Wednesday's Swim Report - Swimming Towards Charlotte & Richard Simmons Swims!

Lane 1 - My San Antonio posts "San Antonio lands three ‘prestigious’ national swimming championships.  The city has been awarded three “prestigious” national swimming championships in 2015, according to a news release from San Antonio Sports.  he events are expected to include the U.S. masters championships for older swimmers, the U.S. senior nationals for elite-level athletes vying for the 2016 Olympics, and the junior nationals.  Officials will make the announcement less than two weeks after the Local Scene blog reported exclusively that talks were underway to bring the meets to the new $14 million swim center."

Lane 2 - Ricard Simmons posts "Richard Simmons Swimming with Diana Nyad to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy!"

Lane 3 - Charlotte News & Observer posts "Cullen Jones hosts diverse swim meet in Charlotte.   Four-time Olympic medalist Cullen Jones will host a weekend swim meet in Charlotte expected to Cullen_jones_diversity_meetdraw about 500 young swimmers to the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center.  With events running Friday through Sunday, most of the swimmers in the Cullen Jones Diversity Invitational meet will be African American as Jones tries to promote swimming in the black community."

Lane 4 - Enstarz posts "Eleven-Time Olympic Medalist, Swimmer Ryan Lochte Discusses His Training Routine and Preparation for the 2016 Olympics.  Swimmer Ryan Lochte spoke to Enstars about his training routine and preparation for the 2016 Olympics, at the "Swim for Relief" event at Herald Square in New York on Oct. 8."

Lane 5 - WNCT posts "Olympian Lauren Perdue heads to Charlotte for training.  Greenville native Lauren Perdue is heading to Charlotte to start training for the 2016 Olympic Games.  She tweeted Monday about her move saying she's excited to start working with Swim Mac Carolina."

Lane 6 - Bleacher Report posts "20 Strange Athlete Fears:  Rebecca Adlington: Fear of the Sea.  A two-time gold-medal wining swimmer, Rebecca Adlington isn't afraid of competition—just any and all forms of potentially dangerous sea creatures."

Lane 7 - The Guardian posts (w/video) "Perfect your swimming technique.  Butterfly: body position – video.  Get faster, fitter, stronger at the pool by improving your swim technique with this series of Speedo Fit videos."

Lane 8 - The Guardian posts "Open-water swimming: how do you handle the Fear?  Sea-swimmers all know the creeping dread that something awful – from sharks to evil seals to water millipedes – is below you."

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