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 Swim Report - Real-Life Diet of Olympic Swimmers & Other Swim Bits

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 Ryanmurphylevels 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."

Wednesday's Swim Report - Next Acts In and Out of the Pool

Lane 1 - CCTV posts "Olympic champion swimmer Sun Yang: Keep fighting is never easy.  Triple Olympic champion Sun Yang insisted that he would try his best to compete at 2020 Olympic Games, but the 25-year-old freestyle specialist did hesitate about quitting the pool after last year's Rio Olympics."

Lane 2 - Olympic posts (w/video) "Alzain Tareq Olympic Swimming Dream Drives Bahrain Schoolgirl | Generation Rise. Alzain Tareq is just eleven years old but has her sights set on the Olympics and becoming Bahrain’s greatest ever swimmer."

Lane 3 - 23 ABC Bakersfield posts (w/video) "Michael Phelps in Bakersfield for Hoffmann Hospice. Olympic swimmer in Bakersfield for good cause."

Lane 4 - Sporting News posts "Olympic swimmer Dana Vollmer competes while 6-months pregnant.  Dana Vollmer may be six months pregnant, but that didn’t stop her from competing in her meet this weekend."

Lane 5 - USA Today posts "6 reasons why adding mixed relays to Olympic swimming is a phenomenal idea."

Lane 6 - KSN posts (w/video) "Rio Olympics swimmer inspires Wichita swimmers. The Wichita Swim Club held its end of the year banquet at Wichita Country Club. Kevin Cordes, who won gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics, spoke to the young men and women."

Lane 7 - Walgreens posts (w/video) "Next Act: Dara Torres. From the pool to the home, Olympian and mom, Dara Torres, takes small steps to feel her best."

Lane 8 - News 4 Tuscon posts "Pee in swimming pools, hot tubs: Lab tests reveal the dirty truth."

Daily Swim Report - How To Raise An Olympian & Other Swim Bits

Lane 1 - Today posts (w/video) "Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin: ‘My goal is to fall in love with the sport again’. At the 2012 London Olympics, swimmer Missy Franklin brought home five medals for the United States. But in her new book “Relentless Spirit: The Unconventional Raising of a Champion,” she admits it has been a challenging journey. Her mom, joining Franklin on TODAY, says: “What we did was just be there and listen and let Missy lead the way.”

Lane 2 - CBC posts "Vietnamese swimming star's DQ erases historic finish. Anh Vien Nguyen originally finished second to Olympic champion Katinka Hosszu."

Lane 3 - The Australian posts "Sydney suffers brain drain of world-class swimming coaches. Will the last internationally recognised swimming coach to leave Sydney please turn out the lights? That will be Brant Best, the man who guided James Magnus­sen to two world 100m freestyle ­titles and an Olympic silver medal, who has confirmed he is moving back to Queensland after losing his job at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre."

Lane 4 - Active posts "Freestyle Basics: The 3 Phases of the Pull.  On average, the pull attributes up to 90 percent of total propulsion in freestyle. Breaking down the pull into three phases will help you better understand the transfer of power from overhead to the back of the stroke."

Daily Swim Report - Relentess Swimmers & Other Swim Bits

Lane 1 - The State Press posts "Misty Hyman's analytical approach revolutionizing ASU swimming.  Senior Alysha Bush and freshman Claire Fisch are among those reaping the benefits."

Lane 2 - NYDN posts "Gold medal swimmer Missy Franklin fills in gap between her Olympic glory and Rio failure in ‘Relentless Spirit’. The book is written with her parents, D.A. and Dick Franklin, a doctor and a business consultant, whose love and support for their only daughter has been unrelenting throughout."

Lane 3 - NBC Sports posts "Michael Phelps, Katinka Hosszu win Swimmer of the Year; Katie Ledecky also honored. As Katie Ledecky‘s dominance has grown the last three years, the same woman has earned FINA’s Female Swimmer of the Year three straight times. That would be Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu. Michael Phelps and Hosszu were named this year’s Swimmer of the Year honorees on Sunday, the awards based largely on Rio Olympic performances."

Lane 4 - BBC posts "Ross Murdoch ready to 'move on' from Rio Olympics disappointment."

Daily Swim Bit - Dopers Jump Back In The Games & Other Swim Bits

Lane 1 - Inside The Games posts "Russian swimmer Simonova's four-year doping ban halved by CAS, according to lawyer."

Lane 2 - WSJ posts "Manhattan Home With Indoor Swimming Pool Asks $36.8 Million. In New York’s Chelsea neighborhood, the extensively outfitted 17th Street townhouse was previously the studio of designer Karim Rashid."

Lane 3 - Sports Illustrated Kids posts "Stars Appear at Swimming's Golden Goggle Awards. Tall, muscular swimmers walked down a red carpet in New York City, posing for photos and speaking with reporters. The week of Thanksgiving, the best swimmers in the country — part of the winningest U.S. Olympic swim team in history — gathered for the Golden Goggles Awards and also to give back to their swimming community by raising money for the USA Swimming Foundation."

Lane 4 - USC News posts "In memoriam: Sammy Lee, 96, two-time Olympic gold medal diver. He was USC’s oldest surviving Olympian."

Daily Swim Bit - Combatting Lap Swims & Other Swim Bits

Lane 1 - Palmer College of Chiropractic posts "DR. KEVIN RINDAL: MY EXPERIENCE AS AN OLYMPIC TEAM CHIROPRACTOR. Kevin Rindal, D.C., CCSP®, Davenport ’06, served as the official chiropractor for the 40-member USA Swimming team at the recent Summer Olympics in Rio. “Earning the appointment as USA Swimming’s team-chiropractor at the Summer ’16 Olympics ranks as the greatest honor of my professional career, and it was an absolute privilege to serve our swimmers for over a month (during the training camps and the Olympic games) as a member of the medical support staff,” said Dr. Rindal, one of six chiropractors in his family, and the founder of InHealth Sports Injury and Performance in Seattle, where the practice team includes his brother, Curt Rindal, D.C., West ‘12."

Lane 2 - Morehouse College posts "OLYMPIC MEDALIST ENCOURAGES ALL STUDENTS TO LEARN HOW TO SWIM. More than 20 young swimmers waded in the water at the Archer Hall Swimming Pool this week to get lessons from an Olympiad. Olympic Medalist Maritza Correia, the first black woman to set an American record in swimming, took time to give individual tips to each child who signed up for the celebrity swim lesson at Morehouse College. She said part of her mission as an athlete is to share her love of swimming with children and others who may be fearful of getting in the water."

Lane 3 - NY Post has "Ryan Lochte turns down plea deal for lying about Rio ‘robbery’. Disgraced Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte has turned down a plea deal with Brazilian prosecutors to drop criminal charges connected to his tall tale of a gunpoint robbery, according to a report."

Lane 4- Arena Water Instinct posts "Lap Swim for Beginners: Overcoming the Boredom of Repetition.  It’s true that swimming doesn’t offer the distraction of changing scenery or the satisfaction of seeing a distant destination grow closer, but lap swim doesn’t have to be monotonous."

Daily Swim Report - LA 2024 & Other Swim Bits

Lane 1 - East Bay Times posts "Oakland: Olympic gold medalist swimmer Missy Franklin will sign books in Montclair. Team USA swimmer and five-time Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin will visit A Great Good Place for Books in Montclair Village on Dec. 10 to launch her new book, “Relentless Spirit: The Unconventional Raising of a Champion.

Lane 2 - Sport 24 posts "SA swimmer, water polo player banned. A South African swimmer and water polo player have been banned after failing drug tests. Swimmer Louisa de Jongh and water polo player Jabulani Sibiya have both been served with two-year bans by the South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS)."

Lane 3 - NBC Sports posts (w/video) "Watch USA Swimming behind the scenes from Omaha to Rio. Check out a montage of the U.S. Olympic swim team’s preparations for the Rio Olympics, from its first gatherings after the Olympic Trials in Omaha to training camps and finally arrival in Brazil."

Lane 4 - NBC Sports posts "LA 2024 Olympic bid budget one-quarter the size of Tokyo 2020.  The LA bid committee released the budget on Friday. The bid is about a quarter of Tokyo’s current ballooning budget for the 2020 Olympics."

Daily Swim Report - RIP - Budgy Smuggler & Other Swim Bits

Lane 1 - CTV posts "Olympian to entrepreneur: Phelps makes his next plunge. Michael Phelps wants to dive into Silicon Valley's investment opportunities as he tries to make the transition from Olympic swimming star and product pitchman to entrepreneur. "I would love to get involved, whether it's in a couple little startups here and there, take a little risk, have some fun and see where it goes," Phelps said in an interview during a recent visit to San Jose, California while appearing at an Intuit software conference."

Lane 2 - E! posts "Michael Phelps Gives His Son a Swim Lesson--and So Baby Boomer's Quest for Olympic Gold Begins."

Lane 3 - Fox Sports posts "Hungary's swim head resigns ahead of hosting 2017 worlds. The head of Hungary's swimming federation says he is resigning, less than a year before the country will host the 2017 world championships. Calls for the ouster of Tamas Gyarfas, who first became federation president in 1993, have been led by three-time Olympic champion Katinka Hosszu, who called him the ''most harmful factor'' for Hungarian swimming."

Lane 4 - Perth Now posts "Budgy smuggler creator, Peter Travis passes away aged 89. Peter Travis was the man who dived in at the deep end to create the swimming briefs favoured by Aussie beachgoers and Olympic swimmers for generations. Mr Travis, a Sydney ceramic artist, designer and teacher born in Manly, was working for Speedo in 1960 when his boss urged him to recreate the Hawaiian shorts, then popular overseas."