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‘Downton Abbeys’ Lily James to star in swim drama ‘Young Woman & the Sea’

Deadline revealed today that Lily James (‘Downton Abbey’) is set to star in Young Woman and the Sea by sportswriter Glenn Stout. When I initially read the book about American Gertrude Ederle – the first woman to successfully swim the English Channel, I was completely absorbed. But I also remember thinking it would be difficult to bring the project to the screen since …

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Teen Girls Swimming the English Channel for Charity

What are you doing during your summer vacation? For six English girls, summer means training to swim the English Channel to raise money for charity.  They are 6GirlsNoBuoys, and they’ve been practicing in pools to gain strength and in Hyde Park’s Serpentine Lake to adjust to cold water but now have to get used to waves and the …

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It’s a Go: Diana Nyad’s Fourth Attempt at Cuba-Florida Swim

Long distance swimmer Diana Nyad called upon her farflung crew to get themselves to Key West this weekend for her fourth attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida. Taking advantage of weather signs and conditions, Nyad (less than a week shy of her 63rd birthday)  leaped into the waters off Havana on Saturday, August 18th, …

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Making Waves (Pretty Tough Book #5) On Sale NOW!

It’s summer break for the girls at Beachwood Academy and that means sun, surf, and sensational escapades at the Beachwood Country Club. Abby, a rising sophomore, is so excited to have gotten a last-minute gig as a lifeguard, especially because jobs are usually reserved for club members. Abby desperately wants to win the annual lifeguarding …

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U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame’s Class of 2012

The fans have spoken! Congratulations Gail Devers (track & field), Jean Driscoll (paralympic track & field), Gary Hall, Jr., Lisa Fernandez (softball), Kristine Lilly (soccer), Dan O’Brien, Jenny Thompson (swimming), the 2004 U.S. Olympic Women’s Softball Team, Ed Temple, James Connolly and Ted Stevens. All were recognized today as the USOC and Allstate Insurance unveiled …

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[Video] Behind the Body Paint with Alex Morgan, Natalie Coughlin and Natalie Gulbis

Soccer super stud Alex Morgan had to look twice in the mirror to make sure she wasn’t completely exposed. Despite feeling slightly uncomfortable, Morgan was thrilled with the end result. Olympic gold medal swimmer Natalie Coughlin loved modeling for the SI Swimsuit issue, despite the 12 hours it took to paint a swimsuit on her. …

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Natalie Coughlin and Natalie Gulbis join Alex Morgan in Body Paint

@AlexMorgan13, @NatalieCoughlin, & @Natalie_Gulbis are featured in the @SI_Swimsuit issue repping #USWNT @LPGA @USA_swimming When it was announced earlier this week that soccer star Alex Morgan would appear in the 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue, we wrote: The SI swimsuit issue story doesn’t generally have anything to do with sports or sports journalism so it’s …

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