Friday's Swim Report - Can Swimming Make You Smarter? Umm, Did You Watch "What Would Ryan Lochte Do"?
Yeah, I can type with my right hand again! I had a little gym incident using stretch cords that left my hands and one of my wrists badly bruised and swollen. But know I can type with very little discomfort. Hopefully I'll be up to swimming this weekend till then here is today's Swim Report:
Lane 1 - KQED posts "Swimming Hall of Fame Wants to Move to Santa Clara. The Bay City News is reporting that the International Swimming Hall of Fame wants to relocate from Florida to Santa Clara. Santa Clara city officials are discussing the issue at a study session tonight. The plan is to relocate the hall of fame to Santa Clara's George F. Haines International Swim Center, now the home of the Santa Clara Aquamaids."
Lane 2 - U.S. Masters Swimming posts "Backstroke Starts - SWIMMER Magazine. Backstroke Starts with Coach Cokie Lepinski. This video covers the start from positioning on the blocks through entry into the water." http://www.usmsswimmer.com/
Lane 3 - Herald Sun posts "Stephanie Rice plays nice in a swimming race against our GI Journo Nathan Klein."
Lane 4 - Rob Aquatics is "Swimming Off Into the Sunset. Those of you that have followed the Adventure Beard and I across the last 5+ years have probably noticed that there hasn’t been a lot to follow recently. At the beginning of the year I turned my attentions towards academic pursuits at the cost of my blogging time. After thinking about it for a couple months I’ve decided to wrap up Rob Aquatics for now. I’m not going to stop swimming. I’m not going to exit the ocean swim scene. I’m just not going to be writing for a yet to be determined amount of time. However, if the inspiration strikes I imagine that I have plenty of blogger friends who would humor me by allowing a guest post :)"
Lane 5 - IBN posts "Top swimmer Arjun Muralidharan banned. Multiple-time national champion swimmer Arjun Muralidharan has been handed a two-year ban by National Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel after testing positive for stimulant Methylhexaneamine during the All India Police Aquatics Championships in March."
Lane 6 - Business Day posts "OLYMPIC gold medallist Chad le Clos has hardly reached his peak yet and already there is another Le Clos making waves in the pool. Jordan le Clos, 15, is following firmly in his celebrated brother’s footsteps and, judging by the bagful of high school and junior club championship medals he has won so far, it will not be long before he too is the toast of the country."
Lane 7 - Diana Nyad posts "What's Next For Diana Nyad? Diana Nyad talks about what's next in her life -- from doing more "Swims For Relief", writing another book, and doing her one-woman show."
Lane 8 - WBTV posts (w/video) "Can swimming make you smarter? Usually swimming is the lesson kids are learning while in the water. But researchers out of Australia say there are other benefits with the simple strokes kids are getting smarter and YMCA aquatics instructor Saunte Bruton agrees. A four-year study reveals he younger children start swimming to the smarter pool of talent when it comes to intellectual and social skills."