Sunday's Swim Report: Let's Hear It For The Swim Ladies & James
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Lane 1 - Herald Sun posts "Busy Stephanie Rice finds new pad a parking nightmare. The Olympic swimmer moved into a new pad in an upscale Bondi unit block at the weekend but managed to alienate her neighbours even before she put her key in the front door by parking across three of the residents' parking spaces. Whoops. Then early on Saturday morning, Mark Bouris's son, the charming and impeccably mannered Dane Bouris, who appears on Apprentice as an adviser, was spotted leaving The Darling hotel at The Star, where Rice stayed while shooting the show."
Lane 2 - The Telegraph posts "Swimmer James Magnussen helped by mind guru at NRL's Bulldogs. JAMES Magnussen has been secretly working with Des Hasler and the mind guru who helped turned the Bulldogs into a premiership force."
Lane 3 - neon tommy posts "Let Us Now Praise USC Women. REBECCA SONI. Soni, class of '09, is a six-time Olympic Gold Medalist in swimming, including two gold medals and one silver medal at the 2012 Games in London. Swimming World Magazine named her World Swimmer of the Year in 2010 and 2011."
Lane 4 - Canadian University Press posts "Savannah King on her sports community. Savannah King, a two-time Olympian and CIS Female Swimmer of the Year talks about the role of gender in the sport of swimming. Of the UBC team, King said, “We don’t actually think of it as a girls’ and guys’ team.” King said she appreciates the inclusive team mentality, noting, “It’s nice to be thought of as equals like that.”
Lane 5 - USC Athletics posts via youtube "USC Women's Water Polo vs Arizona State."
Lane 6 - The Canberra Times posts "No medals for experts behind sportswomen list. As you might have heard, Australia's 100 greatest female sportswomen were announced a couple of weeks ago at Parliament House. But then someone pointed out that Leisel Jones didn't make the list. OK, I might be a week late, but now I have to enter the fray. I'm not saying that she should knock Dawn Fraser off the top spot; I'm not even demanding that she go in the top 25. The thing is, swimming is something at which Aussies have always excelled. We've had dozens of swimmers with far better international records than our best-ever badminton player. (For the record, that person isn't on the list either.) A few outstanding swimmers are missing, going as far back as Mina Wiley (one of our first female Olympic medallists, beaten only by Fanny Durack- yes, of course she makes the list - in Stockholm 1912)."