Not another Bondi post! Work has been busy but finally got some free time for a Swim Report...
Lane 1 - College Swimming posts "MINNESOTA TO RENAME AQUATIC CENTER AFTER JEAN FREEMAN. The University of Minnesota’s College of Education and Human Development will honor the late Jean K. Freeman by renaming the University Aquatic Center the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center. The legendary Freeman, who passed away in 2010, was a student-athlete for the Gophers and then coached Minnesota’s swimming and diving program for more than 30 years."
Lane 2 - Speedo France posts "Florent Manaudou - Exercice Crawl - Alignement du corps et récupération."
Lane 3 - USC Annenberg posts "Friends Of Paralyzed USC Alum Brainstorm New Fundraising Tactics. Dillon Connolly, a former USC swimmer, was paralyzed after a swimming accident a month ago."
Lane 4 - Lancashire Evening Post has "Learn to swim with an Olympic champion. Olympic swimmer and gold medalist, Becky Adlington, will visit Preston next month to launch the ‘Becky Adlington SwimStars’ initiative, aimed specifically at teaching primary school age children how to swim."
Lane 5 - Long Beach Post has "Public Invited to Say Goodbye to the Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool at Closing Ceremony. Councilmember Susie Price is inviting the public to the closing ceremony for the Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool on Sunday, October 26 from 1:00PM to 2:30PM. Bring memories, photos, trophies, medals and other memorabilia to share, and spend the afternoon paying tribute to this icon of the Long Beach Shoreline, sharing stories, taking pictures from inside the lifeguard office and indulging in light refreshments."
Lane 6 - Journal Review posts "Daland, coach of swimming champions at USC, dies. Peter Daland, who coached the University of Southern California swim team to nine NCAA championships and mentored Olympic gold medal winners, has died. He was 93."
Lane 7 - The Red & Black posts "Timing and core essential for Hali Flickinger's butterfly stroke. The 1956 Olympics initiated the butterfly technique, a technique that finds its roots in the breastroke. According to Olympic history, swimmers developed a faster way to swim breastroke by changing the original arm motions, but instead of a complete replacement, butterfly developed as an additional alternative. stroke that depends on timing and rhythm, the first indication of success can usually be found in the swimmer with the least bit of flailing at age nine. Or at least, that remains the story junior swimmer Hali Flickinger claims when asked how her childhood hobby flourished into a collegiate dream."
Lane 8 - Yahoo posts (w/video) "Watch the Inspiring Story of Two Olympic Swimmers in a Trailer for the Documentary 'Touch the Wall' (Exclusive). At the 2012 London Olympics, the then-17-year-old swimmer won gold medals and set a world record in one of her events. The performance earned the Berkeley, California, native the title of World Swimmer of the Year, and also provided an amazing arc for the filmmakers Grant Berbeito and Christo Brock. The pair followed Franklin and fellow Olympic swimmer Kara Lynn Joyce as they trained for the Olympics, trailing the duo for three years in Colorado."