Tags: Lacey Nymeyer, Lisa Yee, Long Beach Grand Prix, Mary DeScenza, Matt Grevers, Mel Stewart, Olympic Gold Medalist, Olympic Swimming, Ous Mellouli, Ryan Lochte, Swimnetwork, The Daily Reezy, USA Swimming, USA Swimming, USA Swimming Foundation, Zane Grothe
Tags: Beijing Olympics, Get Wet Get FIt, Gold Medal Mel, Megan Jendrick, Mel Stewart, Nathan Jendrick, Olympic Gold Medalist, Olympic Swimming, Olympic Trials, Quann, Sydney Olympics, USA Swimming, USA Swimming Foundation
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I meant to post more videos from my NYC Birthday Party. Unfortunately I got too busy. I did manage to cut together this quick highlights vid. The overall vibe is as "faded" as it appears. Shooting at the end of the night isn't always the best idea. I do care about my friends looking and sounding their best. Instead, to be true to the moment, I'm only giving a glimpse. It should be noted that everyone had a good time, packing a life-time of catching up into only one night. Then we all took cabs home--as responsible adults.
Tags: Auburn Swimming, Beijing Olympics, Chlorination, Dean Hutchinson, Gold Medal Mel, Larsen Jensen, Mel Stewart, Olympic Gold Medalist, Olympic Swimming, Swimming Alumni, Swimnetwork, US National Team Swimmers
Here you go, my gmm holiday gift to all the social-networkers who have supported swimming this year:
SWIMMING NEWS TODAY, DEC 24TH:
Tags: Aaron Peirsol, Arluck Promotion, Christine Magnuson, Christopher LaBianco, Dagney Knutson, Dara Torres, David Arluck, Evan Morgenstein, Gary Hall, Gold Medal Mel, Katie Hoff, Matt Grevers, Mel Stewart, Michael Phelps, Natalie Couglin, Olympic Gold Medalist, Olympic Swimming, Ryan Lochte, USA Swimming, USA Swimming Foundation
Tags: Driven to Succeed, Driven to Success: Freestyle Insight with Garrett Weber-Gale, Garret Weber-Gale, Gold Medal Mel, GWG, Olympic 4x100 Free Relay, Olympic Foodie, Olympic Gold Medalist, Olympic Nutrition, Olympic Swimming, Olympic Trials Winner 100m Free, Olympic Trials Winner 50m Free, Swimroom, Swimroom.com, Texas Swimming, USA Swimming
US Masters Swimming is 50,000 members strong, and with their new Executive Director, Rob Butcher, at the helm, they're moving, shaking, and signing new deals!
Tags: Australian Olympic Swimming, Blic Online Sports, British Olympic Gold Medalist, Eamon Sullivan, Elite Sports Properties, Gold Medal Mel, Herald Sun Sports, Mel Stewart, Michael Phelps, Milorad Cavic, Olympic 100m Butterfly, Rebecca Adlington, Rob Butcher, US Masters Swimming, US Olympic Swimming, USA Swimming
Three-time Olympic Medalist, Megan Jendrick, has amicably parted ways with long-time agent, Peter Carlisle of Octagon. (Carlisle, thrust into the limelight as Michael Phelps' representation, has also recently lost Olympic gold medalist Ryan Lochte.)
Megan, famous for gracing the cover of Sports Illustrated Magazine, won two gold medals at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. In 2004, she narrowly missed making the US Olympic Team by 11 one-hundredths of a second in the 100 meters breaststroke. Many in the swimming community counted her out, until the 2008 Olympic Trials, when she made the US Olympic Team and went on the win silver in Beijing.
Tags: 2008 Beijing Olympics, Fitness Rx Magazine, Gold Medal Mel, Megan Jendrick, Mel Stewart, Michael Phelps, Octagon, Olympic Gold Medalist, Olympic Ink, Olympic Swimming, Olympic Tattoo, Olympic Tattoos, Peter Carlisle, Ryan Lochte, Sports Illustrated Swimming, World Record Swimming
At the European Championships, Italy's Federica Pellegrini eclipsed the 104th world record of the year, blasting the 200 short course meters freestyle world mark with a 1:51:85...
And American Peter Marshall's world record in the short course meters 100 back was clipped by Russian, Stanislav Donets. His 49:32 cut Marshall's mark by three tenths, a huge margin for a 100 meter sprint.
Tags: 100 backstroke World Record, 200 Freestyle World Record, 50 Butterfly world record, Adidas, Alan Thompson, Amaury Leveaux, Australian Olympic Coach, Federica Pellegrini, Gold Medal Mel, Mel Stewart, Olympic Gold Medalist, Olympic Swimming, Peter Marshall, Rich Roll, Short Course European Swimming Championships, Speedo. FINA, Stanford Swimming, Stanislav Donets, TYR
Cullen Jones is only one athlete, with one Olympic gold medal.
Is Cullen swimming's greatest asset?
Tags: Beijing Olympics, Cullen Jones, Diversity, Gold Medal Mel, Mel Stewart, Michael Phelps, Olympic 4x100 Free Relay, Olympic Gold Medalist, Olympic Swimming, Swimming Diversity, USA Swimming
What a first day we FRENCH had!!! The pool closed with Fred "Tattoo" Bousquet winner in 50 free over Amaury Levaux and Alain Bernard. So for this second day, we all wait for 50 fly duel between Fred Bousquet and Amaury Leveaux. And we were not disappointed. The pool of Angers was fire on Saturday!
****Thank you, Guillaume! I am awed by your bravado. I can barely speak English. I can't imagine reporting the US National Championships in another language*****
Tags: 100 meter freestyle, Alain Bernard, Alena Popchenka, Alexianne Castel, Amaury Leveaux, Aurore Mongel, Camile Muffat, Camille Lacourt, Christophe Lebon, Christophe Soulier, Coco, Coralie Balmy, FINA, Franck Esposito, Fred Bousquet, French Swimming, Giacomo Perez Dortona, Hugues Duboscq, James Gisbson, Laure Manaudou, Natation 2008 Angers, Ryan Lochte, World Record, Xavier Marchand
Short Course Nationals ended Saturday with a NEWS BANG!
Ryan Lochte was Reezy on deck, but he was also all business. Lochte easily won the 200 backstroke the third night of National Championships. He followed up immediately with an effort in the 100 freestyle. The two races were so close together, Lochte didn't have time to assemble and parade out with the 100 free finalists. Lochte rushed through his warm-down, then hid away in the "pool-side change-room cubby" with me. I was back there with my Panasonic HVX200 grabbing high-quality footage. (The video above is quick and dirty, shot on my NOKIA N-Series. I shot the HVX200 b-roll to appease all fans of Reezy, going for pure eye-candy.)
Tags: 2009 FINA World Championships, CAA, Cullen Jones, David Marsh, Gold Medal Mel, Mark Schubert, Mary Descenza, Mel Stewart, Michael Phelps, Octagon, Olympic Champion, Olympic Gold Medalist, Olympic Head Coach, Olympic Swimming, Peter Carlisle, PMK, Reezy, Ryan Lochte, Swim MAC, Swimnetwork, The Daily Reezy, USA National Team Head Coach, USA Short Course National Championships, USA Swimming Center of Excellence, USA Swimming Foundation, William Morris
***Special guest blogger Guillaume Deutsch reports from the French National Championships
First day in Beijing, and a new coach in the city of Marseille, was she able to swim at international level again? for the French Nationals 25m. The day before, swimmers arrived in town, discovering the pool. No big gain in this meet, 5 days before the Euro in Croatia. The question was: would come? ... After her discouraging Olympics in She showed up in Angers for the press conference, where she declared "I love swimming in Marseille. I am not the star anymore, Fred Bousquet, Fabien Gilot and Greg Mallet (3 of the 4 swimmers of the 4x100 free relay) are now the leaders". " I feel good to swim, but my goals remain the 50m season".
50 free women:
Alena Pochenka ( world gold medalist) is still a vaillant competitor, although she retired. Best time with 24.98. Also qualified is Laure Manaudou, 8th, in 25.91. According to Fred Vergnoux,
Alena's coach and husband," she became better and better the less she swam... we plan
together to swim in Masters meet in January for fun, but if she is still fast, maybe we will change our mind."
50 free men:
21.00 for Fred Bousquet, new championship record. "It's time to swim fast, morning or evening, I don't care."
, and Amaury Leveaux are also here. The meet should be fast, and things starts tommorow with the 50 free.
Amaury Leveaux, 21.16, Fabien Gilot 21.23 and Alain Bernard 21.52 easy.
Thanks for posting your questions! I'll be downloading and transcribing them today. I leave for Short Course National Championships in Atlanta tomorrow. If you have additional questions, don't hesitate to post them throughout the weekend...
Bringing Olympians and Olympic fans together is my goal. If you're not a fan of Mary T or Nadie Comaneci, do a little web-trot and research their stories.
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Reactions to my open letter to Michael Phelps' agent were swift and insightful. It's clear Michael has a lot of love from his fans, but it's also crystal clear that many are worried about him.
Tags: Baltimore Sun, Gold Medal Mel, Gold Medalist, Kevin Van Valkenburg, Michael Phelps, Octagon, Olympians, Olympic Swimming, Peter Carlisle, swimmers, World Records, YouTube Swimming