Sunday's Swim Report - Real-Life Diet of Olympic Swimmers & Other Swim Bits
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Lane 1- NBC Sports posts "Ryan Lochte, with new coach, races in first meet since Olympics. Ryan Lochte is back in the competition pool. The 12-time Olympic medalist, suspended from USA Swimming and international meets through June, won a 200-yard individual medley at the U.S. Masters nationals in Riverside, Calif., on Friday. He also finished second in a 100-yard breaststroke."
Lane 2 - Republik Fitness Center posts "Olympic Series Swim Clinics with Charl Crous. At Fitrepublik, we are hosting the Olympic Series Swim Clinics on with Olympian Charl Crous. The coach will be in water demonstrating and focusing on the techniques, starts, turns and finishes. It is highly recommended for competitive swimmers as they get to see first-hand how Olympic Athletes practice for the racing season!"
Lane 3- GQ posts "The Real-Life Diet of Olympic Swimmer Ryan Murphy. Professional athletes don’t get to the top by accident. It takes superhuman levels of time, dedication, and focus—and that includes paying attention to what they put in their bellies. In this series, GQ takes a look at what pro athletes in different sports eat on a daily basis to perform at their best."
Lane 4 - Herald Sun posts "Remember when: swimmer Craig Stevens stepped aside for Ian Thorpe in 400m ahead of Athens. IAN Thorpe declared he would only accept a place in the 400m freestyle at the Athens Olympics if Craig Stevens withdrew of his own accord. Thorpe wanted to know Stevens’ reasons for pulling out. Stevens, who received a shock Olympic 400m berth after Thorpe’s disqualification for a false start at the trials considered relinquishing his place to concentrate on his pet 1500m event and clear the path for Thorpe to defend his sole individual Olympic crown."
Lane 5 - MLive posts (w/video) "Under Armour features Rockford's Johnny Agar in new Michael Phelps ad. Becki Agar, who in March just wanted to help motivate her son in his on-going battle with cerebral palsy, ended up helping her son inspire a whole lot more. A video she created of her son, Johnny, next to Olympic great Michael Phelps reached new heights Friday when Under Armor representatives helped celebrate the inspiration of the 23-year-old and his father, Jeff. The two have been involved in a number of runs and triathlons over the years. The company's surprise gift? A TV spot of the video."
Lane 6 - Daily Mail posts "Adam Peaty stays ahead of the pack despite his rivals spying on him: 'A copy is never going to be as good as the original'. Adam Peaty won gold in the 100m breaststroke at the Rio Olympic Games . The Olympic champion took a complete break from the pool following Rio. Such is his dominance, others have been filming Peaty's style in the pool. Peaty's next goal is defending his titles at the World Championships in Budapest. Much has been made of Peaty's potential to swim under 56 seconds in his event."
Lane 7 - Al Arabiya posts (w/video) "Syrian swimmer Yusra Mardini appointed UN Goodwill ambassador. Yusra Mardini, a Syrian teenage girl who helped save a boat carrying fellow refugees and later became an Olympic swimmer, was appointed today as Goodwill Ambassador for the U.N. refugee agency."
Lane 8 - The Courier Mail posts "lympic greats call time on AOC chief John Coates. AUSTRALIA’S greatest Olympian, Dawn Fraser, has called time on the presidency of AOC boss John Coates a week out from the vote that could see him ousted after 27 years in the job."