Wednesday's Swim Report - A Few Swim Bits
Wednesday, November 06, 2013
Lane 1 - France24 posts "Le Clos eyes Phelps swimming records after Olympic feat. Now Le Clos said he hoped to snatch the retired Phelps's 100m and 200m butterfly records, set in 2009, after lowering the 200m shortcourse record at the Singapore leg of the World Cup. "My next goal is to break one of Michael Phelps's long-course records, eventually, maybe next year at the Commonwealth Games, or in 2015 at the world championships in Russia," he said."
Lane 2 - Nine MSN posts "Stars announced for Perth swim meet. World champions Cate Campbell, Christian Sprenger and James Magnussen will headline Australia's 30-strong squad for the second edition of the Aquatic Super Series, starting in Perth on January 31."
Lane 3 - The Town Talk posts "Olympic gold medalist Gaines motivates Rapides students. Students in Rapides Parish were told to stay committed to their goals by someone whose hard work led to three gold medals at the 1984 Olympics. Olympic swimmer Rowdy Gaines broke 25 world records in his career and won gold medals for swimming the 100-meter freestyle and as part of relay teams for the 4x100-meter freestyle and 4x100-meter medley."
Lane 4 - Fraser Coast Chronicle posts "New initiative to help protect students' skin. FRASER Coast secondary schools have been invited to submit an application to the Cancer Council next year for a grant of up to $25,000 to purchase permanent or temporary shade for the school. Olympian and Cancer Council ambassador Stephanie Rice welcomed the initiative saying there were a lot of great things about growing up in Australia - the sunshine, swimming and the great outdoors. "But our lifestyle and weather also means we have one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world," she said."
Lane 5 - AARP posts "A Conversation With Diana Nyad. The famed endurance swimmer on her latest achievement — and what she’s planning next."
Lane 6 - Greensboro News & Record posts "Greensboro to host nation's fastest at USA Swimming's 2014 Winter Nationals."