Tuesday's Swim Report - It's A Speedo or Nothing & Other Swim Bits
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Lane 1 - BBC posts (w.video) "Swimmer Ross Murdoch beaten by schoolboy 'superfan' Brian Fitzpatrick. A five-year-old boy who wrote a fan letter to Commonwealth swimming champion Ross Murdoch got to race his hero in the pool - and beat him."
Lane 2 - Speed Cafe posts "Pro swimmer tackles V8. Olympic and Pan Pacific 200m backstroke champion Tyler Clary is angling for a motorsport career when his top level swimming career finishes taking to the Official V8 Supercars Experience at the Performance Driving Centre with Dunlop Series ace Andre Heimgartner."
Lane 3 - My age group coach from a million years ago. Tuscaloosa News posts "SPORTING LIFE: Ed Reed swims his way to double gold. Reed two-upped himself earlier this month when he traveled to Montreal for the FINA World Masters Championships and returned to Tuscaloosa with two world championships in his age group, 70-74. Representing Crimson Tide Masters, a club team where he is both a coach and competitor, Reed won the 200-meter individual medley and the 400-meter freestyle (5:32.06). He set a world meet record in his age group in the 200 IM, finishing in 2:57.68. In addition to those two gold medals, Reed brought home silver medals in the 100-meter breaststroke (1:28.95) and the 400-meter individual medley (2:31.01) and the bronze medal in the 200-meter breaststroke (3:20.38)."
Lane 4 - BBC posts (w/video) "Which Beyonce song does swimmer Jazz Carlin love?"
Lane 5 - Local 10 posts "Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad honored in Key West. Plaque commemorating her Cuba to Florida swim to be unveiled on Smathers Beach."
Lane 6 - Public Radio International posts "No Speedo? Then don't try to go swimming in France — seriously.
Lane 7 - Tom Daley posts "Berlin and a silver medal!"
Lane 8 - Outsports posts "Recently out Masters swimmer and Outsports reader Logan Dawson finds freedom at Gay Games."