Sunday's Swim Report - 100x100 Reasons To Swim & Other Swim Bits
Sunday, February 02, 2014
Lane 1 - Belfast Telegraph posts "Charity swim smashes world record. Olympic medal-winning swimmers Becky Adlington and Michael Jamieson battled their way to a Guinness World Record 100 x 100m swimming relay title to raise tens of thousands of pounds for cancer research."
Lane 2 - Sportsgrid posts "Which Is More Ridiculous: This Mexican Skier’s Uniform, Or Singapore Water Polo’s Speedos?"
Lane 3 - The West Australian posts "Swim team out to prove its quality. Disharmony in the Australian camp seemed a distant memory as the nation's best swimmers arrived in Perth for the BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series at Challenge Stadium, starting tonight."
Lane 4 - News.com posts "Australian swimmers will shine at Rio Olympics in 2016 says head coach Jacco Verhaeren. HEAD coach Jacco Verhaeren has predicted an immediate Olympic bounce back by Australia at Rio in 2016 with the new team boss impressed by the existing stars and emerging teenage talent in the pool."
Lane 5 - MIT News posts "Olympian Cullen Jones spends day with MIT's Amphibious Achievement. Gold medalist makes a splash with high school swimmers at the Zesiger Center Pool."
Lane 6 - The Telegraph posts "Ian Thorpe is preparing to flee Australia to escape public scrutiny over his health. His mother Margaret Thorpe said her son was now considering cutting short his visit to Sydney and returning to his home in Switzerland. "That's why he loves living in Switzerland - he's left alone," Ms Thorpe said. She was speaking after Thorpe was visited by fitness guru and long-time friend Christian Miranda at her home in Panania, in Sydney's southwest, where he has been staying since being released from Bankstown Hospital."
Lane 7 - Go Swim posts " Breaststroke - Kick with a Board. We love using a board when kicking breaststroke, but using proper form matters even when doing this standard part of workout."
Lane 8 - The Independent posts "Do Olympic or competitive swimmers ever pee in the pool? Nearly 100 per cent of elite competitive swimmers pee in the pool. Regularly. Some deny it, some proudly embrace it, but everyone does it."