Lane 1 - Sun Sentinel posts "The Swimming Hall of Fame is nice — at right cost. Yes, the International Swimming Hall of Fame in Fort Lauderdale is a nice attraction for the city, and has been since 1965. And yes, it has bee...
Lane 1 - Sun Sentinel posts "The Swimming Hall of Fame is nice — at right cost. Yes, the International Swimming Hall of Fame in Fort Lauderdale is a nice attraction for the city, and has been since 1965. And yes, it has been showing its age for a few years. It lacks the buzz to attract people. But no, that doesn't mean the city should get into any kind of bidding war to keep the facility here. Particularly since the bidding could involve Fort Lauderdale tax dollars against private investment millions in California. That's not a battle Fort Lauderdale should even attempt to win."
Lane 2 - Japan Times posts "Kitajima claims victory in 100-meter breaststroke at Japan Open. Former two-time double gold medal Olympic champion Kosuke Kitajima powered to victory in
the men’s 100-meter breaststroke on the first day of action Friday at the Japan Open."
Lane 3 - Sports Illustrated posts "Breaststroke changes a possibility; more notebook. As rules stand now, swimmers are permitted one dolphin kick at the start of each breaststroke race and coming off the wall of each turn. However, swimmers tend to fudge the rule by sneaking in an extra, or at least a pseudo-dolphin kick when they can in order to gain an advantage. Now, a proposal presented to FINA, the sport's international governing body, would permit unlimited dolphin kicks to the 15-meter mark after each turn, making the stroke easier for some swimmers, in theory."
Lane 4 - The Wave posts "Learn To Swim, Olympians Say. With May being National Water Safety month, the Swim Strong Foundation hosted its first summer water event in the Rockaways on May 18th at Far Rockaway High School. Representing the Make a Splash Foundation were two US Olympians. Mel Stewart won three Olympic medals – two gold and one bronze – in Barcelona in 1992. Lenny Krayzelburg is a four-time Olympic gold medalist from the Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004 games."
Lane 5 - Fox 26 Houston posts (w/video) "Drowning Prevention. Friday night a five year old boy downed. Tragedy struck again on Sunday. This time it was a three year old boy who scaled a fence and drowned in an apartment complex pool. So far nine kids in the Houston area have drowned this year, 74 drowned in Texas last year. So Thursday the YMCA is kicking off it's "Water Wise" program.. it's an effort to prevent kids from drowning by teaching swimming and water safety to kids and their parents. It's an outreach effort. There's no need to go to a Y, they will go into less affluent apartment complexes to teach the basics."
Lane 6 - Philly Burbs posts "The thrill of water polo. The sport’s lack of popularity in America doesn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the high school athletes who play it. If you ask most high school students what sports they play, the most common answers might be football, soccer, basketball, track and field or swimming. Though if you asked me, I’d tell you I play water polo."