Sunday's Swim Report - Swim Posture & Other Swim Bits

Lane 1 - PostureWorks LA posts "Ous Mellouli Olympic Gold Medalist Swimmer - Testimonial for PostureWorks. Two time Gold Medalist Swimmer Ous Mellouli speaks about how PostureWorks physical therapy and the RedCord system has helped him improve his efficiency and recover from injury to swim in one of the most grueling Olympic events... 10K open water swimming and 1500 meter swimming."

Lane 3 - Washington Blade posts "Locals win big at EuroGames. Athletes from three of the local LGBT sports teams returned home this week from the 2015 EuroGames in Stockholm, Sweden. About 30 swimmers, 12 water polo players and two bowlers from D.C. competed in the event which attracted more than 5,000 athletes from 51 countries who contested events in 27 sports. For the swimmers, the event also doubled as the annual International Gay & Lesbian Aquatics world championships. After the races in the pool ended, the District of Columbia Aquatics Club (DCAC) was in possession of 125 medals."

Lane 4 - Y Net News posts "Tel Aviv gay swimming team wins medals at Eurogames in Stockholm. Formed less than a year ago, team wins two silver and three bronze medals at international competition; previously, team leader participated in the 2014 Gay Games held in US."

Lane 5 - Gay Star News posts "London Orca water polo – going for gold. After a successful Eurogames tournaments in Stockholm, the team are now setting their sights on the future."

Lane 6 - WISN 12 News posts "Olympic gold medal swimmer hosts swimming clinic. Two-time Olympic gold medal swimmer Garrett Weber-Gale returns home to put on a swimming clinic at Nicolet High School."

Sunday's Swim Report - Relive Swimming & Other Swim Bits

Lane 1 - OC Register posts "Can't fill it? Drought is a drain on Orange County swimming pools. The Santa Margarita Water District’s new ordinance to fight drought prohibits the filling of pools."

Lane 2 - Youtube posts "Cullen Jones and Ryan Lochte ALS Ice Bucket Challenge."

Lane 3 - Capitol Hill Seattle Blog posts "Gay Games medalists, casual butterfliers part of Capitol Hill’s Orca Swim Team. Join the Orca Swim Team. The Capitol Hill-based team practices six days a week out of the Connolly Center Pool at Seattle University."

Lane 4 - Nine posts "Aussie swim coaches in stripper scandal. Australian swimming coaches hosted parties involving strippers and binge-drinking during annual bonding sessions at a Gold Coast hotel, according to an official investigation."

Lane 5 - Yonhap posts "Chinese swimmer Sun Yang throws down gauntlet against Park Tae-hwan. China's flamboyant swimming star Sun Yang has publicly thrown down the gauntlet against South Korean Olympic gold medalist Park Tae-hwan at the Asian Games set to start in the South Korean port city of Incheon a week later."

Lane 6 - LA Times posts "Doctor's weight-loss order pushed her into the pool; now she's a champ. Her doctor's words shook her like an earthquake: "If you don't lose weight, you won't get to your 60th birthday." Vivian Stancil, a retired Long Beach schoolteacher, was 50. She stood 5 feet tall and weighed 319 pounds. Nearly two decades later, at 67, Stancil not only lived but became one of the country's most honored age-group Senior Olympics swimmers, with 176 medals. In June, 1976 Olympic gold-medal swimmer John Naber presented her with the prestigious Personal Best Award, given once a year to the senior athlete who best helps to spread the word about health and wellness."

Lane 7 - USA Swimming posts "Swim 1922 Fashion Show 2014. "Stomp the Runway" was an event done in conjunction with the Swim 1922 Partnership between USA Swimming and historically black sorority, Sigma Gamma Rho. Over a thousand people were in attendance during the Sigma Gamma Rho 55th Annual Conference to see looks provided by USA Swimming sponsors, TYR, ARENA, and SPEEDO."

Lane 8 -  Olympic posts (w/video) "Relive Munich 1972 with swimming superstar Shane Gould. More than 40 years have elapsed since Australia’s Shane Gould lit up the pool at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, winning five medals – three of them gold - before deciding to quit swimming shortly afterwards. In the latest of our “Words of Olympians” series, she looks back on her fleeting but hugely successful Olympic career."

Friday's Swim Report - Our Kinda Pool Fun & Other Swim Bits

Lane 1 - Sarasota Herald Tribune posts "Tropical Splash swim planned for October.  Registration is now open for the 12th Annual Daiquiri Deck Tropical Splash Open Water Swim, hosted on Siesta Key Beach each year by the Sarasota YMCA Sharks Masters swim team."

Lane 2 - Tom Daley posts "My kinda pool fun!"

Lane 3 - Express posts "Ian Thorpe denies he's dating Ricky Martin following rumours of 'tell-all magazine deal'. OLYMPIC Swimmer has been forced to deny that he is in a relationship with Ricky Martin, after Twitter was set alight with the rumour this morning."

Lane 4 - Reach For The Wall posts "Dates set for 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials.  USA Swimming announced Wednesday the dates for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials in Omaha, Neb. The eight-day competition that is used to decide the U.S. national team representatives to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil will be held June 26 through July 3 at the CenturyLink Center Omaha."

Lane 5 - The Bath Chronicle posts "Olympic swimmer Sharron Davies, who lives in Bradford on Avon, looks forward to reopening of Cleveland Pools."

Lane 6 - Reuters posts "Park and Sun set to square off at Incheon pool. With a deep talent pool overflowing with Olympic and world champions, the swimming competition at the Asian Games is shaping up as the most intriguing event in Incheon."

Lane 7 - Speedo France posts "11 septembre 2014 - Livetchat Florent Manaudou. Vous n’avez pas pu être présent lors du livetchat de Florent Manaudou ? Pas de panique, la vidéo intégrale de ce moment privilégié est disponible ci-dessous. Profitez bien !"

Lane 8 - Gay News Network posts "GLAMOURHEADS SEE A SWEETER SIDE OF SWIMMING. The Glamourhead Sharks, Melbourne’s own GLBTI aquatic club, are hosting the next Victorian Masters swimming competition, but this one comes with a special sweetener. Entrants in the upcoming swimming competition are encouraged to bring their best trifle, which will finish off a day full of swimming."

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

Lane 1 - BBC posts ( "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."

Tuesday's Swim Report - It's Time For A Swim Off: Dawn Fraser vs Stephanie Rice

Lane 1 - South China Morning Post has "Olympic swimmer Sun Yang's jail stint no piece of pie for fellow inmates.  After serving his week-long punishment for driving without a licence, Chinese Olympic swimmer Sun Yang managed to dodge a media scrum of almost 50 reporters when he was released from detention on Monday morning, Chinese media reported.  The Wuhan Morning News wrote that chefs in the centre accommodated Sun’s decision to eat a vegetarian diet during his stay, because officials were concerned the meat served to inmates might contain chemical additives or residue that could interfere with Sun's health or later doping tests."

Lane 2 - Gay Star News posts "Barcelona’s gay swim team strips down for HIV.  To fight Barcelona_panthershomophobia in sport and raise funds for a local HIV organization experiencing budget cuts, Barcelona’s Panthers don their speedos for the world to enjoy."

Lane 3 - The Advocate posts "Texas Swimmer Comes Out to Teammates.  A college junior comes out to his swim teammates. A swimmer for the University of Texas came out to his teammates as his team looks toward hosting the NCAA national championships in March.  Matt Korman told his teammates that he is gay through an email sent earlier this year, Outsports reports."

Lane 4 - Fox Sports posts "Dawn says 'if she were my daughter I would put her over my knee and smack her backside'.  DAWN Fraser would have given Stephanie Rice a "smack on the backside'' for the lack of respect the younger swimmer has shown her.  In her new book, What I Learned Along The Way, Fraser gets stuck into her fellow Olympic swimmer and Celebrity Apprentice competitor for her behaviour during the popular reality show "It did disappoint me that Stephanie Rice sometimes didn't show respect for the rest of the team," she says in the book."

Lane 5 - WTSP posts "Key West plans monument to endurance swimmer Diana Nyad.  Plans for a monument to endurance swimmer Diana Nyad are in the works in Key West.  City Manager Bob Vitas last week asked Key West's Art in Public Places committee to start working on plans for a monument to Nyad, who swam more than 110 miles from Havana to Key West over the Labor Day weekend."

Lane 6  - The Guardian posts "Waterbiography: a history of my swimming life, part two.  Seven years ago I was a spluttering, breaststroking loser. Then I set myself the arduous task of conquering the front crawl."

Friday's Swim Report: Swimmer get better than he was before. Better... stronger... faster.

Lane 1 - KMOX posts "St. Louis Ready for Olympic Swimming Trials Bid.  St. Louis Sports Commission president Frank Viverito explained to Swimming World Magazine, the unique plan to turn the Edward Jones Dome into a temporary natatorium. Earlier this month that idea prompted concern that the floor in the dome may not be strong enough to hold two Olympic sized swimming pools. Engineers have confirmed to KMOX that is no longer a concern."

Lane 2 - The Herald Sun posts (w/video) "Bigger James Magnussen aims for realistic targets in wake of Olympics.  JAMES Magnussen has grown up since London, physically and mentally.  The reigning world 100m freestyle champion experienced a 3cm growth spurt during his six-week break after the London Olympics to now stand at 197cm."

Lane 3 - The Australian posts "Swimmer on learning curve finds it's horses for courses.  TEACHERS come in all guises; they can even come with four legs, as Emily Seebohm has discovered.  So their focus since the Games has been on teaching Seebohm how to relax under pressure.  Help has come from an unexpected quarter, in the shape of a 16-hand, blond-maned stock-horse named Platinum."

Lane 4 - Perth Now posts "Golden girl Stephanie Rice focuses on life out of the pool.  Moving to Sydney, starting a business, a breakfast TV gig and going to the gym whenever she feels like it.  Not to mention the new 6am rise-and-shine time which is far more respectable than the 4am alarm that woke her up every day for the past decade.  At 24, Rice is enjoying being normal again."

Lane 5 - National Real Estate Investor posts "USC To Expand Aquatic Center through $12.5M Project.  he University of Southern California has plans in place to renovate and expand its Uytengsu Aquatic Center. Commercial builder, Bernards has been tapped as the general contractor for the $12.5 million project, which should complete by April 2014."

Lane 6 - Today Tonight posts via youtube "Today Tonight - Michael Bohl to coach swim team.  Brisbane's Michael Bohl has been named as Australia's coach for the women's swim team and he has his eyes set on the Rio 2016 Olympic Games."

Lane 7 - Eve and Candace posts via youtube "Eve and Candace on: Reezy's Big Move. Eve and Candace discuss some interesting details revealed in Ryan's interview with at the Mesa Grand Prix."

Lane 8 - Same Same posts "Rookies welcome for water polo.  Melbourne Surge Water Polo Club is welcoming new members to its team as they get set to participate in the Antwerp World Outgames in a few months.  “We’re always looking to include people in the community around Surge,” says the team’s media liaison Simon Canard. “The fitness, fun and training is just an added benefit!”  Melbourne Surge Water Polo Club is for all those interested in training and playing water polo with an inclusive, fun loving and active team."

Thursday's Swim Report - Speedo Up, Swim Up and Dive In

Lane 1 - The Futon Critic posts "Michael Phelps Tests His Game and Faces Surprise "Gold Medal Showdown" on Season Finale of Golf Channel's "The Haney Project," Monday, April 29.  Bruce Jenner, Sugar Ray Leonard, Mike Eruzione and Seth Westcott will also appear in said finale."

Lane 2 - PR Newsire posts "History Is Made: American Honey® Hosts First-ever Times Square Kickball Game With Gold Medal Swimmer Ryan Lochte And Pro Football Star Donovan McNabb.  Celebrity Kickball Game Celebrates Launch of American Honey's Bar-sity Athletics Social Sports Program; Charity Donation Made to Boston-area Red Cross."

Lane 3 -  BG Swimming posts via youtube "Michael Jamieson: "Sign Up to SwimBritain".  Fancy having Olympic silver medalist, Michael Jamieson, on your SwimBritain team? Sign-up today at"

Lane 4 - Windy City Times posts "Smelts mark 25 years in the pool.  Paul Mittleman has been swimming for the predominantly gay Chicago Smelts for 24 of the team's 25 years—longer than some of his teammates have even been alive.   "Swimming is still fun and still a great workout. Plus, I have made lots of friends and gotten to know quite a number of people through the Smelts."  The Smelts this year feature 133 members on the co-ed club, with 64 percent male swimmers."

Lane 5 - Outsports posts "Gay High School Swim Captain Makes A Splash Standing Up For Rights."

Lane 6 - The Age posts (w/video) "Celebrity Splash is almost here...Which brings us to Celebrity Splash, which premieres on Channel Seven this week.  It's no secret the main reason most of the audience will be tuning in is to see belly flops and Speedo wedgies, but there is potential for something to go seriously wrong.  In the US where the series is on air at present, three contestants have been injured (a ruptured eardrum, bruised ribs and bruised kidneys) but are still diving."

Lane 7 - Redstone Rocket posts "Olympic gold medalist encourages swimming lessons.  Cullen Jones nearly drowned as a child but grew up to become one of the world’s fastest swimmers.  The U.S. Olympic gold medalist visited Huntsville on Thursday to springboard the community swimming lessons at Alabama A&M University’s Wellness Center.  “It’s a lifesaving skill,” Jones, 29, said."

Lane 8 - The Sydney Morning Herald posts "Sprenger calls on Hackett.  London Olympic silver medallist Christian Sprenger has called for former champion Grant Hackett to return to the Australian swim team as a mentor, to help fill the leadership gap and develop a new team captain.  The Australian team has not had a captain since Hackett retired in 2008 and Sprenger, now one of the veterans of the team, said he did not believe there was anyone currently capable of stepping up to the role."

Tuesday's Swim Report - The Apprentice Get's Wet! Can Dawn Sock-it To Steph?

Lane 1 - Sports Grid posts "It’s The Offseason, So Ndamukong Suh Is Saving Lives.  Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is prone to exposing quarterbacks to potential danger.  But back to Anderson: he was practicing his dives last week when a bout of acute not-in-shapeness swallowed him whole. Unable to pull himself up on the poolside ladder, Anderson kept falling back into the water “again and again.” Then our heroes, Ndamukong Suh and former Olympic diver Greg Louganis, got to work."

Lane 2 - The Australian posts " Celebrity Apprentice stars face off.  A FEISTY mix of the old and the 'who' are set to face the starter's gun in a new series of Celebrity Apprentice, which launches head long into its first charity challenge this week.  Tough-talking track star John Steffensen, outspoken Olympic legend Dawn Fraser and boxing champion Jeff Fenech are set to add muscle to the Channel 9 reality hit, heavily stacked with the network's tie-in talent.   New Today reporter Stephanie Rice, The Voice diva Prinnie Stevens and Big Brother runner-up Layla Subritzky will join Dancing With The Stars export Kym Johnson, as well as PR supremos Roxy Jacenko and Prue MacSween in rounding out the female contenders, while actor Rob Mills, TV host Peter Everett and comic Peter Berner will compete alongside ageing rocker Brian Mannix and former AFL 65838_527720347249493_1255417882_nhall-of-famer Dermott Brereton."

Lane 3 - ESPN posts "Li Zhesi banned 2 years for doping.   Swimming's governing body says former world record-holder Li Zhesi of China is serving a two-year doping ban after testing positive for EPO.  FINA says Li and her coach, who was not identified, have been banned for doping violations by the China Swimming Federation. Dates of the suspension were not published.  Li's positive test for the banned blood-booster in a March 2012 out-of-competition test was revealed weeks before the London Olympics opened last July."

Lane 4 - Pink News posts "Gay Games 2018 bid kicks off.  he bid to host the 2018 Gay Games in London began with a reception in Westminster last night.  Swim coach and London 2018 bid chairperson Alex Davis recalled the low numbers of openly gay athletes who participated in the Olympics, and said that the games would “change and shape the attitudes towards LGBT people” in countries where sexuality and gender are still matters for criminal law."

Friday's Swim Report - Vous souhaite à tous de bonnes fêtes de fin d'année!

Lane 1 - Washington Blade posts "Wetskins water polo team stay busy.  Washington is home to the longest continuously operating LGBT water polo team in the United States.  Founded in 1985, the Washington Wetskins have represented the D.C. area in numerous national and international competitions."

Lane 2 - Arena Nation posts via youtube "Voeux 2013 d'Arena.  Arena vous souhaite à tous de bonnes fêtes de fin d'année!"

Lane 3 - NewsOne posts "From Almost Drowning To Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist, Cullen Jones Is Most-Inspiring Story Winner."

Lane 4 - Swagger posts "Sexiest Sports Moments of 2012.  17. Chloe Sutton: Swimming.    She didn't Hi-res-141136921_display_imagemedal. She didn't win. She didn't place in any race in London.  But Chloe Sutton was still a sexy moment this year for one reason: being the sexiest US swimmer at the US Olympic trials this summer. She headed to London but failed to win anything.   That's OK, we still love her."

Lane 5 - Charlotte Observer posts "Berens back home – as visitor.   Ricky Berens depends on his body to make a living.  But the reality of professional swimming, especially post Olympics, means Berens still turns to a less-than-ideal college standby to refuel.  “I’m a professional swimmer, but I put that in quotations because we get by on Ramen noodles and hot dogs,” he said, referring to the lack of riches for all but a few swimming stars."

Lane 6 - Long Beach Post "Swimmer Jessica Hardy Brings Long Beach Another Gold.  Jessica Hardy, not far off from her Olympic gold medals this past summer, has scored yet another gold for Long Beach's aquatics cred with the U.S. women team's 400 meter freestyle at the 2012 FINA Swimming World Championships, held in Instanbul this past weekend."

Lane 7 - BG Swimming posts via youtube "Ask Duncan - Episode 2.  In the second episode of Ask Duncan, British Gas Swimming's social community put their questions to Olympic gold medalist and British Gas ambassador, Duncan Goodhew."

Lane 8 - The Imperial Republican posts "Olympian visits Wallin in hospital.  Makenna Wallin, 15, of Imperial received a surprise visitor during her first week in Children’s Hospital Colorado for treatment of AML, or Acute Myeloid Leukemia.  Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin popped in on Makenna and 11 other children, making jokes, talking about musicians like Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber, and encouraging them on their path to healing."