Wednesday's Swim Report: When Is Celebrity Swimming Gonna Air? That's Gonna Be A Real Splash!
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Lane 1 - Indianapolis Business Journal posts "Indianapolis loses bid to host 2016 Olympic swim trials in stadium. Indianapolis has been eliminated as a candidate to host the 2016 U.S. Olympic swimming trials, the Indiana Sports Corp. announced Tuesday afternoon. Colorado-based USA Swimming cited challenges with the facility for turning down the bid."
Lane 2 - China Daily posts "Sink or swim. Zhejiang Satellite TV based in Hangzhou has bought the copyright of the Dutch reality show Celebrity Splash, in which stars learn how to dive. The Chinese version will work with Zhou Jihong, director of China's National Diving Team, and Tian Liang, a former Olympic champion."
Lane 3 - Thanyapura Phuket posts via youtube "Thanyapura Video: Olympic Champion Ranomi Kromowidjojo."
Lane 4 - LA Times posts "Swimmer Rebecca Soni's Olympic heroics have a (painful) back story. When Rebecca Soni took down one of the hallowed barriers in swimming — becoming the first woman to go under 2 minutes and 20 seconds in the 200-meter breaststroke — the moment resonated on multiple levels. Few outside her inner circle knew that the six-time Olympic medalist Soni was managing a painful back condition, and she didn’t find out the true extent of it until after the Olympics."
Lane 5 - Alabama.com posts "Olympic gold medalist Cullen Jones to visit Alabama A&M University, host free swim clinics. Jones is scheduled to be at Alabama A&M University beginning at noon on Thursday, April 18, meeting with students and local dignitaries, signing autographs and posing for pictures."
Lane 6 - Aljazeera posts "Disabled swimmers make a splash in Kabul. Afghanistan's largest indoor swimming pool is helping youths, including those with no arms, learn to enjoy the water."