Friday's Swim Report - Cruising Into The Swim Lane & Other Swim Bits
Friday, January 31, 2014
Lane 1 - Daily Mail posts "It's a girl! Olympic swimmer Geoff Huegill scoops top prize on Australia Day with arrival of new baby. The 34-year-old butterfly champ and his wife Sara have yet to release the name of their newborn, but mother and child are said to be fit and healthy."
Lane 2 - Arena Water Instinct posts "Arena Cruiser 'Soft' Training Goggles. These 'soft lens' training goggles are designed with a high 'self-adjusting' nose bridge, which is ideal for those with a high arch. The dual density frame and seal provides superior comfort and fit, while the adjustabe 'split' strap allows for easy 'on head' alteration."
Lane 3 - The Sydney Morning Herald posts "Ian Thorpe struggling with life in the slow lane. A News Corp Australia report on Friday stated that the swimming great was injured in a fall earlier this week and claimed he seeking help for depression and alcohol abuse. Hackett said, if true, Thorpe should be admired for facing his demons." Meanwhile, The Sydney Morning Herald posts "Ian Thorpe's management denies swimmer is in rehab. Ian Thorpe's management has denied that the Olympian is in rehab battling depression and alcohol abuse, saying instead he was in hospital for a shoulder operation."
Lane 4 - The Courier Mail posts (w/video) "Strife in the fast lane: James Magnussen trying to control his need for excessive early speed. JAMES Magnussen has embraced his "vintage'' race plan and is trying to kill his bad habits, especially his tendency to go too fast. Revealing yet another reason why he suffered an Olympic meltdown in 2012, Magnussen said too much speed in training had completely altered his approach. He went chasing speed to match his major rivals and it cost him the 100m freestyle gold."
Lane 5 - BBC posts "Commonwealth Games: Aimee Willmott encouraged by form. Middlesbrough swimmer Aimee Willmott says her dream of winning an Olympic medal is "becoming more realistic"."
Lane 6 - Yahoo posts "Chad Le Clos embarrassed by breaststroke. He's an Olympic gold medallist and considered one of the best swimmers in the world. So why is South African Chad le Clos embarrassed? "My breaststroke is really bad. It's embarrassing," le Clos says with a laugh. "I mean some of the girls beat me."
Lane 7 - Speedo UK posts "Speedo Sculpture S114 New Swimwear Range."
Lane 8 - The Guardian posts "Heroes of swimming: George Freeth. Anyone ever saved by a lifeguard owes an unspoken debt to this Hawaiian surfing pioneer, who popularised modern techniques of rescue and resuscitation."