Lane 1 - News Observer posts "Former NCSU swimmer Cullen Jones seeks greater glory in Olympics. Cullen Jones sometimes keeps his Olympic gold medal in a safety deposit box. Usually, though, he keeps it where he sleeps, tucked underneath his mattress. In recent weeks and months as he has prepared for this summer’s London Olympics, Jones has often held that medal, or looked at it, to draw inspiration from the memory of winning it."
Lane 2 - News posts "Star's big night on grapevine when Grant couldn't Hackett. SIGNS that Grant Hackett was in for a big night at the Logies were visible long before he was kicked out of the official after-party, TV insiders revealed yesterday. Hours before the Channel 9 sports commentator was asked by security to leave his employer network's post-ceremony shindig, Hackett was seen inside the Crown Casino palladium causing a "ruckus" during the awards. Nine's Today aired some short but significant footage of a sweaty Hackett at the party struggling to form a sentence. When asked by a reporter for his favourite song, Hackett stumbles: "I don't know my favourite song 'cos there's are so many favourite songs. 'Cos if I could name one I would." This isn't Grant's 1st drunken nit as Woman's Day reported in 2011 "The truth about the night Grant snapped. The alcohol-fuelled moment of madness is said to have left Candice frightened and traumatised. “We heard screaming and raised voices during a long argument from their apartment late on Saturday night,” confirms one neighbour, who did not wish to be named. “It sounded really drunken, and at first we were unsure where it was coming from – I couldn’t really believe it was the Hacketts, because they’re always so polite and nice to each other.”
Lane 3 - Denver Post has "Olympic swimmer Natalie Coughlin thinks college swimming is best bet for Missy Franklin. Consider Natalie Coughlin and Centennial's Missy Franklin as the bookends of American women's swimming. Coughlin, 29, has been the face of the U.S. team for eight years and is two Olympic medals from becoming the most decorated U.S. female Olympian of all time. Franklin, 16, is international swimming's new star — a three-time world champion who's seeking her first Olympic team with medal contention on the horizon. The question hovering over Franklin after this season will be as big as she has ever faced: Does she turn pro and train full time or return to the Regis Jesuit High team for her senior year, then swim in college? If she asks the matriarch of U.S. swimming, Franklin would get a straight answer."
Lane 4 - Shape Magazine posts "Swimmer Rebecca Soni's Favorite Healthy Breakfasts. s one of Kellogg's elite athletes, Olympic swimmer Rebecca Soni is happy to emphasize the importance of a healthy breakfast as well. "Kellogg’s cereals have been at the start of my day since I was a kid and now even as I grow older, breakfast is the most important meal of my day,” Soni says. In fact, the three-time Olympic medalist loves breakfast so much she has two every day."
Lane 5 - CBS This Morning posts "Shark attack survivor: "No Time for Fear". Paul de Gelder has turned tragedy into triumph. In February 2009, de Gelder was with the Australian Navy, part of an elite dive team. While on a dive to test new counterterrorism hardware in Sydney Harbor, he was suddenly attacked by a bull shark - an attack caught on video."
Lane 6 - The Telegraph posts "Children’s notebook at the swimming-pool. From towelling robes to flashing goggles - all the essential kit to take to the swimming pool. Dive in As we brace ourselves for lost kit and verrucas, Marks & Spencer is channelling a far pleasanter version of swimming with children through a new swim and beachwear range out next month."
Lane 7 - Swim News for the 1% via Gizmodo "How Much Money Do You Need to Do Scrooge McDuck’s Money Swim? Along with making it rain, Scrooge McDuck's money swim is a definite sign of excess in success. The question is though, how much money does one need to pull off the money swim? $486,830! But if you adjust for inflation as Scrooge McDuck was first drawn in 1947 that would mean 5.2 billion dollars in one pile. And if you guesstimate how many pile are in the room, the final tally comes out to 31.2 billion dollars."
Lane 8 - Mercury News posts "U.S. synchronized swim team out of Olympics. The U.S. synchronized swim team will miss the Summer Olympics for the first time since the event was included in the Games in 1996. An American team with mostly Bay Area swimmers placed sixth Saturday in a qualifying tournament in London and missed the cut by almost 10 points. Russia won the tournament, followed by Spain and Japan. The three medalists earned Olympic berths."