Sunday's Swim Report - Olympic Sized Dreams & More Swim Bits
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Lane 1 - Yahoo 7 posts "Swim rebuild to take time: Klim. Michael Klim is hopeful Australia's swim team can turn their Olympic fortunes around by the 2016 Games, but warns it could take much longer."
Lane 2 - Express & Echo posts "Liam Tancock's 2016 Olympic hopes receive boost. Exeter swimmer Liam Tancock’s Rio 2016 hopes have received a lift after it was confirmed he will continue to receive funding from UK Sport."
Lane 3 - Sport 24 posts "Hundreds greet Chad le Clos. Hundreds of people welcomed swimmers Chad le Clos and Myles Brown on Saturday evening at Durban's King Shaka International airport. There was a festive atmosphere as the two swimmers and their coach Graham Hill arrived, as scores of people waited for them in the international arrivals hall."
Lane 4 - The Wall Street Journal posts "Diana Nyad's Great Regret. Endurance Icon Once Attacked a Record Cuba-to-Florida Swim."
Lane 5 - KALW posts (w/audio) "Swimming from Alcatraz to heal body and soul. The sun is just beginning to rise over the glassy water at San Francisco’s aquatic park. Karen Wapato is beaming as she emerges from the Bay and peels off her goggles. Wapato is a public health nurse on the Colville Indian reservation in Washington state. Over the past few years, she’s been battling diabetes and alcoholism in the lives of her patients and in her own. Then she heard about Pathstar. It’s an intensive week of health and wellness education, topped off with a unique challenge -- a one-mile swim across the bay from Alcatraz."
Lane 6 - Crowdfund Insider posts "Best Invention List Includes Three Kickstarter Crowdfunded Projects. Under “Extremely Fun”. The + Pool. An Olympic-size pool designed to float in the less-than-crystal-clear East River, the Plus Pool kills two birds with one stone: it cleans the river water and gives New Yorkers a place to swim. Its unique filtration system scrubs the water as it floats through it, while its distinctive plus-sign shape isolates different wings for different activities. Designed by Dong-Ping Wong, Archie Lee Coates IV and Jeffrey Franklin, the pool could make it possible for New Yorkers to dive into clean river water for the first time in 100 years. So far the $15 million project has been funded by Kickstarter, but the team is still raising money to get the pool up and floating by the summer of 2016."