Monday's Swim Report - The Swim Life & Other Swim Bits

Lane 1 - The News posts "Doctor charged in Park doping case. South Korean prosecutors announced on Friday charges against a doctor for giving Olympic swim star Park Tae-Hwan an injection without disclosing it contained the banned steroid testosterone."

Lane 2 - UC Berkeley posts "Champion swimmer Missy Franklin on life at Berkeley, her future as a pro. “I wanted to go somewhere where I felt challenged,” she told NewsCenter videographers Roxanne Makasdjian and Phil Ebiner in a new video that showcases her swimming and her reflections on campus life."

Lane 3 - USA Today posts "Michael Phelps expected to return to competition in April. Olympic champion swimmer Michael Phelps aims to return to competition at the Arena Pro Swim Series event in Mesa, Ariz., from April 15-18, his coach confirmed in a text message to USA TODAY Sports. Phelps first mentioned the return date in Munich this week."

Lane 4 - Stratford Observer posts "Olympic star Rebecca Adlington urges Stratfordians to get swimming. DIVE in and take advantage of the swimming facilities Stratford has to offer. That was the message from two-time Olympic gold medallist Rebecca Adlington when she visited the town's leisure centre earlier this week. The Bridgefoot centre is currently undergoing a £5 million refurbishment and as part of that, the main swimming pool is currently closed off to the public. But a temporary pool - provided as part of the British Gas Pools4Schools programme - has been set up."

Sunday's Swim Report - Meet The Kings And Queens Of The Swimming Universe

Lane 1 - The San Luis Obispo Tribune posts "Olympic star Missy Franklin makes Cal debut at Cal Poly swim meet.  So, Franklin’s college swimming career began Friday for Cal, and it kicked off in San Luis Obispo at Cal Poly’s King and Queen of the Pool meet."

Lane 2 - Aqualillies posts "Trying on Esther Williams' swimsuits.  Aqualillies at Esther Williams' house trying on suits from her collection."

Lane 3 - M Live posts "Davis Tarwater, Kara Lynn Joyce bring Olympic medals, experience to help Saginaw youth swimmers.  Davis Tarwater watched, just one of the many, as the four members of the United States 800-meter freestyle accepted their gold medals and listened to the Davis_tarwater_swim_tournational anthem at the 2012 London Olympics.  But the former University of Michigan swimmer knew that there were more than four swimmers and more than four gold medals.  Tarwater brought his gold medal to Heritage High School for the Fitter and Faster Swim Tour, a swim clinic Saturday that attracted 54 swimmers, ages 6 to 16."

Lane 4 - The Monitor posts "Olympian Soni makes impact on Valley swimmers.  On Saturday, Soni emphasized having fun and fundamentals. She implored her students to swim through their core, wade with the proper hand movements and fall forward in the water while not scrunching the shoulders.  Every September, McAllen Memorial swim coach Roxanne Balducci and the McAllen Swim Club bring in a prominent swimmer or coach to host a clinic. In previous years, Ricky Berens, Chloe Sutton, Brendan Hansen and Eddie Reese have made the trek."

Lane 5 - M Live posts "Olympic swimmers visit East Grand Rapids: 'We just want them to see the dreams that are in front of them'.   Olympic medal winning swimmers Brendan Hansen and Kim Vandenberg have competed all around the world and have shined in the sport’s biggest and hottest spotlights.  The two agreed Saturday that the pools that they are most comfortable in, though, are the ones in which they are teaching children how to best follow their own dreams.  The East Grand Rapids Waves Swim Club hosted the Mutual of Omaha Breakout Swim Clinic on Tracy_plungeSaturday at EGR High School, and Hansen and Vandenberg were guests. The two worked with over 100 children, providing instruction on performance techniques."

Lane 6 - Tracy Press posts "Of swimming pools past, future.  I tuned in the City Council meeting Tuesday night on Channel 26 and watched and listened to the discussion of what kind of an aquatic center could eventually wind up in Tracy.  And as several members of the council indicated, the discussion has gone on a long, long time without any decision being made to move the process along toward actual development.  The Tracy Plunge, shown in 1954, was a busy place during the summer months from its opening in 1931 through 1986, when it was closed with the opening of the community swimming pool — later named for Recreation Director Joe Wilson — in Dr. Powers Park."

Lane 7 - The Race Club posts "Fast Swimming Techniques - Flip Turn - The Flip.  In our second part of Fast Swimming Techniques Video Series on Flip Turns, Gary Hall Sr discusses 3 common mistakes made during the Flipturn along with swimming drills that can improve your own swim training program. Learn innovative swimming drills for the flipturn and know the proper position of the head, arms and feet. The Flipturn is the part of the Race where there is the greatest opportunity to gain on your competitors so take notes!"

Lane 8 - Timothy Dansie posts (w/video) "Video Letter/Vlog to my family back home during my trip to IGLA in Seattle for Water Polo. Seattle is an amazing city I never expected to visit but glad glad I took the chance to.  Big thanks to the IGLA organisers for a great event, all the polo teams for awesome games, À Contre-Courant for all their support, Mark our coach for be so positive no matter what and our extra players Kevin and Gareth for saving our asses."

Tuesday's Swim Report - When A Mermiad Goes Finless & Other Short Tales From The Aquatics

Lane 1 - The Telegraph posts "Grant Hackett's new love interest Shane Blackett revealed.  DETAILS have emerged of Grant Hackett's mystery woman. The buxom blonde photographed with the former swimming champion is a model who socialises with the high rollers of Ivy's exclusive Level 6 penthouse.  Shane Blackett is a hostess at the elite Merivale venue, whose clientele include top tier CEO's and businessmen for whom the $5500 annual membership fee is pocket change."

Lane 2 - Telecompaper posts "Orange Spain launches FINA swimming championships app.  Orange Spain has launched a mobile app for the FINA World Swimming Championships. Orange is providing telecommunications services at the 15th FINA World Championships, to be held in Barcelona between 19 July and 4 August."

Lane 3 - Street Corner posts "Stephanie Rice Fundraiser for Don Bosco Foundation.   Stephanie Rise, former Olympic swimming champion, hosted a fundraiser for Youth Off The Streets tonight.  During the shooting on Celebrity Apprentice (Australia) Rice pledged to host a fundraiser on behalf of the charity, Don Mosco Youth Foundation."

Lane 4 - Daily Mail posts (w/video) "'Mermaid' banned from wearing her tail in swimming pool because her fins pose a 'safety issue'.  A mermaid fan has been banned from wearing her tail in a local swimming pool due to health and safety concerns. Jenna Conti, whose mermaid name is Eden Sirene, wears the custom-made silicon mermaid suit at Fishhawk Ranch, Florida.  The sight of her flipping through the water has amused many pool visitors."

Lane 5 - Naperville Sun posts "Sue Welker: Never too old to swim.  If you are involved with the Naperville swimming community, you likely know Sue Welker. She is the founder and head coach of the Naperville Waves Swim Club. Throughout her own successful sports career, Welker has mentored, trained and coached hundreds of swimmers. But her most inspirational swimmers are the 60-plus group. They reinforce the message that it’s never too late to start swimming!"

Sunday's Swim Report - Follow The Thin Black Lines

Lane 1 - The Telegraph posts "Jesinta Campbell and Stephanie Rice hit the gym in Sydney.  Rice, who is taking a break from the pool, is no doubt giving Campbell a few hot tips.  The girls' workout routine contains a mix of Pilates, boxing and card."

Lane 2 - My Fox Arizona posts (w/video) "Man attempts to cool swimming pool with 300 lb. block of ice.  If it works for a drink, why not the pool right?  Well, not quite.  The big block of ice melted away in about 40 minutes. He says the temperature in the pool did drop about 6 degrees during that time and it felt even cooler if you swam right next to it."

Lane 3 - Herald Sun posts "Aussie swimmer James Magnussen warms up for world championships by winning 100m at French Open.  With the Barcelona world championships just three weeks away, Magnussen posted an impressive time of 47.67 seconds in his pet event, and now holds the two fastest times of the year for the two-lap dash."

Lane 4 - Kotaku posts "You Can Now Watch Some Of The Swimming Anime.  Here it finally is, people — after being teased with a 30-second clip, which few people believed would become a full-fledged show, the Swimming Anime is real. In fact, you can watch it right now over at Crunchyroll; they’re streaming it starting today.  Remember — it’s officially titled Free! Iwatobi Swim Club, but in our hearts it will always be Swimming Anime. And now to see if the show is anywhere near as good as all the stuff the fandom made up back when the Swimming Anime was just a 30-second clip."

Lane 5 - Dawn of the Dawg posts "SEC Sports: Georgia’s Schmitt Named SEC Female Athlete Of The Year.  Allison Schmitt, who led Georgia’s swimming and diving team to the national championship after winning five medals in the Olympics, has been chosen as the 2012-2013 Roy F. Kramer Southeastern Conference Female Athlete of the Year by a vote of the league’s directors of athletics, Commissioner Mike Slive announced Tuesday."

Lane 6 - Daily Mercury posts "Huegill: Take opportunities when they come along.  OLYMPIC swimming champion Geoff Huegill, who grew up in Mackay, says he is proud to receive an honorary Masters of Sports Science degree from CQ University. "Thirty years ago here in Mackay is where my swimming career actually started so to think 30 years ago that I'd be able to receive a masters in sports science from my sport is something I'm really proud of," he said."

Lane 7 - The New York Times posts " The Mermaids of Weeki Wachee Springs.  n a town with a population of four, "live mermaids" perform three or four daily shows for an entrance fee of just $13."

Lane 8 - posts "Thin blue lines.  VARICOSE VEINS are more than just ugly. They can be the reason for heaviness and aches in your legs, even if you are in great shape.  Summer Sanders, former U.S. Olympic swimmer, gold medalist, fitness enthusiast and busy mother of two, was shocked to learn that hers were the reason for some bothersome symptoms. "My legs were achy and heavy, especially after a long day. I thought it was just from living an active lifestyle and, you know, getting older," the 40-year-old Sanders told me in a phone interview recently. "I mean, really, here I am healthy as I can be - and an Olympic athlete!"

Thursday's Swim Report - All The Swim News Fit To Splash

Lane 1 - The New Zealand Herald posts "Q&A: Melissa Ingram, former top swimmer.  Welcome Melissa. You retired from top level swimming in March. Now you're communications officer for Swimming New Zealand. Take us back to your first senior international meet …"

Lane 2 - Appliances Online AU posts "Appliances Online makes a splash with Olympic Gold medalist Stephanie Rice."

Lane 3 - Sowetan Live posts "Le Clos no match for Schoeman.  ROLAND Schoeman cracked a championship record as South Africa scooped four gold medals on the opening day of the Barcelona leg of the Mare Nostrum series on Tuesday night.  The gala is being staged at the same venue where the world championships begin next month."

Lane 4 - itv posts "Plymouth-born Olympic diver Tom Daley finishes school.  Plymouth-born Olympic diver Tom Daley has finished school.  The bronze medallist sat his last A-level exam at the independent Plymouth College.  The 19-year-old should have left school last summer but delayed some of his studies to train for the Olympics."

Lane 5 - News-Press posts "Wired, and wireless, at 94.  Multi-faceted Jean Henning now aiming at boosting career writing children's poetry.  She may be a trifle frail, relying as she does on a walker to get around, but 94-year-old Jean Henning is what you might call completely switched on.  Her husband, Hal, died in 1988. He was a dentist by profession, but also an Olympic swimmer and later chair of the U.S. Olympic Swimming Committee. He became well-known in 1973 for opposing efforts by the International Olympic Committee to drop 12 swimming events from the Olympics."

Lane 6 - Helensburgh Advertiser posts "Olympian makes a splash in Loch Lomond.  OLYMPIC open water swimming silver medallist Keri-Anne Payne made a splash on the Bonnie Banks last week to launch the Great Scottish Swim.  The biggest open water swimming event in Scotland will take place later this year, with thousands of participants joining Keri-Anne on the start line."

Lane 7 - The Mertailor Merman posts "The Mertailor Merman is Walking on Air.  The Mertailor Eric Ducharme, The "Merman" swims to "I am Walking on Air" by the outstandingly talented Kerli!  Ducharme, now in his 20's, has turned his love of mermaids into a business. He creates and sells mermaid tails made from rubber, silicon, and other materials."

Lane 8 - Time posts "Bathing Beauty: The Wet and Wild Life of Esther Williams.  Williams, who died Jun. 6 at 91 in Los Angeles, had set a national record for the 100-meeter freestyle as a teenager, but in movies her appeal wasn’t speed, or overt sexuality, but rather an easy, self-assured radiance, in or out of the water.  Sleek as a seal and imperiously tall (5’8½”), with gorgeously toned arms, a beachcomber’s tan and a lustrous smile, Williams exemplified the athletic young dazzler to a country weary of war."

Thursday's Swim Report - The Mermaid Strikes Back

Note:  Just wanted to say thanks to all of you who send me links for news stories for The Swim Report.  It really helps me on days when I'm busy with work and such.  With that said I try to make an effort not to link to stories of abuse as I find that subject so vile that I can't even read those stories myself.  But other then that keep those links and ideas coming.  Now onto Thursday's Swim Report...

Lane 1 - Mercury News posts "Missy Franklin among Olympic swimming stars at Santa Clara Grand Prix.  Cal-bound Missy Franklin and a host of other Olympic swim stars headline the Santa Clara Grand Prix that begins Thursday night with two distance events.  Also entered in the four-day meet are Berkeley-based Olympic medalists Nathan Adrian, Natalie Coughlin, Anthony Ervin and Dana Vollmer. The meet at the George F. Haines International Swim Center also features Ryan Lochte, Cesar Cielo of Brazil and Emily Seebohm of Australia."

Lane 2 - Speedo UK posts "Swimming tips and hints - kick drills with Stuart Hayes and Michele Dillon."

Lane 3 - Maryville Daily Forum posts "Local senior medals at U.S. Masters Swimming.  Northwest Missouri State biology professor David Easterla, 75, adorns the five medals he earned at the U.S Masters Swimming in Indianapolis, Ind. May 9-12. This was Easterla's fifth year competing in the event."

Lane 4 - The West Australian posts "Culture linked to new head swim coach job. Swimming Australia's new head coach will have their job linked to improving team culture as well as results in the pool.  A global search for a new head coach was launched on Thursday, with Swimming Aquamania_showcases_amazing_talent_of_santa_clara_aquamaids_2Australia (SA) hoping to make an appointment in August after the world championships."

Lane 5 - The Colorado Springs Gazette posts "Swim coach Bob Bowman's focus on developing swimmers, not former protege Phelps.  Bowman and 31 swimmers completed a two-week camp at the U.S. Olympic Training Center pool in preparation for this weekend's final Grand Prix series stop in Santa Clara, Calif., and the national championships and world trials in Indianapolis, June 25-29."

Lane 6 - The Santa Clara Weekly posts "Aquamania Showcases Amazing Talent of Santa Clara Aquamaids.  Dancing underwater as if it were ballet, integrating elements of swimming, dance and gymnastics, the Santa Clara Aquamaids presented “Aquamania: A Blast From The Past,” on May 27 at the George F. Haines Santa Clara International Swim Center."

Lane 7 - Hannah Fraser posts "TEARS OF A MERMAID With Hannah Fraser."

Lane 8 - Sun Sentinel posts a Letter To The Editor "Swimming Hall of Fame has a role to play.  As an African-American member of the Broward County Drowning Prevention Task Force, National Drowning Prevention Alliance and the Diversity in Aquatics Program, I believe the ISHOF has played and continues to play an invaluable role in Fort Lauderdale as part of the drowning prevention community."

Thursday's Swim Report: Get Out Of The Way Of The Jeah Tsunami!

Lane 1 - New Straits Times posts "Sun shining again after coaching clouds clear.  China's double Olympic gold medallist Sun Yang has mended fences with his coach and laid down a marker ahead of this year's World Championships by winning the 400m freestyle at the National Swimming Championships, local media reported."

Lane 2 - CNN posts via youtube "Ryan Lochte goes for reality TV gold.  Anderson Cooper has a preview of Ryan Lochte's upcoming E! reality TV show."

Lane 3 - NYDN posts "Lance Armstrong withdraws from Masters swim meet after objections raised.  Armstrong, the seven-time Tour de France champion who admitted to his doping past earlier this year, has also found himself unwelcome at triathlon and running events in the months since his suspension went into effect.   Armstrong pulled out after swimming officials notified his management team that international anti-doping rules prohibited Armstrong from participating in the Masters South Central Zone Swimming Championships in Austin, Texas.  Rob Butcher, executive director of U.S. Masters Swimming, which oversees the event, said his group was a member of U.S. Aquatic Sports, which is recognized by the International Swimming Federation (known as FINA) – a signatory to the World Anti-Doping Code. All signatories to the WADA code must recognize bans imposed by other signatories, like USADA."

Lane 4 - Daily Mail posts "She's a telly flop! Kendra Wilkinson is kicked off Splash after refusing to Abc_splashdive.  But Kendra Wilkinson was the true telly flop on Tuesday night's edition of Splash after she refused to dive.  The Playboy Playmate couldn't face leaping off the board with partner Rory Bushfield on the ABC show, a decision she said would haunt her for the rest of her life.The Malibu Times posts "Greg Louganis takes the plunge on ‘Splash’.  Famed Malibu Olympian makes waves in reality TV."  ESPN posts "Brandi Chastain talks 'Splash,' staying fit.  Growing up in San Jose, Calif., you'd think that Brandi Chastain would have been really good at swimming.  But that wasn't the case."

Lane 5 - The Australian posts "Grow up and just swim: Olympic great Kieren Perkins.  AUSTRALIA'S male swimmers must focus on their sport and not being "celebrity show ponies".  That's the view of former champion Kieren Perkins in the wake of the damning Bluestone Review into Australia's Olympic swimming team."

Lane 6 - Yonhap News posts "Swimmer Park Tae-hwan feels his career is not finished.  At the ripe age of 23, South Korean swimming star Park Tae-hwan has already heard the whispers that his career may be done. Park has won two world titles, four Olympic medals and 14 Asian Games medals, and doubters have said that he can't possibly do much more down the road."

Lane 7 - DNA posts "Meet Linden Wolbert, the swimmer who's become 'real-life mermaid'.  The Los Angeles model, who was already a keen free diver- able to descend to 115ft, has claimed that things have become smooth since donning the tail.  Swimmer Linden Wolbert has become a fulltime professional mermaid after shelling out 10,000 pounds to make a functional 6ft tail."

Lane 8 - KTLA news posts (w/video) "Missing Olympic Diving Champion Sammy Lee Found Safe.  Two-time Olympic gold medalist Samuel “Sammy” Lee was found safe on Tuesday after a daylong search.  Sheriff’s deputies located Lee in Pico Rivera just after 9 p.m. Tuesday.  The 92-year-old, who suffers from dementia and heart problems, had been missing since Monday."

TLC's My Crazy Obsession: Merman Eric aka The Mertailor

6a00d8341c730253ef017d428153b0970cThe Daily Mail posts "Meet Eric, 22, who lives life as a MERMAN swimming underwater in Florida's springs wearing a latex tail - despite wide-eyed stares from the local fishermen." 6a00d8341c730253ef017ee9f59ffc970d-800wiYoutube "The Mertailor has taken mermaids to the next level since 2005. Making one dream come true after the next. Specializing in custom created mermaid tails, Eric's master pieces can be found all over the world."

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Wednesday's Swim Report - Mea Cupla, Mea Swimmer!

A little mea cupla from me and the Daily Swim Report.  When I post links to stories about swimming I try to use trusted news organizations and allow the reader to make up his or her own opinions on the story.  Sometimes these news organizations may stretch the truth or fudge the facts.  As one really bad former US President once said "One man's tabloid is another man's bible"* or something like that.  As always use your judgement and form your own opinions when reading any news source.  From time to time when someone notifies me of a particular news story that may or may not be true I will either pull the item or update it with current info.  Today was one of those days.  And with that...

Lane 1 - The Sydney Morning Herald posts "A Current Affair report on Olympic medalist is flawed: ACMA.  Tabloid television program A Current Affair has been found by the broadcasting watchdog to have breached accuracy, privacy and complaints-handling codes in its report on Olympic gold medallist Neil Brooks.  In a 19-minute segment aired in March of last year, reporter Amanda Paterson – a former colleague and friend of Brooks – confronted him on camera and called him "a disgrace to Australia."  Meanwhile The Herald Sun posts "Nine broke rules in Eric_Ducharme_Mermaid_Gayprogram on Neil Brooks.  The code says licensees don't have to respond to complaints that are the subject of legal proceedings and Brooks had issued a concerns notice under the defamation act."  The Telegraph post (w/video) part of the ACA piece "Neil Brooks on ACA.  A Current Affair investigates former Olympic gold medalist Neil Brooks."

Lane 2 - Gay Star News posts "Meet the gay man obsessed with being a mermaid.  A 22-year-old gay man from Florida who's entire life is based around mermaids is the subject of a new TLC documentary.   A gay man in Florida does not just love mermaids - it’s his life.  Eric Ducharme, 22, is the subject of the latest TLC documentary ‘My Crazy Obsession’."

Lane 3 - WWSB posts "Sarasota Sharks Masters team looks to dominate in nationals. As the YMCA and the Selby Aquatic Center prepare for the gargantuan task of hosting the Pan-American Masters Championships in June, the Sarasota Sharks Masters swim team has some things to take care of before then.  The Masters team heads to Fort Lauderdale next week for the YMCA National Championships -- a meet they have won 7 straight times."

Lane 4 - Billings Gazette posts "Olympic swimmer, gold medalist encourages Laurel students to find passion. Looking out at the faces more than 600 teenagers at Laurel High School, three-time Olympic gold medalist Rowdy Gaines told the students that, no so long ago, he was just like them.  Hollywood_Reporter_Reality_Ryan_Lochte_a_pHe had personal struggles. He had doubts and didn't know what he wanted out of life.  And he faced rejection.  "The reason I started swimming is because I failed in five other sports," Gaines said."

Lane 5 - The Hollywood Reporter posts "Ryan Lochte: I Want to Be the Next Kim Kardashian.  Inside the swimmer's plan to go from Olympic champion to reality TV star: "When I walk down the street, people recognize me, and that never happened before," he tells THR. "Now's my chance."

Lane 6 - WFMY 2 posts (w/video) "Cullen Jones, Joey Cheek Help Kickoff Short Course National Championship.  Some Olympic Gold medalists spent time Greensboro on Tuesday talking to teenagers before they begin their youth swimming competition.  Joey Cheek and Cullen Jones spoke to the more than 1,500 registered YMCA swimmers on Tuesday to help kick off the YMCA Short Course National Championships that's going to be held Wednesday, April 3 through Saturday, April 6 at the Greensboro Aquatic Center.  Cullen Jones has been determined to break the stereotype that black people cannot swim since almost drowning at a Pennsylvania water park at the age of five. He is the first African-American to break a world record as well as win a gold medal at the World University Games when he was a student at North Carolina State University."

Lane 7 - Guyism posts "New Busch beer, Kräftig, praises the Speedo.  Kräftig may be brewed in St. Louis, but its inspiration is 100% German."

Lane 8 - Bradenton Herald posts "Swimmers get out of the 'concrete box' and head to open water.  Most Saturday mornings, a group of avid swimmers ditch the pool for an open-swim get-together on Siesta Key Beach. Once in the gulf past the blue lifeguard station, they swim between two buoys, making two to three round-trips of about a mile each.  Throughout the United States, hundreds of open-water swim competitions are held every year.  In Sarasota, the annual Tropical Splash Open Water Swim is held each October. The 2013 Pan American Masters Championship is coming up in June and part of the event is a 3K and 1K open-water race off Siesta Key Beach."

Thursday's Swim Report: More Then One Night for One Swim

Lane 1 - The Age posts "Former swimming chief rails at 'character assassination'.  Swimming was hailed by the Australian Sports Commission as a well-run, accountable and progressive sport, says a former Swimming Australia director who is infuriated by the ASC's threat to slash $2million from its funding if it does not measure up to new guidelines.  "I'm damned if I'm going to sit back and cop this character assassination," said Lawrie Cox, who was on the SA board for six years until late last year and chaired its audit and finance committees."

Lane 2 - Hanson Media Group posts "SWIMMING CANNOT AFFORD TO LOSE NUGENT’S FONT OF KNOWLEDGE SAYS ASCTA BOSS.  President of the Australian Swimming Coaches and Teachers Association (ASCTA) Ron McKeon today described outgoing National Head Swimming Coach Leigh Nugent as “a man of great integrity with a font of knowledge who swimming cannot afford to lose” as Australia plans its Commonwealth Games and Olympic Games campaigns in 2014, 2016 and beyond."

Lane 3 - Daily Mail posts "Anything Lochte can do! Now Michael Phelps is followed by a camera crew as he shows off his swimmer's body in Miami.  Not bad for a retiree: Michael Phelps insists Michael_phelpsDC-275_306x755he will not be returning for the 2016 Olympics but he is in good shape, he showed off his swimmer's body as he filmed a segment  in Miami on Wednesday."

Lane 4 - Las Vegas Sun posts "Strip Scribbles: Mermaid Hannah Fraser to perform in ‘One Night for Drop’ at Bellagio.  Cirque du Soleil’s incredible one-night-only show “One Night for One Drop” at Bellagio on Friday is to be filmed for a 90-minute worldwide special to be broadcast for just seven days starting next Monday.  Vegas DeLuxe has already reported that many celebrities including Britney Spears, Pamela Anderson, Criss Angel and Olympic gold medalists including Michael Phelps will be attending."

Lane 5 - Courier Mail posts "Bohl's a scratching from coaching race.  LEADING swimming coach Michael Bohl has ruled himself out of the running as Australia's next head coach.  Bohl said yesterday he wanted to concentrate his efforts on the pool deck rather than in front of a computer."

Lane 6 - Inside The Games posts "Swimming Australia turns to hockey for new chief executive.  Swimming Australia's new chief executive is set to be Mark Anderson, replacing Kevin Neil, who resigned last November following the poor performance at London 2012.  Anderson, the chief executive of Hockey Australia, is still finalising the details of his contract and an official announcement is due next week."

Lane 7 - Connect Tri States posts (w/video) " You can be on a swim team at any age
by Kristen Aguirre.  "Two out of my four kids swim, they love it," Kimber said. "One of the things that my son said to me is, 'Mommy i can wait until I beat you.' It's just a lot of fun and a great way to compete and play together as a family."  While Kimber's kids practice she's right next to them in the other lane. She's part of Sheridan's Masters Swimming Program."

Lane 8 - Fox59 posts (w/video) "Swim championships helping sport, economy in Indy. Champions are crowned in Indianapolis.  That’s the message John Dedman of the Indiana Sports Corporation wants the world to hear and Thursday’s start of the NCAA Division I Swimming and Diving Championships at the IU Natatorium at IUPUI’s downtown Indianapolis campus plays a part in that."