Lane 1 - Active.com has "Running for Swimmers. Even though swimmers may run just for cross-training, it is still important to mix up the workouts in order to use different muscles and prevent injury and boredom."
Lane 2 - Garmin introduces "The Ultimate Multisport Training Experience: Garmin® Forerunner® 910XT. With Forerunner 910XT, swimming will never be the same again. Designed for both open water and pool swimming, Forerunner 910XT is water resistant to 50 meters and is Garmin’s first multisport watch to offer extensive swim metrics, including swim distance, stroke identification, stroke count and pool lengths. It also computes a user’s swolf score – the sum of the time for one length plus the number of strokes for that length. For example, 30 seconds plus 15 strokes equals a swolf score of 45. Swolf is a measurement of swimming efficiency and, like golf, lower is better. The 910XT’s robust design and easy operation make it suited for other water sports, including paddle boarding, kayaking and windsurfing to name a few." But at $ 449.99 USD it's a bit costly compared to FINIS Swimsense. But if you are a runner and/or biker you got the advantage of using it more. Figure you want to buy the new Nike+ Tom Tom GPS Watch well that is $199.99 also. So the Forerunner is around the same price. Note the 449.99 is for the model with the Premium Heart Rate Monitor for running and biking. I'd love someone/website/blogger review each of these and compare features.
Lane 3 - Battle Creek Enquirer has "National award for Masters swimmer Egelkraut. Indeed, yet another award has been bestowed upon the 77-year-old Cereal City native. Egelkraut, a 1953 graduate of Battle Creek Central High, was recently honored with the Kerry O'Brien 'Grass Roots Coaching Award' by the United States Masters Swimming organization."
Lane 4 - Engadget has "Kodak's Waterproof Playfull records your pool parties in 720p, lets you relive that belly flop. The slim 720p shooter weighs in at about 85 grams and sports a 2-inch LCD display, HDMI out, pop-out USB 2.0 and an SD card slot expandable up to 32GB. Kodak's offering this pocket and pool-friendly portable in mid to late October with a premium $120 price tag set for the black version, and the white at a lesser $100." I keep on looking at these devices for two reasons 1.) My camera on my phone sucks 2.) I was at a meet and have seen someone drop their camera/phone into the pool. So this might be a good investment for swimmers and coaches.
Lane 5 - Yahoo Sports has "Michael Phelps and Kosuke Kitajima go for swimming’s triple crown. At the 2012 Olympics, Michael Phelps and Kosuke Kitajima have a chance at another swimming record that has only been accomplished by two other athletes in history. Australia's Dawn Fraser and Hungary's Krisztina Egerszegi are the only two swimmers to ever win an individual race at three consecutive Olympics. Fraser accomplished the triple crown in the 100 meter freestyle while Egerszegi did it in the 200 backstroke. In order to win at three consecutive Olympic Games, an athlete must dominate in a single event for a span of at least eight years."
Laen 6 - USWaterPolo.org has "USA Water Polo Announces "Cap Campaign" Featuring Notable Players Raising Water Polo Awareness. USA Water Polo, the National Governing Body for the sport in the United States, today announced the first ever 'Cap Campaign.'" http://www.iamwaterpolo.org/
Lane 7 - The Bermuda Sun has "Swim race will pit me against Father Time. So at what age do we bow to the rigours of age and the arrogance of youth? I ask because I will compete in a relay race of some note this Saturday morning at the BASA Pool in Hamilton. This time it’s not just me against Olympian Roy Allan Burch, it is three Masters’ Teams — masters are athletes over 30 — against the best teenage swimmers on the island in a one-off, winner-take-all 4 x 50m freestyle relay swim race — the Exhibition Challenge Race. As a collective group of over 30-something swimmers, we want to prove our sell-by date is not up. I for one can still zip across 50m of a pool in the same time I did 25 years ago...and my colleagues can do so, too."
Lane 8 - One more from Active.com with "2 Pull Drills for Faster Freestyle. re you a frustrated back-of-the-pack (BOP) or middle-of-the-pack (MOP) swimmer? No matter how many yards you swim or how many sprint sets you do, is it difficult to move up in your triathlon swim pack? More speed drills, more yards, and even tighter intervals aren't necessarily the answer. There is hope, but before building speed training into your swimming workouts, you should master your balance and technique. Speed work is futile if you do not have the right form."