Ali Day - WWOS - Nutri-Grain Ironman Series 2014-15
Tara Coleman - Nutri-Grain IronWoman Series 2014-15

Wednesday's Swim Report - Swimmer's Loving It & Other Swim Bits

Lane 1 - USA Swimming posts "NATALIE COUGHLIN: LOVING IT MORE THAN EVER. After Trials and London weren’t as successful as I thought, I didn’t think I wanted to go beyond that time, but I also didn’t want to end my career like that,” Coughlin said. “Instead, I decided to make some changes in my life and rededicate myself to swimming."

Lane 2 - Speedo UK posts "Dan Bullock: Splitting training sessions for triathletes. Swim for Tri coach, Dan Bullock, explains how to split your swimming sessions up."

Lane 3 - Sportal posts "Lochte looks to maintain short-course dominance in Doha. As well as the team relays, the 30-year-old won three individual golds in Istanbul in the 100m and 200m individual medleys, as well as the 100 metres breaststroke. Lochte is not the only big name on show in Qatar, with Daniel Gyurta looking to defend his 200m breaststroke title, and Chad le Clos out to maintain his dominance in the butterfly."

Lane 4 - The Guardian posts "Chinese swimmer Sun Yang barred from training in Australia after drug ban. Olympic champion ‘no longer welcome’ in Australian pools. Sun had trained at Gold Coast pool under local coach."

Lane 5 - Super Sport posts "2018 World Champs set for China. The Chinese city of Hangzhou will host the 2018 short-course World Swimming Championships, world governing body Fina confirmed on Tuesday."

Lane 6 - Ipswich Star posts "Former world swimming champion Karen Pickering gives birth to twin girls. Former Olympic swimmer Karen Pickering has given birth to twin girls. The 42-year-old from Ipswich wrote on Twitter: “Our 2 little girls have arrived safe & sound this morning weighing 4lb9 & 5lb4. Can’t begin to describe how I feel, my life’s changed forever.”

Lane 7 - FINA posts "3rd FINA World Aquatics Convention, Doha (QAT). Cornel Marculescu, FINA Executive Director: 'Looking to the next Convention'. In future FINA World Aquatics Conventions, FINA Executive Director, Cornel Marculescu, hopes to see an increasing connection between National Federations and the business world around Aquatics, especially with the advancements in technology."

Lane 8 - Active posts "Improve Your Swim With Bilateral Breathing. When it comes to triathlon training, it's easy to get preoccupied with cardiovascular and muscular strength and forget about technical skills. Strength is important, but poor technique can hinder performance and even lead to injuries. For example, being able to breathe on only one side while swimming can limit an athlete in a number of ways."


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