Lane 1 - The Washington Post has "Indianapolis Grand Prix swimming: Brendan Hansen, Ed Moses lead parade out retirement and back into pool. A couple decades ago, college-age kids and teens populated swimming. The advent of professionalism and sponsor dollars led to a new era dominated by full-grown, post-graduate men and women. This season has brought another trend. It’s suddenly very hip to be 30-something – or older — and back in the pool seeking a spot at the 2012 Summer Games in London after several years, or even a decade, of retirement."
Lane 2 - IndyStar posts "Beard's memoir tells of issues outside pool. Beard's memoir recounts her myriad challenges outside the pool, including depression, dyslexia, eating disorders and drug abuse. Beard, 30, is swimming this week in the Indy Grand Prix as part of her bid to make a fifth Olympic team. She was fifth in Thursday's 200-meter breaststroke and is entered in today's 100 breaststroke…Some of the darker pages of the memoir involve her romance with South African swimmer Ryk Neethling, whom Beard met at the University of Arizona. She wrote that she tried to improve their relationship by experimenting with drugs such as ecstasy and cocaine."
Lane 3 - The Malibu Times posts "Five-time Olympic medalist and former world record holder Ian Crocker visited with more than 40 teenagers, including several Malibu swimmers, at a clinic last week in Culver City. Crocker flew to California to meet with swim club Team Santa Monica (TSM) to share his own successes and failures as an athlete while demonstrating the finer points of swimming."
Lane 4 - The Star posts "Brent Hayden, Canadian swimming’s gentle giant, has big mountain to climb. Brent Hayden wasn't thrilled with his time in winning the 100-metre freestyle at the Canadian Olympic trials Friday night in Montreal, but the 28-year-old from Mission, B.C., is happy to be heading for his third Olympic Games. His arm slung over a lane rope, water droplets sliding down his shaven pate, Brent Hayden held his nose and shook his head slowly. The one-time world champion remains one of Canada’s best medal hopes in the pool for the 2012 London Olympics, but he’s in the most competitive event at the Games and he knew what he did here Friday night isn’t going to cut it with the big boys."
Lane 5 - Omaha.com posts "U.S. coach set in newest role. Frank Busch refers to it as looking through a "different lens" with the U.S. Olympic Swim Trials about three months away from returning to Omaha. Four years ago, Busch was coach at the University of Arizona and head of Tucson Ford Dealers Aquatics. Everything revolved around trying to get his swimmers on the U.S. team for the Beijing Games."
Lane 6 - BBC posts "Liam Tancock takes up ballet and kick-boxing. Last year, Liam Tancock became only the second British male swimmer to retain a world title. That makes him a sure bet for a medal at London 2012, right? Wrong. His speciality, and the source of those world titles, is the 50m backstroke - an event that is not an Olympic discipline. The 26-year-old secured his Team GB place over the 100m distance earlier this month and, in a bid to conquer an event in which he finished sixth at the Beijing Games, Tancock has taken the unusual step of adding sports such as ballet, kick-boxing and rock-climbing to his training regime."
Lane 7 - The Hollywood Reporter posts "U.S. Patent Examiner Cites Borat's Famous Swimsuit in Rejecting Claimed Invention. An examiner recently rejected an application for a "Scrotal Support Garment," citing the famous swimsuit worn by Sacha Baron Cohen. t looks like Sacha Baron Cohen has a fan at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. A patent examiner there recently rejected an application for a "Scrotal Support Garment," which bears great similarity to the swimsuit that Cohen famously wore in Borat. In the non-final rejection, the examiner pointed to a picture of Borat found on the Internet and included a humorous diagram to show prior art."
Lane 8 - CTV posts "Diver is Australia's 4th shark attack victim in 6 months. A man was killed by a 4-metre shark on Saturday while diving with his brother off a beach in southwestern Australia, authorities said. It's the fourth fatal shark attack in Australia since September, all of them off the continent's southwest corner."