Monday's Swim Report - Swimmers In The Swim & Other Swim Bits
Monday, October 28, 2013
Lane 1 - Inside The Games posts "Aussie booze ban at Rio 2016 raises questions about role alcohol plays in elite sport. After London 2012 there was widespread criticism of Australian athletes for "preferring leisure to sport", wasting public funding, and distracting those teammates still competing by raucous post-event celebrations. The swim team bore the brunt of the abuse, along with rower Josh Booth, whose post-race celebrations ended somewhat prematurely after being arrested for vandalising several shop windows."
Lane 2 - Diana Nyad posts "Diana Nyad on Dangers at Sea - Cuba to Florida Swim. Diana Nyad talks about the members of her team that helped her navigate the dangerous waters during the 53-hour Cuba to Florida Swim."
Lane 3 - The Australian posts "State rose on strokes of genius swimming official. HE was Australia's greatest swimming administrator yet he never held an executive position in the national body and he cut short his one stint as a director of the then Australian Swimming Incorporated so he could be free to resume his spirited attacks on the organisation. Greg Lalor, who died in Brisbane on Saturday, aged 95, was Australian swimming's loyal servant -- but Queensland's first -- and in his 26 years as Queensland Swimming Association chairman the state emerged not just as the most powerful but arguably the most successful swimming region in the world."
Lane 4 - The Australian posts (w/video) "Symantha Perkins opens up about her split from Olympic swimmer Kieren, the toll it took on her health and how she's rebuilding her life."
Lane 5 - Aussiebum posts "Wrestle Me Hipster - Promo. Take competition to the beach this summer with aussieBum's 'wrestleMe Hip!' Available in 4 colour combinations, the long-leg hipster features bold and powerful lines that compliment the strength and posture of your body. Specially engineered using the world's best Italian XtraLife Lycra fabric this swimwear range will outplay and outlast any rival."
Lane 6 - Western Australia Today posts "Swim in the Swan for a share in $100,000. Registrations have opened for BHP Billiton's Aquatic Super Series, which features swimming and water polo competitions and a mass open water race across the river where up to 500 people will battle for a share of more than $100,000. For two days on Friday January 31 and Saturday February 1, the Australian Swim Team will take on their Chinese, Japanese, Brazilan and South African counterparts at Challenge Stadium."