Today the Wild Bill Show salutes Tuscaloosa's Zachary Smith, a 16-year-old junior at Holy Spirit High School. Smith competed with more than 1,700 swimmers and qualified for the Olympic Trials in Nebraska. Our Tuscaloosa talented swimmer will compete in the same pool of water as the 18-time gold-medal winner Michael Phelps on Friday...
In Tuscaloosa, we have an abundance of fresh clean swimming pools to go to this Summer. More people than ever have pools in their backyard. That wasn't the case where I grew up. We went swimming in the Cypress Hole on County Rd 21 in Coffeeville. Oh, and Bassets Creek.
I talked about my little girl Charlie having ear tubes put in a while back. (There's a cute video of her zonked out on meds in the post). We were instructed to use ear plugs when she takes a bath or splashed in the pool. We were struggling to keep the ear plugs in her ears. We found an answer to our problem.
John Servati, a member of the University of Alabama swimming and diving team, died Monday night at DCH Regional Medical Center as a result of injuries sustained at a house off campus during the storms that swept through the Tuscaloosa area. He was 21 years old.
Alabama freshman Kristian Gkolomeev uncorked a huge swim on the first day of his first NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships, winning the 50 freestyle with a school record 18.95 in Austin, Texas Thursday night.
When the weather warms up here in Alabama, it's almost time for one of our favorite pastimes...swimming. Whether in pool, lake, river, or creek, we should realize that this time of year severe weather can come out of nowhere at anytime.