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40,193.  Tony Fernandes is in that goldfish bowl and he’s swimming against the tide.  (Football & Swim)  Niall Quinn

 

 

19,526.  Nothing clears the mind like an early-morning swim.  (Gangstas: Norway & Norway & Swimming)  Lilyhammer III: Guantanamo Blues BBC 2012 starring Steven van Zandt & Trond Fausa Aurvag & Marian Saastad Ottesen & Steinar Sagen & Anne Krigsvoll et al, Frank

 

 

29,202.  I thought I might have a swim.  (United States & Swim)  Hyde Park on Hudson 2012 starring Bill Murray & Laura Linney & Samuel West & Olivia Colman & Elizabeth Marvel & Olivia Williiams & Elizabeth Wilson & Andrew Havill et al, director Roger Michell, president to king

 

 

31,113.  No-one would repeat [Matthew] Webb’s achievement for thirty-six years.  (England & Great Britain & Swimming)  Ian Hislop’s Stiff Upper Lip – An Emotional History of Britain II: Heydey

 

 

55,952.  Four children in thirty will piss in the pool.  And one in a hundred will go further.  (Norfolk & Swimming)  Alan Partridge: Welcome to the Places of My Life, Sky Atlantic 2014, Alan takes swim

 

 

84,059.  Swimmer Mark Spitz already had a perfectly lovely moustache when in 1972 he decided to go for perfection in an unprecedented seven Olympic events.  And that was up against some very stiff competition.  (Olympics & Swimming)  Hall of Fame: In a League of Their Own

 

 

90,399.  Like an unpractised swimmer plunging still,

With too much labour drowns for want of skill.  William Shakespeare, The Rape of Lucrece 1098-1099

 

 

90,400.  A solitary shriek, the bubbling cry

Of some strong swimmer in his agony.  Lord Byron, Don Juan

 

 

84,140.  2008: American Michael Phelps attempts to win his first of eight gold medals.  (Olympics & Swim)  Faster Higher Stronger – Stories of the Olympic Games IV, BBC 2012

 

84,141.  Alick Wickham ... swam like no-one had swam before ... This stroke was brand new ... the Australian crawl.  (Olympics & Swim)  ibid.

 

84,142.  The Duke may have smashed world records but some barriers [racial] could not be broken.  John Weissmuller found fame as Tarzan but only after winning five Olympic gold medals.  (Olympics & Swim)  ibid.

 

84,143.  The first Olympian to swim a 100 metres under the magic minute: 59.00 seconds.  (Olympics & Swim)  ibid.

 

84,144.  1956 Melbourne: Australian starting claiming the free-style for themselves.  (Olympics & Swim)  ibid.

 

84,145.  A true swimming phenomenon: 19-year-old Dawn Fraser was something quite new.  (Olympics & Swim)  ibid.

 

84,146.  The butterfly ... took a special kind of swimmer to perfect this unnatural stroke.  (Olympics & Swim)  ibid.

 

84,147.  Mark Spitz 1972: this time everything went according to plan ... He took a second off [Michael] Wenden’s 1968 world record: 51.22 ... seven gold medals; he broke world records in every single one.  (Olympics & Swim)  ibid.

 

84,148.  Aged just 22 Spitz retired.  (Olympics & Swim)  ibid.

 

84,149.  1976: Scottish breaststroker David Wilkie: 2.15.11.  (Olympics & Swim)  ibid.

 

84,150.  Moorhouse attempted to emulate his hero at the Seoul Olympics: 1.02.04.  (Olympics & Swim)  ibid.

 

84,151.  In the women’s events East German won ten out of fifteen ... Rumours circulated they weren’t clean.  (Olympics & Swim)  ibid.

 

84,152.  East German women dominated throughout the eighties ... A state-sponsored programme had been supplying athletes with performance enhancing steroids.  (Olympics & Swim & Steroids)  ibid.

 

84,153.  Talbot [coach] had a trump card ... Ian Thorpe ... He was six foot five with size fourteen feet.  (Olympics & Swim)  ibid.

 

84,154.  2008: swimming reached new heights ... Michael Phelps set out to become the first man to win eight golds in one games ... The medley: 4.03.84.  A masterclass in modern swimming.  (Olympics & Swim)  ibid.

 

84,155.  He set new world records in six events.  (Olympics & Swim)  ibid.

 

 

90,401.  Night swimming deserves a quiet night.  REM, Nightswimming 

 

 

97,652.  Swimming induced pulmonary oedema is a potentially fatal condition.  (Smell & Health & Disease & Swimming & Body)  Medical Mysteries: The Woman who Smells of Fish, Channel 5 2016

 

 

98,419.  The sporting legend Michael Phelps of course who has announced his retirement from Professional swinging ... (Swimming & News & Retirement)  BBC Business News 5.44 a.m. 15th August 2016

 

 

103,405.  When can I introduce you to my grandson?  He’s a wonderful swimmer.  Shallow end, deep end, he does it all.  (Office & Swim)  The Office US 8e18: Last Day in Florida, old lady to Erin  

 

 

113,409.  ‘As a ten year old I had 17 national age-group records.’  (Swim & Olympics)  Sporting Greats: Mark Spitz, Sky Sports 2017

 

113,410.  1968: ‘A four-medal flop … two gold medals, a silver, a bronze.’  (Swim & Olympics)  ibid.  

 

113,411.  1972: ‘The first day I would get two gold medals …’  (Swim & Olympics)  ibid. 

 

113,412.  ‘Seven gold medals and seven world records.’  (Swim & Olympics)  ibid.   

 

 

113,675.  ‘Outstanding, some very natural skills.’  Sporting Greats: Ian Thorpe, coach

 

113,676.  Thorpe’s Olympic dream came true.  ibid.

 

113,677.  World records continued to fall.  ibid.