Natalie Coughlin (above) and Kim Vandenberg will tour Spain and meet with service members and families stationed at two bases there.
From Mike Donohoe, the filmmaker: “If you’ve been to Maui you may know Ho’okipa surf break. There aren’t too many regular body surfers there… It’s one of my favorite places to swim. Since retiring from swimming in 2007, I have struggled to get back into competitive swimming. Body surfing has replaced racing as my favorite in water activity.
What’s something you can do in this upcoming year to become your best self in the water?
Brandon Bass, 28 , cannot swim. He never learned how. Now he’s enrolled in swimming lessons with nearly a dozen young kids at the Boys & Girls Club in Boston.
Diana Nyad (from the show): “There’s a Henry David Thoreau quote that really grips me hard and it says when you achieve your goals in life, it’s not what that gets you. But it’s who I am.”
In 2008, Mallory Weggemann, a talented swimmer and college freshman, received an epidural injection to help treat back pain, but complications with the procedure left her paralyzed from the waist down.
Members of North Bay Aquatics and Team Theo, raising funds at the Tiburon Mile.
The Woodlands Swim Team crushed the competition at the 15th annual South Montgomery County YMCA’s Dragon Boat races.
Mallory is in her final days of trying to raise money, and can really use your help. Any amount you can donate you will be greatly appreciated, so that she may continue to reach her dreams, and inspire others.
Natalie Coughlin is preparing individual lasagnas for the winners of the big 2012 Cal Aquatics gala auction.
Ryan Lochte is partnering with Yogurtology to raise (at least) $20,000 for charity.
Senator John McCain is one elected representative who is undistracted by the looming government shutdown in less than two weeks. Instead Senator McCain is focussing on the important issues. And what could be more important than the LA Dodgers celebrating in the Arizona Diamondbacks’ pool?
Ivy League champion Princeton women’s swimming and diving team showed their team spirit outside of the pool when it hosted the sixth annual Collegians For The Cure 5K Run last Saturday on the Princeton campus.
Royce Hall, UCLA. The author’s alma mater, and where sadly, there is no longer a men’s swim team.
The Sports Illustrated staff added Missy Franklin to their top 100 Twitter users list and believes her Twitter account is “essential to your daily routine for finding news, information and entertainment from the sports world.”