Friday, February 4, 2011

The Revolving Door of Swimming Retirement

ian thorpe and aaron peirsol

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

New Arena Print Campaign Features International “Dream Team” Of 11 Athletes

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A few hours ago, the Arena Water Instinct page on Facebook posted photos from their global print campaign featuring a “Dream Team” of 11 top swimming stars. This is the first time an international line-up has appeared in the same Arena ad campaign, and it is quite the diverse group!

From the press release, the “dream team” includes:

“Brazilian Cesar Cielo, … German Paul Biedermann, … Frenchman Alain Bernard, … Americans Aaron Peirsol, … Rebecca Soni, … and Eric Shanteau, … the Dane Lotte Friis, … Swede Therese Alshammar, … British sprinter Francesca Halsall, … Tunisian Oussama Mellouli, … and the Serb Milorad Cavic” (source).

Thursday, July 15, 2010

In Brief… Lost Posts Edition

Ok, so I’m just gonna do this like a quick news brief of posts worth saving: Try to read it all in one breath!

Cincinnati Wakeboarding Team Sets Guinness World Record – The Wake Nation Cincinnati Team recently set a Guinness World Record for the greatest distance traveled on a wakeboard in 24 hours by a team. The 10 member team covered 506.8 miles by doing 1,448 labs around Wake Nation

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

2nd Annual Aaron Peirsol Race For The Oceans

Registration is now open for the 2nd Annual Aaron Peirsol Race For The Oceans. The event is scheduled for October 10-11, 2009 in beautiful Fort Myers Beach, Florida.

fort myers beach
Photo from Michael’s Travel Blog

You can register at for an all-ages swim clinic, a junior swim, or the 1K and 5K challenges. Also, be sure to check out Aaron Peirsol Race for the Oceans on Facebook (now more than 15,000 fans!).

Friday, May 1, 2009

Charlotte UltraSwim Preview

charlotte ultraswim 2009It feels like we haven’t had a swimming Grand Prix event in months! … oh right, it’s been since the Austin Grand Prix back in the first week of March. Well thank goodness for the Charlotte UltraSwim! If there was ever a meet to shake me out of the no-swim-meet blues, this is surely it.

The meet website can be found here, and you can also check out a copy of the preliminary psych sheet. Are you ready for a parade of superstars? The UltraSwim meet site boasts a scrolling list of the 120+ Olympians who have competed at this meete in the past. And, according to the psych sheet, there will be no shortage of star-power this year.

Let’s do some name dropping: Katie Hoff, Peter Vanderkaay, Mary DeScenza, Ryan Lochte, Eric Shanteau, Mark Gangloff, Davis Tarwater, Aaron Peirsol, Elizabeth Beisel, Amanda Weir, Cullen Jones, Matt Patton, … oh and some guy called Michael Phelps who I hear is pretty good.

This will be the first meet for both Jones and Phelps since the Beijing Olympics, and, as reported by Swimming World Magazine, the event will be broadcast LIVE on the Universal Sports television network and webcast LIVE on

Thursday, April 23, 2009

In Brief…

kast-a-way swimwear in brief

> Twitter PoolNewsFeed Creepy Photo, Good Message from PoolNewsFeed
> Phelps Will Bring New Stroke to Comeback Swim via the17thman
> Overcome Swimming Fear In 5 Days from News Blaze via PoolNewsFeed
> This Just In! Natalie Coughlin Has A Cute Dog from NatalieCoughlin
> Mind Bending Slow Motion from Discovery Network
> Peirsol Files Suit Over Image Use from TMZ via the17thman
> D’Arcy Given Green Light For After August from Universal Sports
> Loukas, Wilcox Capture 1-meter Titles at Spring Nationals from

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Olympic Swimmers Help With Great Turtle Race 2009

olympic swimmers help out with great turtle race 2009My friend Mike, of The Adventures of Travelin’ Mike, sent me this info just now. It looks like the next Great Turtle Race will be launching this Thursday, April 16th. The race is put on by Conservation International and National Geographic, and will track 11 leatherback sea turtles from the Canadian Atlantic coast all the way to the Caribbean.

There is a website that allows you to sign up for updates on the race (link). “All 11 turtles are tagged with a satellite-tracking device that will allow you to follow them, in real-time.” According to the educational website, “U.S. Olympic swimmers Amanda Beard, Janet Evans, Jason Lezak, and Eric Shanteau will “coach” our competitors and post notes of encouragement to the turtles throughout the race.”

It is also rumored that Aaron Piersol and Rowdy Gaines have signed on to help out with this conservation awareness event, as well as rock bands REM and Pearl Jam.

For more information, and to track the turtles online, sign up on the Conservation International page here.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Getting Psyched for Austin Grand Prix?

It looks like beat me to it, but the psych sheet for the Austin Grand Prix is now online for your viewing pleasure. From

An earlier release already confirmed the participation of Aaron Peirsol, Katie Hoff, and Peter Vanderkaay. With the release of the psych sheet, it has also been revealed that Swim Star Davis Tarwater will return to competition.

So cool, check out host Longhorn Aquatics meet website here for the latest information.

USA Swimming Austin Grand Prix
Photo source: Open Air Cinema Blog

Friday, January 16, 2009

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