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    Forget Splash! -- next reality show for Lochte should be ...

    ... Celebrity 400 IM!

    Just think of the possibilities ...
    • Lochte as the coach/Louganis role
    • Phelps, Gary Hall (Sr) and Tracy Caulkins (now Stockwell) as judges
    • Rowdy and Misty as hosts


    Which celebrities would you like to see try to King of All Swimming Events?
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    Re: Forget Splash! -- next reality show for Lochte should be

    I would definitely watch this. I'd also be fascinated to see professional athletes in other sports try it. And see most of them fail spectacularly, of course, at least in the training montage.

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    Re: Forget Splash! -- next reality show for Lochte should be

    Oh, that sounds hilarious! I would totally watch that.

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    Re: Forget Splash! -- next reality show for Lochte should be

    Yes! this would be awesome.
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    Re: Forget Splash! -- next reality show for Lochte should be

    kinda like Shaq's series "Versus"? Have you guys seen the Phelps vs. Shaq episode? high quality entertainment right there!

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    Re: Forget Splash! -- next reality show for Lochte should be

    I'd watch. Here are my casting choices:

    From the sports world:

    Shaq already has some experience in the reality television swimming world, so let's use that to stir up some controversy. Unfair advantage?

    Speaking of possibly unfair advantages - Serena Williams and Ryan Lochte, both Gatorade-sponsored, are friends. Has he already passed along some of the secrets of his success? Will that relationship affect the outcome of the show?

    Usain Bolt is the fastest man in the world... on land and for short distances. What will happen in the pool?

    And will McKayla Maroney be impressed with the 400 IM? Only time will tell.

    From the media/entertainment world:

    First he was Captain Tightpants, now Nathan Fillion is Captain Tightjammer!

    As Veronica Mars, Kristen Bell solved mysteries - can she figure out the mystery of the 400 IM? She also shared the couch with Ryan Lochte on the Tonight Show, so maybe she's got the inside scoop... or will he take his revenge for her interrupting his interview?

    You may know him as the voice of the Olympics, but how about we turn the tables a bit? Welcome to the pool, Bob Costas.

    Every reality show needs someone who's famous for being famous. I understand the Kardashian sisters currently fill this role. Pick one.

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    Re: Forget Splash! -- next reality show for Lochte should be

    I think a Celebrity 50 free (with Dara Torres?) might be the best you'd be able to get with most non-swimmers... No way most celebrities could quickly put together a legal 100 IM, much less a 400 IM!!! Love the idea for a show, though.

    The competition could be how much time you can improve over the length of the show + how your stroke technique improves (judged by swimmers/coaches)?

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    Re: Forget Splash! -- next reality show for Lochte should be

    Quote Originally Posted by gobears View Post
    I think a Celebrity 50 free (with Dara Torres?) might be the best you'd be able to get with most non-swimmers... No way most celebrities could quickly put together a legal 100 IM, much less a 400 IM!!! Love the idea for a show, though.

    The competition could be how much time you can improve over the length of the show + how your stroke technique improves (judged by swimmers/coaches)?
    having slept on this and realizing the attention span of TV viewers, I grudgingly agree that the 50 is a better choice than the 400 IM.

    Maybe USMS needs to take its great video creation skills, team up with someone like SwimSwam and produce it?
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    Re: Forget Splash! -- next reality show for Lochte should be

    Quote Originally Posted by pwb View Post
    ... Celebrity 400 IM!
    Which celebrities would you like to see try to King of All Swimming Events?
    Lane 1 Pamela Anderson – Baywatch
    Lane 2 Jesse Bradford – Swimfan
    Lane 3 Bernie Mac –Pride
    Lane 4 Jason Statham – no swim related movies, but he was a diver on the British National Diving Team
    Lane 5 David Hasselhoff – Baywatch
    Lane 6 Ricou Browning – Creature from the Black Lagoon
    Lane 7 Kevin Costner – The Guardian (or Ashton Kutcher if Kevin isn’t available)
    Lane 8 Alexandra Paul – Baywatch, swims long distance open water races, Key West last year!

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    Re: Forget Splash! -- next reality show for Lochte should be

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Copeland View Post
    Lane 1 Pamela Anderson – Baywatch
    Lane 2 Jesse Bradford – Swimfan
    Lane 3 Bernie Mac –Pride
    Lane 4 Jason Statham – no swim related movies, but he was a diver on the British National Diving Team
    Lane 5 David Hasselhoff – Baywatch
    Lane 6 Ricou Browning – Creature from the Black Lagoon
    Lane 7 Kevin Costner – The Guardian (or Ashton Kutcher if Kevin isn’t available)
    Lane 8 Alexandra Paul – Baywatch, swam (swims?) long distance open water races
    great lineup. I give Statham the win in that lineup, but better viewing to do it as a 1-on-1 lineup like they dost the RCP spring classic.

    We need to have a few folks like the underdog / no-way-can-survive character that Louie Anderson plays on Splash: what about ...
    * William 'the refrigerator' perry?
    * that note dame football player who got duped with the girlfriend hoax?
    * rush Limbaugh? (Controversy drives viewership, though he might be DQ'd for doping ban?)
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    Re: Forget Splash! -- next reality show for Lochte should be

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Copeland View Post
    Lane 3 Bernie Mac –Pride
    Ummmmmm, Terrence Howard might be a better choice there... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernie_Mac
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    Re: Forget Splash! -- next reality show for Lochte should be

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Copeland View Post
    Lane 1 Pamela Anderson Baywatch ... etc ...
    Swimming with the Stars!

    Like dancing with the stars, but with more cheesecake. Each buf celebrity bod gets paired with a buf trainer from the US team. Who wouldn't watch JLo work out with Nathan Adrian? Johnny Depp & Natalie Coughlin? We have a deep bench of hotties on our side. Training includes lots of scantily-clad beach & pool shots. What's not to like? Competition at the end could be a relay.

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    Re: Forget Splash! -- next reality show for Lochte should be

    Quote Originally Posted by Swimosaur View Post
    Swimming with the Stars!

    Like dancing with the stars, but with more cheesecake. Each buf celebrity bod gets paired with a buf trainer from the US team. Who wouldn't watch JLo work out with Nathan Adrian? Johnny Depp & Natalie Coughlin? We have a deep bench of hotties on our side. Training includes lots of scantily-clad beach & pool shots. What's not to like? Competition at the end could be a relay.
    Medley relay! They could start with a team and whittle it down to four each. I would watch this. :-)

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    Re: Forget Splash! -- next reality show for Lochte should be

    I actually watched Splash last night. Although I think the concept is decent, we may have reached a new low in content versus filler on a TV show. What was there, about six dives last night? And this is being somewhat generous with the word "dive." Let's say ten seconds of actual content in a one hour show.

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    Re: Forget Splash! -- next reality show for Lochte should be

    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbosback View Post
    Medley relay! They could start with a team and whittle it down to four each. I would watch this. :-)
    Ooh! I really like this idea!

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    Re: Forget Splash! -- next reality show for Lochte should be

    Me too, it's a great idea! I want watch this!

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    Re: Forget Splash! -- next reality show for Lochte should be

    I'd love to see this show as long as it replaced the stupid SPLASH show. SPLASH is an insult to human intelligence.
    HTFU!

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    Re: Forget Splash! -- next reality show for Lochte should be

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobinator View Post
    SPLASH is an insult to human intelligence.
    I thought that was true of all so-called "reality" shows... On the positive side, as the number of these shows increases, there is less and less reason to even turn on the TV.

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    Re: Forget Splash! -- next reality show for Lochte should be

    There was a similar show to this in South Korea called "Kiss and Cry" but with figure skating and Korea's 2010 Olympic gold medalist Yuna Kim teaching celebrities to pairs skate. The celebrities were paired with someone with a figure skating background. I watched a little bit with my wife. Some were pretty impressive and some were absolutely terrible. I think they got the idea from a Canadian show called "Battle of the Blades" where they pair retired NHL players with pro skaters in the same concept.

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    Re: Forget Splash! -- next reality show for Lochte should be

    Celebrities in Techsuits. Watch while celebrities get into "properly" sized,straight out of the box, 2009 Jakeds.
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