Lane 1 - Gator Country posts "UF swimming splits at Tennessee. Florida’s Marcin Cieslak blew the competition out of the water in the Florida men’s 162-138 win over Tennessee. Cieslak had three of the eight victories for the men with each time qualified for a NCAA ‘B’ cut. He was able to continue his unbeaten streak in the 200 fly by touching the wall at 1:48.49."
Lane 2 - NZ Herald posts "Sue's young at heart and stays fit. Those of us who are back at work and struggling to find time for fitness in a busy week need to talk to Sue Pollard. The CEO of the NZ Nutrition Foundation keeps to a strict fitness routine and is a regular competitor in the popular State Beach Series at Takapuna Beach. "The beach series is an opportunity to swim in the sea every week and socialise afterwards," said the 68-year-old."
Lane 3 - Florida Today posts "Swimmers go with the flow of exercise. Merritt Island family links aquatics with health care. A study published in 2009 by Dr. Steven Blair at the University of South Carolina showed that the risk of death in swimmers is about 50 percent less than runners, walkers and sedentary people. Swimming also keeps you young, as masters’ swimmers will attest."
Lane 4 - The Australian posts "Failure is not an option for Ian Thorpe. IAN Thorpe made no progress on the clock in his latest race in Luxembourg yesterday, but declared he had "no intentions of failing" at the national trials in March. Time is running out for Thorpe, Australia's greatest Olympian, to find his feet in his comeback to the sport after a five-year retirement." Also from The Australian "Ian Thorpe sets fastest comeback time in 100m freestyle."
Lane 5 - CNN posts "London 2012: A swimmer's story. Katy Sexton. It’s not long until the British Olympic swimming trials in March, and it’s really exciting because it’s the first time I’m going to see the new pool in London. Days are ticking by and it’s getting really close. I’m really excited by the prospect of actually competing at the Olympic pool for the first instance in the trials, and then hopefully I can convert my times into a place on the team and compete there again in the summer. I went to Sydney in 2000 and Athens in 2004, and I want to be involved again."
Adelaide Now posts "Matt Targett shows he means business. OLYMPIAN Matt Targett set a new personal best in the 50m freestyle last night at the SA Long Course Championship. The Victorian had a time of 21.98 seconds, showing he is set for a big year with the Australian Championships in March and the London Olympics. Targett led from the start at the SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre and edged out Matthew Abood on 22.15 and fellow Olympian James Magnussen on 22.41."
Lane 7 - NZ Herald posts "Battle of the sexes back on in capital. A transtasman battle of the sexes will resume tomorrow in round three of the State Ocean Swim Series in Wellington, dubbed the Capital Classic. In round two at the Bay of Islands, the 2009 world champion Melissa Gorman was the overall winner of the race, becoming the first female in the history of the series to beat all the men home. There's also a strong group of Kiwi men and a top-rated Australian, George O'Brien. The Swimming New Zealand High Performance Centre swimmer, coached by Mark Regan, will face all of the leading Kiwis who tested him at the national championships last weekend."
Lane 8 - The Lying Liars That Lie posts "Brazil's Teeny-Weeny Bikini is Not So Teeny Anymore. The image of the tall, tanned, Supermodel thin women on the sands of Rio de Janeiro and other Brazilian beaches is being challenged by the growing empowerment of plus-sized women in one of the world's most body-conscious nations and Brazil's bikini manfactuers are taking note. The Girl From Ipanema has put on a few pounds, and for many sunbathers on Brazil's beaches the country's iconic itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny bikini just doesn't suffice anymore. A growing number of bikini manufacturers have woken up to Brazil's thickening waistline and are reaching out to the ever-expanding ranks of heavy women with new plus-size lines."