Thursday's Swim Report - Super Heroes & Other Swim BIts
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Lane 1 - The Mirror posts "Olympic swimming legend Ian Thorpe 'admitted to rehab in battle against depression and booze'. Australia’s greatest Olympian - dubbed The Thorpedo - is said to have checked into hospital. Family members revealed the 31-year-old had hurt himself in a fall at his parents’ home in Sydney before seeking medical help."
Lane 2 - Swimming Australia posts "BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series - Live on ONE - Friday and Saturday."
Lane 3 - ESPN posts "Olympian Rebecca Soni retires. Six-time Olympic medalist Rebecca Soni retired from swimming Thursday. The 26-year-old American plans to launch a new lifestyle company and blog instead of making an attempt at her third Olympics."
Lane 4 - ABC posts "Alicia Coutts aims for Rio Olympic after wedding plan setback. Australian swim star Alicia Coutts is set to swim on to the Rio Olympics, and it is all thanks to her wedding venue being booked out. Coutts had initially planned to marry her fiancee Steve this year, with the pair floating the prospect of having kids next year."
Lane 5 - The Telegraph posts "Swimming Australia fast off the blocks to improve domestic scene by adding new meets. SWIMMING Australia plans to introduce an annual "summer of swimming'' to boost high performance and maintain the sport's prominence between major international events. Wary of slipping off the radar between Olympics and world championships, Swimming Australia chief executive Mark Anderson said there needed to be more elite competitions at home to generate interest."
Lane 6 - TRX posts "Winter Gardening Tips. In Week 4 of this five-week healthy living series, 12-time Olympic Medalist, 20-time World Medalist and World Record Holder Natalie Coughlin provides useful gardening tips to help you grow your own herbs and vegetables—even in the dead cold of winter. Use this video to make your 2014 healthy-eating resolutions take root and bloom."
Lane 7 - Sunrise on 7 posts " McArdel going for record swim attempt. Marathon swimmer Chloe McArdel is set make world history in an attempt to swim the equivalent of one-and-a-half times the English Channel. She chats to Sunrise about the challenge."
Lane 8 - LA Times posts "Paley Center to house 50 years of Olympics TV coverage. Want to relive the 1980 Miracle on Ice or see Mark Spitz swim into the record books? Now you can, thanks to an agreement between the U.S. Olympic Committee and the Paley Center for Media that will make more than 1,300 hours of Olympic footage available to the public."