Wednesday's Swim Report - To Date Or Not To Date Aquaman and/or Swimmers
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Lane 1 - Nanaimo Bulletin posts "Olympic swimmer makes waves. The path won’t be easy, but if you dream big, never give up, and do what you want to do in life, you can achieve anything. This was the message Canadian Olympic swimmer Scott Dickens gave to students at McGirr Elementary Friday afternoon during an impromptu assembly."
Lane 2 - Comic Book Movie posts (w/video) "VIDEO GAMES: Aquaman Reveal Trailer For INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US Released. Character after character has been revealed for Injustice: Gods Among Us. Now we have another one to look forward to as Nether Realm games has just released a new trailer for the game that announces Aquaman will be joining the fight."
Lane 3 - Buzzfeed posts "27 Struggles Only A Swimmer Can Understand. Swimming is the best sport on earth, but it's also full of people who are incredibly misunderstood."
Lane 4 - The Daytona Beach News-Journal posts "Port Oranges's Lochte to swim at Grand Prix in Orlando. Port Oranges's Lochte to swim at Grand Prix in Orlando. But Thursday through Saturday, local fans will get to see Lochte race in person at the Arena Grand Prix at the YMCA Aquatic Center in Orlando."
Lane 5 - ESPN W posts "Down to the wire, I'm following my inner kid. Summer on the Run is a 12-week blog and video series that follows former Olympic swimmer and avid runner Summer Sanders on her journey to train for Disney's Princess Half Marathon on Feb. 24."
Lane 6 - ABC News posts "Amateurs want answers for drug test disparity. Some within the world of Olympic and amateur sports are questioning why their pursuits undergo rigorous drug testing compared to a relative lack of consistent testing in football. That is different to amateur sports like swimming, in which, according to Swimming Australia, testing happens before every state, national and international meet. Australian Swimmers Association president Brenton Rickard says swimmers are subjected to a much stricter regimen than their football counterparts. "Once you get to that level of being an international swimmer and starting to represent your country, you just assume that half a dozen tests per year is pretty much the minimum," he said."
Lane 7 - ESPN debates "To date or not to date a triathlete. For me it's a must that my mate is an athlete, one who sees fitness as a firm fixture of his lifestyle. And while I slightly prefer a triathlete to a mere single-sport man, he's got to have a good grip on balance. I'd urge any singles out there to proceed with caution when considering a potential triathlete partner. Steer clear of the red flags of obsession. For example, if you're with a guy and uncover an M-Dot tattoo, heed that as a warning. If it's faded, give him the benefit of the doubt -- his early Ironman fetish may now be less of a fixation. But if it's fresh ink, run. Or if you're at the pool and he's laser-focused on his latest swim split, yet blind to the fact that your body is clad in nothing but a bikini, you've got a problem. Cut your losses and try taking up with that sexy cyclist you met on your Saturday ride. At least you'll have something in common, not the least of which is nicely shaved legs."
Lane 8 - New Jersey Jewish News posts "Summit event champions Jewish camping. Olympic gold-medalist helps celebrate summer programs. The four-time Olympic gold medalist’s appearance was in support of the Greater MetroWest Jewish Camp Enterprise and One Happy Camper NJ, which offers $1,000 subsidies to children attending Jewish camp for the first time."