Sunday's Swim Report - The Classic Speedo & Other Swim Bits
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Lane 1 - NY Times posts (w/video) "A New Yorker Faces His Phobia, One Stroke at a Time. With Intensive Swim Lessons, a Man Attacks His Fear of Water."
Lane 2 - The West Australian posts "Eamon Sullivan to star on DWTS. ust weeks after announcing his retirement from competitive swimming, WA sport star Eamon Sullivan is preparing to take the plunge on Dancing with the Stars."
Lane 3 - The Huffington Post has "Your Classic Speedo Started Off As Something Much More Risqué. The company, which was founded by Alexander MacRae, a Scot living in Australia, started as a factory that produced socks during World War I. It wasn't until 1928 that they began making swimwear and produced the first non-wool suit (can you believe swimsuits used to be made out of wool?!). And while you may think that the bikini caused controversy when it came on the scene, when Speedo first introduced the racerback suit in the late 1920s, it was banned on many beaches because it showed so much shoulder."
Lane 4 - Daily Mail posts "'I don't even wear my wedding ring': Michael Klim's wife Lindy says she shuns well-heeled lifestyle in Bali as she fears being 'robbed'. She's a successful model and savvy business woman with her own lifestyle brand Milk & Co. But Lindy Klim, wife of Olympic swimmer Michael, says the prosperous Australian power couple who split their time between Bali and Melbourne, play down their glamorous lifestyle when at home on the tropical island."
Lane 5 - Juice Plus posts "Ariana Kukors and Rebecca Soni OWN IT - Juice Plus+®."
Lane 6 - The Guardian posts "Lewis Pugh: The world's leading cold-water swimmer on pain, the plight of the penguins and taking time over tea."