On October 8 at Lake Lanier Islands resort just outside of Atlanta, Ga., Eric Shanteau held his second Swim For Your Life event, benefiting Lance Armstrong’s cancer charity LIVESTRONG. Participants including Shantau himself, Aaron Peirsol, Katie Hoff, Kathleen Hersey, Mark Gangloff, Amanda Wier and Tyler McGill could choose between a 500 yard, one mile og 5 K open water race. And the water was cold :-)
According to the Herald Sun, up to 8 police cars were called to the apartment of Olympic legend Grant Hackett in the early hours of Sunday morning, to find the apartment in total disarray, including a grand piano overturned. Read more here on the Herald Sun.
Confession, this story got through here mostly because of the title. Happy that this is not a podcast, right now. Via WinonaDailyNews.com: As the boat busted through the lake water, the second wave turned out to be a doozy. So much so, it would change the next three months of Morgan Whyteâ€™s life. â€œWe hit the second wave and I twisted backward, still holding onto the thing (tube),â€ Whyte said. â€œI kind of got whipped off. I didnâ€™t feel anything. â€œPeople ask me if I heard it crack or anything. I didnâ€™t hear anything. I thought it was fine, then…
Pierre Knows (and sorry, breaststrokers and backstrokers around the world :-) Thanks Pierre !
Hard questions for Ryan Lochte from his fans, like if he’s ever wanted to quit swimming. And there is more, USA Swimming is really spitting them out these days
Damn, she’s hot, and she only picked up swimming 6 years ago. Pepperdine University has a new fan ! Via Gold Medal Mel.
Totally positive video here with former Olympic swimmer Dr. Jane Katz, Professor of Health and Physical Education helping seniors keep in shape and fighting the signs of aging with swimming. Love it! Via ABC News. video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player
Because it’s fun, because it’s fun. Via Neatorama
Of course extremely important in our world :-) How to Draw a Swimmer — powered by ehow
The European Swimming Federation LEN today announced the 2011 Len Athletes of the Year, elected by representatives of the 51 LEN Member Federations as well as aquatic journalists from all over Europe. In the pool swimming category, the men’s award was decided by a margin of very few votes in favour of Norway’s Alexander Dale Oen, while Italy’s Federica Pellegrini easily won the women’s award. In the open water swimming category, Germany’s Thomas Lurz won as easily the men’s award, and Great Britain’s Keri-Anne Payne the women’s award. Now, that will make a pretty picture in Szczecin in December :-)…