Pac-12 Networks - Pregnant Olympic swimmer Dana Vollmer on staying active, enjoying life with family
Pac-12 Networks - Pregnant Olympic swimmer Dana Vollmer on staying active, enjoying life with family

Thursday's Swim Report - Catching a SWOLF & Other Swim Bits

Lane 1 - Inside The Games posts "USA Swimming names Unger as interim executive director. USA Swimming has named long-time employee Mike Unger as its interim executive director, succeeding Chuck Wielgus who died on Sunday (April 23) at the age of 67 after suffering complications from colon cancer. In his 24 years at USA Swimming, Unger has served as chief operating officer, assistant executive director, national events director, marketing director and national team coordinator."

Lane 2 - Matador Network posts (w/video) "Meet Rebecca Soni: Olympic gold medalist swimmer. Meet Rebecca Soni, an Olympic gold medalist swimmer, dog lover, outdoor enthusiast, and Subaru owner. As a child, her family was always into outdoor adventures like hiking and skiing, instilling a sense of importance in working hard, being outside, and staying active. These values were carried with great passion into her swimming career and the results every athlete dreams about: gold medals in the 2008 and 2012 Olympics. Embracing the challenge of what comes next, Rebecca now runs RISE Elite, a program that connects Olympians with young athletes from all over the world to offer mentorship and guidance along their paths to becoming their best selves."

Lane 3 - Straits Times posts "Olympic champ Joseph Schooling chats with Eden Hazard during Chelsea trip. Though he competes in the national red and white colours, Olympic gold-medallist Joseph Schooling is a Blue at heart."

Lane 4 - Razoo posts "Help Send Ugandan LGBTQ Swimmers to IGLA.  The Uganda Kuchus Aquatics Team (UKAT) are the only LGBTQ+ swim team in Uganda. We are raising funds to support five of these out, proud, brave swimmers to attend the annual IGLA International LGBTQ+ Aquatics Championships in Miami, May 26-29."

Lane 5 - Lincolnshire Live posts ""It's changed his life" - Olympic champion Adam Peaty gives away medal to boy, 10. A ten-year-old boy from Retford was awestruck after Team GB Olympic hero Adam Peaty handed him the medal he had won just minutes earlier at a major swimming competition. Olympic gold medallist Adam spotted Harry Brancham in the crowd at the British Swimming Championships in Sheffield after winning his breaststroke event - and gave him the prize to inspire him."

Lane 6 - Coach posts "What Is SWOLF And How Can It Make You A Better Swimmer? Add some stats to your swimming to become more efficient in the water."

Lane 7 - GoSwim posts ( "Turns - Plant Hand Push. Using the wall for leverage can help some swimmers develop a faster open turn."


Lane 8 - WPTV Palm Beach posts "YMCA and Drowning Prevention Coalition receive funding to offer 10,000 free swim lessons."


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