Tuesday's Swim Report - The Bad Girl of Swimming & Other Swim Bits
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Lane 1- KFYR5 posts "Olympic Swimmer Visits New Rec Center. This past weekend was the grand opening of the brand new Williston Recreation Center. On Saturday, the lap pool was opened and the 2012 800 meter Olympic champion, Katie Ledecky, came to swim the first lap in the pool dedicated to her grandfather Edward Hagan."
Lane 2 - Swimming Australia posts "Trials SwimFan - Pre-Race Routines."
Lane 3 - Herald Sun posts "Why Cate Campbell plans to model herself on the leadership example set by Grant Hackett. CATE Campbell will never forget how Grant Hackett reached out to her at her loneliest moment and it’s why she now models herself on the former Australian swim star."
Lane 4 - Las Vegas Review-Journal posts (w/video) "Olympic swimmers drop in on local kids’ practice. This is a video my colleague Keith Rogers shot at Las Vegas Swim Club practice on Tuesday. It shows world class swimmers Rebecca Soni and Ariana Kukors talking to the swimming kids at the Pavilion Center community pool near Palo Verde High. (Keith’s son Bryce is on the swim team.)"
Lane 5 - The Courier posts "Kylie Palmer’s going the whole hog on the ride of her life that could end at 2016 Rio Olympics. KYLIE Palmer kept this bad boy a secret for months because she was too afraid of what her teammates might think. The Olympic gold medallist became the wild child of Australian swimming last November when she succumbed to her long obsession and bought a Honda CBR 500 motorcycle."
Lane 6 - Courier Mail posts "Alicia Coutts motivated and ready ahead of Commonwealth Games trials."
Lane 7 - Bloomberg TV posts "Great Barrier Reef Under Threat by Coal Industry. Shipping in Australia's Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is expected to triple over the next 15 years, and is renewing the debate about commerce versus conservation. The argument sets Australia's resource sector against the fate of one of the world's greatest living treasures. Paul Allen reports."
Lane 8 - SCVnews posts "SCV-based AMG Scoops Up Multimillion Dollar Projects. AMG’s ability to take on new challenges in seemingly record time and accomplish them like champions is due in no small part to the strength of its leadership team, which includes former Olympian Tryggvi Helgason, AMG’s Manager of Procurement. A member of Iceland’s 1984 Olympic Swim Team, Helgason found the ideal marriage of his passions for swimming, construction, and beautiful weather at AMG. Helgason’s drive to compete and win has never wavered, and he is currently ranked among the Top 10 internationally in three Masters Swimming events—100m Butterfly Men Short Course, 200m Breaststroke Men Short Course, and 200m Breaststroke Men Long Course. Helgason works out daily with U.S. Masters Swimming teammate Giacomazzi at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center, another of AMG’s landmark project."