Lane 1 - The Baltimore Sun posts "Broadneck girls swim team has title stripped for shaving incident. Severna Park awarded Anne Arundel County championship after Bruins have swimmer disqualified for shaving on-site. Under National Federation of State High School Associations rules for swimming, diving and water polo, "No team personnel/competitor shall perform any on-site shaving before, during or after the meet." The penalty for breaking the rule is the athlete's disqualification from that meet."
Lane 2 - The Lying Liars That Lie post (w/video) "High-tech fitness: New gadget can improve your swimming technique. Want to make less of a splash in the pool? Get the most out of your swimming workouts with some high-tech help. Whether you're training for a triathlon, swimming to stay in shape, or using the pool for rehab, analysis of your stroke with the help of the CoachCam underwater video system can improve your technique."
Lane 3 - Metro posts "London 2012 Olympics: Water polo's most brutal showdown
Water polo is one of the most demanding and physical Olympic sports - never more so than in Hungary's notorious 1956 semi-final against the Soviet Union. The rivalry between the Hungarians and their political overlords was intense at the best of times, but events in Budapest during the 1956 Games added a whole new dimension to what became known as the 'Blood in the Water' match. Gyorgi Karpati, 76, is a three-time water polo gold medalist with Hungary, in 1952, 1956 and 1964, who played in that match, which is now the subject of a documentary titled 'Freedom's Fury'. On a recent trip to London to appear at a screening of the film at the fifth European Documentary Film Festival, Karpati told Metro.co.uk about the background to the famous match."
People Magazine posts "Michael Phelps Will ‘Never’ Shave His Head. aily chlorine exposure wreaks havoc on star swimmer Michael Phelps’s hair. “It feels dead at times,” he admits to PEOPLE. But dealing with dry scalp issues isn’t enough to make the Olympian go to extremes. “I would never shave my hair, zero shot,” he says. “If it falls out then it falls out. But I could never actually take a razor to my head and BIC it. I just couldn’t imagine it. I couldn’t see myself without hair.” Luckily he won’t need to resort to shaving anytime soon: Phelps is the face (and, um, scalp) of the Head & Shoulders “Wash in Confidence” campaign, designed to boost self-esteem through healthy hair."
Lane 5 - Brisbane Times posts "Next stop London but Nugent gets nod for Rio too. NATIONAL head coach Leigh Nugent will not only lead Australia's swimming team into the London Olympics, but also into the following Games in Rio de Janeiro, after his contract was extended until 2016. Swimming Australia decided to lock Nugent into the role until after the 2016 Olympics, rather than wait and assess his position following results in London."
Lane 6 - Central Jersey posts "Masters Swimming making a splash at the Y. Masters Swimming making a splash at the Y. New program draws interest among adults swimmers. Inspired by her husbands leap into triathlon sports, Sue Lockhart decided to become a triathlete too. But while she could run and bike, she didnt have the stamina to swim. Somewhere, in the first five minutes of every swim, I thought of quitting, said Lockhart, 56, of Hillsborough. And I was usually one of the last in my age group to leave the water. That changed after three months of practice with Somerset Valley Ys new Garden State Masters Swimming team. In January, Lockhart entered an Olympic distance triathlon with a 1,500 meter swim in the Gulf of Mexico. She cut four minutes off her time, and was out of the water before other swimmers."
Lane 7 - The Tribune posts "Swift swimmers compete at Auburn. SIX Swift swimmers represented the Bahamas at the Auburn Masters Swimming Invitational. They won 13 races and had six second place finishes. The meet took place at the Auburn University swim complex that is to host the women's NCAA Championships next month. "The meet had some 175 swimmers compete and the events were swum with both men and women of all ages competing in the same event. The format made for some good racing. All races were done in a 25-yard course," according to a press release."
Lane 8 - The Minaret posts "The Evolution of the Bathing Suit. Although the words G-string and thong conjure to mind explicit Jersey Shore episodes, such forms of bathing suits, despite their lack coverage, are comparably prudish to the bathing attire of antiquity."