Tuesday's Swim Report - It's A Speedo or Nothing & Other Swim Bits

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 Swimsuits vending machineto 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."

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