Thursday's Swim Report - If You Can't Beat Them In The Pool You Can Always Drown Them Or Something Like That
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Lane 1 - The Guardian posts "Heroes of swimming: Captain Matthew Webb. First up in our series on history's greatest swimmers is this brine-bothering Victorian, who survived jellyfish stings to become the first person to swim the English Channel unaided."
Lane 2 - Bader TV posts "Diana Nyad Concludes 48 Hour Endurance NYC Swim. Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad concluded her 48-hour swim benefiting Tri-State area superstorm Sandy victims to the enthusiastic cheers of hundreds of onlookers and supporters spectators gathered Thursday morning around a 40-yard pool set up in NYC's Herald Square in front of Macy's."
Lane 3 - Inside The Games posts "Aspiring young swimmers across Queensland were treated to visits from some of Australia's top swimmers, including London 2012 medallists Brittany Elmslie and Emily Seebohm, as the second annual GO Swim Month made a splashing start Down Under."
Lane 4 - Ventura County Star posts "Olympic Gold Medalist Swimmer coming to teach locals. 2012 Olympic Gold and Silver medalist Nick Thoman and World Championships finalist Keri Hehn coming to Ventura, CA! Fitter and Faster Swim Tour Presented by SwimOutlet.com"
Lane 5 - CBS Philly posts (w/video) "Infant Swimming May Help With Emotional & Cognitive Development. Infants in swimming class. Some research says what infants learn in the water can translate to success in other areas later in their childhood."
Lane 6 - The Standard posts "‘If you can’t beat them, outlive them’: swimmer's guide to success“. NOEL Ryan returned to Warrnambool with more gold than Michael Phelps after the National Masters Games last weekend. The 75-year-old swimmer won six freestyle races in the 75-to-79 age group at Geelong — the 50m, 100m and 200m relay and broke state records in the 200m, 400m and 800m events. It’s rare for an athlete to use longevity as a strategy, but Ryan has been competing in the masters since 1989 and doesn’t see himself giving it up."