Lane 1 - Daily Telegraph posts "James Magnussen has Michael Phelps on his radar. JAMES Magnussen can already see him: Michael Phelps, standing on the blocks next to him, both leading off for their respective nations in pursuit of 4x100m freestyle relay gold in London."
Lane 2 - The Canberra Times posts "Rocket seeking missile. HIS SWIM times say it even if he's not prepared to yet – James 'The Rocket' Roberts is gunning for James 'The Missile' Magnussen in what shapes as an historic Australian medal shoot-out in the 100 metres freestyle at the London Olympics. Having blown AIS coaches away with his raw power as an unheralded teenager, Roberts has slashed almost three seconds off his 100m time since coming to Canberra to train two years ago."
Lane 3 - M Go Blue posts "Five Questions: Mike Bottom. Michigan men's swimming head coach Mike Bottom will accompany a large contingent of former and current Wolverines to the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials, scheduled for June 25-July 2 in Omaha, Neb. A veteran coach of international swimming, Bottom has coached at each of the last four Olympic Games, and from the 1996-2004 Olympiads, he guided his athletes to nine of the 18 medals awarded in the 50- and 100-meter freestyle events. In the 2012 London Games, Bottom will serve as the head coach of the Serbian Olympic team."
Lane 4 - Times Union posts "Ervin, swimming's mystery man, returns to the pool. Anthony Ervin has never been one to swim with the flow. A dozen years ago, while still just a teenager, he seemingly came out of nowhere to make the U.S. Olympic team, then topped that by winning gold and silver medals at the Sydney Games. He had the world in his grasp, a dashing young star who was more at home in the pool than he was on land. At age 22, he walked away from the sport, dropping out of the limelight for eight long years to search for a deeper purpose to life. He sold his Olympic gold to aid victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami, lost his silver medal during his various travels, and became a huge enigma to those who wondered how someone with so much talent, so much promise, could give it all up."
Lane 5 - Herald Sun posts "Curry speaks up for D'Arcy. CONTROVERSIAL swimmer Nick D'Arcy has a supporter in Lisa Curry. Despite his much-talked-about assault of swimmer Simon Cowley and his bankruptcy declaration after being sued by the swimmer, Curry believes we all now should be getting behind D'Arcy leading into the London Olympics. "Nick is a good kid and he always has been a good kid," she said. "He's a guy who made a mistake and he had to pay for it. "For some reason all the criticism is still going on and on and on, but I just think it should be left alone now. "He's made a mistake and he's done his time."
Lane 6 - NBC Miami posts (w/video) "Ryan Lochte Says No Matter Who Wins In London, He'll Be Friends With Michael Phelps. Ryan Lochte has changed his diet in the lead-up to the games. Former Gator, Ryan Lochte may be one of this Summer Olympics' biggest stars…Lochte, who is half Cuban, swam in Phelps's shadow in Athens and Beijing but in 2012, he's primed for a breakout."
Lane 8 - The Westside Gazette posts "ISHOF honors Swimmers of African decent. In celebration of the accomplishments that swimmers of African descent have made in the sport and other water related activities, The International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) chose several venues to celebrate these accomplishments during last week. People of African decent have shown their athletic greatness in the world of sports, but there comes lately questions to their abilities to swim."