SwimmingWorldMagazine.com Weekly Channel Recap: May 12, 2007

PHOENIX, Arizona, May 12. ANOTHER week down, another busy time on SwimmingWorldMagazine.com. Over the past week, both the Brazilians and the Swiss went at it in their respective championships. Thiago Pereira tore the house down in Brazil, while Flori Lang knocked down the 50 back national record in the Swiss meet.

In other items of interest, Aaron Peirsol spoke to SwimmingWorld.TV about Oceana, the company he now endorses that is trying to protect the world's oceans. Additionally, Steven V. Selthoffer looked at the attempts by Orjan Madsen to clean up the image of the German swim team after decades of suspicion harkening back to the 70s when the East Germans systematically doped their team.

Meanwhile, Laure Manaudou announced that she was leaving her coach Philippe Lucas in France to move to Italy as she desires to build her relationship with Italian swimmer Luca Marin.

Our Promising Seniors-To-Be series continued with six more entries as we profiled the next crop of recruits that will be available to sign on the dotted line with colleges throughout the country next season.

USMS, just a week out from its short course national championships to be held in Federal Way, Wash., announced the hiring of Todd Smith as its executive director. Smith comes to USMS after serving in a similar capacity at USA Diving.

Speaking of diving, the sport held the Canada Cup early in the week and continued with the AT&T USA Diving Grand Prix this weekend. As usual, the Chinese dominated most of the gold-medal spots.

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Madsen's M├Ądchens Want To Shine; Wipe East German Records Off The Books — May 10, 2007 by Steven V. Selthoffer

SwimmingWorld.TV Speaks with Olympian Aaron Peirsol About Oceana — May 7, 2007

World Channel
Flori Lang Lowers Swiss Record in 50 Back at Swiss National Championships — May 11, 2007
Two More Doping Suspensions Announced — May 10, 2007
Day One Complete at Swiss National Championships — May 10, 2007
Manaudou Comments on Decision to Move to Italy — May 8, 2007
Roxon Sets Disability World Record in 1500 Freestyle — May 8, 2007
Manaudou Reportedly Leaving Coach for Italy — May 7, 2007
Thiago Pereira Closes Maria Lenk Championships With South American, Brazilian Record in 200 IM — May 6, 2007
SwimmingWorldMagazine.com Spotlight on Aaron Peirsol Online — May 6, 2007
Benoit Huot Breaks Men's 400 IM Disability World Record — May 5, 2007
Felipe Lima Sets South American, Brazilian 50 Breast Record at Maria Lenk Championships — May 5, 2007

Masters Channel
USMS Names Todd Smith New Executive Director — May 10, 2007

Club Channel
Two More Teams Take Advantage of Swimming World Magazine's Team Partnership Program — May 9, 2007
Swimming World Magazine Team Partnership Program Grows by Two — May 8, 2007
Phelps to Lead Field at Namesnik Grand Prix — May 7, 2007

College Channel
Lewis Joins McKeever's Staff at Cal — May 12, 2007
Salem International University Reviving Aquatics Programs — May 11, 2007
Xavier Signs 14 Recruits — May 10, 2007
Duquesne Announces New Signees — May 10, 2007
TCU Boasts Large Recruiting Class — May 10, 2007
Caleb McDermott Takes Home The Money Box Cap 2k — May 9, 2007
Missouri Bolsters Recruiting Class — May 9, 2007
Dennis Pursley Named Director of Swimming Operations at Auburn — May 8, 2007
Illinois Signs Three Recruits — May 8, 2007
Lewis University Inks Huge Class of 18 — May 8, 2007

High School Channel
Promising Seniors-To-Be 2007: Ricky Henahan — May 12, 2007
Promising Seniors-To-Be 2007: Curtis Lovelace — May 11, 2007
Promising Seniors-To-Be 2007: Jenny Connolly — May 10, 2007
Two More Teams Take Advantage of Swimming World Magazine's Team Partnership Program — May 9, 2007
Promising Seniors-To-Be 2007: Brian Alden — May 9, 2007
Promising Seniors-To-Be 2007: Samantha Woodward — May 8, 2007
Promising Seniors-To-Be 2007: Peter Geissinger — May 7, 2007

Polo-Diving-Synchro Channel
Russian Duo Claims Women's Three-Meter Synchro Diving Title at AT&T USA Diving Grand Prix — May 11, 2007
China Tops First Day of USA Diving Grand Prix — May 10, 2007
China Reigns at Canada Diving Cup — May 6, 2007
First Day of Canada Cup Diving Finals Complete — May 5, 2007