Friday's Swim Report - How To Design The Best Speedo Ever. Add More Pink!
Friday, August 17, 2012
Lane 1 - The Post Games posts "One On One With Rebecca Soni."
Lane 2 - The Gloss posts "Ryan Lochte Has Designed A Hot Pink Speedo With Stars On It, Is Clearly The Greatest Designer Ever. Although Lochte did wear the above Speedo about a year ago, what we didn’t know then was that the little darling had designed it himself!"
Lane 3 - NYDN posts "Ryan Lochte trademarks ‘Jeah!’ - his odd, vague, made-up catchphrase. Olympic gold-medal swimmer wants to use the word on hats, swim goggles, T-shirts and more. He's already selling 'Jeah'-themed sunglasses on his website."
Lane 4 - Daily Mail posts "Tancock wants third go at the Games as Team GB swimmer eyes Rio 2016. Liam Tancock will continue his bid for an elusive Olympic medal by swimming on to Rio in 2016. The 27-year-old competed at his second Games in London this month when he finished fifth in the 100m backstroke and fourth in the 4x100m medley relay. And the three-time world champion will bid to make it third time lucky by finally clinching a place on the podium. ‘My plan is to go on to Rio,’ Tancock told Sportsmail"
Lane 5 - Herald Sun posts "Blair Evans hits back at critics of Australia's swim team . LONDON silver medallist Blair Evans has challenged swimming's critics to spend a session at the pool with any one of the country's Olympians, rebuffing suggestions the team lacked a quality work ethic."
Lane 6 - Daily Mail posts "Incredible shot of US swimmer that perfectly shows the phenomenon of surface tension. Put simply, all water has a 'skin' and in the photograph, Clary is breaking through that skin as he swims in the race which was part of his road to victory in 2012."
Lane 7 - The Telegraph posts "Rebecca Adlington terrified of taking plunge into retirement but admits Rio 2016 could be an Olympics too far. Even if you mixed bicarbonate of soda with half a litre of vinegar, you would be hard pressed to create a cocktail more effervescent than Rebecca Adlington. “I’m a bottler, and then all of a sudden I’ll just explode,” she exclaims."
Lane 8 - The Australian posts "Cold water no bar to hardy swimmers. VISIT any beach, bay or ocean pool on an early winter's morning and you're bound to find that hardy species, the year-round ocean swimmer, lapping up and down without a wetsuit as though it were mid-summer. As a regular swimmer who hates being forced into indoor pools during the winter months, I decided to find out whether it was as easy as it looked."