Get up to date on events outside the pool with the latest ‘Beyond the Lane Lines’. In each edition, we collect personal stories, little-known facts, and items of general interest from athletes around the world in their non-aquatic habitats, helping us get to know them for more than just event ranking or a time on a chalkboard. Read on and learn something new this week.
# 1 – Swim Ireland Awards scheduled for September
The best of the best in Irish swimming will be honored at Swim Ireland’s annual ceremony scheduled for September 28. Hosted by Swim Ireland President Declan Harte at Carton House, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, the Awards Night will celebrate and honor the fantastic work and outstanding achievements of athletes, coaches and volunteers throughout the year. . Application forms will be available here June 6.
# 2 – Corrie Scott enters the Edinburgh Hall of Fame
25 years Corrie Scott was inducted into the University of Edinburgh Hall of Fame. The three-time Commonwealth Games swimmer is undertaking a master’s degree in chemistry, which is expected to graduate this year. Scott holds the Scottish national records in the women’s 50m breaststroke in LCM, as well as in the 50m and 100m breaststroke in SCM. She won bronze in the 50 breaststroke at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
In her career, Scott received the Eva Bailey Cup for Female Athlete of the Year in 2014 and also won a University Blue in 2017.
Hall of Fame 2019 – first of all, we are delighted to welcome @EdimburgChem student, Cup winner Eva Bailey, University Blue recipient and 2014 Commonwealth bronze medalist Corrie Scott in the @EdinburghUni Sports Hall of Fame!# WeAreEdimburg #to reinforce @uofeswimming @ CorrieScott1 pic.twitter.com/CmNBP47jOO
– UoE Sport (@UoESport) May 29, 2019
# 3 – Ryan cochrane Enter the Victoria Sports Hall of Fame
Retired Canadian Olympian Ryan cochrane was named to the 2019 promotion of the Victoria Sports Hall of Fame. The two-time Olympic medalist said he felt “extremely grateful” to be honored by his hometown gym, saying “it is a fantastic honor”.
âAs a little kid, all you want to do is play sports for fun. I was able to go further and had so much support from the Island that allowed me to do so. It was a great ride from start to finish I’m so grateful to have been an athlete for 20 years and to have been able to travel the world and represent Canada. (Times Colonist)
Cochrane, 30, who is now a real estate agent in Victoria, still holds Canada’s national records in the men’s 400m / 800m / 1500m freestyle events for the LCM and SCM. He won Olympic bronze in the men’s 1,500 in Beijing and improved that result for silver in London at the 2012 Games.
# 4 – Paralympic swimmer chairs new technology leadership initiative
Retired Paralympic Games Champion Christopher Holmes, Baron Holmes of Richmond, chairs a new group of experts to improve the use of technology in UK schools. Named EdTech Leadership Group, the committee is made up of 27 members, including industry experts from companies such as Apple, Microsoft, Google and Amazon. The group aims to stimulate the accessibility and inclusion of technology in the classroom. This follows Education Secretary Damian Hinds’ announcement that the government would spend Â£ 10million to support the use of educational technology in schools earlier this year. (SchoolsWeek.com)
Along with the new panel, the Department of Education also announced a Â£ 4.6million EdTech innovation fund.
Holmes represented Great Britain at 4 Paralympic Games between 1988 and 2000 and remains the only British Paralympic swimmer to have won 6 gold medals in a single Games.
# 5 – Tokyo 2020 bans posting personal videos on social media
Speak terms and conditionstickets for the Olympic Games next summer in Tokyo,ticket holders may not record videos and sounds taken or recorded on the site without the prior permission of the IOC, such as television, radio, internet (including social media and live streaming etc. ) and other electronic media.
As such, fans are allowed to record videos of their experiences in Tokyo, they are simply prohibited from sharing the videos on social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram without permission from the International Olympic Committee.
The IOC Guidelines for Social and Digital Media for the 2018 Olympic Winter Gamessa stated that âthe IOC encourages those accredited to the XXIII Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 (theâ Games â) to share their experiences with their friends, family and supporters via social and digital media. These guidelines (the âGuidelinesâ) are designed to ensure that these activities respect the Olympic values ââand the rights of others. “
The 2018 guidelines also state: âIn the event of a violation of these guidelines, the IOC may require the persons or organizations concerned to remove any infringing content or, depending on the circumstances, may take other measures such as the removal of accrediting the person or organization, taking legal action or imposing other sanctions in accordance with the Olympic Charter.