Friday's Swim Report - Holiday Inn Bans Elderly Swimmer & Other Swim Bits
Friday, November 28, 2014
Lane 1 - Daily Times posts "WADA may appeal Sun’s three-month doping ban. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will review the reasons behind the three-month ban handed to Chinese Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang and decide whether to appeal the decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS)."
Lane 2 - NY Times reviews "Touch the Wall (2014). There is a bit of “A Star Is Born” in “Touch the Wall,” a documentary that traces the diverging fortunes of two Olympic-level swimmers. We watch Kara Lynn Joyce, a four-time silver medalist, as she joins a team in Colorado, where she trains alongside Missy Franklin, then in high school."
Lane 3 - Stuff posts "Lauren Boyle withdraws from World Championships. New Zealand's top swimmer and 2016 Olympic medal prospect Lauren Boyle won't defend her world freestyle title next week because of ongoing coaching issues at Swimming New Zealand."
Lane 4 - Just Jared Jr posts "Olympic Swimmer Missy Franklin Attends Docu-Film Premiere, Insists She's Not Famous. When asked what it’s like to be famous, Missy told the Denver Post, “I am not famous. No, I am not. I have gotten media attention. There is no fame involved.”
Lane 5 - BC posts "Cochrane’s consistency earns him seventh annual honour. Ryan Cochrane has been named Swimming Canada’s OMEGA Male Swimmer of the Year for the seventh straight time, as he continued his remarkably consistent run among the world’s swimming elite in 2014."
Lane 6 - James Magnussen posts "My new coaches Mitch Falvey (middle) and Lach Falvey (left). At our new swimming club Ravenswood. Time to get working!"
Lane 7 - Go Swim posts "Turns - Underwater Dolphin. Make the most out of every pushoff and start, great underwater dolphin kicks will change your entire potential in the sport or swimming."
Lane 8 - Daily Mail posts "Pensioner left 'broken-hearted' after Holiday Inn hotel bans her from using swimming pool on her own because of health and safety regulations. An elderly swimmer has been banned from using her local pool on her own because of health and safety regulations. Maureen Blake, 76, has spent the past 11 months using the indoor swimming pool at the Holiday Inn as she bids to improve her fitness ahead of a knee operation. However, bosses at the hotel in Hertfordshire have now told Ms Blake that she will no longer be able to use the facility unless she has a carer with her because of fears over her safety."