Wednesday's Swim Report - Fueled By Chorine
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Lane 1 - The Observer posts "Poison pen dodges jail over threats to Nick D'Arcy. A POISON pen writer who threatened to murder former Olympic swimmer Nick D'Arcy in a four-year hate letter campaign has dodged jail but been banned from contacting the D'Arcy family for five years. Gold Coast retiree Philip Stevenson admitted in Southport District Court that he became obsessed with D'Arcy after the swimmer gained notoriety for assaulting fellow swimmer Simon Cowley in 2008."
Lane 2 - SCVNews posts "From Bitterness to Betterness: Anthony Ervin. One might compare his super swimming strength and resilience to a Spiderman series – humbly finding his strength, being rejected and turning away from his calling, only to return against all odds to celebrate a victory for the people."
Lane 3 - Fraser Coast Chronicle posts "Commit for the long haul is Kieren Perkins' advice. AS THE gold medal winning star of one of the most legendary comebacks in Australian sporting history, Kieren Perkins knows all about striving for a far-fetched goal. He said it was important not to be influenced by people who were negative or not as motivated, while chasing your dreams. "If you do have a goal in life, you need to be committed for the long haul," the triple Olympic gold medallist said."
Lane 4 - Daily Mail posts "Rebecca Adlington and TV presenter Matthew Wright touch down in Australia ahead of I'm A Celebrity. Rebecca, 24, reportedly signed an £80,000 deal to appear on the show, after being turned down by Strictly Come Dancing, her first choice. The 24-year-old swimmer has now retired from professional swimming and no doubt that swim training of hers will come in very handy when the cast have to splash around in the outback waters."
Lane 5 - Wales Online posts " Jazz Carlin restored to UK funding but Georgia Davies misses out on British swimming support. Swansea swimmer Jazz Carlin has been restored to the programme after missing out in 2013 but Olympic backstroke semi-finalist Georgia Davies has been judged not to have met the criteria for 2014."
Lane 6 - Milton Ulladulla Times posts "Olympic guidance in the water. UP and coming local swimmers are excited to have master coach Doug Frost poolside at the Ulladulla Leisure Centre. The former coach of Australian Olympic champion Ian Thorpe, Frost recently retired to Mollymook however, at the age of 70, he is not quite ready to pack away his stop watch."