Sunday's Swim Report - How To Find A Swim Job & Other Swim Bits

A whole month has passed and not only have I skipped many days not posting but I skipped a whole month of no swimming.  Hopefully this month my birthday month will be better for swimming and posting.  

Lane 1 - NY Times posts "No Redemption for Ryan Lochte. Daiya Seto of Japan again upstaged the American star Ryan Lochte on the second and final day of the Aquatic Super Series in Perth, Australia, edging Lochte to win the 200-meter individual medley for his fourth victory of the meet. Lochte did not win an individual event at the meet."

Lane 2 - Swimming Australia posts "BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series Time Lapse. BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series Time Lapse, tune in LIVE on ONEHD."

Lane 3 - Swimming World posts "5 Ways Swimming Can Help You Find A Job."

Lane 4 - Austin 360 posts "Swimming with Olympic medalist Brendan Hansen at new Austin Ian_thorpe_australian_openAquatics & Sports Academy. A huge new swim facility just opened in southwest Austin, so I grabbed my suit, set my alarm clock for 4:50 a.m. and headed to practice. After all, six-time Olympic medalist Brendan Hansen, who heads up the swim program at the sparkling new Austin Aquatics & Sports Academy, was coaching."

Lane 5 - The Sydney Morning Herald posts "Olympic swimmer Eamon Sullivan to open third Perth eatery. It's a hobby most often associated with Sunday swapmeets and grandma's house, but homemade sauces and preserves will be well and truly on the menu at Eamon Sullivan's new venture. "We're going to start to do more things ourselves, like experiment with making our own sauces, jams and chutneys," Sullivan said."

Lane 6 - Daily Mail posts "Tennis for Thorpie! Swimming champion Ian suits up for a Friday night courtside at the Australian Open. The 32-year-old former Olympian was spotted sitting courtside at Melbourne Park on Friday for Day 12 of the Australian Open."

Lane 7 - Swimming Australia posts "BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series - Day 2 Highlights."

Lane 8 - Daily Journal posts "6-time Olympic gold medal swimmer Van Dyken returns to broadcast booth after ATV accident."

Saturday's Swim Report - Going For Gold After The Laps Are Done & Other Swim Bits

Lane 1 - The National posts "USA Swimming anger at decision to host open-water race in UAE.  More than four years after the death of open-water star Fran Crippen, swimming’s international governing body plans to hold a World Cup race in the UAE. But USA Swimming has opposed the March 13 event in Abu Dhabi, saying it was “disappointed” that Fina, swimming’s world governing body, decided to return to the country where Crippen died during a Fujairah race in October 2010."

Lane 2 - ES posts "ITZÉ - ES Collection Swimwear 2015."

Lane 3 - Daily Telegraph posts "Great Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci opens up about her Drug_cheat_sun_yangmate Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe. OMANIAN Olympic great Nadia Comaneci has praised Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe for coming out. Comaneci, 53, told Confidential she was friends with her fellow Olympian: “I am happy that he is happy with his life and everything that he is doing."

Lane 4 - Daily Telegraph posts "Olympic swimmer Ashley Callus sets sights on Future Champions."

Lane 5 - Daily Telegraph posts "Chinese swimming drug cheat Sun Yang secretly training with Australian coaches on the Gold Coast. Sun Yang pictured on the Gold Coast outside the Runaway Bay centre where he is training under Brian King. Picture: Matt Roberts. IT is the picture Chinese swimming drug cheat Sun Yang doesn’t want you to see. Snapped outside his secret training base on the Gold Coast, the photo is proof of how Yang has used a loophole to sidestep a Swimming Australia ban to continue training under top local coaches."

Lane 6 - The Age posts "Going for gold after the game is over. Former Olympic champion Kieren Perkins has forged a successful career as a banking executive.When Kieren Perkins walks into a boardroom to meet new ­clients as the head of NAB's private wealth business in Queensland, he knows his former life as an elite sportsman will inevitably influence the new relationship."

Lane 7 - Surfer posts "CJ KANUHA FEATURED IN SPEEDO USA’S NEW CAMPAIGN, FUELED BY WATER. Celebrates All Things Water and People’s Wide-Ranging Passion for Water Sports."

Lane 8 - Washington Blade posts "Swimming against the tide. Evan Cobb came out as a varsity swimmer at Oberlin College years before it was trendy."

Thurday's Swim Report - Adolph Kiefer Still Swimming Strong & Other Swim Bits

Lane 1 - The Advocate posts "Cate Campbell named swimmer of the year. Cate Campbell has joined exclusive company, becoming just the seventh person overall and third woman to win multiple Australian swimmer of the year awards."

Lane 2 - Swimming Australia posts "Merry Christmas"

Lane 3 - Team USA posts "At 96 Years Old, Olympic Champ And War Hero Adolph Kiefer Is Still Going Strong." ESPN posts "Adolph Kiefer's inspiring story. Adolph Kiefer lost only twice in 2,000 career swimming races. He still swims now at age 96."

Lane 4 - The Sydney Morning Herald posts "Thorpe's been unlucky, manager says. Ian Thorpe's manager says the swimming great was unlucky to have contracted a serious infection that's laid him up in hospital. James Erskine also brushed off concerns Thorpe could lose the use of his left arm as "nonsense". "That's just people making that up, I mean that's just nonsense," Erskine told the Nine Network on Wednesday."

Lane 5 - Swimming Australia posts "Swimmer Of The Year 2014."

Lane 6 - LA Times posts "Demolition day in Long Beach. Chris Valle photographed excavators demolishing the Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool in Long Beach on Dec. 11. The facility, used during the U.S. Olympic swim trials in 1968 and 1976, will be replaced with a new swim center."

Thursday's Swim Report - Swimming Into Movember & Other Swim Bits

Lane 1 - SF Chronicle posts "San Francisco puts in chips for 2024 Olympics."

Lane 2 - Tommie Copper posts "Why Olympic Swimmer Dara Torres Wears Compression.  Check out the full line of Tommie Copper compression at Don't put an age limit on your dreams. Watch as 12x Olympic medalist Dara Torres explains how Tommie Copper compression apparel has helped her stay active even after years of competitive swimming."

Lane 3 - Daily Mail posts "It makes me feel uneasy and nervous': GQ's Man Of Influence Ian Thorpe on being labelled a role model as he reveals he's 'ashamed' he didn't come out as gay Mo-Bro-Relay-Giulio-Zorzi-Gerhard-Zandberg-Cameron-van-der-Burgh-Shaun-Harris-602x400earlier."

Lane 4 - The Citizen posts "Legendary SA swimmers relay for Movember. This afternoon four swimming teams, including four legendary South African swimmers – Shaun Harris (Movember Ambassador), Gerhard Zandberg, Giulio Zorzi, and Olympic Gold medallist, Cameron van der Burgh – took to the pool at the TUKS Sports Centre in Pretoria for a timed relay to show their support for Movember and men’s health issues."

Lane 5 - Radar Online posts "Michael Phelps Sex Scandal: Troubled Olympian’s Girlfriend Was Born A Man!"

Lane 6 - Brooklyn Daily posts "Olympic medalist Torres leads St. Francis College swim clinic. Former Olympic swimmer Dara Torres led a swimming clinic at St. Francis College last Saturday to help the next generation of aquatic champions take the plunge."

Lane 7 - Go Swim posts "All Strokes - Practice Pushoffs. When working with new swimmers, it's very important they start to understand that everything they do in practice has a purpose."

Lane 8 - Arizona Family posts "Van Dyken-Rouen to help light up Glendale Glitters. Former Olympic swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen will help kick off Glendale's annual Christmas lights display. Van Dyken-Rouen will appear alongside local officials at the Countdown to Glendale Glitters Show on Nov. 28."

Friday's Swim Report - #saveCofCswimanddive & Other Swim Bits

Lane 1 - NBC Sports posts "Katie Ledecky swims wearing cap of student seriously hurt in car crash. In the first meet of her senior year, Katie Ledecky wore a cap belonging to a swimmer from another school who was seriously injured in a car crash."

Lane 2 -  AsiaOne posts "Sky's the limit for swimmers: Renowned physiologist Dr Mujika. Humans are arguably near the limits of elite performance in some sports, where records are either marginally improved, or stagnant for years. But Dr Inigo Mujika believes there is still potential for top athletes to make significant headway in swimming. He said: "Swimming is a sport where there is still room for improvement because it is not land-based and we are land animals."

Lane 3 - Daily Mail posts "Fitness with friends! Olympic gold medalist Ian Thorpe walks from Bronte to Bondi with his bestie Simone Kessell from hit TV show Wonderland and energetic puppy."  Daily Mail posts "Keeping those size 17 feet in shape! Ian Thorpe enjoys some pampering by getting a manicure and pedicure with friend Cheyenne Tozzi. hey're the famously large feet that helped push Ian Thorpe to victory countless times in the pool. And it appears the Olympic swimmer still keeps his oversized assets in top condition, after he was spotted getting a mani-pedi in Cronulla on Friday. The Australian sporting star looked to be having a good laugh as he posed for a photo posted on his friend Cheyenne Tozzi's Instagram account, the model also cracking up as the pair sat in large armchairs with their feet in baths of water at a nail salon."

Lane 4 - IFP posts "John Leonard called out Ye at Olympics. ohn Leonard wants to tell London swim parents the 10 most important things they should know. It will be interesting to see if his opinion of Olympic champ Ye Shiwen leaks into that discussion."

Lane 5 - The Moot Point posts "Save College of Charleston Swim and Dive!! #saveCofCswimanddive a team worth fighting for!"

Lane 6 - Long Beach Press-Telegram posts "Master swimmer Glenn Gruber winning it all, finally. Glenn Gruber, 65, of Pasadena, a retired school teacher, and holds a couple of world records in Masters competitive free style swimming for his age group-65-69. Five days a week he practices at 5:30 a.m. at the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center to compete in future swim competitions."

Thursday's Swim Report - The Feel of the Swim & Other Swim Bits

I realized last night while doing the Swim Report that it was a great way to relax after a long day at work so let me get on a roll and do another report.  Also, I think my shoulder is healed enough to swim this weekend.  Yeah!

Lane 1 - Panama City News Herald posts "U.S. Masters event set to start at Aquatic Center. The 2014 U.S. Masters Synchronized Swimming Championships are set to start Thursday at the Aquatic Center in Frank Brown Park, a four-day competition featuring 172 athletes from all around the world."

Lane 2 - Sunrise On 7 posts "New world record set. Mike Amor reports as Chloe McCardel completes her world record attempt swim."

Lane 3 - Daily Nebraskan posts "Nebraska swim and dive led by Olympic gold medalist Pablo Morales. Pablo Morales isn’t only the coach of the Nebraska swimming and diving team; he’s also a national swimming champion, an Olympic gold medalist and a former world-record holder. Ian_thorpe_beachwalkThis year is the 30th anniversary of Morales’ first international victories in the 1984 Summer Olympics."

Lane 4 - Daily Mail posts "Making a splash! Ian Thorpe hits the beach and basks in the Sydney sun with his supportive family, three months after his decision to come out to the world."

Lane 5 - Sun Sentinel posts "Legendary swim coach feted in Fort Lauderdale. E Everybody has that one teacher or coach from high school who's made an impact on their lives. For the 1964 swim team of Miami's Coral Park High School, that influential person was their coach, Cav Cavanaugh."

Lane 6 - CNN posts "Kosuke Kitajima: The 'Frog King' who spawned a golden legacy. Ask anyone from the U.S. to name a famous swimmer and they will probably say Michael Phelps. But put the same question to someone in Japan and the name that trips off the tongue is Kosuke Kitajima. The 32-year-old has propelled not only himself but Japanese swimming into the spotlight in the 21st century thanks to a series of remarkable performances on the global stage, smashing records and scooping multiple world and Olympic titles."

Lane 7- Go Swim posts "Freestyle - Relax and Feel. Sometimes we're so caught up in the hard training of swimming, we forget to just experience the water."

Lane 8 - News Four posts "Urban Swimming. Like many people who grew up living near the Grand Canal, I and many of my friends spent numerous sunny afternoons swimming in it. Although our parents would have discouraged or just plain banned us from doing so, we would still find ways to sneak up, towel hidden under jacket, for a dip."

Tuesday's Swim Report #HeróisDosSeusHeróis & Other Swim Bits


Lane 2 - Vasa Trainer posts "Swim Stronger - Why the High Elbow Catch with Proper Pull Matters. Perfect practice of a proper pull in swimming is critical for fast, efficient Freestyle and all strokes. Coach Matt Kredich explains why he uses the Vasa Swim Erg with forearm cuffs (instead of hand paddles) to teach swimmers the ideal high elbow catch and correct hand position to fully engage the lats and and back muscles, which are essential for developing powerful, strong propulsion in the water. Learn how to make adjustments to your swimming to gain better "grip" on the water and avoid the common Freestyle mistakes of slipping, dropped-elbows, and crossing midline."

Lane 3 - The West Australian posts "Edwina eyes Eamon's eatery. When Sunrise weather presenter Edwina Bartholomew comes to Perth for Telethon this month, there's one local destination that she is particularly excited about visiting. The bubbly blonde, who also co-hosts Dancing with the Stars, said she could not wait to dine at contestant Eamon Sullivan's Leighton IAN-THORPEBeach establishment, Bib and Tucker."

Lane 4 - PR Web posts "The Race Club Announces the Launch of an Innovative Webisode Series on Swimming Technique. Beginning November 5th, the first of many swimming technique videos will be released on The Race Club website. The video series features top swimmers from around the world and will reveal secret tips on how The Race Club coaches its’ fast swimmers."

Lane 5 - The Backlot posts "The Wet & Shirtless Evolution Of Ian Thorpe."

Lane 6 - The Sydney Morning Herald posts "Olympic Games medallist Alicia Coutts contemplates retirement from swimming. Five-time Olympic Games medallist Alicia Coutts has contemplated an immediate retirement from swimming, declaring "if I retired tomorrow, I would be satisfied with what I've done in the sport".

Lane 7 - Rio 2016 posts "Voluntário Rio 2016 - BOOOORAAAA. Cesar Cielo está te chamando para ser voluntário. Aceita o desafio? Então BOOOORAAAA! Seja o #HeróisDosSeusHeróis Seja #VoluntárioRio2016"

Lane 8 - LGBT Weekly posts "Different Strokes Swim Team present $1,700 check to Christie’s Place. San Diego’s only LGBT swim team, the Different Strokes Swim Team (DSST) presented a $1,700 check to Christie’s Place Saturday, Oct. 11 at the Mission Valley YMCA Pool. The check was from money raised from DSST’s Bart Hopple Memorial Swim, which the club has run every year since 1991."

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."

Saturday's Swim Report - Healthy Food & Other Swim Bits

Lane 1 - Daily Mail posts "'I'm thrilled!': Former Australian Olympic swimmer Stephanie Rice continues to pursue her dreams as she partners up with healthy food producer Bioglan. She is forever posting inspirational healthy food options onto her Instagram account. And now former Olympic swimmer Stephanie Rice has partnered up with Bioglan healthy foods to help promote their superfoods range."

Lane 2 - Adidas Swim posts "Ian Thorpe Interview. During his visit to the European Swimming Championships in Berlin, we sat down with five-time Olympic gold medalist Ian Thorpe to discuss what made him the swimmer he is, his working relationship with adidas and his favourite moments in the pool."

Lane 3 - The Japan Times posts "Olympic swimmer Ye enters college. The 18-year-old Ye told local media she plans to study law, but will have to balance classes with training for next month’s Asian Games at Incheon, South Korea."

Lane 4 - The New Zealand Herald posts "The rise and rise of New Zealand's face of swimming."

Lane 5 - The Sydney Morning Herald posts "US swimmer keen on V8 career. Heard the one about the Olympic champion swimmer who wants to one day race a V8 Supercar? It might sound like the start to a bad joke but, if he gets his way, it's exactly the path American 200m backstroke champion Tyler Clary wants his sporting career to take. The 2012 London gold medallist made the most of a trip to Australia to take a spin in a V8 following last week's Pan Pacific Championships on the Gold Coast. Clary spent Thursday ripping around the V8 Supercars Official Driving Experience course in Queensland behind the wheel of a Holden Commodore - the first time he had taken control of a right-hand drive vehicle."

Lane 6 - The Pueblo Chieftain posts "Beard: ‘Believe in yourself’. Amanda Beard was born to swim but she had to overcome some self-doubt and obstacles to realize her Olympic dreams."

Lane 7 - KIVI-TV posts "Olympic Gold Medalist Teaches Swim Clinic. Olympic Gold Medalist Dara Torres provided tips for local swimmers Sunday in order to raise money for Aquability, a non-profit meant to help those with disability learn how to swim."

Lane 8 - Hackney Gazette posts "Olympic gold medallist to make splash at London Fields. Four time Olympic gold medallist Becky Adlington will be making an appearance at London Fields Lido this month to encourage more people to swim regularly."