Friday, January 31, 2014

Trending Swimming World Stories - January 30, 2014

Trending Swimming World Stories - January 30, 2014

Swimming World Newsletter
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A Semi-Monthly Wrap-up of News from Around the World by Sports Publications Intl.
January 30, 2014

NEWS!!!! Taken from Lane9

Strength Training: Before, After or Separate From Swimming for Optimal Results
When constructing a strength training program for swimmers, or any other athletes, it is imperative to establish the goals in the weight room for the entire season and for the separate workouts. When this has been instituted, the next step would be to figure out where to optimally put the workouts for the benefit of the swimmers.

Wielgus: Today Is One of The Most Pivotal Days in the Future of USA Swimming
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado. JUST about an hour or so after USA Swimming released the official findings from the Gunderson National Child Protection Training independent review of USA Swimming's Safe Sport program, USA Swimming Executive Director Chuck Wielgus wanted to get personally on the record with his thoughts about the information via a blog post at

FINA Provisionally Suspends Yuliya Efimova For Positive Test, Sergey Makov Also Suspended
LAUSANNE, Switzerland. A week after news first broke that Russian world-record holder Yuilya Efimova tested positive for the drug DHEA, FINA has provisionally suspended the breaststroker until she has a hearing before the FINA Doping Panel.

Responses to USA Swimming's Vieth Report Run The Full Spectrum
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado. IT's been a day since USA Swimming released the independent report on its Safe Sport program, and there's definitely been a wide spectrum of responses to the process and the recommendations themselves.

Jaring Timmerman Becomes First 105-Year-Old Masters Swimmer in History
WINNIPEG, Canada. THE hundreds of swimmers and fans in the Pan Am Pool yesterday in Winnipeg were treated to a major moment in Masters swimming history, a moment not likely to be repeated or bettered for many years.

Unger: Backstroke Foot Ledges Should Be Available at Mesa, Santa Clara Grand Prix Stops
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado. AFTER some back-and-forth conversations today that included agent David Arluck regarding the availability of backstroke foot ledges at USA Swimming-hosted events, USA Swimming Assistant Executive Director Mike Unger just confirmed with Swimming World that USA Swimming plans on having FINA-approved backstroke foot ledges at the Mesa and Santa Clara Grand Prix stops.

USA Diving Announces 2014 FINA Diving World Series Rosters
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana. THE United States has received invitations in five events for the upcoming 2014 FINA Diving World Series, an invitation-only series for the top finishers from the 2013 FINA World Championships.

Ian Thorpe Admitted to Hospital for Depression, Alcohol Abuse
SYDNEY, Australia. ACCORDING to a litany of media reports in Australia, Australian superstar Ian Thorpe has been admitted to a Sydney hospital for depression and alcohol abuse.

USA Men's Water Polo Announces Volvo Cup Roster
HUNTINGTON BEACH, California. THE USA Men's Senior National Team will kick off their 2014 competition schedule with a visit to Sznolnok, Hungary to take part in the Volvo Cup this February. Team USA will meet Serbia, Germany, and Hungary in three matches from February 7-9. Head Coach Dejan Udovicic has selected 14 athletes to compete in the event with four athletes making their Senior National Team debut. 2012 Olympian John Mann (Newport Beach, CA/California/NYAC) leads a team that includes newcomers Drew Holland (Orinda, CA/Stanford/Lamorinda), Conner Cleary (Goleta, CA/Stanford/Stanford), Dan Matulis (Milford, OH/Long Beach State/Rockford Aquatics), and Thomas Dunstan (New Canaan, CT/New Canaan HS/Greenwich Aquatics).

Jacqueline Freney Named Young Australian of the Year
BELCONNEN, Australia. SWIMMING Australia President John Bertrand AM has this morning congratulated Paralympian Jacqueline Freney on being named the Young Australian of the Year for 2014.

Suspended Sentences For Officials Guilty of Forgery in World Champs Bid
GWANGJU, Korea. TWO officials found guilty of forging documents in South Korea's bid to host the 2019 FINA aquatics world championships were handed suspended prison sentences Friday, according to a report by Reuters.

Updated USA Swimming All-Time Age Group Top 100s: Check Out These Amazing Kids!
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado. A few days ago, USA Swimming updated its All-Time Top 100 Age Group Times records, and there's definitely been a big change in the books since the turn of the century.

Check Out The Short Course USA Swimming All-Time Age Group Top 100s!
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado. EARLIER this week, we presented a quick look at USA Swimming's updated All-Time Top 100 Age Group Times long course record books. Today, we present the short course editions of the lists. Tech Talk Features How To Choose A Fin
PHOENIX, Arizona. SWIMMINGWORLD.TV brings you the next episode of Tech Talk devoted to educating consumers on cutting-edge products in aquatics.

Michael Phelps Set to Appear on Television Show Suits in March
BALTIMORE, Maryland. OLYMPIC superstar Michael Phelps will add to his Internet Movie Database (IMDB) profile in March when he officially appears on the television show Suits.

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What you'll find in the February 2014 issue of Swimming World
Feature Article:
Nathan Adrian: Still the All-American Athlete
After the London Olympics , Nathan Adrian was dubed by the media as the “All-American Athlete.” Despite a disapointing performance at last year’s World Championships, the superstar sprinter stil has great expectations for 2014 and beyond.

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

FINA Newsletter #2

FINA Newsletter 2 / 2014

FINA Newsletter
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  Newsletter #2 // January 29th 2014  
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This newsletter provides you with background information and news on FINA's activities and upcoming events.
  World champions ready for open water action!  
  Poliana Okimoto (BRA), Martina Grimaldi (ITA), Thomas Lurz (GER) and Spyridon Gianniotis (GRE) were among those to win big at the last FINA World Championships in Barcelona, each of them capturing gold.
The World champions will be among the big names of open water swimming to attend the inaugural leg of the FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup 2014, taking place in Viedma (ARG), on Saturday February 1.
In all, 66 swimmers (37 men and 29 women) from 14 countries will be hitting the water.
Part of this stellar line-up are Angela Maurer (GER) and Ana Marcela Cunha (BRA), both multi-medallists in Barcelona and no strangers to 10km World Cup podiums. Maurer won the Series in 2007, 2008 and 2011 while Cunha topped the overall rankings in 2010 and 2012.
In the men's field, Thomas Lurz is the swimmer to beat. The German great is the owner of two Olympic medals (a silver and bronze), a record 20 World championships medals (12 of them gold) and is a three-time winner of the 10km World Cup (2009, 2011 and 2013). One of Lurz' ever-looming threats is Greece's Spyridon Gianniotis, two-time 10km World champion. Gianniotis edged Lurz by the slimmest of margins in the event both in Shanghai (2011) and Barcelona (2013). He also ranked first in the 10km World Cup in 2012.
The World Cup's remaining six stages will be organised in Manzanillo (MEX) on April 5, Setubal (POR) on June 28, Lac St. Jean (CAN) on July 24, Lac Magog (CAN) on July 31, Lac Megantic (CAN) on August 9, and Hong Kong (HKG) on October 4.

On Sunday February 2, FINA's second open water swimming pro circuit, the Grand Prix, will kick off with the 57km Santa Fe-Coronda race. A total 29 swimmers will take the departure.
The Grand Prix will continue in Hernandarias (ARG) on February 9, Manzanillo (MEX) on March 29, Lac St. Jean (CAN) on July 26, Lac Magog (CAN) on August 2, Ohrid Lake (MKD, dates tbc) and Capri-Napoli (ITA) on September 6.
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  Men's World League: Europe prelims resume on February 11  
waterpoloThe fourth round of the men's Water Polo World League preliminaries is scheduled for February 11 in various cities in Europe. Romania will face Russia in Bucarest (Group A), Greece will receive Hungary in Athens (tbc, Group B), Germany will meet Italy in Torino and Montenegro will play Slovakia in Novaky (both in Group C).
World silver medallist Montenegro (9 points), 2013 World League winner Serbia (6 points) and Hungary (5 points) currently lead their respective group.
  all results and rankings on  
Divers for FINA/NVC World Series announced!   In the spotlight
divingDivers from the world's strongest nations will be aiming high for the 2014 edition of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series, kicking off on March 14 at Beijing's iconic Water Cube.
Don't miss a twist of action! Provisional startlists are available for each of the six meets: Beijing (CHN) March 14-16, Dubai (UAE) March 20-22, London (GBR) April 25-27, Moscow (RUS) May 2-4, Windsor (CAN) May 30-June 1, and Monterrey (MEX) June 6-8.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The British Spotlight ...

The Spotlight: Exclusive Tom Daley interview, British Gas National Cup live, Swimmers break records in Flanders, Water Polo line-ups decided

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Tom Daley and Jane Figueiredo Welcome to The Spotlight Newsletter, your monthly update to help you support British Swimming athletes and events.

Tom ready for National Cup

We caught up with Tom Daley at his new training base in London Aquatics Centre last week and asked about new coach Jane Figueiredo and the upcoming British Gas National Cup in Southend from 31 Jan - 2 Feb. Want to watch our exclusive video? Then click the image and use a free MySwimming account to sign in to our National Cup Live Page. Bookmark this page because it will be the most comprehensive way to follow the action from Southend with text updates, ones to watch, Twitter, Instagram pics and video interviews with the stars.
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Georgia Davies backstroke swimmer

Records smashed at Flanders Cup

Georgia Davies set her first British record while Aimee Willmott and Molly Renshaw both clocked English records as British swimmers dominated in Antwerp, winning 71 medals.
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London Otter British Water Polo title 2014

Water Polo Champs line-ups take shape

City of Manchester and London Otter landed their first British Water Polo League titles to confirm their places as top seeds for February's British Gas Water Polo Championships in Manchester.
Men's Water Polo in Sunderland

British men to return to Sunderland

Having shone in Sunderland to book their spot in the 2014 European Championship playoffs, the British men will return to the north east for the second leg of their tie against Romania.
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Not bought your 2014 British Gas Swimming Championships tickets yet? Why not? Act now to ensure you see the best of Great British swimming qualifying for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
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Events For Your Calendar

Fancy taking in some aquatic sport during the next month? These are the top national events taking place in the next 31 days.

January - February 2014
31 Jan - 2 Feb British Gas National Cup
Tom Daley, Sarah Barrow, Jack Laugher and Rebecca Gallantree all confirmed to compete at the first national diving competition of the Commonwealth season.
Location: Southend Leisure and Tennis Centre
Tickets not available for the public. Follow all the action on our live page. Live Page

Calendar Page
8 - 9 Feb British Gas Men's Water Polo Championships Prelims
The top eight men's water polo teams in Great Britain compete for four spots at the Finals with Group A featuring a mouth-watering contest between BWPL champs City of Manchester, defending championships Bristol Central and 2012 winners Portobello.
Location: Manchester Aquatics Centre
Free entry for all spectators. Please come along and soak up the atmosphere in Manchester. Calendar Page

Order Of Play
15 - 16 Feb British Gas ASA Under 17 Boys Water Polo Prelims The best 16 junior boys water polo teams face off in three groups across the country with the top two from each group progressing to the Qualification Round in March.
Location: Gloucester (Group A), Watford (Group B) and Walsall (Group C)
Free entry for all spectators. Please come along and support the next generation of water polo stars. Calendar Page

Prelims Draw
22 - 23 Feb British Gas Water Polo Championships
The top four teams from the men's prelims battle it out in semis and a final to claim the British Gas Championship title. City of Manchester will go for a seventh straight title in the women's competition but may face fierce competition from BWPL winners London Otter.
Location: Manchester Aquatics Centre

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Ca veni vb. ds. APA....

Fwd: Stii ce-i aia opulenta? NU!.. 

Ia de te uita aici!

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Luxul este "un rau" la care cei mai multi dintre noi doar viseaza. Exista si oameni cu adevarat norocosi, care isi permit sa arunce cu bani pe orice produs extravagant. In cazul unor produse enumerate mai jos, opulenta este dusa la extrem, iar simtul realitatii aproape ca dispare in fata aurului si a diamantelor.
Produse scumpe si denumite "de lux" sunt o multime pe piata de consum, insa cele cu adevarat intangibile sunt doar cateva. Iata o lista a celor mai scumpe produse din lume, la ora actuala:
Apa - 45.000 de euro
Cea mai scumpa sticla cu apa din lume are pretul de 45.000 de euro. Produsul se numeste "The Acqua di Cristallo Tribute a Modigliani". Sticla este acoperita cu aur, iar apa este un amestec din apa franceza, insulele Fiji si apa glaciara din Islanda. Designul ii apartine mexicanului Fernando Altamorano, cel care in trecut a conceput si cea mai scumpa sticla de coniac din lume.
Cada de baie - 1.28 milioane de euro
Cea mai scumpa cada de baie din lume se vinde cu 1.28 milioane de euro. Denumita "Le Grand Queen", aceasta este realizata intr-o roca rara din Caijou, despre care se crede ca are proprietati vindecatoare.
Sa de bicicleta - 1.900 de euro
Bicicleta poate parea un mijloc de transport modest pentru oamenii bogati. Insa nu si de acum inainte. Compania Crown Saddle a conceput cea mai scumpa sa din lume. Preturile pornesc de la 1.300 de euro si urca pana la 1.900 de euro. Saua este realizata manual, din cea mai fina piele si decorata cu fibra de carbon, aur sau platina.
Votca - 2.6 milioane de euro
"Billionaire Vodka" este un produs care nu trebuie sa lipseasca din barul niciunui miliardar care se respecta, spune creatorul acesteia, Leon Verres. O sticla are cinci litri si contine "cea mai pura si fina votca". Bautura alcoolica a fost filtrata prin diamante si este imbuteliata intr-o sticla imbracata in blana artificiala si alte 3.000 de diamante. Pretul? 2.6 milioane de dolari sticla.
Yacht - 3.6 miliarde de euro
History Supreme este placat cu aur si apartine unui om de afaceri din Malaesia.
iPad - 850.000 de euro
Versiunea incrustata in diamante a tabletei iPad este creatia bijutierului britanic Camael.
"Bijuteria" tehnologica are diamante de 300 de carate.
Sistem audio - 5 milioane de euro
Compania suedeza Shape Audio a produs sistemul "Organic Harmony", realizat din aur de 18 carate. Conceput ca o sculptura, cel mai scump sistem audio din lume va fi produs intr-o singura bucata. Organic Harmony are o singura boxa, insa o data deschisa, o imagine onmidirectionala este proiectata. Pretul: 5 milioane de euro.
Beosound 24 ct Gold Diamond Edition -1, 44 milioane de euro
Cele mai scumpe boxe create vreodata sunt Beosound Diamond Edition din aur de 24 de carate, realizate de catre Bang & Olufsen. 32 de kilograme de aur au fost necesare pentru fiecare set de boxe, ele fiind totodata decorate cu 70 de diamante, dar si cu pietre semipretioase precum aventurinele si topazele. Doar cinci astfel de seturi vor fi produse, fiind necesare sapte luni de asteptare de la lansarea comenzii la intrarea in posesie a acestor minunatii din aur si pietre scumpe. Pretul lui Beosound Diamond Edition 24 ct Gold este de 1, 44 milioane de euro.

Poseta - 2.8 milioane de euro
Realizata de House of Mouawad, poseta in forma de inima este confectionata manual din aur de 18 carate si incorporeaza 4,517 diamante, dintre care 105 galbene, 56 roz si 4,356 incolore. 10 oameni au lucrat timp de patru luni pentru a produce geanta, iar in total au fost necesare 1,100 de ore de munca.
Pat - 4.6 milioane de euro
Numit "Baldacchino Supreme", patul realizat manual este decorat cu 107 kilograme de aur de 24 de carate. Obiectul este rezultatul unei colaborari dintre producatorul italian de mobila Hebanon si bijutieurl britanic Stuart Hughes. Un pat costa 4.6 milioane de euro.
Lac de unghii - 98.000 de euro
"Gold Rush" este o nuanta de lac de unghii produse de compania de cosmetice Models Own. Nuanta pare una perfecta pentru o petrecere, insa pretul unei sticlute nu este pentru buzunarul oricarei femei: 98.000 de euro. Sticla este realizata din aur, iar capacul este decorat cu 1,118 diamante.
Ulei de masline - 11.000 de euro
Ce face atat de special acest ulei de masline? Simplul fapt ca maslinele sunt transformate in ulei imediat dupa ce sunt culese, iar produsul este presat la rece manual. Sticla de 500 de mililitri costa 11.000 de euro si este produsa de compania greceasca Speiron.
iPod - 247,500 euro
Stuart Hughes este un bijutier britanic specializat in aceesorizarea cu pietre pretioase, si nu numai, a obiectelor pe care le folosim in viata de zi cu zi. Astfel, el a transformat un banal iPod de 64 GB intr-o adevarata bijuterie. Cu ajutorul a 125 de grame de aur de 24 de carate a creat iPod Supreme Fire. Logo-ul Apple a fost si el accesorizat cu aur si 53 de diamante. Poate fi al tau pentru suma de 247,500 de euro.
Bere - 595 euro
"The End of History" a fost produsa in doar 12 bucati, fiecare sticla fiind prezentata sub alta forma: patru bucati cu veverite impaiate, sapte bucati cu dihori impaiati si o bucata cu un iepure impaiat.
(Bietele animale...)
Pantofi - 123,000 euro
"Eternal Diamond Stiletto" sunt confectionati integral din aur si diamante. Creatia apartine "House of Borgezie".
Ceas Ferrari - 300.000 euro
Ceasul este un produs realizat in urma unei colaborari intre compania italiana producatoare de masini si compania elvetiana Cabestan.
Husa Laptop - 8.8 milioane de euro
Cea mai scumpa husa de laptop din lume a fost scoasa la vanzare pentru 8,8 milioane de euro.
Husa este acoperita cu 8.800 de diamante naturale si are o manseta din blana de nutrie de Siberia . Produsul de lux a fost creat de compania olandeza CoverBee.
Productia acestei huse a durat peste 2 ani de zile, fiecare diamant fiind aplicat manual.
Desi pretul este destul de piperat, producatorul nu se teme ca husa va ramane nevanduta. Exista deja cativa milionari care s-au aratat interesati de acest accesoriu.
Monopoly - 120.000 euro
Intreg jocul a fost reinventat, decorat cu metale si pietre pretioase si un  sfert din profiturile realizate in urma vanzarii vor fi donate organizatiilor de caritate.
(Este un joc atat de interesant, incat merita innobilarea...)
Ceas - 3.8 milioane de euro
Hublot, compania de lux suedeza, a realizat ceasul de 3.8 milioane de euro. Compania face parte din grupul LVHM, ceea ce ii confera garantia luxului. 17 oameni au lucrat timp de 14 luni pentru a concepe si produce ceasul. Acesta are diamante de 140 de carate, toate montate in aur alb.

O casa la care nici cei mai bogati oameni ai lumii nu-si permit sa viseze a fost scoasa la vanzare in Elvetia. Costa, atentie, 8,6 miliarde de euro!
Are opt camere, 752 de metri patrati spatiu util si un garaj pentru patru masini. Daca asta nu va impresioneaza prea tare, aflati ca la constructia ei s-au folosit 200,00  de kilograme de aur si platina.podelele sunt si ele o opera de arta si au fost confectionate din piatra de meteorit si oase de dinozaur.
Extravaganta constructie este situata la granita Elvetiei cu Italia, pe un domeniu de aproape 2.500 de metri patrati.
Conceptul si designul interior sunt realizate de Stuart Hughes, un arhitect care se lauda cu multi clienti milionari. Ramane de vazut daca vila isi va gasi un proprietar pe masura.