Sunday's Swim Report - Phelps and Hackett & Other Swim Bits

Lane 1 - The Australian posts "Magnussen beats McEvoy for first time since 2014 in 100m. For the first time since the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, former world champion James Magnussen got to the wall ahead of his recent domestic nemesis Cameron McEvoy in the 100m freestyle in the opening meet of the Mare Nostrum series in Monte Carlo yesterday."

Lane 2 - Daily Telegraph posts "Champion swimmer Michael Phelps opens up about depression to help others."  Daily Telegraph posts "Michael PhelpshackettPhelps invited former rival Grant Hackett to recover at his US home. Phelps told of how his “heart hurt” as Grant Hackett staggered through a public breakdown, and how he decided to help his former Olympic rival by inviting him into his Arizona home."

Lane 3 - Burton Mail posts "Adam Peaty talks winning Olympic medals, his body and childhood fear with Attitude magazine. Swimming superstar Adam Peaty shared some of his secrets as he talked about breaking records, his physique and overcoming his fear of water when he was a child, with a front page appearance on Attitude magazine."

Lane 4 - My Central Oregon posts "Olympic swimmer Summer Sanders shares skin cancer battle and offers tips for reducing risks. Olympic medalist and longtime television broadcaster Summer Sanders is speaking out and spreading awareness about a disease that could have taken her life."

Lane 5 - Swimming World posts "Sun Yang Aims for Inaugural 800 Free Gold in Tokyo. Three-time defending 800 free world champion Sun Yang of China told local newspaper Xinhua that he was “hungry” for the 800 gold medal in Tokyo. “Opportunity is equal to every athlete. Though I am the three-time 800m world champion, all the glory belonged to the past. I am always setting my eyes to the future, for the worlds to be held next month in Budapest, and for Tokyo Olympic Games. Every athlete has the chance to win the event,” Sun said."

Lane 6 - USA Today posts "Olympic gold medalist Anthony Ervin says Tourette Syndrome gave him an advantage in the pool."

Lane 7 - The Australian posts "Olympic swimmer buys first home on the Gold Coast. Olympic swimmer Madison Wilson has moved from Brisbane to the Gold Coast to train for the Commonwealth Games, securing her first home along the way. She’s paid $395,000 for an apartment in Cambridge Residences at Robina through Steven Chen at The Agency. The one bedroom unit comes with a study, two bathrooms and a parking space in the project by SPG Investment and Shino Development Group. At the 2014 FINA World Swimming Championship in Qatar, Wilson won silver in the 4x100m medley relay. In 2015 she won gold in the 4x100m freestyle relay at the 2015 World Aquatics Championships in Russia. She made her Olympic debut in Rio last year. The Cambridge Residences feature 222 apartment in two towers."

Lane 8 - United Bulletin posts "Swimmer Fraser-Holmes banned 12 months for missing drug tests. Swimming Australia confirmed that freestyler Thomas Fraser-Holmes, a two-time Olympian, has been banned for 12 months by governing body FINA for missing three drug tests in one year."

Sunday's Olympic Swim Report - #DoWhatYouCant

Lane 1 - NBC Sports posts "Ryan Lochte appears to change hair color.  Ryan Lochte won’t look much different in the pool in Rio, but it looks like he just made a big change that will be apparent out of the water. Lochte’s hair color is no longer brown, by the looks of his social media."

Lane 2 - USA Swimming posts "USA Swimming Olympic Team 2016 - Bowman, Beisel Musical Duet."

Lane 3 - ESPN posts "James Magnussen says life lessons all part of 'crazy' London Olympics.  In his first column for ESPN, Australian Olympian James Magnussen reflects on the experiences of the London Olympics, including his silver medal in the 100m freestyle and the Stilnox saga that brought into question the culture of the swim team."

Lane 4 - BandT posts "Samsung announces Olympics #DoWhatYouCant campaign. As part of its sponsorship of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, Samsung Electronics Australia has partnered with Australian Olympians, Jessica Ashwood, Scott Westcott and Shane Rose and Paralympian Jessica Gallagher to launch a powerful digital campaign entitled #DoWhatYouCant."

Lane 5 - USA Today posts "Swimmer Simone Manuel's training strategy for Rio pays off."

Lane 6 - The Hindu posts "Sun has a daunting task. The 24-year-old, who will compete in the 200m, 400m and 1500m freestyle events in his third Olympics, is likely to face the toughest competition. Chinese swimmer Sun Yang will be under intense scrutiny when he hits the pool to defend his 400m and 1500m titles."

Lane 7 - WXYZ-TV Detroit posts "Local swimmer aims for Olympics."


Friday's Swim Report - Holiday Inn Bans Elderly Swimmer & Other Swim Bits

Lane 1 - Daily Times posts "WADA may appeal Sun’s three-month doping ban. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will review the reasons behind the three-month ban handed to Chinese Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang and decide whether to appeal the decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS)."

Lane 2 - NY Times reviews "Touch the Wall (2014). There is a bit of “A Star Is Born” in “Touch the Wall,” a documentary that traces the diverging fortunes of two Olympic-level swimmers. We watch Kara Lynn Joyce, a four-time silver medalist, as she joins a team in Colorado, where she James_Magnussen_New_Coachestrains alongside Missy Franklin, then in high school."

Lane 3 - Stuff posts "Lauren Boyle withdraws from World Championships. New Zealand's top swimmer and 2016 Olympic medal prospect Lauren Boyle won't defend her world freestyle title next week because of ongoing coaching issues at Swimming New Zealand."

Lane 4 - Just Jared Jr posts "Olympic Swimmer Missy Franklin Attends Docu-Film Premiere, Insists She's Not Famous. When asked what it’s like to be famous, Missy told the Denver Post, “I am not famous. No, I am not. I have gotten media attention. There is no fame involved.

Lane 5 - BC posts "Cochrane’s consistency earns him seventh annual honour. Ryan Cochrane has been named Swimming Canada’s OMEGA Male Swimmer of the Year for the seventh straight time, as he continued his remarkably consistent run among the world’s swimming elite in 2014."

Lane 6 - James Magnussen posts "My new coaches Mitch Falvey (middle) and Lach Falvey (left). At our new swimming club Ravenswood. Time to get working!"

Lane 7 - Go Swim posts "Turns - Underwater Dolphin. Make the most out of every pushoff and start, great underwater dolphin kicks will change your entire potential in the sport or swimming."

Lane 8 - Daily Mail posts "Pensioner left 'broken-hearted' after Holiday Inn hotel bans her from using swimming pool on her own because of health and safety regulations. An elderly swimmer has been banned from using her local pool on her own because of health and safety regulations. Maureen Blake, 76, has spent the past 11 months using the indoor swimming pool at the Holiday Inn as she bids to improve her fitness ahead of a knee operation. However, bosses at the hotel in Hertfordshire have now told Ms Blake that she will no longer be able to use the facility unless she has a carer with her because of fears over her safety."’s awesome Doorbuster deals are now available, just in time for your weekend holiday shopping. These guys have almost 600 gift ideas at terrific prices, so check it out:

Tuesday's Swim Report - Potential To Medal for Success & Other Swim Bits

Lane 1 - The Cornell Daily Sun posts "Olympic Champion Mark Spitz Speaks on Path to Success."

Lane 2 - The Race Club posts "Swimisodes - Freestyle - Head Position. Many freestylers swim with their heads too high. In a crowded swimming pool, swimmers often look forward, hoping to avoid a collision with one of their teammates. These defensive swimming techniques create a bad habit that slows them down. In this Swimisodes, world record holder and Olympic champ Roland Schoeman and Open Water Swimmer Lexie Kelly show how head elevation slows their swimming techniques while Japanese champion, Junya Koga, swims freestyle the way we teach at The Race Club almost effortlessly with his head in the correct swimming technique."

Lane 3 - Fox Sports posts "James Magnussen at loggerheads with Swimming Australia over his choice of coaches. JAMES Magnussen’s war with Swimming Australia has gone public after the sport’s bosses rubbished the world champion’s decision to ignore their advice and choose little known swim coaches Mitch and Lach Falvey to guide his pursuit of 2016 Rio Olympic gold."

Lane 4 - USC Trojans posts "Salo Named U.S. Women's Coach For 2015 FINA World Championships. Second straight assignment for ninth-year Trojan coach at world meet."

Lane 5 - Daily Record posts "Perth swimmer Stephen Milne has "the potential to medal at Rio de Janeiro". Perth swim star Stephen Milne splashed into the spotlight earlier this year following a glittering performance at the Commonwealth Games. And the former Perth Academy pupil recently received a funding boost from British Swimming after being picked out as a potential medal winner at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro."

Lane 6 - Gulf Times posts "Lochte, Hosszu, Gyurta confirm for FINA worlds. After a record number of athletes registered to compete at the 12th FINA World Swimming Championships, organisers today confirmed part of the star-studded line-up of swimmers that will compete in Doha from December 3-7."

Lane 7 - Chaîne de Swim For Life Brussels posts "S4L FAQ English. You want to register for Swim for Life but still have some questions? Take a look here :)"

Lane 8 - Cuban News Agency posts "Cuban Swimmer Has Outstanding performance in Veracruz Games. Cuban Elisbet Gamez won the bronze medal in the swimming event of women's 200 meter freestyle at the Central American and Caribbean Games Veracruz 2014, to give the Caribbean nation its second medal in the sport."

Tuesday's Swim Report - More Other Swim Coaches & Other Swim Bits

Lane 1 - Reach For The Wall posts "Bruce Gemmell honored as ASCA Coach of the Year. For the second straight year, Nation’s Capital Swim Club Coach Bruce Gemmell was recognized for his role in the engineering the stunning success of two-time All-Met Swimmer of the Year Katie Ledecky during the 2013-14 season, as well as his work this summer coaching his son, Andrew Gemmell, to open water gold at the Pan Pacific Championships."

Lane 2 - Speedo France posts "Speedo - Maillots de bain techniques. Découvrez les détails de nos maillots de bains techniques conçus pour améliorer votre position hydrodynamique et ainsi améliorer votre position du corps. Technologie développée par le Speedo Aqualab."

Lane 3 - NBC Sports posts "Yannick Agnel leaves Bob Bowman; other top swimmers split with coaches. Yannick Agnel is no longer training under Bob Bowman, deciding to leave Baltimore and return to France under a new coach."

Lane 4 - Gazzetta del Sud posts "Pellegrini drops Lucas, set to focus on 200m. Italian star says still friends with Frenchman. Italy's former Olympic and world swimming world champion Federica Pellegrini announced Tuesday that she is parting company with French coach Philippe Lucas."

Lane 5 - The Sydney Morning Herald posts "Magnussen splits with coach ahead of Rio. Australian swimming star James Magnussen says he's decided to split with long-time coach Brant Best to reinvigorate himself ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games."

Lane 6 - Daily Mail posts "Is that really necessary? Michael Klim wears a hairnet to inspect his cosmetics range in a factory ... even though he's bald. He’s known for his distinct lack of hair. But Michael Klim was still sure to wear a hairnet when he visited the factory where his skin and body care range, Milk & Co, is manufactured on Tuesday."

Lane 7 - Speedo UK posts "Deep water triathlon race starts with Dan Bullock. Swim for Tri coach, Dan Bullock, gives his top tips on deep water race starts."

Lane 8 - WFPL posts "No Performance-Enhancing Drugs Needed in Theatre [502]'s Strong, Swift 'Red Speedo'. Not a word is wasted in Hnath’s tight, emotional story about an aspiring Olympic swimmer who wins big while taking performance-enhancing drugs."

Sunday's Swim Report - Magnussen's Back & Other Swim Bits

Lane 1 - Charlotte Observer posts "Swimmer from Zimbabwe comes to Charlotte to revive her Olympic dreams. In Zimbabwe, Kirsty Coventry is Michael Phelps. In Charlotte, where she moved last month with her husband, Coventry is an anonymous 30-year-old woman. Put her in a pool, though, and you start to understand why Coventry is a worldwide swimming star hoping for one last triumph after a disappointing Olympic experience in 2012."

Lane 2 - CBS News posts "Paralyzed Olympic swimmer Amy Van Dyken walks after ATV crash. Championship swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen walks for the first time since the June crash that left her paralyzed from the waist down. Assisted by a walker and a bionic device called an "exoskeleton," she is re-learning how to walk. Norah O'Donnell reports."

Lane 3 - The Guardian posts "Rebecca Adlington: 'It's bizarre stepping into a world where I'm just a girl'. She was the Mansfield girl who won double Olympic gold in Beijing. But since retiring last year aged 23, swimmer Rebecca Adlington has left the athlete's life – and body – behind. On the eve of her wedding, she talks about celebrity, being trolled on Twitter – and cutting down on Weetabix."

Lane 4 - Herald Sun posts "James Magnussen to give injured back plenty of rest and focus on swimming at 2016 Rio Olympics. WORLD champion James Magnussen will take a long-term view of his debilitating back injury with the Australian sprint star to now make the Rio Olympics his priority as he weighs up the next move in his battle with a bulging disc."

Lane 5 - Swimming Australia posts "Gold Coast Pan Pacs - Surfer's Paradise."

Lane 6 - Gulf Times posts "Le Clos, Mellouli, Schoeman confirmed for Doha event. A thrilling start to the FINA Mastbank World Cup is all but confirmed with yesterday’s announcement of part of the line-up for the Doha meet. Amongst the world’s top swimmers that will compete in the first of seven meets of the FINA Swimming World Cup are men’s Olympic champion Chad Le Clos, who will be racing to defend the overall male World Cup Champion title, three-time Olympic medalist Oussama Mellouli and four-time Olympian from South Africa, Roland Schoeman."

Wednesday's Swim Report - What Would Ryan Lochte Eat & Other Swim Bits

Lane 1 - Ten Insider posts "Glasgow 2014 | James Magnussen."

Lane 2 - Daily Mail posts "What does 10,000 calories look like? Former fast food addict Ryan Lochte Ryan_Lochte_swimmers_dietshares a picture of his Olympic swimmer's diet. he Olympic swimmer, who turns 30 at the beginning of August, tweeted an image of his typical meal yesterday - containing 10,000 calories. '#Streamlining in preparation for my 10,000 calories. Let’s see your best pose. @swimtoday #funnestsport,' tweeted Mr Lochte, a self-confessed former fast food addict."

Lane 4 - Women's Day posts "Prince George: future Olympic Swimmer? A proud Duchess Catherine has told athletes at the Commonwealth Games that she has taken Prince George swimming and that he loves nothing more than splashing around in  the water."

Lane 5 - Edinburgh News posts "Swimmer Daniel Wallace fixes his sights on Rio Olympics. Daniel Wallace hopes his hat-trick of Glasgow 2014 medals can propel him towards sporting superstardom. The 21-year-old from Edinburgh followed up gold in the 400 metres individual medley and 4x200m freestyle silver with another second-place finish in the 200m IM."

Lane 6 - Team USA posts "For Tracy Caulkins, 1984 Games Were Well Worth The Wait. Tracy Caulkins’ Olympic swimming dream began when she was a 9-year-old girl in Nashville, Tennessee, as she watched Mark Spitz fly to seven Olympic gold medals in Munich in 1972. Eight years later, the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow were supposed to mark her time for Olympic glory, but the boycott put those dreams on hold."

Lane 7 - OC Register posts "Throwback Thursday: Remembering the 1984 Olympics. All eyes were focused on the athletes in Los Angeles and one Register photographer caught peak moments by improvising."

Lane 8 - Team USA posts "Eight Team USA Athletes Reveal Their Engagement Stories. Swimming gold medalist Jessica Hardy."