Monday's Swim Report - Ride The Wild Swim & Other Swim Bits
Monday, November 11, 2013
Lane 1 - Glasgow South & Eastwood Extra posts "Swimming up coast 'dream come true'. An adventurer who made history by swimming the length of Britain has said it is a dream come true to cross the finishing line. Sean Conway, 32, left Cornwall on June 30 and swam along the west coast to the most northerly point of the mainland, from Land's End to John O'Groats. He braved cold waters, jellyfish stings and even sea sickness to complete the estimated 900-mile route."Lane 2 - 7 News posts "Murray Rose's Olympic exclusion continues to divide swimming world. Nearly 50 years after the event, the exclusion of champion Australian swimmer Murray Rose from the 1964 Tokyo Olympics continues to polarise opinions in the swimming world. In 1964 he was still breaking world records and was tipped to win gold in the men's 1,500 metres freestyle in Tokyo. But Rose was controversially excluded from the Australian team because he hadn't swum in the Australian Championships eight months earlier - at the time he was acting in a Hollywood movie, Ride the Wild Surf."
Lane 3 - 702 ABC Sydney posts "Life lessons with Dawn Fraser. Australian Olympic legend Dawn Fraser shares treasured advice and lessons from her own life, sharing chapters from her story and new memoir with 702 Drive."
Lane 4- NY Times posts "Adventures In Parenting. At a Swim Meet, a Ribbon for Everyone. Awards for the winners: not a new concept. Awards for everyone: needs reconsidering. Not winning rarely demeans the loser. Placating always does. Those ribbons ruined the race – completely."