Saturday's Swim Report - Going For Gold After The Laps Are Done & Other Swim Bits
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Lane 1 - The National posts "USA Swimming anger at decision to host open-water race in UAE. More than four years after the death of open-water star Fran Crippen, swimming’s international governing body plans to hold a World Cup race in the UAE. But USA Swimming has opposed the March 13 event in Abu Dhabi, saying it was “disappointed” that Fina, swimming’s world governing body, decided to return to the country where Crippen died during a Fujairah race in October 2010."
Lane 2 - ES posts "ITZÉ - ES Collection Swimwear 2015."
Lane 3 - Daily Telegraph posts "Great Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci opens up about her mate Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe. OMANIAN Olympic great Nadia Comaneci has praised Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe for coming out. Comaneci, 53, told Confidential she was friends with her fellow Olympian: “I am happy that he is happy with his life and everything that he is doing."
Lane 4 - Daily Telegraph posts "Olympic swimmer Ashley Callus sets sights on Future Champions."
Lane 5 - Daily Telegraph posts "Chinese swimming drug cheat Sun Yang secretly training with Australian coaches on the Gold Coast. Sun Yang pictured on the Gold Coast outside the Runaway Bay centre where he is training under Brian King. Picture: Matt Roberts. IT is the picture Chinese swimming drug cheat Sun Yang doesn’t want you to see. Snapped outside his secret training base on the Gold Coast, the photo is proof of how Yang has used a loophole to sidestep a Swimming Australia ban to continue training under top local coaches."
Lane 6 - The Age posts "Going for gold after the game is over. Former Olympic champion Kieren Perkins has forged a successful career as a banking executive.When Kieren Perkins walks into a boardroom to meet new clients as the head of NAB's private wealth business in Queensland, he knows his former life as an elite sportsman will inevitably influence the new relationship."
Lane 7 - Surfer posts "CJ KANUHA FEATURED IN SPEEDO USA’S NEW CAMPAIGN, FUELED BY WATER. Celebrates All Things Water and People’s Wide-Ranging Passion for Water Sports."
Lane 8 - Washington Blade posts "Swimming against the tide. Evan Cobb came out as a varsity swimmer at Oberlin College years before it was trendy."