Sunday's Swim Report - Death By Triathlon & Other Swim Bits

Lane 1 - ESPN posts "Trouble Beneath The Surface.  Once the quirky domain of super athletes, triathlons have hit the mainstream and brought along an increasing number of deaths. What's happening? There are no simple answers."

Lane 2 - AFP posts "In Baltimore, French swimmer Agnel in Phelps' footsteps.  A public pool in Baltimore is an unlikely venue for international swimming excellence. Formerly home to Michael Phelps, the Meadowbrook pool is now where top French swimmer Yannick Agnel is readying his bid for 2016 Olympic gold."

Lane 3 - Courier-Journal posts "Q&A with Missy Franklin | Cal freshman enjoys learning different stroke for campus life."

Lane 4 - Sport 360 posts "Dubai resident flying the flag for Arab swimmers.  Dubai resident Sarra Lajnef is hoping to inspire more Arab women to take up swimming after the Tunisian Olympian enjoyed a successful debut at the FINA Swimming World Cup over the weekend."

Lane 5 - NBC Sports posts "Bob Bowman: Michael Phelps ‘trains with the guys,’ ‘doing sessions’ to stay in shape.  Don’t call it a comeback, but Michael Phelps‘ longtime coach offered an update in a question-and-answer published Friday.  “He trains with the guys every now and then to stay in shape. He took a year off from fitness and he felt he was out of shape, so over the last, I don’t know, six weeks he’s been coming back and doing sessions. I don’t know if that translates into a comeback. I think when you see him at a meet, then you would know he is coming back.

Lane 6 - The Guardian posts "Technology in the pool.  Ben Hardman from speedo's aqualab introduces Elite technology for all.  Swimming is being transformed by the appliance of science. Ben Hardman, manager of the Speedo Aqualab, explains how the latest technology is pushing the boundaries of performance for every swimmer."

Lane 7 - Diana Nyad posts "48-Hour "Swim For Relief" Event Wrap Up - Diana Nyad.  Diana reflects on the 48-hour "Swim For Relief" event benefitting the Americares Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund. It's not too late to give -- visit"

Lane 8 - Times Herald-Record posts "Local kids get golden tips from Olympians.  Medal winners provide advice on good swimming techniques.  A group of 70 local swimmers, ages 7-17, got the chance of a lifetime Saturday afternoon at Middletown High School, learning from 2012 Olympic gold medalists Tyler McGill and Lauren Perdue."

Thursday's Swim Report - A Night With A Swimmer & More Swim Bits

Lane 1 - The Australian posts "Dutchman Jacco Verhaeren takes reins of Australian swim team."

Lane 2 - DSC Media posts "Hungarian Swimmer Katinks Hosszu confirms its desire to more records in the FINA Swimming World Cup in Dubai 2013 At Hamdan Sports Complex On 16 th October 2013."

Lane 3 - Sport 360 posts "Chad Le Clos interview: Motivated by Michael Phelps' legacy.  Following the Olympics, le Clos said he struggled with some shoulder problems and had a wobbly few months but the 21-year-old returns to Dubai this weekend coming off a double gold medal-winning performance at the World Championships in Barcelona, and a strong run of results in the first three legs of the Swimming World Cup Series."

Lane 4 - NBC 4 posts "A Celebrated Swimmer in Person: A Night With Nyad.  The record-breaking long-distance swimmer visits Pasadena.  Ms. Nyad will bring that message, and a few stories from the open ocean, to Pasadena's Rose Bowl Aquatics Center on Saturday, Oct. 19."

Lane 5 - Jacaranda FM posts "Zandberg quits top level swimming.   South Africa's former backstroke world champion Gerhard Zandberg has announced that his swimming career is over."

Lane 6 - Business Day posts "Australian project on track to finding 20 champions.  The ASC, a government authority which decides on strategy and allocates funding, released a list of 18 champions from 13 different sports on Wednesday led by swimming world champions James Magnussen, Christian Sprenger and Cate Campbell.  The disappointing performance of the swimming team was a major factor to Australia’s poor display at last year’s London Olympics, where the country finished 10th on the medals table."

Lane 7 - Go Swim posts "All Strokes - Watch. With so much swimming, racing, training, or coaching, motivating, teaching... when was the last time you just sat back and watched people swim."

Lane 8 - WBIR posts "Former UT swimmer, Boston Marathon survivor returns to pool.  Six months after Nicole Gross' life was forever changed by the Boston bombings, she will return to the pool for the first time. The former University of Tennessee swimmer, who grew up outside of Baltimore and trained alongside a kid named Michael Phelps, will wade into the blue water today and escape."

Monday's Swim Report - To Moscow With No Love...

Lane 1 - Global Post has "Swimming: China's Ye blames growth spurt for poor form.  Chinese swimming phenomenon Ye Shiwen has "woken from a nightmare" after a growth spurt and sleepless nights due to worry prompted a dramatic loss of form, a report said."

Lane 2 - Speedo posts "Behind the scenes at the Speedo photoshoot - Athens.  A sneak peak into the action behind the scenes at the Speedo photoshoot in Athens. Models are wearing Speedo products available Autumn/Winter 2013."

Lane 3 - The Moscow Times posts "U.S. Gay Swimmer Writes Open Letter to 'Downright Hot' Putin.  "As much as a world leader, you are an international celebrity as a proud, buff dude. Millions who admire sportsmen have seen photos of you shirtless."  This is how openly gay U.S. swimmer Richard Alther began his letter to President Vladimir Putin, published in the Huffington Post on Oct. 12.  Alther referred to the brutal killing of a gay man in Volgograd in May as a sign of the Russian intolerance towards gays, but added hate crimes take place all around the world, including in the U.S.  The athlete ended his letter to Putin with a plea for tolerance.  "We all know you're a macho man, which can be cool. Show that it takes a real man to treat others — meaning everyone — with grace, compassion, and respect."

Lane 4 - Irish Times posts "Company convicted of sending spam email to former swimmer Michelle Smith de Bruin.  Two companies have been convicted of sending spam email or text messages, including one sent to barrister and former Olympic swimmer Michelle Smith de Bruin."

Lane 5 - The Raw Story posts "Oprah tells atheist swimmer Diana Nyad that atheists don’t believe in ‘awe’ and ‘wonder’."

Lane 6 - Lehigh Valley Live posts "Olympic swimmer Summer Sanders will run three races in Bethlehem."

Lane 7 - WCNC posts (w/video) "Swim program helps minorities get into pool.  ahari Dunn doesn’t seem to be doing anything that miraculous when she swims with the Queen City Dolphins. But the 17-year-old Cato Middle College High School student  knows that what she does with her team is remarkable.  "I saw the water and i jumped in and i didn't know how to swim.  My mom jumped in and saved me.  And she didn't know how to swim either,” said Dunn."

Lane 8 - The Guardian posts "Swimming lessons: the Swim Smooth method.  This DVD programme gives you liberty to learn at your leisure – but can be tricky if you don't have a pool in your attic flat."

Thursday's Swim Report - If You Can't Beat Them In The Pool You Can Always Drown Them Or Something Like That

Lane 1 - The Guardian posts "Heroes of swimming: Captain Matthew Webb.  First up in our series on history's greatest swimmers is this brine-bothering Victorian, who survived jellyfish stings to become the first person to swim the English Channel unaided."

Lane 2 - Bader TV posts "Diana Nyad Concludes 48 Hour Endurance NYC Swim.  Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad concluded her 48-hour swim benefiting Tri-State area superstorm Sandy victims to the enthusiastic cheers of hundreds of onlookers and supporters spectators gathered Thursday morning around a 40-yard pool set up in NYC's Herald Square in front of Macy's."

Lane 3 - Inside The Games posts "Aspiring young swimmers across Queensland were treated to visits from some of Australia's top swimmers, including London 2012 medallists Brittany Elmslie and Emily Seebohm, as the second annual GO Swim Month made a splashing start Down Under."

Lane 4 - Ventura County Star posts "Olympic Gold Medalist Swimmer coming to teach locals.  2012 Olympic Gold and Silver medalist Nick Thoman and World Championships finalist Keri Hehn coming to Ventura, CA!  Fitter and Faster Swim Tour Presented by"

Lane 5 - CBS Philly posts (w/video) "Infant Swimming May Help With Emotional & Cognitive Development.  Infants in swimming class.  Some research says what infants learn in the water can translate to success in other areas later in their childhood."

Lane 6 - The Standard posts "‘If you can’t beat them, outlive them’: swimmer's guide to success“.  NOEL Ryan returned to Warrnambool with more gold than Michael Phelps after the National Masters Games last weekend.  The 75-year-old swimmer won six freestyle races in the 75-to-79 age group at Geelong — the 50m, 100m and 200m relay and broke state records in the 200m, 400m and 800m events.  It’s rare for an athlete to use longevity as a strategy, but Ryan has been competing in the masters since 1989 and doesn’t see himself giving it up."

Tuesday's Swim Report - Two Mintues Of Your Swim Time!

Busy day today so this is it...

Lane 1 - Diana Nyad posts "Diana Nyad On Perseverance.  Diana Nyad on perseverance and what it takes to be a long distance swimmer. Join Diana on her 48-hour #SwimForRelief

Lane 2 - W The Journal posts "James Magnussen, two minutes of your time!  James Magnussen, the 22 year-old Australian swimmer and ambassador of Maurice Lacroix, has been nicknamed “the missile” in the swimming world. This is hardly surprising, given his recent success at the World ML_James_Magnussen_2_640_360_s_c1_center_centerChampionships in Barcelona, where he confirmed his talent with a gold medal in the 100 m freestyle and a silver in the 4x100 m medley. A “two-minute” interview with a man for whom every second counts."

Lane 3 - Charlotte Observer posts (w/video) "Exclusive: Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte explains why he is moving to Charlotte to train.  Ryan Lochte told The Observer Monday in an exclusive interview he has decided to train at SwimMAC Carolina through the 2016 Olympics in Brazil, saying of Charlotte: “I love this city.

Lane 4 - SF Gate posts "14 hidden swimming holes around the world."

Monday's Swim Report - Making A Splash

Lane 1 - ABC News posts (w/video) "Diana Nyad Diving Into Herald Square for 48-Hour Charity Swim."

Lane 2 - WYFF TV posts "Olympic Gold Medalist spreads word on swimming lessons.  Cullen Jones says he took his first swimming lessons after nearly drowning as a child."

Lane 3 - Daily Mail posts "Making a splash! Former Olympic swimmer Princess Charlene of Monaco gets back in the water to teach children in Moscow.  She may have retired from professional swimming back in 2007, but Princess Charlene of Monaco proved she's still a water baby at heart this weekend.  The Princess of Monaco, 35, got back in the pool to teach a swimming class on Saturday at the Olimpiysky Sports Complex in Moscow, Russia.  The Monégasque princess taught the group of enthusiastic children how to swim."

Lane 4 - The Star posts "Joe seeks sponsor to keep dream of Rio Olympics alive.  Rotherham Olympian Joe Roebuck is hoping local businesses can get behind his bid to win a medal at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.  Roebuck, aged 28, is often billed as Great Britain’s busiest swimmer because of the amount of different disciplines he takes part in."

Lane 5 - The Global Dispatch posts "Olympic medalist, Dara Torres talks meningococcal meningitis and the ‘Voices of Meningitis’."

Lane 6 - The Herald Sun posts "Back in the swim of things.  ABOUT 12 months ago, teenage swim star Karlene Pircher started to lose motivation.  The training regime was seemingly never ending. Go to bed early, wake up early, swim, go to school, travel back to the pool, swim more, return home, go to bed early...For a 15-year-old girl, the monotony of it all, and the sacrifices she was making to achieve her goals in the pool were taking their toll.  Last year she swam in the Australian Open Championships, which doubled as the Olympic trials, and finished top-eight in the 200m breaststroke against the best in the business."

Tuesday's Swim Report - Tune In To Super Swim Sunday To See What A Warrior Swimmer Looks Like

Lane 1 - The Guardian posts "The joy of swimming in icy cold water.  Summer dips in blazing hot sunshine are strictly for wimps. The truly hardcore keep in the swim all year round."

Lane 2 - Bleacher Report posts "Boston Celtics' Brandon Bass Learning How to Swim at Age 28.  Boston Celtics forward Brandon Bass recently took on the challenge of learning how to swim, leading to an awesome photo (via Reddit) of him in the pool with children during a swim class."

Lane 3 - TV by the Numbers posts (w/video) "Swimming Champion Diana Nyad Featured on Two Episodes of 'Super Soul Sunday' October 6 & 13 on OWN.  Oprah interviews Diana Nyad who inspired the world when she became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage, at age 64, in just under 53 hours.  Relying on her mantra “Find A Way,” Nyad proved that anything is possible, at any age.  It’s a revealing conversation about chasing dreams, pushing limits, and daring with intention and purpose."

Lane 4 - Gulf News posts "Tunisia’s Osama Mellouli to compete in Dubai.  Olympic champion to return to scene of his impressive World Swimming Championship showing."

Lane 5 - Aussiebum posts "WAVE, Men's Swimwear.  This year spice up YOUR summer with aussieBum's fun new tricolour swimwear range 'Wave'. Specially developed using double-lined premium Italian fabric, this colourful hipster features an extra-strong elasticised waistband for better comfort and support. Live the dream, and enjoy 'Mojito, Blue Lagoon and Tequila Sunrise' all summer long ;)"

Lane 6 - Basingstoke Gazette posts "Olympic gold medal winner Rebecca Adlington visited QMC for the Swim Stars programme."

Lane 7 - The Race Club posts "Fast Swimming Techniques - Freestyle Flip Turn - The Push Off and Breakout.  In the final Fast Swimming Techniques Video on the Freestyle Flip Turn, Gary Hall Sr talks about The Push Off and Breakout. Learn the fastest swimming techniques as well as mistakes to avoid during the Push Off and Breakout. A lot of Swimmers form bad habits especially training in crowded lanes where the Push Off and Breakout are rarely executed with speed and precision yet this is the most critical part of a Race! Don't take for granted the speed that is generated off the wall and thanks for watching!"

Lane 8 - PR Web posts "From Olympic Pool to Backyard Pool: 'Madame Butterfly' still Elite.  Susie O’Neill, twice an Olympic Gold Medalist, installed an Elite Endless Pool in her backyard for daily exercise and family fun.  One of the most decorated Australian swimmers in history, Susie O’Neill has partnered with Endless Pools, installing an Elite Model as her backyard pool.  Nicknamed Madame Butterfly, O’Neill captured Olympic Gold in both the 200m butterfly and the 200m freestyle, and totaled eight medals among her three trips to the Olympic games."

Friday's Swim Report - Be Bold, Be Fierce, Just Swim!

Lane 1 - The Spectrum posts "In the pool: Olympians to octogenarians.  The Southern Utah Swimming Association Stingray kids from St. George and Cedar City are still buzzing about the wonderful swim clinic starring Olympians Kathleen Hersey and Jason Lezak a couple of weeks ago.  The youthful natators were deeply appreciative of how friendly and down-to-earth the two Olympians were. The parents were impressed too."

Lane 2 - The Ellen Show posts "Diana Nyad's Incredible Story on The Ellen Show Season 11 Premiere."

Lane 3 - London Evening Standard posts "Jessica Ennis-Hill and giant swimmer sculpture launch Ennis-PruWorld Triathlon Grand Final."

Lane 4 - Wausau Daily Herald posts "Local swimmers to share water with former Olympians Misty Hyman and Jimmy Feigen.  Dozens of young local swimmers will hit the Aspirus YMCA pool Saturday with former Olympians.  The one-day swim clinic will feature Misty Hyman and Jimmy Feigen, both medal-winning former Olympic swim team members. About 75 local swimmers between the ages of 8 and 18 have signed up to learn from the professionals."

Lane 5 - The Guardian posts "Going wild: open-water swimming tips with Harry Needs.  Who better to ask for a few pointers about wild swimming than Britain's very own Olympic hopeful? Here's what he had to say.."

Lane 6 - Goldcoast posts "McEvoy's burning desire after close finish.  GOLD Coaster Cameron McEvoy's bittersweet world championship campaign is already fuelling a burning desire for a podium finish at the Rio Olympics.  Already the fastest teen in swimming history, McEvoy reinforced his reputation as the sport's next star when he finished fourth in the 100m freestyle at last month's world championships in Barcelona in a career-best time.  The Palm Beach swimmer was overjoyed when he saw his time and realised he had forced his way into the all-time top 10 in textile suits."

Lane 7 - Swimming Australia posts "The 2014 BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series Community Program.  The BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series community program will visit 6 regions this year - Goldfields, Great Southern, Southwest, Kimberley, Mid-West and the Pilbara with over 40 elite swimmers, water polo players and coaches."

Lane 8 - WWD posts "Nautica Triathlon Raises $1.1M for Children's Hospital of L.A.  The stars came out in force for the Nautica Malibu Triathlon in Malibu, Calif., last weekend."

Friday's Swim Report - Jerry O'Connel In A Speedo & Some Other Swim Stuff

Lane 1 - The Guardian posts "Diana Nyad 'through with the ocean' after Cuba-Florida swim.  American woman says she intends to raise money for charity with further endurance swims – in swimming pools."

Lane 2 - British Gas Swimming posts "Scottish Swimmers at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival."

Lane 3 - E! posts (w/video) "Jerry O'Connell Talks Constantly Wearing a Speedo on New Show: People Suggested "I Put a Sock in There".  Get ready to see a lot more of Jerry O'Connell than you're used to.  The actor, who stars in the new CBS sitcom We Are Men, revealed to E! News that 6a00d8341c2ca253ef0120ahe'll be showing a lot more skin than usual on the series since he's constantly stripping down to an itty-bitty speedo on the show.  "A lot of it is done by the poolside because we're here in southern California and I came into work the first day and there was a very small speedo in my dressing room," the star told us. "It wasn't in the script and I said, 'There's a mistake here. Obviously, you have someone who's Brazilian or South American who's going to be on our show."

Lane 4 - The Guardian posts "Rebecca Adlington's tips to make swimming training less boring.  Olympic middle-distance swimmers know better than most how dull it can be to troll up and down the training pool for hours on end. What can we do to spice things up?"

Lane 5 - LAist posts "Where To Get Wet: The Best Pools, Water Parks and Splash Zones.  When it's this insanely hot in the Southland, pretty much all we want to do is run our heads under the faucet every five minutes. We've got several suggestions on where to get good and thoroughly wet, no matter what your budget."

Lane 6 - Fontana Herald News posts "Olympic swimmer will participate in upcoming meet in honor of murder victim from Fontana.  Amini Fonua, an openly gay Olympian swimmer, will participate in the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center's Beach Classic on Sept. 14 at Dockweiler Beach in honor of homicide victim Domonique Newburn, a Fontana transgender woman who was killed last month.  Fonua, who participated in the 2012 London Olympics, competing in the men's 100 meter breaststroke, will be swimming in a friendly 2K open swim competition at the Beach Classic."

Lane 7 - Gem 106 posts "Sam Pinkham vs Keri Anne-Payne.  Sam from Sam & Amy at Breakfast on Gem has a swim-off with Olympic Swimmer and World Champion Keri Anne-Payne."

Lane 8 - Auburn Pub posts "Intense swimming training advances adult athletes.  Swimmers who've competed in pools in their youth have the chance to reinvigorate their form and race once more when they dive into training with a Masters Swimming or Masters Lite class at the Skaneateles YMCA and Community Center.  The two 10-month classes offer drills and coaching to help improve swim strokes as well as interval training for participants, who must be at least 18 years of age."

Tuesday's Swim Report - The Importance Of A Swim Holiday

Lane 1 - Daily Mail posts "Former Olympic swimmer Princess Charlene of Monaco gets back in the water.  Ex-Olympic swimmer Charlene Wittstock, who retired in 2007, got back in the water for a charity swim today.  The Princess of Monaco, 35, was seen swimming with children in Saint Geours de Maremne in southwestern France.  The Monégasque princess wore her blonde highlighted hair scraped back as she paddled through the pool and taught the group of enthusiastic children how to swim during the Live to Swim day."

Lane 2 - Arena France posts "Arena Gamme Bodylift automne/Hiver 2013."

Lane 3 - Big Pond News posts "Man lied about Hackett run-over attempt.  Grant Hackett's former brother-in-law has been released on a good behaviour bond for making up a story that the Olympic gold medallist tried to run him over, months after the swimmer split up with his wife."

Lane 4 - LA Times posts "The importance of teaching children water safety.  Former Olympian's program gives youngsters solid foundation in the basics.  Lenny Krayzelberg, an Olympic backstroke swimmer, decided to retire from competitive swimming in 2004 after winning four gold medals for the United States. Knowing that he wanted to continue to work in and around the water, he set up a program for children in Southern California that teaches water safety and swimming, called the Lenny Krayzelberg Swim Academy."

Lane 5 - Financial Times posts "A swimming holiday with Rebecca Adlington.  Palm Island is a refreshingly unstuffy place to relax, read, and learn swimming from Olympic star Rebecca Adlington."

Lane 6 - Trinidad Express posts "Bovell puts on another clinic.  George Bovell III, recent World Championships bronze medalist and medal winner at the recent FINA World Cup Series and Atlantic Sports Ambassador, has once again given back to the youth of Trinidad and Tobago via a recent two-day swimming clinic for the children of Atlantic employees."

Lane 7 - CBS 58 posts "Local swimmers react to Diana Nyad's Cuba to Florida swim.  MUSKEGO-A local swim instructor finds inspiration in Monday's completion of an incredible swim without a shark tank for 64 year old Diana Nyad.  "As a local Masters swim coach through Tri Faster, I find her efforts inspirational.  I always say that life begins where you comfort zone ends," Lauren Jensen, PT Head Coach with Tri Faster tells CBS 58 News."

Lane 8 - Xinhuanet posts "Swimmer Sun Yang seeks breakthroughs at National Games.  China's star swimmer Sun Yang arrived in Shenyang Sunday morning to take part in the 12th National Games.  The distance freestyle specialist, who claimed the men's 400m, 800m and 1,500m gold medals at the Barcelona World Championships, is seeking breakthroughs in short distance as he will compete for the title of the 100m freestyle."