The Google Art Project has now pieces from the Olympic Museum in Lausanne. This allows you to see pieces from the history of the Olympic Games without leaving your computer.
Camp de Luxembourg 2011-2012
La nouvelle année coïncide avec le début de la saison en grand bassin. Celle-ci demande aux nageurs d’être plus assidus et préparés; en effet, la transition entre petit bac’ et bassin “olympique” se fait généralement dans la douleur, car on ne peut pas se relancer du mur tous les 25m.
Les 12 jours passés à Luxembourg, en grand bassin, ont sans doute contribué à lancer la nouvelle saison. Du gros travail de fond a été fourni par la quinzaine de nageurs “Elite” présents (100x100m, 40x100m jambes seules, et bien d’autres séries), complétant ainsi le travail de vitesse et de technique privilégié depuis septembre. Mais c’est aussi un travail sur le “team spirit” qui a été rendu possible au Centre d’Coque. La saison avance, et tous ces éléments seront mis à l’épreuve plus concrètement lors des Championnats suisses d’Oerlikon, du 15 au 18 mars.
Swim For Love
Based on ‘actual’ events, Olympic Gold Medalist Anthony Ervin must choose to swim in the London Olympics or swim across the Atlantic Ocean in order to be reunited with his true love. Happy April Fools Day!
U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame 2012 Voting
My friend Olympic swimmer Gary Hall Jr. is nominated for induction into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame. Vote for him at http://halloffamevoting.teamusa.org/
Nation on Trial
The GB Rowing Team invites you to get fit this February and put yourself to the test – just like their rowers – and take the 2K Trial!
SwimMAC – $20.12 Campaign
SwimMAC’s Elite Team came up with a great idea to help their athletes with the $20.12 campaign. Donate today and help them on their way to the 2012 London Olympics.
Gold-Schwan Swann: Oberson trainiert nur mit Männern
Nice article also featuring a video on 10k Open Water World Champion Swann Oberson about her training for the 2012 London Olympics.
Against the Tide
If you live outside the US, you can finally watch Ed Moses’ five-part chronicle “Against the Tide” that was on Universal Sports Network on YouTube. In the premiere episode of Against the Tide Ed finds himself back in the pool prepping for the 2012 London Olympics. His struggle and personal quest to return to his times and results from seven years ago are well-documented. Moses, who walked away from the sport after the 2004 Olympic Trials, shares his successes, failures, disappointments, hopes, dreams and often wacky behavior as he chases the 2012 London Olympic Games.
What’s the right sport for you?
Have you ever wondered which sport you’re most physically suited to? The Open University has devised an interactive game to find out if you’ve got what it takes physically, psychologically and socially to make it to the podium at the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics. The “Olympisize Me” page also contains a wealth of Olympic information such as the Ancient Olympics portal which has an illustrated map, timeline and random quote generator. You can also read a series of academic articles related to the Olympics.
Alex Meyer – USA Open Water Swimming
I had the honor to meet Alex a couple times over the past year while the USA Open Water team spent some time training in the Florida Keys. Alex is the first USA swimmer to qualify for the 2012 London Olympics with his top 10 finish in the 10km at the recent Open Water World Championships. Visit his new website and become a fan on Facebook.