Friday's Swim Report: Can You See A Swim Beat?
Friday, May 17, 2013
Lane 1 - 9 News posts (w/video) "Olympian helps push summer swim safety. This is the time of year when families start heading out to swimming pools. Four-time Olympian, Cullen Jones, and swimming legend Rowdy Gaines have teamed up for an initiative to help kids be safe in the water." Bay News posts (w/video) "Interview with Olympians Cullen Jones and Rowdy Gaines."
Lane 2 - Speedo UK posts "Behind the scenes at the Speedo TriathELITE shoot with Vanessa Raw and Stuart Hayes."
Lane 3 - TechCrunch posts "Instabeat Is Revolutionary HUD For Swimming Goggles You Can Back On Indiegogo. Instabeat is head-up display unit which attaches to swimming goggles and monitors your heart rate, calories, laps and turns during your swim. It’s been live on crowd funding platform Indiegogo for a few days and is already poised to reach its modest funding target ($29,326 raised, with $35,000 being the goal), meaning the product will almost certainly ship."
Lane 4 - The Sunday Dispatch posts "Swimming with an Olympian. Young swimmers got the opportunity to interact with a champion when four-time Olympic medalist Peter Vanderkaay conducted a clinic at the Dallas Middle School natatorium."
Lane 5 - digital spy posts "Ryan Lochte on haters: 'I could be perfect and people would hate me'. "I try not to read the negative comments, and when I do, I let it roll off my back," he said. "I remind myself that there will always be haters as long as you are in the public eye. "You could literally be perfect and people would still hate you, for being perfect. I surround myself with family and friends, and it's all good."
Lane 6 - WECT posts "Online petition created in hopes of saving UNCW swim and dive teams. UNCW Swimming and Diving teams go viral. After a recommendation was made to cut five UNCW sports teams including the swimming and diving program, members of the teams are taking a stand. An online petition was created by women's swim team captain Sarah Smith in hopes of raising awareness of their cause. Within 24 hours of being created, the petition had over 6,000 signatures. Even Olympic swimmers including Ryan Lochte and Dara Torres have re-tweeted tweets from UNCW swimmers."
Lane 7 - Sunrise on 7 posts "Swimmer needs support for charity. Chloe McCardel is swimming the 170km from Cuba to America for charity, but needs more corporate support for it to happen. She chats to Sunrise about why she's doing it."
Lane 8 - Boston.com posts "Hottest hotel pools around the world. With the unofficial start of summer around the corner, it's officially time to start thinking about your summer travel plans."