Lane 1 - ESPN posts (w/video) "Notre Dame swimmer hits right tune. Dave Moisan would seem like a candidate to end up on ESPN. The native of Louisville, Ky., was an All-America swimmer in high school, landing a scholarship to Notre Dame, where he earned all-Big East honors. But it was a different talent he discovered while in South Bend that led him to get some airtime during a national sports broadcast. Moisan's song "Don't Need to Worry Bout Me" won the "Who's Next?" competition on ESPN Home Court's Facebook page. The contest featured songs by indie bands from the home states of teams featured on recent college basketball broadcasts. As a result, the song will be featured during ESPN's college basketball coverage Saturday."
Lane 2 - Denver Post has (w/video) "Swimmer Missy Franklin wins Colorado Sportswoman of the Year. Franklin thanked her friends, family, coaches and the other 44 of the evening’s awards recipients. “To be standing up here with this award, it’s so bittersweet because I wish that every single woman in each category could have it because they all deserve it,” Franklin said. This was the 38th annual Sportswomen of Colorado awards. The event aims to honor athletes, coaches and mentors who excel in their field."
Lane 3 - VISA posts "Watch Michael Phelps' Olympic Games Story. Though Michael Phelps gained millions of fans during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, his biggest fan has been there since the beginning. Who could it be?" via youtube
The Real Estalker posts "Michael Phelps Flipping in Fells Point.
ELLER: Michael Phelps
LOCATION: Baltimore, MD
PRICE: somewhere between $1,075,000 and $1,475,000
SIZE: 4,080 square feet, bedrooms, 3 full and 2 half bathrooms
YOUR MAMAS NOTES: A week or so ago we received a covert communique from an industrious young man we'll call Balamer O. Riole who alerted Your Mama that record breaking Olympic super-swimmer Michael Phelps had quietly made his mini-mansion-sized waterfront condominium in Baltimore, MD available for purchase with an unspecified asking price."
Lane 5 - The Sydney Morning Herald posts "Coach defends aid for Thorpe. wimming Australia has denied that it has given Ian Thorpe $100,000 for his Olympics preparation. Swimming Australia has denied that it has given Ian Thorpe $100,000 for his Olympics preparation. Australian swimming head coach Leigh Nugent has declared anyone who would begrudge the financial support being given to Ian Thorpe and fellow comeback swimmers Libby Trickett and Michael Klim to be an "ungrateful Australian". It's believed a number of elite swimmers - some of whom will be medal prospects in London - are upset the comeback swimmers have received money to help with their training, significantly above what they receive, with Thorpe rumoured to have been given more than $100,000 for his training preparation which has taken place in Europe."
Marketwatch posts "Powerhouse of Partners Get Behind "Got Milk?(R)" Campaign to Raise Awareness of Refuel Benefits of Chocolate Milk. The Official Refuel Beverage of USA Swimming. A number of U.S. swimmers are expected to enter the history books in London this summer, which is likely to add to the already massive appeal of swimming events during the games. With all eyes on our home-grown swimmers, the REFUEL | "got chocolate milk?" Campaign has partnered with USA Swimming, the national governing body of competitive swimming in the U.S., to highlight the important role that refueling with chocolate milk plays as part of the after-workout rituals of a number of medal hopefuls. Twelve-time swimming medalist Dara Torres will star in a new TV commercial for the Campaign as well as in a series of webisodes that will run on gotchocolatemilk.com documenting her training, recovery and preparations for the summer. In addition, five USA Swimming athletes, Nathan Adrian, Ricky Berens, Chloe Sutton, Peter Vanderkaay and Amanda Weir will star in a national "got chocolate milk?" print ad. The partnership with USA Swimming also provides the REFUEL | "got chocolate milk?" Campaign with local event activation opportunities at USA Swimming meets throughout the year; branded exposure in Splash Magazine; and outreach to USA Swimming-affiliated coaches nationwide to educate them about the recovery benefits of chocolate milk."
The Telegraph posts "Stephanie Rice snubbed by Swimming Australia in favour of returning stars. FOUR years ago she was the star of the Olympic pool, but now Stephanie Rice is at the centre of a giant snubbing. The triple Olympic gold medallist from Beijing is the missing superstar from Australia's promotional material for the Olympic selection trials starting in Adelaide on Thursday. Eight swimmers were used for the advertisements. including comeback heroes Ian Thorpe, Libby Trickett and Geoff Huegill. New world champion James Magnussen features prominently, as expected, while other team members Alicia Coutts, Eamon Sullivan, Leisel Jones and Kylie Palmer are also present as 2011 world title medallists. But the absence of Rice, the darling of the pool in Beijing in 2008 who has become one of the most well known swimming personalities, is glaring."
Lane 8 - Chicago Now posts "TYR FREAK of Nature Vs. The Ironman Swim Course- A Review."