Lane 1 - Outsports posts "Two gay swimmers are among oldest Olympic trial qualifiers ever. wo openly gay swimmers have become two of the three oldest swimmers to ever qualify for the U.S. Olympic trials. Two 37-year-olds, Brian Jacobsen from Minnesota and author Jeff Commings have accomplished the incredible, qualifying for the 50-meter freestyle and 100-meter breaststroke respectively."
Lane 2- Anyone speak French? From Gay Games Blog "Portrait d'un pentathlète français. Dans un numéro récent, Sensitif a publié un entretien plutôt intéressant d'un sportif de la FSGL, le pentathlète Florian Bou." or "Portrait of a pentathlete French. In a recent issue, published a Sensitive rather interesting interview of an athlete FSGL, the pentathlete Florian Bou." (google translation)
Lane 3 - Gay Games Blog highlights "Follow Jeff Commings on his road to the Olympic trials."
Lane 4 - The Bay Area Reporter has "Jock Talk: SF Tsunami celebrates 25th anniversary. San Francisco Tsunami was born. The club celebrated its 25th anniversary this year, with festivities in Burlingame in September and having a team window display at the Walgreens on Castro Street in October. The club has grown to more than 140 members, about one-sixth of them women."
Lane 5 - The Gay Games Blog posts "Tribute to Gay Games legend Richard Hunter. Shamey Cramer gave the following moving tribute to Gay Games legend and founder of West Hollywood Aquatics Richard Hunter at the 2011 Memorial Moment during the Federation of Gay Games Annual General Assembly in Toronto…"
Lane 6 - Miami Herald reports "Nadadores annual swimsuit fashion show in South Beach this year benefiting team, GLAAD. The Nadadores of South Florida swim club held its annual fashion show Saturday at Design Within Reach off Lincoln Road in South Beach to benefit GLAAD, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation."
Lane 7 - Project Q Atlanta has "Why is this gay swimmer proclaiming, ‘I am the real Lady Gaga’? Get a group of gay swimmers together and there’s bound to be some aquatic affectations. Such was the case on Sunday when the gay swim squad Atlanta Rainbow Trout held its annual St. Nick’s SCM Invitational."
Lane 8 - More from Project Q Atlanta with "Rainbow Trout swims its holiday spirit [photos]. The gay swim squad Atlanta Rainbow Trout hung their rainbow-colored stockings by the pool on Sunday and hosted their annual holiday pool party of sorts – the St. Nick’s SCM Invitational. If you’re not a swimming geek, let’s sum up the event like this: More than 100 swimmers from across metro Atlanta spend a chunk of their day competing against one another in the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center. The event has its lighter moments, too, when the competition pauses and the Reindeer Relay takes over with swimmers diving in with over-sized holiday ornaments in hand."