled pink about their new safety vests. DEATHS at surf life saving national titles have had one positive outcome: buoyancy safety vests. They were worn by all crews competing in the fourth round of the Navy Australian Surf Rowers League series at Manly on Sunday. The ASRL treasurer, Don Alexander, believes the vests - adopted this season for the first time since the league was formed in 1992 - have resulted in a 25 per cent rise in the number of competitors."
Lane 4 - Denver Post has "American idol Missy Franklin still on stage. Missy Franklin still has a laugh so loud it startles the birds sitting peacefully in the trees covering her suburban neighborhood. This week marks the six-month anniversary of her remarkable run at the London Olympics. Besides her five medals, she became the fastest 200 backstroker in history and won honors ranging from world female swimmer of the year to Glamour magazine's woman of the year."
Lane 5 - BBC posts "Dan Sliwinski relying on parent hand-outs as funding is cut. Swimmer Dan Sliwinski is "sick" of having to rely on his parents for money after his funding was cut because he missed the London 2012 Olympics. Preston-born Sliwinski, 22, withdrew from Team GB in June because of injury. The support he received from UK Sport was subsequently reduced, but will be reviewed again in March. "You wouldn't think you'd get sick of your parents paying for it [supporting his career], but I don't like it any more," he told BBC Radio Lancashire. "I've been left nothing. My mother and father, (pay for it) unfortunately. It's becoming a mental burden for me."
Lane 6 - The Sydney Morning Herald posts "Rice dips toe in the water at Nine. The Nine Network has signed Olympic swimmer Stephanie Rice as a health and fitness reporter. Rice is also confirmed for the next season of Nine's Celebrity Apprentice and she's tipped to be a likely starter; the network has form in bundling two shows into the one deal, as it did when it poached Sonia Kruger from Channel Seven. (Kruger got Mornings and Big Brother.) Rice was previously signed to Seven with an $800,000 contract, though she was rarely used on-air."
Lane 7 - UA posts via youtube "Arizona Swim Team Has Depth, School Spirit. This year, the Arizona swim team continues to be an elite program. From veteran swimmers who competed in the Olympic Trials to freshman swimmers adjusting to the competition, the UA's team is amongst the nation's strongest competitors. Team members say they love the UA and the opportunity to compete for their University."
Lane 8 - CBS Sunday Morning posts "Screen debut of Tarzan. nd now a page from our Sunday Morning Almanac: January 27th, 1918 . . . 95 years ago today, the debut of a dashing new silver screen hero. For that was opening day for the silent film "Tarzan of the Apes," with Elmo Lincoln in the title role. In 1932, came the first full TALKING Tarzan picture, "Tarzan the Ape Man," starring Johnny Weissmuller. A gold medal-winning Olympic swimmer, Weissmuller had no acting experience, but as Tarzan he found his true calling."