Lane 1 - Naples News posts "T2 Aquatics attracts elite swimmers to Naples to prepare for London Olympics. It might be a way off, but Naples could soon join the list of elite Olympic training spots in the United States. Local swim club T2 Aquatics is doing its best to become a training ground for the country’s top swimmers. Judging by the collection of talent assembled by coach Paul Yetter, T2 might some day be mentioned in the same breath as Michael Phelps’ North Baltimore Aquatics Club. Six T2 athletes have qualified for USA Swimming’s Olympic team trials this summer in Omaha, Neb."
Lane 2 - USU Statesman posts "Swimming masterfully. Three members of USU swim team are not student-athletes. The USU swim team operates under the U.S. Masters Swimming organization, which allows for students and non-students alike to participate, as long as they are 18 years or older. There are 31 swimmers on the team, three of which are non-students. JP Parrish, USU’s swim team head coach, said the masters team gives swimmers a foundation to support fitness and competition goals."
Lane 3 - The Australian posts "Swimmers set to be the sleepers of London Olympics. MOST of the Australian Olympic swim team have been equipped with wristwatch-style sleep monitors as they begin their final push to the London Games. At an orientation camp following last month's Olympic trials, Swimming Australia's performance science manager Bernard Savage distributed the monitors and sleep diaries to 25 swimmers as part of a research project designed to improve their training quality through better rest and recovery between sessions. "We have a number of athletes wearing monitors to look at their sleep patterns and activity levels over a two-week period," Savage said…Dual Olympic champion Susie O'Neill believes an untimely bout of stress-induced insomnia that afflicted her at the Sydney Olympics may have cost her a third gold medal. O'Neill was exhausted by the time she contested the 200m butterfly final and was upset by American Misty Hyman, her first defeat in the event for six years."
Lane 4 - Chicago Tribune posts "Parents with Olympian tasks. Swimming athletes balance demands of parenthood with training for medals. Nearly two decades ago, at age 24, one of America's most decorated distance swimmers decided to retire. "I felt like I'd done it all," recounts Janet Evans, who competed in her first Olympics at age 16. But like a lot of moms who put aside career for parenthood, Evans decided last year to get back to work. Now she spends five hours a day, six days a week training in Huntington Beach, Calif., in her quest to make her fourth Olympic team after a 16-year layoff. She joins fellow swim moms Dara Torres, 44, and Amanda Beard, 30, along with two swim dads (Jason Lezak and Mark Gangloff), who are balancing family with training in order to make the 2012 U.S. Olympic swim team. The five will vie for a spot at the U.S. swim trials in June. (Open-water swimmer and dad Mark Warkentin has already qualified for the Olympics.)"
Lane 5 - Herald Sun posts "Matt makes a splash in modelling world. IT is not hard to see why Matt Targett was named one of Who magazine's most beautiful people. But the easygoing - and easy on the eye - Melbourne swimming sensation, who recently signed with Chadwick Models, is more comfortable preparing for the London Olympics than posing for the camera."
Lane 6 - Democrat & Chronicle posts "Rulon Gardner trying to make weight for Olympic trials. Gardner, who gained cross-over fame by competing in the reality television show "The Biggest Loser," has the potential to be the story of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials, April 21-22 in Iowa City."
Lane 7 - Santa Monica Daily Press posts "Swimming with a lot of heart. Local nonprofit teaches children with special needs to swim, thrive. Swimming is the act of controlling that displacement. Sinking occurs when one succumbs to it. Mikey Flaherty, a swimming instructor and executive director at the Santa Monica nonprofit Swim with Heart, makes sure her students never sink, a goal made more challenging by the population of swimmers that she chooses to teach."
Lane 8 - The Washington Post has "Hawaii surfer who says he was bitten by shark but punched it away says he’ll be back."