Saturday, July 16, 2011

In Brief #47: China Wins First Gold of #FINA2011

fina swimming worlds 2011

> China wins 1st gold medal of world championships chinadaily.com.cn
> Official Nicknames for Each of Oriental Sports Center Pools The Swimmers Circle
> Pac-Man Swimsuit the17thman
> Cliff Diving Q&A: Get to Know Steven LoBue Red Bull Cliff Diving
> Diving: Doubt over Waterfield SkySports.com
> Greensboro Aquatic Center Technical Specifications About the GAC
> Shanghai officials give FINA swimmers list of 15 restaurants that won’t poison them Shanghaiist
> Phelps predicts world record drought will end at swimming worlds cbc.ca

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Screen Shots and Trailer for Michael Phelps Kinect Video Game Coming June 2011

505 Games Announces Michael Phelps – Push the Limit Coming to Kinect for Xbox 360 in June 2011

michael phelps kinect video game

Agoura Hills, CA – February 2, 2011 – Global videogame publisher 505 Games today announced the first game to release in its partnership with Michael Phelps, Michael Phelps

Sunday, January 16, 2011

In Brief #46

> My Toughest Workout Ever, Barre None Training Day by Kaitlin Sandeno
> AAARGH! More Excuses from Phelps as he qualifies his win SCAQ Blog
> Two for two: Phelps tops Lochte in Austin Universal Sports
> More evidence that sitting too much is bad even if you exercise Sweat Science
> Rob D, the Discovery Channel

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Michael Phelps’ New Sponsor: Master Spas

master spa michael phelps

On Wednesday, November 3rd, Gold Medal Mel posted that Michael Phelps was about to unveil a new sponsor that he hoped would increase swimming’s popularity. “Is Phelps starting a swimming channel? A new pro league?” (GMM). Nope, better! Phelps is teaming up to sell hot tubs, err, swim spas.

The press release, found via the17thman, makes the new Michael Phelps Signature Swim Spas by Master Spas sound pretty impressive.

The “patented Wave Propulsion

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

In Brief #44

> Can it get any worse?: industrial bleach as cancer and HIV cure Science-Based Medicine
> Five things we learned at the Swimming Nationals Universal Sports
> Third Time Lucky For Silchenko Red Bull Cliff Diving
> Pinniped Party at the End of the Pier Rob Aquatics
> Thoughts on Televising Nationals Swimming Science
> Cool Fencing Picture of the Day: Ocean Fencing! Tim Morehouse
> How to Take Your Swimming Pool Workout to the Beach Mat Luebbers About.com
> Ryan Lochte vs. Michael Phelps: A Battle of the Titans Column by John Lohn

Monday, June 28, 2010

Michael Phelps’ Sci-Fi Aqualab Flyer

michael phelps aqualab

I’m a huge sci-fi fan, so you can imagine how I geeked out over this Aqualab flyer that shows Michael Phelps in a submerged laboratory being powered by technology.

michael phelps aqualab

It reminds me of a mix between The Matrix and Wolverine Origins – try not to get electrocuted!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

In Brief…

> Santa Clara Sprinter Nathan Adrian sweeps the 50m and 100m freestyle Swim Network
> Star sightings: Michael Phelps back with Miss California LA Times Blog
> Swimmer Phelps to tee off in Chinese Pro-Am event Reuters
> Search #SwimBlogsUnited on Twitter
> Unconventional Abs Swimming Science
> The History Behind Prince Albert’s Engagement to an Olympic Swimmer Gold Medal Mel
> FINIS Turnmaster Pro FINIS
> Alain Bernard from Arena Water Instinct via the17thman

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Huge Michael Phelps Mosaic Image

I found this HUGE Michael Phelps mosaic image through thedesigninspiration.com, and the original 4993 x 6528 picture can be found on Flickr.


(This isn’t even the full size version! Click here for the HUGE original file)

Monday, May 3, 2010

Australian National Drugs Campaign Marijuana Swimmer Ad

Marijuana swimmer ad

This Australian Government National Drugs Campaign ad has a clear message: Smoking marijuana wastes potential. The additional text of the ad reads, “all those years of training can soon be wiped out by the lifestyle associated with marijuana smoking. And the damage to your lungs won’t help either.”

The ad features the visual of a burnt-out-looking swimmer sitting on the side of a pool alone – his reflection is an athletic swimmer celebrating in front of a cheering crowd.

Because swimming is such a popular sport in Australia, relating to adolescents through this sport seems like a good marketing technique. However, the online social media community is quick to draw a parallel between the anti-marijuana swimmer ad and Michael Phelps’ Bong-Gate, possibly the most infamous marijuana story in sports history.

marijuana swimmer ad

The unintended irony is not lost to the over 500 Digg users who boosted the image from a totalprosports.com post. However, although the image is regarded as humorous by some, in the end it is only increasing the exposure of the anti-drug campaign – after all that’s how I found it!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Get The Look: Michael Phelps In Latest Subway Commercial

Get The Look: Michael Phelps

You know those ‘get the look’ shopping guides from celebrity gossip blogs? No? Well after working at a swimwear company for so long, I can definitely spot specific products from a mile away – or in this case in a matter of seconds on a Subway commercial.

I thought I’d put myself to the test, while at the same time providing a Get The Look shopping guide, by introducing this as a new recurring bit for the blog.

In this Subway commercial freeze-frame, Phelps is wearing the Speedo Velocity Men’s Warm-Up Jacket in Navy/Red, Velocity Men’s Warm-Up Pants in Navy, pictured with Speedo Vanquisher Goggles in Smoke.

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