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40,193. Tony Fernandes is in that goldfish bowl and he’s swimming against the tide. (Football & Swimming) Niall Quinn, football commentary
19,526. Nothing clears the mind like an early-morning swim. (Gangs: 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 of America & Swimming) 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 [cross-channel swim] 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, Alan takes swim, Sky Atlantic 2014
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 & Swimming) 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 & Swimming) 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 & Swimming) ibid.
84,143. The first Olympian to swim a 100 metres under the magic minute: 59.00 seconds. (Olympics & Swimming) ibid.
84,144. 1956 Melbourne: Australian starting claiming the free-style for themselves. (Olympics & Swimming) ibid.
84,145. A true swimming phenomenon: 19-year-old Dawn Fraser was something quite new. (Olympics & Swimming) ibid.
84,146. The butterfly ... took a special kind of swimmer to perfect this unnatural stroke. (Olympics & Swimming) 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 & Swimming) ibid.
84,148. Aged just 22 Spitz retired. (Olympics & Swimming) ibid.
84,149. 1976: Scottish breaststroker David Wilkie: 2.15.11. (Olympics & Swimming) ibid.
84,150. Moorhouse attempted to emulate his hero at the Seoul Olympics: 1.02.04. (Olympics & Swimming) ibid.
84,151. In the women’s events East German won ten out of fifteen ... Rumours circulated they weren’t clean. (Olympics & Swimming & Doping) ibid.
84,152. East German women dominated throughout the eighties ... A state-sponsored programme had been supplying athletes with performance enhancing steroids. (Olympics & Swimming & Steroids & Doping) ibid.
84,153. Talbot [coach] had a trump card ... Ian Thorpe ... He was six foot five with size fourteen feet. (Olympics & Swimming) 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 & Swimming) ibid.
84,155. He set new world records in six events. (Olympics & Swimming) 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 & Swimming) 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.’ (Swimming & Olympics) Sporting Greats: Mark Spitz, Sky Sports 2017
113,410. 1968: ‘A four-medal flop … two gold medals, a silver, a bronze.’ (Swimming & Olympics) ibid.
113,411. 1972: ‘The first day I would get two gold medals …’ (Swimming & Olympics) ibid.
113,412. ‘Seven gold medals and seven world records.’ (Swimming & 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.